The Detour: Season 1 (2016)

SEASON:

Season 1
The Detour

Critics Consensus

Sometimes raunchy, but often honest and endearing, The Detour brings the laughs as the story tries to find its way.

81%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 27

87%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 212

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)



  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

Episodes

1
Air date: Apr 11, 2016
2
Air date: Apr 11, 2016
3
Air date: Apr 18, 2016
4
Air date: Apr 25, 2016
5
Air date: May 2, 2016
6
Air date: May 9, 2016
7
Air date: May 16, 2016
8
Air date: May 23, 2016
9
Air date: May 30, 2016
10
Air date: May 30, 2016

The Detour: Season 1 Videos

The Detour: Season 1 Photos

Tv Season Info

News & Interviews for The Detour: Season 1

Critic Reviews for The Detour Season 1

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (12)

The Detour is ruthlessly adult stuff - surely too frank and out-there for some viewers - but it's intrinsically honest, convulsively hilarious and oddly endearing.

Apr 11, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

This crazily quilted and frequently laugh-out-loud comedy has already done pretty well for itself.

Apr 8, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

An attempt to deliver the birds-and-the-bees speech veers into a graphic argument about gratification. Somehow the action manages to incorporate Judge Reinhold and not a representative from child services.

Apr 11, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The Detour doesn't provide a rose-colored view of family but instead one that is equally honest and funny.

Jul 9, 2019 | Full Review…

At its worst, The Detour can come across as trying too hard to be edgy and caustic. At its best, it has its moments being funny and unexpected.

Jul 9, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Smart, funny, and grounded enough to not lose the audience when the story floats toward the absurd, The Detour is TBS' strongest original scripted comedy to date.

Jul 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Detour is like National Lampoon's Vacation crossed with something akin to Kimmy Schmidt starring Adam Sandler. It's an intelligent take on a high-concept featuring lowbrow humor.

Jul 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The Parkers are definitely not lowlifes, but The Detour does relish in its own muck. Still, regardless of whether it's your style of comedy or not, the show ultimately is not something that feels particularly fresh or essential.

Mar 22, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The Detour is pretty consistently funny but the humor tends to be filled with sexual innuendo that some viewers will find offensive. For others, it will be just fine.

Apr 11, 2016 | Full Review…

This is obviously not a high road The Detour is traveling. But those with a taste for cheerful vulgarity might find it very funny... if the actual goal here is belly laughter, so far so grody.

Apr 11, 2016 | Full Review…

Audacious, pause-to-laugh hysterical, and yet somehow endearingly tasteful, The Detour is the comedy for everyone disappointed in last summer's Vacation reboot, and for anyone who enjoys laughter, really.

Apr 10, 2016 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

It doesn't take long (maybe five minutes into Episode 2, when Robin describes the taste of semen to her pre-teen kids) before The Detour begins to collapse under the constant strain of trying to shock us.

Apr 8, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Detour: Season 1

  • May 18, 2020
    Why does this show feel the need to be soooo politically charged? It's funny without all the BS. Btw, the constitution was written when there were machine guns around so... just an example of how your silly wokeness doesn't make your show better.
  • Jan 21, 2018
    Chaos, der Spaß macht.
  • Apr 10, 2017
    Wildly inappropriate, but hilarious.
  • Jan 25, 2017
    i was hoping for funny...i should have known better when i saw it was on 'try to hard' TBS.
  • Dec 28, 2016
    Sometimes you just need to have a little fun. For 30 minutes just relax and laugh. The casting is perfect, characters are likeable and man can this show be funny! Sure it's crude and raunchy at times but like I said, relax and just enjoy. Natalie Zea is great in it! Funny and gorgeous. Can't wait for season 2
  • Dec 27, 2016
    Detour is basically a National Lampoon's Vacation cross country road trip, extended into a hilarious knee slapping comedy series! It has a great cast of characters and is filled with head spinning twists that will keep you captivated and endlessly laughing. But maybe wait till your kids are a little older before watching it.
  • Aug 07, 2016
    I ended up watching @Detour on a @Delta Flight, I remember seeing commercials for it, but the air time must have sucked, because I never got to see it when it was on TV. I loved the Syracuse, NY references, because that is where I'm from. @TBS I can't believe this isn't the number one comedy on TV. This is the first show in a very long time to get me to laugh out loud. I don't laugh too often, but this show had me in tears during some parts. I'm so glad that there will be a second season for Detour.
  • Jun 30, 2016
    I love this show. So clever and extremely entertaining every second! I wish there were more episodes in season 1 and 1 hour long. Can't wait to see more...!
  • Jun 30, 2016
    Oh, I love this show! The trashy characters that deserve to burn in hell, failed parenthood... Yeah, life may punch you many times, but in the end you just stand up and go on
  • Jun 10, 2016
    great cast great writing and an all around excellent comedy

News & Features