• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 14, 2011
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 23
  2. Negative: 8 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Sep 14, 2011
    37
    There's not a character you're likely to believe, which is a problem, or one you want to see again, which for a series is a bigger problem.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Sep 14, 2011
    30
    An unpleasant show about miserable people working in an environment (corporate public relations) that's about as welcoming as Chernobyl.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Sep 12, 2011
    30
    As constructed by writer John Enbom ("Party Down") and director Todd Holland, Free Agents leaves its leads adrift with scarcely a genuine moment to be found, and other than Head, not a single supporting character worth mentioning.
  4. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Sep 14, 2011
    25
    It's virtually impossible to care about the characters, and not only is the show without a single laugh line, its attempts at humor come off as brittle and nasty.
  5. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Sep 13, 2011
    25
    This painfully flat American version of a British comedy stars Hank Azaria as Alex, a newly-divorced and depressed PR agent who unwisely beds another agent at the firm (Kathryn Hahn as Helen).
  6. Reviewed by: Lori Rackl
    Sep 13, 2011
    25
    Comedy is supposed to be funny, and Free Agents is not.
  7. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Sep 13, 2011
    25
    The office gang from Free Agents is anything but funny.
  8. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Sep 12, 2011
    25
    What's missing here, besides laughs? Chemistry.
User Score
4.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Sep 17, 2011
    4
    Compared to the show it's paired with, "Up All Night", this is pure genius, but the latter show I found terrible. Hank Azaria is a good actorCompared to the show it's paired with, "Up All Night", this is pure genius, but the latter show I found terrible. Hank Azaria is a good actor although I don't know that this sitcom will be his thing. The woman lead, Katherine Hahn was just OK. The meeting scenes in the office would have generated several sexual harassment lawsuits, but then this is TV. One particularly odd one is where the male boss is deep massaging the Azaria character while he's sitting in his chair. Weird and unclear why to me, but maybe I wasn't paying close enough attention. Full Review »
  2. Sep 30, 2011
    0
    This will be cancelled in a few weeks. Such a terrible idea and the acting is just horrible. Parks and Recreation (the best show on TV) makesThis will be cancelled in a few weeks. Such a terrible idea and the acting is just horrible. Parks and Recreation (the best show on TV) makes this look like **** (which it is). Full Review »
  3. Sep 29, 2011
    2
    Will go down in history as NBC's worst idea ever. The writing and acting are worse than sub-par and both Kathryn Hahn and Hank Azaria giveWill go down in history as NBC's worst idea ever. The writing and acting are worse than sub-par and both Kathryn Hahn and Hank Azaria give performances that are disproportionate with their actual abilities. Full Review »