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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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A Chicago man tries to rebuild his life after getting divorced from his wife, who was having an affair with his barber.


as Dad
Vic Mensa
as ManMan
as Moophy the Cow
Michael Wright
as Mr. Donaldson
Lava Walker
as Clarence Hatch
Marla Gibbs
as Miss Jenkins
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Critic Reviews for Rel: Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (6)

"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.

September 10, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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.

September 7, 2018 | Rating: D | Full Review…
Top Critic

"Rel" feels like it's gone through the dreaded Network Comedy Blender rendering it "networkized," which means the setups are obvious, the payoffs conspicuous.

September 6, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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

September 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.

September 10, 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.

September 10, 2018 | Full Review…

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