Man With a Plan: Season 1 (2016 - 2017)

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Season 1
Man With a Plan

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Man with a Plan's flawed, unimaginative writing fails to properly showcase the charm of its unfortunately underperforming lead.

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Critic Ratings: 29

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User Ratings: 89

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Episodes

Air date: Oct 24, 2016

In the series premiere, a contractor becomes a stay-at-home dad after his wife goes back to work.

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Air date: Oct 31, 2016

Adam gets tickets to a Steelers game and debates who he should take: his wife or his brother.

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Air date: Nov 7, 2016

Adam makes a hasty decision that angers his wife when he grows tired of his daughter's kindergarten teacher.

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Air date: Nov 14, 2016

Adam cleans out the garage at Don's request, but panics when he can't find a keepsake and thinks he accidentally donated it.

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Air date: Nov 21, 2016

Adam plans a Thanksgiving feast for the school, but Andi struggles to let him take the lead.

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Air date: Dec 5, 2016

The kids damage a wall, but won't admit who's responsible, so Adam and Andi investigate.

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Air date: Dec 12, 2016

A blizzard hits and snows the family in right before they leave for their grandparents' house to celebrate Christmas, leaving Adam and Andi to scramble to avoid a holiday disaster.

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Air date: Dec 19, 2016

Adam helps his daughter through a momentous occasion. Also: Andi takes Emme and Teddy to the zoo, but gets stuck in traffic on the way.

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Air date: Jan 2, 2017

Jealousy impacts Adam after he discovers Andi has a close male friend at work.

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Air date: Jan 16, 2017

A rivalry resurfaces between Andi and Marcy, forcing Adam and Don to take sides.

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A contractor becomes a stay-at-home dad after his wife goes back to work.

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Critic Reviews for Man With a Plan Season 1

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (15)

[Matt LeBlanc's] still got the old charm - just not much of a showcase for it.

Oct 20, 2016 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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The premise of Man With a Plan is a model of un-imagination.

Oct 20, 2016 | Full Review…

LeBlanc also is angling for one last long sitcom ride, and Man With A Plan seems like a decent bet to give it to him.

Oct 20, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Seeing LeBlanc in Man With a Plan hurts more than when he tried to take Joey out on his own. At least that spinoff focused on a likable guy who knew he was a dumb-dumb.

Oct 25, 2016 | Rating: D | Full Review…
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As the series settles into itself hopefully the writing will switch gears... There's plenty of comedy to be mined... Until it does, it's hard to say why this is worth your time.

Oct 25, 2016 | Full Review…
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Man with a Plan just makes you wish he'd take his sincere befuddlement elsewhere, someplace that mattered. Simply put, Matt LeBlanc is too good to be this irrelevant.

Oct 24, 2016 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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The main problem with Man with a Plan is that it simply isn't funny.

Oct 20, 2016 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

In the words of Joey himself: "Why, God, why?"

Oct 20, 2016 | Rating: D- | Full Review…

There are opportunities here for something more interesting than what develops, which is laced with needlessly crass jokes and (no real humor), but the show clearly has no plans to explore that.

Oct 27, 2016 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Stay-at-home dad figures it out in goofy parenting comedy.

Oct 25, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Not the most original premise, nor one fraught with much humor.

Oct 25, 2016 | Full Review…

LeBlanc does what he can with the role, but the writing is so far below the bar set by Friends, it's almost unfair of Man With a Plan to beg a comparison.

Oct 25, 2016 | Rating: 4.5/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Man With a Plan: Season 1

  • Jun 05, 2020
    We love this show!!!!!!! It's our best comedy of the week.... Please pick it back up.... Look at what the audience says not Rotten Tomatoes.... People love it!!!!! Please......
  • Dec 20, 2017
    Love this show. The two leads have great chemistry and the show is hilarious, as well as extremely underrated.
  • Dec 04, 2017
    This show is HILARIOUS what a first season! Love LeBlanc and Sneyder's performance & they are perfectly cast together.
  • Nov 30, 2017
    The cast dynamic fits well with the situational comedy. I don't think it has failed to make me laugh yet.
  • Oct 25, 2017
    liza and Matt great chemistry
  • May 24, 2017
    I watched the entire season, and will maybe watch Season 2. It's not very good or funny, but I like seeing Matt LeBlanc and Kevin Nealon, and they both give great performances (in my opinion) that also help the show be funnier.
  • May 15, 2017
    A good comedy finally!
  • Mar 13, 2017
    Really fun family comedy. I really enjoy it
  • Mar 13, 2017
    Very funny that cast works off each other very well laugh out loud funny
  • Mar 12, 2017
    So funny the professional critics just can't comprehend it. Per the normal!

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