Growing Up Fisher : Season 1

  • Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 23, 2014
Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Alessandra Stanley
    Feb 21, 2014
    80
    Both shows ["About a Boy" and "Growing Up Fisher"] are well written and actually quite engaging, but what is most interesting is the focus on the brighter side of splitting up. It’s a new genre of heartwarming family show.
  2. Reviewed by: Joanne Ostrow
    Feb 21, 2014
    80
    Two sweet, funny, even poignant dramedies ["About a Boy" and "Growing up Fisher"] launch on NBC this weekend, both helping midseason feel richer than the meager offerings of the network's fall slate.
  3. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Feb 21, 2014
    80
    Baker's adorable, but it's Simmons, as the hilariously confident dad, who makes Henry's a childhood well worth exploring.
  4. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Feb 14, 2014
    75
    Growing Up Fisher is a winning, welcome example [of a family sitcom], conceptually novel and solidly cash. [24 Feb 2014, p.37]
  5. Reviewed by: Lily Moayeri
    Feb 25, 2014
    70
    The nutty parents in Growing Up Fisher do a good job of playing their extreme characters, instinctually making their eccentricities acceptable and funny rather than far-fetched and excessive. In contrast, the Growing Up Fisher children are so grounded and adult, but play that off with a world-weary-ness that is engaging.
  6. Reviewed by: Laurel Brown
    Feb 24, 2014
    70
    Sometimes it's nice to have a fun, well-acted, pleasant sitcom both about and for the family.
  7. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Feb 21, 2014
    70
    Growing Up Fisher offers earnest, heartwarming stories about "a new kind of family," as ABC Family promos would call the divorced-but-still-friendly Fishers if the show aired on the basic cable network instead of NBC.
  8. Reviewed by: Michael Starr
    Feb 18, 2014
    63
    After a while it starts to feel a bit like “The Wonder Years,” with Baker in the role played by Fred Savage and Bateman as that show’s unseen narrator Daniel Stern, commenting sagely on how Mel and Joyce’s divorce has brought the family closer together in so many different ways. Still, Growing Up Fisher has potential, and Simmons tackles his role with good-natured authority, without descending into glibness.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Mar 4, 2014
    9
    A show I can watch with my entire family and have a good time is a rarity anymore. My family loved the show. Can't wait for the next episode.A show I can watch with my entire family and have a good time is a rarity anymore. My family loved the show. Can't wait for the next episode. And by the way, if you think Jena Elfman isn't hot then your eyesight is worse than the Dad on the show. Full Review »
  2. Feb 24, 2014
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. The show (as of 2/24/2014, after the pilot) has a lot of potential to grow. J.K. Simmons is plays a great father figure, and Eli Baker is as genuine as a kid character can get. Many of the secondary story lines including the apartment and the mom's attempts to find herself again are interesting, but fail to make as much of an impact as the main story line does.

    Hopefully the show stays around for more than 1 season because if the pilot is any indication, "Growing Up Fisher" is going to be an amazing feel-good television show.
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  3. Apr 21, 2014
    10
    Growing up fisher is heartwarming this show is a major difference to the people that have disable or not . just realize its okay to beGrowing up fisher is heartwarming this show is a major difference to the people that have disable or not . just realize its okay to be different i need to realize it but still remember this - Luke Christian

    P.S Grade A+
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