The McCarthys: Season 1 (2014 - 2015)


Critic Consensus: The McCarthys is a semi-successful attempt at a throwback sitcom with above-par performances, but its broad stereotypes and lack of a unique point of view also make it semi-forgettable.


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Air date: Oct 30, 2014
Air date: Nov 6, 2014
Air date: Nov 13, 2014
Air date: Nov 20, 2014
Air date: Nov 27, 2014
Air date: Dec 4, 2014
Air date: Dec 11, 2014
Air date: Dec 18, 2014
Air date: Jan 8, 2015
Air date: Jan 15, 2015
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Comedy about a sports-crazy Boston family. In the opener, the dad chooses his athletically challenged gay son to be an assistant coach with him on a high school basketball team.


Jack McGee
as Arthur
Jimmy Dunn
as Sean
Joey McIntyre
as Gerard
Kelen Coleman
as Jackie
Rick Fox
as Himself
Brent Morin
as Tommy OGara
Gregory Smith
as Basketball Coordinator
Eben Ham
as Photographer
Connor Kalopsis
as Young Ronny
A.J. Castro
as Videographer
Ken Howard
as Coach Colwell
Joe Bays
as Joe Sullivan
David Alan Grier
as Dr. Hugh Morris
John Ratzenberger
as Charlie Ellils
Mark Chaet
as Doctor
Mary Jo Catlett
as Mrs. Murphy
Cameron Castaneda
as 10-Year-Old Gerard
Gita Isak
as Interviewer
Tom Choi
as Doctor Lee
Rayna Tharani
as Hot Female Mourner
Eve Brenner
as Great Aunt Alice
Americus Abesamis
as Tour Group Member
David Neher
as Trivia Announcer
Jonathan Kennedy
as Trivia Player
Noelle Messier
as Basketball Player
Alayah Arriola
as Little Eileen
Sophia Distefano
as Little Marjorie
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Critic Reviews for The McCarthys Season 1

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (24)

Metcalf works wonders. She steals a show that, for now, isn't worth stealing.

Oct 30, 2014 | Full Review…

The McCarthys is buoyed by Metcalf's always solid work and Ritter's boyish appeal amid a capable, energetic ensemble. Some of the lines are amusing and even the clinkers don't land too hard.

Oct 29, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Essentially, the show is a half hour of heartwarming wrapped in wisecracks, sports gags and the small crises of working-class life. While The McCarthys won't dazzle anyone with spectacular dunks, it's counting on the fundamentals being enough.

Oct 29, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's a mildly amusing sitcom about a sports-crazed Boston family.

Oct 29, 2014 | Full Review…

Ritter has abundant appeal, while veteran stars like Metcalf and McGee give this sitcom a massive deja vu wallop.

Oct 29, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's a crisply made, strongly acted throwback of a sitcom.

Sep 17, 2014 | Full Review…

The McCarthys would have seemed progressive a few decades ago but now feels pretty tame.

Oct 28, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

It'll likely be a typical CBS sitcom going forward: full of broad characters and predictable moments but reasonably amusing and decently made.

Oct 1, 2014 | Full Review…

The McCarthys isn't so bad actually - a family sitcom that's led by the real skills of Laurie Metcalf as the needy mother.

Sep 26, 2014 | Full Review…

Horrifying "comedy" about a loud, sports-crazed Boston family will make you want to grab a torch and burn down Fenway.

Sep 23, 2014 | Full Review…

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