The Exes: Season 1 (2011 - 2012)



Critic Consensus: Though the cast is full of seasoned professionals and some of the content is humorous, The Exes feels churned out of a sitcom regeneration machine, introducing no new elements to the formula.


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Air date: Nov 30, 2011
Air date: Dec 7, 2011
Air date: Dec 14, 2011
Air date: Dec 21, 2011
Air date: Dec 28, 2011
Air date: Jan 4, 2012
Air date: Jan 11, 2012
Air date: Jan 18, 2012
Air date: Jan 25, 2012
Air date: Feb 1, 2012

Tv Season Info

In this comedy, Holly (Kristen Johnston) is a New York City divorce attorney who also happens to be the landlord for some of her clients, who live in the apartment across the hall. In Season 1, Holly introduces two of her tenants, Phil (Donald Faison), a womanising sports agent, and Haskell (Wayne Knight), an Internet entrepreneur, to Stuart (David Alan Basche), a dentist still reeling from a split with his wife who's about to be their new roommate, whether they want one or not. But the three men quickly bond and, along with Holly and her fun-loving assistant, Eden (Kelly Stables), often get dragged into one another's personal and professional shenanigans. Guest stars include Judith Light, Diedrich Bader, Amar'e Stoudemire, Ken Marino and Paula Marshall.

Critic Reviews for The Exes Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (8)

The Exes has a sense of ease from all these pros working together in a form they know. At the very least, it maintains TV Land's brand as the comfort food of television.

Dec 5, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Familiar doesn't mean bad, and there's some likable charm here.

Dec 5, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

It knows what it likes -- and keeps having the loud last laughs.

Dec 5, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

A rickety vehicle in which a talented and extroverted cast of stars from old sitcoms can dance around the stage and mug for the camera.

Dec 9, 2013 | Full Review…

The Exes isn't a particularly artful comedy, nor is it trying to be one.

Dec 5, 2013 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

The Exes is a significant improvement on the disappointing Retired at 35 and Happily Divorced thanks to better writing and strong comic timing by Mr. Faison and Ms. Johnston.

Dec 5, 2013 | Full Review…

Part of the problem is the ho-hum writing, disappointingly devoid of smart quips or zingy one-liners. But there's also a lack of comedic chemistry.

Jan 29, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The Exes is yet another predictable, banal addition to the TV Land lineup.

Dec 9, 2013 | Full Review…

Admittedly, nothing here will make anyone forget 3rd Rock or Seinfeld. But watching The Exes after TV Land's Retired at 35 or Happily Divorced, it seems reasonable to settle.

Dec 5, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Feels like a stale Frankenstein sitcom cobbled together with spare parts - by which we mean veteran actors - who made their names on better shows.

Dec 9, 2013 | Full Review…

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