Better with You: Season 1 (2010 - 2011)


Critic Consensus: Better With You isn't a groundbreaking comedy and it doesn't take many risks, but it features a cast of comedy veterans that jell to make the show more amusing than not.


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Air date: Sep 22, 2010
Air date: Sep 29, 2010
Air date: Oct 6, 2010
Air date: Oct 13, 2010
Air date: Oct 20, 2010
Air date: Oct 27, 2010
Air date: Nov 3, 2010
Air date: Nov 17, 2010
Air date: Nov 24, 2010
Air date: Dec 8, 2010
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A sitcom about the relationships among three couples from one family, and their various philosophies of life. Maddie (Jennifer Finnigan) and Ben (Josh Cooke) have been together for nine years but have not yet tied the knot. Maddie's younger sister, Mia (JoAnna Garcia), has just gotten engaged to Casey (Jake Lacy) even though they've only known each other a short while. And the gals' parents, Vicky (Debra Jo Rupp) and Joel (Kurt Fuller), have been married for 35 years, the epitome of the old married couple who know each other inside and out. Over the course of the season, the family prepares for an addition: Mia is pregnant.


Jake Lacy
as Casey
Hannah Smith
as Young Maddie
Loanne Bishop
as Elaine Dickinson
Emma Hall
as Young Mia
Reba McEntire
as Lorraine Ashley
Jared Butler
as Elevator Voice
Ron Ostrow
as Garage Attendant
Symba Smith
as Hostess
Joe Dietl
as Mailman No. 2
Ben Tolpin
as Darth Waiter
Melissa Cook
as Waitress
Frank Arend
as Man on TV
Brady Matthews
as Jake the Bartender
Bob Morrisey
as Mr. Straf
Sean Abbott
as Quizmaster
Doug Simpson
as Lawyer No. 1
Dan Navarro
as Mr. Hauser
Anabelle Munro
as Woman on TV
Jeffrey Muller
as Lawyer No. 2
Anthony Holiday
as Lawyer No. 3
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Critic Reviews for Better with You Season 1

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (12)

Since most of us have already watched plenty of TV, we're probably better off without Better With You.

Oct 12, 2010 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The whole thing perks along like a Honda Civic and is just about as exciting.

Sep 22, 2010 | Full Review…

This likable and predictable new sitcom probably wouldn't get a lot of attention all by itself.

Sep 22, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

When it does work, the relatable relationship tics of Better With You should wring a few chuckles from anyone who's ever been in love for any length of time.

Sep 22, 2010 | Full Review…

It's nice to see some emotional meat in a live-audience staging again, feeding off the energy and reactions of real people.

Sep 22, 2010 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

True, the multi-camera, laugh track series feels a bit outdated, and the punchlines are a cheesefest, but if you can get past all that (and you might not be able to), you might find Better With You to be fun, mindless comedy fare.

Oct 11, 2013 | Full Review…

I like a bunch of the actors and it didn't grate the way either of the new Thursday sitcoms did, but nor did it make me laugh, or even smile.

Oct 12, 2010 | Full Review…

Better with You still feels fresh thanks to zippy timing, palpable chemistry, and a sense that, comedically speaking, everyone's pulling their weight.

Sep 22, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Cue the lazy writing.

Sep 22, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Better With You wins the best new comedy series award in a weak season for new comedy series entirely by default.

Sep 22, 2010 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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