Donny!: Season 1 (2015)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

Often unfunny and occasionally creepy, Donny! draws unfavorable comparisons to any number of superior improvisational comedies.



Critic Ratings: 13


Audience Score

User Ratings: 14
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Air date: Nov 10, 2015
Air date: Nov 17, 2015
Air date: Nov 24, 2015
Air date: Dec 1, 2015
Air date: Dec 15, 2015

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Critic Reviews for Donny! Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (9)

The only thing worse than spending time with a loudmouth who thinks he's charming is when the loudmouth actually charms you. This is painful to admit, but that actually happens with USA's new sitcom Donny!

Nov 10, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's no big surprise that the new USA sitcom, Donny!, is underwhelming.

Nov 10, 2015 | Full Review…

Where Donny! stumbles will be with the inevitable comparisons to David's Curb Your Enthusiasm, the benchmark of success for improvised sitcoms... Donny is more difficult to relate to.

Nov 10, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

But Donny! feels more like penance -- personal penance, full of self-loathing and vapid, creepy one-liners directly aimed at the guy saying them. As such, this becomes penance for viewers, too.

Nov 10, 2015 | Rating: F | Full Review…
Top Critic

Donny! is a singularly unfunny self-referential show about a rich ad exec turned celeb named Donny Deutsch who hosts a successful talk show. The result is just as bad as the concept.

Nov 10, 2015 | Full Review…

"Soft-scripted" series is crass and unfunny.

Nov 24, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Donny wears tight t-shirts that he takes off a lot, and sometimes he carries a dumbbell around for no reason other than, perhaps, to prove there is a difference between himself and an actual dumbbell.

Nov 11, 2015 | Full Review…

Mostly it's just another comedy with a cringeworthy Dumb Daddy (Donny Deutsch) lead character that's easily skippable.

Nov 11, 2015 | Full Review…

[Donny's] a rich lothario whose family and underlings don't like him. And now viewers too.

Nov 10, 2015 | Full Review…

There's precious little chance that a hard-scripted version of Donny! would have been better, but at least that hope was something to cling to while waiting patiently for the first two episodes of Donny! to end.

Nov 10, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Donny!: Season 1

  • Feb 27, 2016
    seems to be unaware of the concept of verisimilitude.
  • Nov 24, 2015
    Like Donny, but OMG he is successful business man, not Baffoon

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