Angel From Hell: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1
Angel From Hell

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Banish thee from the airwaves, oh Angel from Hell, for sins of commonplace sitcom triteness and obnoxious use of an iconic comedic lead.

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Critic Ratings: 32

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User Ratings: 67

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Air date: Jan 7, 2016

An oddball guardian angel offers guidance to Allison, a high-strung New York doctor. In the opener, Allison meets Amy, a colorful, brassy woman who insinuates herself into Allison's life and claims to be her guardian angel.

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Air date: Jan 14, 2016

Allison recruits Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block to help her patch up a relationship with an old friend as part of a lesson Amy is teaching her about facing her fears.

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Air date: Jan 21, 2016

Amy takes Allison to a nightclub to help her stop over thinking everything and let loose. Meanwhile, Marv grows suspicious of Allison's odd new friend and conducts a background search on Amy.

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Air date: Jan 28, 2016

Marv balks at allowing Allison to make some changes to their dermatology practice, so Amy creates a temporary position for herself in order to help them work out their differences.

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Air date: Feb 4, 2016

Amy's plan to get Allison to stop caring about "looking stupid" backfires when it results in Allison meeting her soul mate prematurely.

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Air date: Jul 2, 2016

Amy is required to perform 10 good deeds to earn her angel powers back after losing them by cheating at a game.

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Air date: Jul 2, 2016

Amy must play guardian angel to both Allison and Brad after Allison accidentally kills Brad's angel, a honey bee.

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Air date: Jul 9, 2016

Allison is struck with dating jitters, so Amy suggests she have a "fling" to help her gain confidence.

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Air date: Jul 9, 2016

Allison starts dating a new guy, and Amy tries to facilitate their first kiss in order to turn their relationship into one that lasts.

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Air date: Jul 16, 2016

Allison reveals how stressful Thanksgiving was the previous year, following the loss of her mother, so Amy suggests planning a "Funsgiving" with games and untraditional food.

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Critic Reviews for Angel From Hell Season 1

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (17)

There is certainly enough charm and setup in Angel From Hell to build up a laugh-out-loud series, but whether audiences will want to stick with it during a jam-packed midseason schedule after just an okay pilot remains to be seen.

Jan 8, 2016 | Full Review…
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Angel From Hell is without a laugh track or any real sense of purpose beyond letting Lynch fire away. Some of her darts can be amusing. And her delivery system remains intact. But even by Episode 2, the premise is wearing thin.

Jan 8, 2016 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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Celebrated Glee star Jane Lynch gives one of her most colorful performances as a heavy-drinking, obsessively cheerful, stalker-slash-guardian angel in CBS's enjoyable, fast-paced, off-the-wall sitcom.

Jan 7, 2016 | Full Review…

Lynch can be as goofy-delightful here as in the ensembles of Party Down and Glee. But she's all over everything, all the time, in a show that just won't let up.

Jan 7, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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The decent jokes, fast pace and hard-working cast - with Jane Lynch doing most of the heavy lifting - make the half hour pass quickly.

Jan 6, 2016 | Full Review…
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A weirdo shows a square how to live life outside the box. Yawn.

Sep 22, 2015 | Full Review…

Alas, not even Lynch can save this one from damnation, between the show's mediocre writing and lifeless ensemble cast.

Jun 24, 2020 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

[Lynch's] chemistry with Lawson is the best since Madame Curie hooked up with radium, and just as radioactive.

Jun 24, 2020 | Full Review…

Angel From Hell is something of a purgatory for talented TV actors, actors who must be wondering what they did to deserve such a fate.

Jun 24, 2020 | Full Review…

There is a concept behind Angel From Hell... that could kick it into "good" territory, making it potentially more than just a throwaway time-waster that viewers use to tell their bodies when its bedtime. And of course, that might be exactly why it fails.

Jan 8, 2016 | Full Review…

Bless us, oh Les Moonves, for we have sinned -- but not enough to deserve Angel From Hell.

Jan 7, 2016 | Full Review…

It's pretty simple, really: If you like Jane Lynch, you'll like Angel From Hell.

Jan 7, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Angel From Hell: Season 1

  • Jan 10, 2018
    Are the only people that rate things on rotten tomatoes brain dead 13 year olds that don't live in this world. If the show doesn't have some evil male straw man and a "perfect girl" that is terrible to everyone and goes completely unchecked then the show doesn't get a good review. I'm starting to think rotten tomatoes is for stupid people with no moral compass
  • Jan 13, 2017
    Uncomfortable, unusual, and uncommonly funny!
  • Apr 14, 2016
    ratings said j .l.'s character was obnoxious......not the character's fault...j.l. is obnoxious in person
  • Feb 23, 2016
    Like Jane but bad writing
  • Feb 18, 2016
    Fairly entertaining, love Jane Lynch, ridiculous that it was pulled before the season even finished. If there are more episodes, they should at least be aired.
  • Feb 05, 2016
    Very funny. Maggie Lawson and Jane Lynch do an excellent job -- great chemistry! One of the funniest, quick-witted shows in a long time.
  • Jan 30, 2016
    Buried under all the kazoo-in-mouth, cymbals-on-knees, whomping on a big bass drum cacaphony of lampoon silliness there appears to be a genuine attempt to portray the character's struggle with her demons & the... nah. Can't do it. This programme had a glimmer- a wee kernel mind you!- of potential when the photo of Lynch's character at the birthday party 25 years ago was seen at the end of the pilot. But even that wondrous moment of what if was droned aborning by the beastly writing & direction of Lynch as crass, crude & utterly lacking manners or impulse control. Whether it be by a genuine lack or contempt in her 'free spirit' counterbalance to Dawson's uptight professional, it comes off as a ham fisted vaudevillesque attempt at humour. It reminds me of a bad joke about the US Marines which uses their stereotypically unsophisticated nature as the foundation for the punchline.
  • Jan 28, 2016
    Besides being a huge Jane Lynch fan, this show is lighthearted, fun and just what I like to make me laugh. I've read other reviews that condemn it as blasphemous to Christianity. Give it a break people, sit down and watch it for what it is -- humerous. It's not making a statement. What the world needs now is laughter, so bring it on.
  • Jan 27, 2016
    We thought Amy (Jane Lynch) was really brilliant. We enjoyed the show.
  • Jan 27, 2016
    Thursday night Jane Lynch graced our screens once again in a new comedy pilot from CBS called Angel From Hell. Created and written by Tad Quil (Scrubs, Samantha Who?), Angel From Hell opened on a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49 with 8 million viewers. The best thing about Angel From Hell is Jane Lynch (Glee, Two and a Half Men) and that’s only because her character, Amy, is actually a three dimensional character with potential for growth. For those of you who are as yet unaware of Angel From Hell, as was the case with my writing partner, Angel from Hell is a comedy in which an alcoholic guardian angel, Amy (Lynch) reveals herself to Allison (Maggie Lawson), her charge, and the stalker-ish behaviour commences as Amy continues to “bump” into Allison. Amy is convinced something big and horrible is about to happen in Allison’s life. [Cont'd] http://bit.ly/1nP10am

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