Donny!: Season 1 (2015)


Season 1
Donny!

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

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Critic Ratings: 13

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User Ratings: 14

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Air date: Nov 10, 2015

In the premiere of the satirical comedy, Donny is snared in a sexting scandal after preaching about the dangers of sexting on his talk show.

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Air date: Nov 17, 2015

Donny looks for love with a woman his own age, but is challenged when she takes the lead in the relationship.

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Air date: Nov 24, 2015

Donny preaches against the evils of trophy-hungry Little League dads, but has issues himself when trying to support Jagger in a tap competition.

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Air date: Dec 1, 2015

The media misconstrues a comment made by Donny and he's soon showered in positive attention for "coming out."

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Air date: Dec 15, 2015

Donny decides to start an initiative on race after he makes a racially insensitive comment on his show.

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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…

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…

The fun of the show is the arrival of the inevitable moment when Donny slips on that metaphorical banana peel.

Nov 10, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

It has a certain crass, infuriating charm.

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…

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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