Back to You : Season 1

  • Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 19, 2007
Season #: 1, 2
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 41
  2. Negative: 17 out of 41

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  1. BrianT.
    Oct 26, 2007
    5
    Not terrible, but I expected something a lot sharper, considering the people involved. Kelsey Grammer, Patricia Heaton, and Fred Willard are fine, they can deliver an insult with the best of them. But something is really missing here. There is no originality, no edge. It stays very safely within the confines of the sitcom format, a dumb character, a nervous character just like Miles in Not terrible, but I expected something a lot sharper, considering the people involved. Kelsey Grammer, Patricia Heaton, and Fred Willard are fine, they can deliver an insult with the best of them. But something is really missing here. There is no originality, no edge. It stays very safely within the confines of the sitcom format, a dumb character, a nervous character just like Miles in Murphy Brown, and a pompous character. The writing is very conventional and only mildly funny. The sitcom genre has definitely seen better days. Expand
  2. DrTheopolis
    Oct 4, 2007
    5
    Seasoned actors, James Burrows directing a sure-fire hit, right?? Wrong. Kelsey was at his ham-fisted, overacting best and the plot set up of the one-night stand which lead to the birth of a child and raised by a single mom was handled better in the decidedly unfunny "October Road." There were moments... but not enough to keep me coming back for more.
  3. MattV.
    Sep 21, 2007
    5
    The very definition of the mediocre sitcom. Not horrible but not in any way original, or very funny for that matter.
  4. EdgarC.
    Sep 26, 2007
    5
    It's not "Frasier", it sure as heck isn't "Raymond", so what is it? It's a mediocre blend of two big names from television coming together to make a mediocre show. It may have just been the pilot, but it seemed more crude than funny.
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
  1. Whenever the action drifts away from Heaton or Grammer, the show starts to feel slack.
  2. 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]
  3. 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.