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Welcome to the Family: Season 1 (2013)

Seasons:
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tomatometer

42

Average Rating: 4.4/10
Reviews Counted: 31
Fresh: 13 | Rotten: 18

Welcome to the Family features okay characters and an interesting premise, but overall, the show comes across as more calculated and formulaic than entertaining.

50

Average Rating: 4.1/10
Critic Reviews: 16
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 8

Welcome to the Family features okay characters and an interesting premise, but overall, the show comes across as more calculated and formulaic than entertaining.

audience

60

liked it
Average Rating: 3.3/5
User Ratings: 5

My Rating

Season Info

A white family and a Latino family blend when their offspring fall in love in this comedy series.

Network: NBC

Premiere Date: Oct 3, 2013

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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 3, 2013

Pilot

A white family and a Latino family blend when their offspring decide to get married with a baby on the way in the premiere of this culture-clashing comedy series.

2
Air date: Oct 10, 2013

Dan Finds Out

"Dan Finds Out," 10/10/2013: Dan returns to the gym to face Miguel, while Caroline struggles to find the best way to break her big news. HD Version

3
Air date: Oct 17, 2013

The Big RV Adventure

"The Big RV Adventure," 10/17/2013: Uneasy about becoming a grandma, Lisette meets an old flame of Miguel's - Demetrio's new teacher! Eva Longoria guest stars. HD Version

4
Air date: Oct 24, 2013

Molly and Junior Find a Place

Molly and Junior decide to move into their own place. Elsewhere, Caroline and Dan must make adjustments in the wake of pregnancy news and the realization that Molly has left the family home.

5
Air date: Oct 31, 2013

Halloween

Caroline lands a big client and tries to keep her pregnancy a secret at her law firm. Meanwhile, Junior and Molly attend a Halloween bash at Dan's old college fraternity.

6
Air date: Nov 7, 2013

Dan and Miguel Play Ball

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All Critics (31) | Top Critics (16) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (18)

There isn't one plausible moment in the pilot of a series that seems to be seeking the Hispanic audience and is about as much fun as a forced marriage.

October 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Buffalo News

Welcome to the Family just needs a little spark to go from an OK comedy to a really good one.

October 10, 2013 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

Welcome to the Family finds greater interest in watching its characters scream at each other than in trying to get them to operate as a family.

October 8, 2013 Full Review Source: Time Out Chicago
Time Out Chicago

The antipathy the writers have for Molly kills a lot of the show's already deficient sense of humor, not to mention its supposedly positive "up with family" messaging.

October 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Television Without Pity
Television Without Pity

Welcome to the Family has no edge at all, not even a pretend edge.

October 4, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture
New York Magazine/Vulture

Welcome is more successful for the situation it establishes than it is for any comedic moments.

October 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It fits in with the other new entries in NBC's Thursday night comedy lineup and could easily grow into a strong show that sticks around for quite a while. That's all dependent on you giving it a chance, though.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Zap2it.com
Zap2it.com

How about a parade of stale stereotypes?

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia Inquirer

Welcome to the Family's storyline is so predictable, it doesn't warrant watching.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Under the Radar
Under the Radar

This is the kind of exaggerated, cliched humor more common to CBS, laugh-track sitcoms despite the best efforts of a talented cast.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: HollywoodChicago.com
HollywoodChicago.com

There's nothing terrible about the pilot of NBC's "Welcome to the Family," but nothing that explains how it attracted Mike O'Malley, Mary McCormack, Ricardo A. Chavira and Justina Machado.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News
Philadelphia Daily News

I like Welcome to the Family. I like the actors, I like the characters. It feels comfortable.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake Tribune

[It's] agreeably forgettable.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: TV Guide
TV Guide

Welcome to the Family is a miscarriage of comedy.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Boston Herald
Boston Herald

Welcome to the Family is not as bad as it sounds, mostly because some of the writing is clever, and all the actors are good.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times

At times, this feels like the edgiest comedy of 1970, and at others it's just trying to figure out what exactly to do with appealing performers like O'Malley, Chavira...[etc]. The end result is inoffensive and mostly forgettable.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: HitFix

The best of the witty bunch is NBC's Welcome to the Family, which will probably raise some hackles with its light-hearted look at teenage pregnancy... But it's hard to stay mad at a show this waggish.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Miami Herald
Miami Herald

Welcome to the Family plays like some "inspired" notion of a "cross-cultural" "modern" "single-camera comedy," and no, those quotes aren't typos.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Newsday
Newsday

[O'Malley] and McCormack instantly create a dryly endearing couple, while he and Chavira may turn out to have the most fruitful antagonism since Maude met Archie Bunker.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times

Gets off to an ok start, but this is a series that needs time to grow and figure out how to get the best out of its characters.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com
CinemaBlend.com

I have no idea how Welcome to the Family will pan out, but I do know that O'Malley and Chavira and McCormack elevated the material they were given.

October 2, 2013 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood Reporter

There are no awful characters and no bad actors; this is a cute little show that exceeds expectations.

October 2, 2013 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today

Welcome to the Family is a passable half-hour that fends for itself without a laugh track and manages to deliver a few un-goosed grins.

October 2, 2013 Full Review Source: Uncle Barky
Uncle Barky

While Family has predictable moments, it has the potential to provide some pleasant surprises.

October 2, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News

NBC's new sitcom Welcome to the Family is a laboriously constructed piece of fluff.

October 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Media Life
Media Life

Welcome to the Family may have the most potential of the new Thursday comedies, for the simple reason that it depends largely on careful character development as the grounding for its humor.

October 1, 2013 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle

Just when you're about to dismiss it... there's a late plot twist that promises to take the story in an intriguing new direction.

October 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Associated Press
Associated Press

Funny sitcom glosses over reality of teen pregnancy.

October 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

A sitcom with all the depth of a knock-knock joke.

September 27, 2013 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety

It's the sort of soft-centered mush -- at once back-pattingly liberal and inoffensively conservative -- that seems like a Hollywood focus group's idea of what a potato-fed yokel in, I don't know, Chicago might want to watch.

September 23, 2013 Full Review Source: Grantland
Grantland

What a limp and unfunny show; it's just more Thursday-night clutter.

September 13, 2013 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post

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