It worked but it also was pretty obvious he was just doing ATWT's Brad for which he had gotten SO much better reviews than in his bland-and-stupid first run as Austin.
I think HIS second run worked better than Muldoon's, even if neither resembled either their own first version of Austin or the vague version we had in mind.
Timothy Gibbs would be the eldest son dealing with alcoholism.
Robin Christopher would either play the cynical eldest daughter or the vampish other woman.
And John Bolger would play the corrupt police chief who is straddling both sides.