Alex, Inc.: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
Alex, Inc.

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By failing to establish the credibility of its lead, Alex, Inc loses sight an appealing premise and strands a likable Zach Braff in a sea of wasted potential.

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User Ratings: 92

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Air date: Mar 28, 2018

The series premiere: With the help of wife Rooni and their children, radio journalist Alex Schuman quits his prominent job to start his own podcast company; and hires his cousin Eddie and former producer, Deirdre, to help achieve his dream. Meanwhile, Ben performs magic at the school talent show, which teaches Alex an important lesson about his future.

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Air date: Apr 4, 2018

At the office, Eddie and Deirdre compete for Alex's time and butt heads, causing them to almost quit. As a result, Alex tries to be a good boss by coming up with a solution to split his time between the two. Meanwhile, Alex does not like Rooni's handmade costume for Ben's class project on famous people, so they come up with a surprisingly different choice

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Air date: Apr 11, 2018

Alex gets mad at Eddie for making work decisions without him. Meanwhile, Rooni thinks chaperoning Soraya's field trip will be easy but it inadvertently goes awry when she gets distracted by work; and Ben takes up guitar playing and is determined to get his dad to let him score music for the podcast.

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Air date: Apr 17, 2018

Alex thinks he fired their part-time babysitter, Rosalba, after he and Rooni find her sleeping on the job, but the situation gets more complicated when Rosalba shows up for work. Meanwhile, Ben takes over as babysitter and watches Soraya after school; and Rooni loses cell service and gets nervous about the kids being left home alone.

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Air date: Apr 18, 2018

Rooni's mother, Joya, comes to New York and Alex tries too hard to impress her, including a disastrous celebration of Holi which makes him look worse. But a conversation between the two leads to a surprising development for Alex's new company. Meanwhile, Ben wants to learn more about his heritage from his grandmother to impress a girl in school

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Air date: Apr 25, 2018

Alex's podcast starts intruding on his family life when a private Rooni moment is revealed to the audience, while Deirdre feels neglected and gets an offer to host her own show. Later, Ben discovers his friend Emily has a crush on him.

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Air date: Apr 25, 2018

Alex decides to use Rooni's idea for a new podcast about a murder case she worked on, but husband and wife do not work well together. Meanwhile, Deirdre goes on a date, and Ben thinks of a way to get rid of his girlfriend's super annoying friend Laura.

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Air date: May 2, 2018

The family helps change Alex's feelings when he becomes overly sensitive to listeners' comments leading up to the launch of the podcast. Meanwhile, Rooni enlists Ben's help with Soraya's diorama to get her an A on the project but the plan backfires.

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Air date: May 9, 2018

Using a voice translator to understand what Joya said about him in Bengali, Alex instead accidentally discovers a family secret. Deirdre accidentally erases all of the focus group results and tries to recreate it before Alex gets back to the office, and Soraya doesn't want to participate in her recital so she pretends to be sick.

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Air date: May 16, 2018

The Season 1 finale: After a company offers Alex money to expand the business, he worries his business is ruining his relationship with Rooni and the children and makes an important decision about the future. And with the future looking bright for the company, Deirdre and Eddie bring on a famous podcast producer.

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Tv Season Info

Alex Schuman (Zach Braff) is a radio journalist that decides to quit his job and start his own podcasting company. To help him run the business, Alex enlists the help of his second cousin Eddie (Michael Imperioli). Now, he must juggle the difficulties of creating his own business while still being able to provide for his family, which includes wife Rooni (Tiya Sircar) and his two kids.

Cast

Zach Braff
as Alex Schuman
Michael Imperioli
as Eddie Ramirez
Tiya Sircar
as Rooni
Hillary Anne Matthews
as Deirdre Riordan
Elisha Henig
as Ben Schuman
Audyssie James
as Soraya
Sophia Bush
as Vanessa Stanhope
Wyatt McClure
as Angelo Pizza
Matt Walsh
as Detective Phipps
La Shawn Banks
as Salad Guy
Morgan Krantz
as Jack Miller
Austin Pendleton
as Wesley Harman
Niko Posey
as Ms. Whitney
Joy Jacobson
as Cat Woman
Ryan Klobe
as Excited Holi Guy
Candace Azzara
as Aunt Louise
Deana Deatherage
as Goth Clerk
Weston Allen Kemp
as Nerdy Intern
Jessica Mikayla Adams
as Wax Oprah Winfrey
Ethan Suess
as Wax Steve Jobs
Michael Govier
as Ruff Times Guy
Nathan Janak
as Wax Einstein
Ali Eldin
as Coffee Guy
Angelo Pizza
as Boy Singing
Wayne Chang
as Shushing Paret
Curtis Schurer
as Lincoln Kid
Chris Sacca
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Alex, Inc. Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (8)

Still, Alex, Inc. is an enjoyably comfy fit among all of those fellow ABC family comedies.

Mar 28, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Exhausted yet? It's a ton to take in, and if Alex is having trouble keeping up, imagine the show's poor viewers.

Mar 26, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The professional quest... unfolds with an off-putting, frantic energy that undermines the star and show.

Mar 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Alex, Inc. seems more like a family sitcom that occasionally dresses like a workplace comedy.

Mar 28, 2018 | Full Review…

There is richness to Alex, Inc. It's just everywhere except the main story.

Mar 29, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's good-natured almost to a fault, a giant dimple of a show.

Mar 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Tepid comedy has positive messages about work/life balance.

Apr 10, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

What Alex, Inc. cries out for is for that one character who doesn't think Alex is amazing, smart, sexy, funny or God's gift to humanity.

Mar 28, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

The trouble with a show insisting that someone is a genius is that it has to go ahead and prove it, and nothing Alex does is particularly convincing in this arena.

Mar 28, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The resulting Alex, Inc.... seems a step up from family sitcoms, with some amusing visual comedy going on in the background.

Mar 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Currently... it's only halfway to that goal, and instead of wanting to watch more, I'm just thinking about podcasts now.

Mar 28, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

It's more pathetic than funny.

Mar 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Alex, Inc.: Season 1

  • May 26, 2018
    I don't see the hate for it. It's a fun little workplace comedy that has great acting, writing, and everything else you'd want out of a tv show.
  • May 22, 2018
    Loved the show. so sad it got canceled.
  • May 20, 2018
    THE PODCAST IS GREAT. THE SHOW IS UNWATCHABLE. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER IF ALEX HAD PLAYED HIMSELF. THE SCRIPTWRITING IS HORRENDOUS. THE DUDE FROM SOPRANOS IS MISCAST. TOTAL DISASTER.
  • May 11, 2018
    this is bad! Fifty shades of grey bad!
  • Apr 26, 2018
    This shOw makes me watch primetime. Im really enjoying it. Especially the kids. Young stars in the making. Thank u for finally showing diversity and a mixed couple on mainstream tv. Yes ABC!!!!! Keep this show please. 8 seaso!!!!!
  • Apr 25, 2018
    Great show with a hilarious cast. Love seeing Zach Braff in a sitcom again and his story telling in this show is spot on!
  • Apr 24, 2018
    Light, bright, and inspiring comedy.
  • Apr 18, 2018
    Better than other predictable old school comedies out there.. Comedy with hints of Inspirations.
  • Apr 16, 2018
    I love zach Braff and his himor. I love he show and its growing on me more eqch week!
  • Apr 10, 2018
    A good replacement for waterboarding.

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