Family Tools: Season 1 (2013)

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Critic Consensus: An impressive cast can't save Family Tools from its fate as an uninspired sitcom with broad jokes and little personality of its own.

Episodes

Air date: May 1, 2013
Air date: May 8, 2013
Air date: May 15, 2013
Air date: May 29, 2013
Air date: Jun 5, 2013
Air date: Jun 12, 2013
Air date: Jun 19, 2013
Air date: Jun 26, 2013
Air date: Jul 3, 2013
Air date: Jul 10, 2013

Season Info

In this enjoyable sitcom, which was based on the British-TV comedy "White Van Man," middle-aged Tony Shea (J.K. Simmons), who runs a fix-it business, develops heart problems, which necessitate having his luckless, prodigal screw-up son Jack (Kyle Bornheimer) return home to take over the family operation. As the new Mr. Jiffy-Fix, Jack inherits slacker co-worker Darren (Edi Gathegi) and sets out to make a go of the biz. Jack's vocational track record, however, isn't good, having been tossed out … More

Genre: Comedy
Network: ABC
Created By: ,
Produced By: , ,

Cast

J.K. Simmons
J.K. Simmons
as Tony Shea
Kyle Bornheimer
Kyle Bornheimer
as Jack Shea
Edi Gathegi
Edi Gathegi
as Darren Poynton
Danielle Nicolet
Danielle Nicolet
as Lisa 'Stitch' Poynto...
Leah Remini
Leah Remini
as Terry Baumgardner
Johnny Pemberton
Johnny Pemberton
as Mason Baumgardner
Melinda McGraw
Melinda McGraw
as Beverly
Jack Axelrod
Jack Axelrod
as Mr. Kurtz
Allison Munn
Allison Munn
as Clarissa
Jill Johnson
Jill Johnson
as Mrs. Dawson
Greg Collins
Greg Collins
as Bug Guy
Paul Nobrega
Paul Nobrega
as Dr. Lewis
Jo Farkas
Jo Farkas
as Mrs. Flozette Colema...
Tom Schanley
Tom Schanley
as Mr. Kester
Jeremy Fitzgerald
Jeremy Fitzgerald
as Angry Driver
Dominic Burgess
Dominic Burgess
as Wheelchair Salesman
Steve Hytner
Steve Hytner
as Principal Grieshaber
Trevor Larcom
Trevor Larcom
as Little Kis
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Critic Reviews for Family Tools: Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (8)

This show is so terribly written and not funny that it doesn't warrant a real review.

Full Review… | May 2, 2013
Television Without Pity

Family Tools is a fixer-upper.

Full Review… | May 1, 2013
Boston Herald

The show takes an almost Frankenstein approach to its individual pieces, snipping off aspects of more successful, funnier shows already in ABC's lineup.

Full Review… | May 1, 2013
AV Club
Top Critic

With Tools, there is no discernible style, or point of view, or voice, or humor that ever rises to the level of originality.

Full Review… | May 1, 2013
Newsday
Top Critic

Not even the droll comedic stylings of the ubiquitous J.K. Simmons can free Family Tools from its chains of inferiority.

Full Review… | May 1, 2013
Slant Magazine

Instead of trusting this foundation and these actors, though, Family Tools seems to feel it must make every situation and interaction so outrageous it turns the characters into cartoons.

Full Review… | May 1, 2013
New York Daily News
Top Critic

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