Rel: Season 1 (2018 - 2019)


Season 1
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Critics Consensus

Rel has a talented star supported by a solid ensemble, but none of it's enough to disguise an ordinary sitcom that hits a series of generic beats.

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Critic Ratings: 16

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User Ratings: 39

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 9, 2018

A recently divorced father makes a fresh start on the West Side of Chicago with the help of his best friend, his overly encouraging younger brother and his prideful dad.

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Air date: Sep 30, 2018

Rel invites his Dad, Brittany and Nat to brunch; his plans go awry when his clothes are held hostage in his laundry room by a local gang.

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Air date: Oct 7, 2018

When Rel's kids come to visit for the first time since the split, he, Dad, Nat and Jess bring the kids to a Family Fun Center in Chicago.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2018

Just when Rel thinks he can't move on from his ex-wife, he gets hit with a pleasant surprise; but after getting in over his head, he ends up taking advice from Brittany.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2018

When Rel, Nat, Brittany and Dad get together to watch a scary zombie movie around Halloween night, the film sparks a lot of controversy amongst the group.

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Air date: Nov 4, 2018

Nat lands a job and gets the second chance he's been hoping for since his time in prison; his excitement comes to a halt when his superior acts inappropriately around him; without hesitation, Rel and Brittany try to come to his rescue.

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Air date: Nov 11, 2018

One of Dad's old bandmates turns up as a patient at Rel's hospital; when Rel finds out their friendship ended on bad terms, Rel, Nat and Brittany investigate why his band broke up.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2018

Rel meets a new friend when he gets stuck at the hospital in the midst of a blizzard; Brittany and Nat get snowed in at a bar, along with Brittany's emotional ex-boyfriend.

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Air date: Dec 2, 2018

Brittany's estranged mom shows up unexpectedly in hopes of being reunited with her daughter; Rel convinces Brittany to give her a second chance, but Brittany worries her mom isn't the changed woman she claims to be.

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Air date: Dec 9, 2018

One of Rel's patients is prejudiced and Rel is conflicted on how to behave as his attending nurse; everyone is obsessing over Brittany's ex-boyfriend's awful new rap song.

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Cast & Crew

Lil Rel Howery
Lil Rel Howery

Actor
Jordan L. Jones
Nat

Actor
Sinbad
Dad

Actor
Leah Jeffries
Brandi

Guest Star
Terri J. Vaughn
Tia

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Dominique Perry
Charlene

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Vic Mensa
ManMan

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Vanessa Bell Calloway
Nancy

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Hugh Moore
Bartender

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Mitch Silpa
William

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Che Tafari
Terry

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DC Young Fly
Jaymo

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Michael Wright
Mr. Donaldson

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Josh Duvendeck
Tommy

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Anna Zielinski
Dr. Andrews

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Broderick Hunter
Barry

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Augusta Mariano
Receptionist

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Durwyn Robinson
Guy

Guest Star
Lava Walker
Clarence Hatch

Guest Star
Jerrod Carmichael
Executive Producer
Mike Scully
Executive Producer
Lil Rel Howery
Executive Producer
Josh Rabinowitz
Executive Producer
Kevin Barnett
Executive Producer
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News & Interviews for Rel: Season 1

Critic Reviews for Rel: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Rel: Season 1

  • Jan 13, 2019
    Contrived and formulaic. Humor is predictable and misses, badly.
  • Oct 30, 2018
    After seeing the previews of this show, it drew me in to actually add this on my to-watch list. I don't watch too many comedy shows, but Rel caught my attention. The first few episodes were ok. Had some great laughs in between. I really want to see more in the show such as maybe a new love interest or the kids more often.
  • Oct 22, 2018
    This show in it's first season has touched on some serious topics while providing just enough humor to soften the blow. I'm not sure if the world is ready for the truth, but I love it !!!
  • Oct 21, 2018
    #REL I love the show
  • Oct 19, 2018
    This show was setup to fail. Rel was a solid stand up, but not a great actor. I feel the networks can walk away from this show and say "We gave the black show a try and it didn't work". The cast has zero chemistry and the comedy seemed forced and not very funny!
  • Oct 16, 2018
    'Rel' My Seem Generic And Ordinary, But All Trains Start Slow Before They Reach Their Destinations. (Plus I like watching that dyke looking bitch on their, damn she look good) Lol)
  • Oct 07, 2018
    Solid new sitcom. Embraces classic sitcom elements but is also unique. Great cast. Worth watching.
  • Oct 02, 2018
    i liked it a bunch! felt like an updated version of late 70s sitcomes. i'm excited to watch it progress.
  • Oct 01, 2018
    The most standard sitcom jokes you'll ever hear. It feels like it was written for the 70s.
  • Oct 01, 2018
    This show is a throwback to sitcoms like Good Times and What's Happening? Uplifting with a whole lot of tough love. Black folk don't coddle their loved ones. It's a tough old world and the sooner you can laugh about it the better off you'll be. With suicide rates far lower than whites maybe they're on to something. Sure it can be hokay at times, but it's also damned funny. And to that clueless reviewer who accused Fox of making a show Just for black folks? So what!? They don't do they for us? Besides, I'm white and I really enjoy it.

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