Grandfathered: Season 1 (2015)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

John Stamos is as handsome and charming as ever, but Grandfathered's jokes are tired and schmaltzy.



Critic Ratings: 47


Audience Score

User Ratings: 125
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Air date: Sep 29, 2015
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Air date: Nov 17, 2015
Air date: Nov 24, 2015
Air date: Dec 1, 2015
Air date: Jan 5, 2016
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John Stamos
as Jimmy
Josh Peck
as Gerald
Kelly Jenrette
as Annelise
AJ Rivera
as Victor
Regina Hall
as Catherina Sanders
Criss Angel
as Magician
John Moskoff
as Old Grandpa
Phil McGraw
as Dr. Melvoy
Andrea Hunter
as Kaylee Carmichael
Ryan Hansen
as Chason Fairwick
Drake Bell
as Kirk Kelly
Ellen Wroe
as Summer
Matt Malloy
as Headmaster Van Amburg
Laura Krafft
as Keener No. 1
Erin Mulvey
as Girl No. 1
Shiloh Nelson
as Clementine
Scott Connors
as Jimmy's Father
Anise Fuller
as Cashier
Adryella Perez
as Girl No. 2
Anoush Nevart
as Tsiliana
Jon Seminara
as Creepy Guy
Lizz Carter
as Patron #1
Julian Amatulli
as Young Gerald
Jeff Staron
as Money Mike
Diego Delpiano
as Young Jimmy
Arian Foster
as Buff Handsome Man
Frank Drank
as Tattoo Artist
Patrick O'Sullivan
as Finance Guy
Erin Bennett
as Stage Mom
Gary Kraus
as Off. Sullivan
Matt Newell
as Patron #3
Julie Zahn
as Cooper
Christy Choi
as Towel Girl
Mike McLendon
as Bartender
Michael Malota
as Photographer
Ann Maddox
as Kendra
Brennan Feonix
as Off. Velasquez
Ariel Sands
as Tabitha
Casey O'Keefe
as Beautiful Woman
Dan Thiel
as Chris' Father
Eugene Kim
as Spa Employee
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Critic Reviews for Grandfathered Season 1

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (25)

Stamos is . . . Stamos so yeah, we're in for a while anyway.

Sep 21, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Stamos himself is charming as ever, and he's well-matched by two thrillingly strong women: Kelly Jenrette as his long-suffering assistant and the great Paget Brewster as a never-forgotten ex.

Sep 18, 2015 | Full Review…

Hammy John Stamos stars in this comedy as an aging Lothario who's in for a rude awakening... Can this successful restaurateur transform himself from self-involved bachelor to selfless family man?

Sep 17, 2015 | Full Review…

"Awws" are more frequent than laughs.

Sep 9, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Stamos has learned a trick or two since Full House and he's more willing to both ham and sleaze it up.

Sep 9, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

With Daniel Chun (The Office, Hello Ladies and Happy Endings) penning a quick-witted script, Grandfathered subverts every hokey cliche that it nearly crashes into by maintaining a savvy self-awareness.

Sep 29, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Their show is pleasant now, and if Grandfathered can find ways to make this familiar story seem fresh further down the line, it should be worth sticking with.

Jul 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Every week I wonder why I'm so into this show, and then the next episode is even cuter and funnier than the last.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Stamos is as charming as ever and there are some funny and sweet moments.

Sep 21, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

[It's] not the laugh riot its premise suggests.

Sep 15, 2015 | Full Review…

Clichéd yet charming show about a not-so-traditional family.

Sep 8, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

There's not a lot of shelf life in the premise, so any enjoyment is likely to come from how excited you are to watch Stamos, Peck, and Paget Brewster hang out together.

Sep 3, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Grandfathered: Season 1

  • Dec 18, 2015
    Absolutely terrible. It was awful, not funny and even Stamos cannot save the show from failing.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jul 02, 2016
    I don't understand why it's cancelled. It's a good show!
  • May 24, 2016
    It's not very funny, but it has heart, and great performances!
  • May 02, 2016
    The first couple episodes are only alright but if you give the show a chance, I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how much the characters grow on you.
  • Mar 10, 2016
    One of my favourites.
  • Feb 13, 2016
    My girlfriend and I decided to "binge" watch a new show last night and she chose Grandfathered (figures) but partway through the 2nd episode even she lost interest.
  • Feb 06, 2016
    Falls Short. The baby seems like a prop. The script has lots of potential but I don't feel a bond between the cast members. He does not seem to have a connection with the baby which is surprising since Stamos has stated in numerous interviews he wants to date children of his own. Basically, the whole cast is there to support Stamos. He is not interesting enough to keep the show going. I do not see how they can come up with too many more clever episodes of this storyline.
  • Feb 05, 2016
    I do not think I can watch another episode of Stamos trying to behave. I also do not think a character who occasionally declares herself a lesbian qualifies as a gay presence on the show, They do attempt to have a diversified cast to support the main white actors. The best things about Grandfathered is that it gives me time to go to the bathroom and fix something to eat before The Grinder starts.
  • Jan 25, 2016
    This is a review of the pilot episode as posted on The Qtv Review ( I'm not a big fan of redemption stories, especially if it's the main focus of the plot. So, I sort of want to be mad at Grandfathered. As far as redemption stories go, a life-long bachelor who's built a career out of being a business savvy slut who can cook being suddenly faced with not only a child, but also a grandchild he never knew existed... is definitely one of them. I could think up a clever reason why I wanted to watch it anyway, but if I'm being honest: Uncle Jesse is fucking pretty. And that once-creepy kid who's playing his son is well on his way to becoming just as pretty. I swear to God, I look at him and Billie Holiday sings "Them There Eyes" in my head. So, I couldn't just give the show a hard pass because the story happened to sound less than amazing. And, boy, am I glad. It is... So. Fucking. CUTE. Seriously. Tooth aches all over the place because of how sweet this shit is. If I could just have that baby laugh and smile and dance around me all day long without ever aging... that'd be great. But aside from that, it's also genuinely funny. If John Stamos waited for just the right role to make his television comeback, he chose well. He is still stuck a bit in the "recorded in front of a live studio audience" timing, but I think that'll wear off. Everyone on this show, even Christina Milian‘s annoying ass (she's not on The Voice anymore for a reason), will probably fit comfortably in their new single-camera comedy shoes after a while. And we'll have to get used to her, 'cause as the baby mama, she's probably not going anywhere. Unless enough people complain and her character ends up getting hit by a bus or something. Whaaat? You don't think that might be a fun story arc? If Felicity could do it... anyone can. (Todd Mulcahy survived, in case you were wondering.) Anyway, it's a real good time. Especially Paget Brewster and Kelly Jenrette, who are both my new best friends. I have to stop writing so the three of us can go hang out with Bob Saget and Lil' Wayne, both of whom had cameos in the pilot. Any show that can understandably fit them both in the same episode is worth your time.
  • Jan 05, 2016
    I put this show on because I was waiting for Brooklyn Nine-Nine to start. Ended up putting it on mute and watching something else on my computer while I waited. It's just so bad.

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