Outmatched: Season 1 (2020)

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Air date: Jan 23, 2020

Parenting is hard. But for Kay, a caustic, take-no-prisoners casino pit boss, and husband Mike, a handyman and uncultivated guy's guy, parenting may as well be advanced calculus. Dealing with the demands and egos of three high-IQ children would be tricky for any parent, but it's especially hazardous for two working stiffs who barely got through high school. They are committed to bringing some normalcy to their kids' unconventional childhoods, but these geniuses don't make it easy.

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Air date: Jan 30, 2020

After giving their kids "the talk," Mike and Kay start to overthink their own sex life and turn to Rita and Irwin for advice. Meanwhile, Brian and Nicole fear they are behind when they realize neither of them has had their first kiss.

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Air date: Feb 6, 2020

Mike's parents, Jay and Sylvia, visit from Florida. Mike's insecurities come out when Jay zones in on his parenting style, and Kay becomes jealous of Sylvia's growing bond with Nicole.

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Air date: Feb 13, 2020

When the kids propose the idea of moving out of the house, Kay forces Mike tell them no, but he has trouble dealing with the backlash

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Air date: Feb 20, 2020

Nicole invites a boy over who isn't ideal boyfriend material. Kay tries to make sure her daughter doesn't end up with a broken heart. Meanwhile, Mike attempts to understand Marc's strange crush.

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Air date: Feb 27, 2020

Mike and Kay look into a charter school for Marc, after he is brought into the principal's office for bullying his teacher. However, Kay fears Marc's chances of getting accepted might be ruined due to her own bullying past.

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Air date: Mar 5, 2020

After realizing that Nicole has never failed at anything, Mike and Kay devise a plan to teach her about failure so she is equipped to handle it later in life. Meanwhile, after losing to Marc in a game of chess, Brian turns to Leila for some play time.

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Air date: Mar 12, 2020

Mike and Kay try to befriend Beth and Sigmund after realizing they have lost most of their friends since having kids. Meanwhile, Marc tries to find a sense of humor.

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Air date: Mar 19, 2020

The basement has to be renovated, keeping Mike and Kay from their safe space. The kids get together and hatch a plan to help them get away for the night. As a result, Nicole and Brian are left to babysit, which they realize is not as easy as their parents make it seem

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Air date: Mar 26, 2020

When Mike and Kay get caught in a lie about Leila's birthdate, they offer to throw her a party with a theme of her choice, but have trouble keeping their ideas to themselves. Meanwhile, Brian, Nicole and Marc try to come to terms with the news that Rita and Irwin would be their guardians should something happen to Mike and Kay.

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Cast & Crew

Helen Hong
Kourtney Kamanski
Tracy Vilar
Principal Ramos
Lyric Lewis
Miss Tremblay
Gunner Burkhardt
Alex Enriquez
Security Shawn
Kennedi Lynn Butler
Lon Zimmet
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Outmatched Season 1

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

For the most part, Outmatched leans on the most obvious punchlines in order to sell itself; there's rarely a joke that doesn't end up exactly where you expect it to the second someone tees it up.

Jan 24, 2020 | Full Review…

In case you are not laughing, Fox has provided a lame laugh track to persuade viewers that some people might find any of this amusing.

Jan 23, 2020 | Full Review…

Stale comedy has stereotypes, mild sex, drinking, pot.

Feb 14, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

I genuinely like the premise for Fox's new sitcom, Outmatched, and I appreciate that it gives Maggie Lawson some work... However, the show itself, which comes from creator Lon Zimmet, is unsalvageably bad in its execution.

Jan 27, 2020 | Full Review…

The pilot of Outmatched is long on good ideas and short on smarts or funny lines, and that's a disappointment.

Jan 24, 2020 | Full Review…

Exceedingly dumb.

Jan 23, 2020 | Full Review…

"If it weren't for the references to weed vapes, Outmatched could have been time-warped from the early '90s."

Jan 22, 2020 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Outmatched is precisely the kind of broad-appealing, multi-cam sitcom, without becoming a cliche of itself, Fox needs on the slate right now.

Jan 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Outmatched is abominable, repulsive claptrap, not just anti-intellectual but actually anti-intellect, a rousing call for the stupification of America.

Jan 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Outmatched: Season 1

  • Aug 20, 2020
    When Modern Family meet Big Bang Theory. We love this crossover idea. We laughed a lot. We were so happy to see Tony Danza and Alyson Hannigan. Why they cancelled it 😭😭😭
  • Jun 01, 2020
    love it!!!!!!!!!!!! so relatable and funny
  • Jun 01, 2020
    AMAZING SHOW so funny waiting for season 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • May 09, 2020
    AWESOME! I really like the cast and the fact that all episodes are unique. Keep it on!
  • May 03, 2020
    I think it was a good light comedy, that has some great ine liners from the youngest daughter.
  • May 01, 2020
    I loved this show, I can not wait for season 2! It is honest and refreshing, and quite entertaining, I am sure many parents can see themselves in the shoes of these two parents who are doing whatever they can to survive. <3
  • Apr 17, 2020
    I loved it. It's full of wholesome family fun. The highlight of my week. There is so much more room for the characters to grow and I'd like to see where the kids get their smarts from genetically. It could use more various types of intelligence, to challenge the two older kids to step outside their comfort zones. The best thing about the show is seeing the parent's excitement when the cliched troupes happen. Keep it going fox.
  • Apr 14, 2020
    I thought the show was pretty funny. I like almost all the actors and characters except the oldest son Brian. I also liked the surprise twist in the final episode and think it would open a great new story into the second season. I am also happy to see a sitcom instead of another spin off or renamed and done another way reality show. I mean okay I know shows like Rescue 911 and The Good Doctor are not reality tv but they are also to serious and at the end of the day of work and other issues the last thing I want is to see a show on things I see daily. This show should be given a chance and it will grow on you. This is a perfect sitcom in a already flooded fake and scripted reality show world.
  • Apr 13, 2020
    It's an excellent show. A great mix of slapstick humor and dry jokes. It's a nice change of pace from a lot of shows on the air today.
  • Apr 09, 2020
    The pilot was slightly low, but as the show went on it grew hilarious!

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