Trial & Error: Season 1 (2017)



Critic Consensus: Trial & Error hilariously parodies the true-crime genre with consistent laughs, irreverently funny "stupid humor," and animated characters who populate the show's dependably entertaining narratives.


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Air date: Mar 7, 2017
Air date: Mar 14, 2017
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Air date: Mar 21, 2017
Air date: Mar 28, 2017
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Air date: Apr 4, 2017
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Air date: Apr 11, 2017
Air date: Apr 11, 2017
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Josh Segal (Nicholas D'Agosto) is a New York City-based attorney who travels to East Peck, South Carolina to defend Larry Henderson (John Lithgow), a poetry professor accused of killing his wife Margaret (Andie MacDowell). To get the job done, Josh has to work with an oddball team made up of his investigator Dwayne Reed (Steven Boyer) and his assistant Anne Flatch (Sherri Shepherd). He also has to face off against the aggressive prosecutor Carol Anne Keane (Jayma Mays) and deal with the fact that only Larry's daughter Summer (Krysta Rodriguez) believes Larry is innocent.


Nick D'Agosto
as Josh Simon
John Lithgow
as Larry Henderson
Sherri Shepherd
as Anne Flatch
Steven Boyer
as Dwayne
Jayma Mays
as Carol Anne Keane
Krysta Rodriguez
as Summer Henderson
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Critic Reviews for Trial & Error Season 1

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (21)

A featherweight entertainment with a good cast, some charm, and not nearly enough laughs.

Mar 14, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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Trial and Error is blunter in its punchlines, but still frequently charming, mostly thanks to Lithgow's daffy appeal and D'Agosto's genial frustration as the straight man in a room full of kooks.

Mar 13, 2017 | Full Review…

In 3rd Rock From the Sun, Lithgow was an alien trying to get by. In Trial & Error, he's a human trying to get by. His brilliance gives Trial & Error a good chance of succeeding.

Mar 13, 2017 | Full Review…

You'll likely at least be grinning, if not sometimes laughing out loud. Because after a halting start, the amusements are plentiful during the three half-hours made available for review.

Mar 13, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

I laughed, and then I cried to myself about how stupid I was to laugh at such a silly show. But there it was: I laughed out loud at this kooky, uneven spoof, whose jokes are almost inevitably about how profoundly stupid the characters are.

Mar 10, 2017 | Full Review…

If you like your comedy dark and twisted, Trial & Error could be just your cup of cyanide-laced coffee.

Mar 14, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

This deeply silly sitcom may be guilty of overplaying its hand to score cheap laughs... But with the glorious John Lithgow at its center... it's wise to recuse oneself from delivering a verdict too quickly.

Mar 14, 2017 | Full Review…

For now, Error works because of its well-timed jokes, insightful wit and the actors' commitment to these oddball characters, if you can keep up.

Mar 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Call me crude, immature, and jejune-editors do, all the time-but I cannot help but feel a certain fondness for a show in which characters have names like Judge Horsedich. And any comedy casting Shepherd deserves special recognition.

Mar 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Consistently funny and with surprisingly engaging twists for a comedy, Trial & Error commits few errors through its first three episodes.

Mar 10, 2017 | Full Review…

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