• Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 14, 2006
  • Season #: 1

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 24
  2. Negative: 11 out of 24
  1. 37
    The most important lesson from tonight's premiere is that there isn't a single plot point this yawn-a-minute show won't feel the need to hammer home.
  2. 30
    3 Lbs. seems like microwaved leftovers.
  3. You'll see nothing that hasn't been done on other networks and with higher skill, energy and imagination.
  4. 30
    If they can emphasize the science over the tiresome characters, they might add a few ounces to this lightweight copycat.
  5. A forgettable amalgam of "House", "CSI", and every hospital soap opera ever made.
  6. Who wants to watch a less funny, vaguely cuddlier House impersonator?
  7. As hard as Tucci tries -- and he tries very hard -- he can't make Dr. Doug Hanson into Dr. Gregory House. It's not his fault; the writers simply don't give him the dialogue and depth that Hugh Laurie gets to play with on "House.''
  8. 20
    Stuffed with incomprehensible medical jargon and grisly shots of exposed brains, 3 Lbs. would be a major annoyance even if it had an original thought in its seriously underweight head.
  9. 3 Lbs. is the most boring new show this season.
  10. 20
    Hanson might be enough to fill a few paragraphs in an old Reader's Digest "Most Unforgettable Character" featurette, but the thought of spending an hour with him every week is about as attractive as having (place name of your least favorite medical procedure here) with the same frequency.
  11. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    There's perverse fun to be had in watching "3 lbs." Count the groans as you spot yet another trite piece of formula.

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