Back to You : Season 1

  • Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 19, 2007
Season #: 1, 2
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 27
  2. Negative: 4 out of 27

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Critic Reviews

  1. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    83
    I'd rather just watch Grammer and Heaton trade barbs in the newsroom. [21 Sep 2007, p.71]
  2. There's no such thing as a sure thing when it comes to new TV series, but Back to You is as close as it gets.
  3. Fox's Back to You is back to TV comedy basics: multiple cameras, live audiences but, mostly, laughs.
  4. Grammer and Heaton slip easily into characters who won't be easily mistaken for Frasier Crane or Debra Barone, the writing's professional, the supporting cast dependable (and in the case of Fred Willard, another "Raymond" veteran, dependably hilarious).
  5. 80
    This is one of those comedies in which the actors’ and writers’ skills are so sharp that the whole enterprise feels effortless.
  6. 80
    You just can't get through two minutes of Back to You without a belly laugh.
  7. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    80
    Back to You doesn't have a mandate to be inventive--to try new comedic beats or to attempt daring flights of absurdity. It just needs to be uninventive in a snappy way, a feat readily accomplished.
  8. 75
    Still, even when Back is faltering, you flash back to the skill of its stars and to moments when the show succeeds in making you laugh out loud.
  9. 75
    The snap, crackle and pop of witty dialogue well delivered. That is the consistently amusing, escapist pleasure of Back to You.
  10. What really makes the opening episode work, though, is the chemistry between Grammer--as Chuck Darling, an egotistical newsman who has returned to Pittsburgh after his career stalled--and Heaton as his uptight longtime co-anchor, Kelly Carr, who isn't thrilled by his return.
  11. What Back to You lacks in bite, it compensates for with chemistry and pure talent. The center of it all is the relationship between Chuck and Kelly, and Mr. Grammer and Ms. Heaton work together like they have been doing it all their lives.
  12. Together Mr. Grammer and Ms. Heaton lift Back to You, a comedy that begins tonight on Fox, into a surprisingly amusing half-hour.
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 34
  2. Negative: 15 out of 34
  1. Diego
    Mar 13, 2009
    7
    The sitcom era was so dead with each new one being killed that I had hope for this one. Kelsey Grammar AND Patricia Heaton; bring it on! And The sitcom era was so dead with each new one being killed that I had hope for this one. Kelsey Grammar AND Patricia Heaton; bring it on! And it wasn't so bad. Surely wasn't good but all sitcoms have generally sucked for the first few episodes, at least it was watchable. In the end it just didnt pick up the pace fast enough, hense the death of this show. Full Review »
  2. BigJ
    May 4, 2008
    9
    Very funny show. Much better now than at the beginning of the series
  3. ThomasH.
    Feb 12, 2008
    10
    Excellent, fresh, and imaginative. This show has definate potential. Good to see Kelsey Grammer back on the box :)