Rel: Season 1 (2018 - 2019)


Critic 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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Air date: Sep 9, 2018
Air date: Sep 30, 2018
Air date: Oct 7, 2018
Air date: Oct 14, 2018
Air date: Oct 21, 2018
Air date: Nov 4, 2018
Air date: Nov 11, 2018
Air date: Nov 18, 2018
Air date: Dec 2, 2018
Air date: Dec 9, 2018
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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (7)

"Rel" may not have to grow to be a hit, but at least there's a hint of where it could go if it truly wants to set itself apart.

Sep 10, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Diversity in prime-time is both laudable and necessary. But when this is the end result, it's better left undone. C'mon, Fox, do better. Do much, much better than this.

Sep 7, 2018 | Rating: D | Full Review…
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"Rel" feels like it's gone through the dreaded Network Comedy Blender rendering it "networkized," which means the setups are obvious, the payoffs conspicuous.

Sep 6, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
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Not funny at all, such a disappointment.

Oct 5, 2018 | Full Review…

If you're a fan of Howery's work, Rel is worth tuning in to.

Sep 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Divorced dad rebuilds life in not-quite-funny enough show.

Sep 18, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

In all, it's easy to see why FOX would hand Rel its post double-header slot, as the new sitcom delivers an impressive pilot... and manages to introduce a stellar supporting cast that makes this an entertaining bright spot in the network's fall lineup.

Sep 10, 2018 | Full Review…

This feels like a show given too many notes, and the laughs were left somewhere in rewrites.

Sep 24, 2018 | Full Review…

As much good will as Lil Red Howery has engendered in his standup and on "The Carmichaels" and in "Get Out," his new sitcom about a man whose wife left him for his barber is rather flat.

Sep 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Rel's pretty good at delivering laughs, but his pathos is, well, pathetic.

Sep 10, 2018 | Full Review…

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