Sullivan & Son: Season 1 (2012)


Season 1
Sullivan & Son

Critics Consensus

Sullivan & Son boasts a strong cast and a genuine sense of warmth, but its writing is a bit too reliant on bawdy, timeworn gags.



Critic Ratings: 14

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Air date: Jul 19, 2012
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Vince Vaughn serves as co-executive producer of this sitcom about Steve Sullivan (Steve Byrne), a corporate attorney from New York who makes the decision to move back to Pittsburgh and run his family's working-class bar. The first season of Sullivan & Son finds Steve taking over the management duties from his parents, contending with a health inspector, discovering the perils of online dating and dealing with his first HR disaster.

Critic Reviews for Sullivan & Son Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (12)

Bawdy, dicey humor has its place, which is abundantly clear in the daringly superb FX comedy series Louie. But Sullivan & Son is utterly artless in its efforts to be an equal opportunity offender.

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Whether it's the unfunny, raunchy jokes, the acting, the writing, or the awful blocking, nothing in Sullivan & Son seems to jell. And no laugh track can change that.

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[A]ll I can say about Sullivan & Son is that it's a contrived sitcom with nothing original or new to offer.

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Byrne is trapped in a mediocre effort he created with Rob Long of Cheers that's best forgotten.

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It's amazing how funny a sitcom can be when it doesn't spend its whole 22 minutes lunging for the next sex joke.

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[U]npredictable writing, sublime casting, razor-sharp timing, and not a mean bone in anybody's body.

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Top Critic

Oh, sorry, I momentarily mistook TBS' new sitcom for something funny.

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Sullivan is certainly more watchable than TBS's earlier summer effort, the desultory Men at Work.

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[A]s soon as I predicted the punch lines before they happened, I tried to forget that I heard them before they ended.

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After viewing three episodes, last call couldn't come soon enough.

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