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The Michael J. Fox Show: Season 1 (2013-2014)

Seasons:

TOMATOMETER

Average Rating: 6.2/10
Reviews Counted: 43
Fresh: 30
Rotten: 13

Critics Consensus: The Michael J. Fox Show benefits immeasurably from the warm, easy charisma of its star, who keeps things watchable even when the writing is uneven.

Average Rating: 5.9/10
Reviews Counted: 22
Fresh: 15
Rotten: 7

Critics Consensus: The Michael J. Fox Show benefits immeasurably from the warm, easy charisma of its star, who keeps things watchable even when the writing is uneven.

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 3.5/5
User Ratings: 32

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Season Info

In the first and only season of this sitcom, Michael J. Fox portrays Mike Henry, a family man and former news anchor in New York City who left his job to focus on his health and his family. After five years at home, his wife (Betsy Brandt) and kids think it's a good idea for him to go back to work, so they secretly collaborate with his old boss (Wendell Pierce) to orchestrate his return to TV news. Mike then resumes juggling work and being a husband and dad to three kids: recent college dropout … More

Network:
NBC
Premiere Date:
Sep 26, 2013

Cast

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 26, 2013

In the series premiere of this comedy, a popular news anchor heads back to work after a five-year break to focus on his family and health, and both his family and his boss are happy about his return?especially since they collaborated to orchestrate it.

2
Air date: Sep 26, 2013

"Neighbor," 09/26/2013: Despite his denials, Mike develops a crush on his new neighbor. HD Version

3
Air date: Oct 3, 2013
Art

"Art," 10/03/2013: Discovering their teenage daughter's art portfolio includes nudes, Mike and Annie turn from progressive parents into prudish art thieves.

4
Air date: Oct 10, 2013

"Hobbies," 10/11/2013: Michael battles an old nemesis in the newsroom, while Graham plays his parents off each other. HD Version

5
Air date: Oct 17, 2013

"Interns," 10/17/2013: Mike's plan to get closer to Eve by getting her an internship at the station backfires when she appears to idolize his nemesis, Susan Rodriguez-Jones. (Guest Star Anne Heche) HD Version

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Critic Reviews for The Michael J. Fox Show: Season 1

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (22) | Fresh (30) | Rotten (13)

The pity is as likable as it is, it just isn't very funny.

Full Review… | October 14, 2013
Buffalo News

The best part about The Michael J. Fox Show is Michael J. Fox, who is still as sharp, sarcastic and on-point as ever.

Full Review… | October 10, 2013
E! Online
Top Critic

The Michael J. Fox Show isn't exactly a laugh riot, but it's the kind of TV comedy whose well-written and deftly delivered combination of smarts, sweetness and gentle humour could carry it a long way.

Full Review… | October 8, 2013
Winnipeg Free Press

Well intentioned yes, but The Michael J. Fox Show is no Family Ties.

Full Review… | October 8, 2013
TheWrap

While it doesn't yet feel like The Michael J. Fox Show has earned the name of its endearing lead actor, there's enough charisma and humor at the start to make it worth sticking around.

Full Review… | October 8, 2013
Time Out Chicago

I get the feeling NBC's new comedy will figure out exactly what it wants to be and where it wants to go across its first season.

Full Review… | October 3, 2013
CinemaBlend.com

Parkinson's is practically a character in NBC's The Michael J. Fox Show, in which the comedian riffs - funnily and affectingly - on his own affliction with the disease.

Full Review… | September 27, 2013
Miami Herald

Particularly valuable is Brandt...She is smart and very funny, and, practically speaking, as much the star of the show as Fox.

Full Review… | September 27, 2013
Los Angeles Times

The show depends to a dismaying degree on jokes about Fox's, and Henry's, condition.

Full Review… | September 27, 2013
Philadelphia Inquirer

All sitcoms are difficult to judge on the basis of the first two episodes, but this one demands even more caution.

Full Review… | September 27, 2013

Though the choice to have the characters speak to the camera feels a little tired, the show is quite possibly one of the funniest new comedies of the season, full of small moments that lead to big laughs.

Full Review… | September 26, 2013
Zap2it.com

Fox aside, the show boasts some strong performances which should hold it up through the weaker material, for a time at least.

Full Review… | September 26, 2013
Under the Radar

Whether he's annoying his kids or sparring at work with a viper co-worker (a very funny Anne Heche), Fox is an affable charmer who honestly earns our affections.

Full Review… | September 26, 2013
TV Guide

The show as currently conceived is a situation comedy in the most disappointing sense: situations occur not so much to advance any character but because hijinx will ensue.

Full Review… | September 26, 2013
TIME Magazine

The show has plenty of heart and lots of chuckles. And there's a lot to be said for spending half an hour with an old friend.

Full Review… | September 26, 2013
Newark Star-Ledger

I'd call the show "middle-of-the-road" funny, with a few good laughs.

Full Review… | September 26, 2013
New York Post
Top Critic

The Michael J. Fox Show's selling point is its multivalent comic richness.

Full Review… | September 26, 2013
New York Magazine/Vulture

Its early efforts are just OK, not good or even great, like Mr. Fox's Good Wife episodes.

Full Review… | September 26, 2013
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

With Fox leading a strong cast, his new show has a better than average shot.

Full Review… | September 26, 2013
New York Daily News

Must-watch because you have to have an opinion about Michael J. Fox's return. Just don't be too surprised -- or sad -- if it's a negative one.

Full Review… | September 26, 2013
Newsday

Overall, I'd say that The Michael J. Fox Show has a very good sense of itself. Which is a hard thing for a comedy to know right off the bat.

Full Review… | September 26, 2013
IGN Movies

What's there right now is definitely worth watching.

Full Review… | September 26, 2013
Philadelphia Daily News

Fox isn't looking for or asking for anyone's pity, he's just trying to get back to what he loves (and does extremely well).

Full Review… | September 26, 2013
Hollywood Reporter

That throwback quality isn't the show's downfall... The problem is the feeling that you're watching a long and expensive public service announcement.

Full Review… | September 26, 2013
New York Times

This is a very likable show. One that I can see myself watching for a long time to come.

Full Review… | September 26, 2013
Salt Lake Tribune

Well, the shows [The Michael J. Fox Show and The Crazy Ones] are neither awful nor awesome, so there's no easy answer here.

Full Review… | September 26, 2013
Boston Globe

For a fleeting moment, the show hints it might venture into some saucy territory. Then it gets all Family Ties saccharine and goes in for the squishy hug.

Full Review… | September 26, 2013
Boston Herald

The Michael J. Fox Show shows signs of deteriorating into a too sitcom-y enterprise with occasional flashes of smart writing and situations.

Full Review… | September 25, 2013
Uncle Barky

It's a simple concept, done well, like so many sitcoms, although the originality of a household name like Fox addressing his own personal issues through a fictional character gives the show an added strength.

Full Review… | September 25, 2013
HollywoodChicago.com

Luckily, he (Fox) still has some of that Alex P. Keaton charm, and he's also helped by a strong supporting cast.

Full Review… | September 25, 2013
Entertainment Weekly

t looks great, moves along at a clip, has a welcome self-awareness and a surprisingly prickly sense of humor.

Full Review… | September 25, 2013
Slate

Few actors come with [Fox's] natural appeal and likability, even when a project like his new NBC sitcom doesn't quite do him justice.

Full Review… | September 25, 2013
Bloomberg News

It's just such a pleasure to see him back in his own show, both for what it says about his health and for the greater appeal of his work.

Full Review… | September 25, 2013

The pilot just doesn't gently tap on the subject, it hammers it into submission. I counted at least a dozen references to Parkinson's over the half-hour.

Full Review… | September 25, 2013
Contra Costa Times

The show's frenetic attempts to nail down a style and tone, alongside the alternating stabs at family sitcom and workplace comedy, make it feel like the Fox show doesn't have a consistent vision or a sense of identity.

Full Review… | September 25, 2013
Huffington Post
Top Critic

This isn't a lemon. It's not all bad; in fact, it's so relentlessly sweet that the better metaphor would be lemonade.

Full Review… | September 23, 2013
Grantland

The series is also more than a little derivative of Modern Family.

Full Review… | September 23, 2013
Slant Magazine

Having Fox back on NBC Thursday roughly 30 years later has a certain symmetry, but generating sustained interest in his comeback vehicle will require more than just good will.

Full Review… | September 18, 2013
Variety

Fox hasn't lost his gifts as a sitcom actor, and the other players step up to his level. Though the show doesn't warrant a standing ovation, it deserves warm applause.

Full Review… | September 17, 2013
Media Life

The Meta-mix of TV and social reality is a tricky one in this family and workplace sitcom.

Full Review… | September 16, 2013
Baltimore Sun

The first episode is rife with cross-promotional NBC references, making it difficult to notice if there's a show on or if it's just ads.

Full Review… | September 13, 2013
Washington Post

Not a breakthrough comedic form, but the welcome return of a familiar TV standout.

Full Review… | September 6, 2013
Denver Post

The Michael J. Fox Show also manages a far more impressive feat; it upstages the curiosity factor of Parkinson's with a heartfelt, family-centered story that's similarly honest about the ups and downs of life.

Full Review… | September 6, 2013
Common Sense Media

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