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  • Series Premiere Date: May 1, 2013
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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  • Summary: Jack (Kyle Bornheimer) returns home to take over the family business, Mr. Jiffy Fix, after his father (J. K. Simmons) has a heart attack.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 6 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Nuzhat Naoreen
    Apr 26, 2013
    67
    Sure, you'll get some easy laughs, but no originality.
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Apr 26, 2013
    63
    The show itself is standard construction, a framework of planks that will need more work. [6 May 2013, p.48]
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    May 1, 2013
    50
    The pilot half aims for the exaggerated, other-worldly tone of "Arrested Development" and misses.... The second episode, by contrast, has a healthy dose of the ordinary mixed in and is actually about something: the invisibility of the working class.
  4. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Apr 30, 2013
    40
    Instead of trusting this foundation and these actors, though, Family Tools seems to feel it must make every situation and interaction so outrageous it turns the characters into cartoons.
  5. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Apr 30, 2013
    25
    [A] stinker of a family sitcom.
  6. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Apr 30, 2013
    25
    It’s a grindingly bad half-hour with some even worse finishing touches.
  7. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Apr 29, 2013
    10
    A stinkbomb sent to critics last summer that is now getting the burnoff it deserves at season’s end.

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Jul 12, 2013
    0
    I actually felt bad for Leah Remini cuz this show was awful and it wasn't a role she needed to play. I watched the first episode and knew this show had no chance and here is why: Halfway through the episode I had to look at my TV guide and check to see if this was a comedy. That is how bad this show was. It just made no sense to me. Expand