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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 12, 2012
  • Season #: 1
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 39 Ratings

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  • Summary: Anthony Anderson, Jesse Bradford and Zach Cregger are new fathers trying to balance life as parents and having fun.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 25
  2. Negative: 12 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Sep 12, 2012
    80
    Guys With Kids is a perfect confection of witty dialogue and slapstick action.
  2. Reviewed by: Alessandra Stanley
    Sep 10, 2012
    50
    Some of the jokes are amusing, but the show is a traditional sitcom that looks slightly dated.
  3. Reviewed by: Rick Porter
    Sep 12, 2012
    50
    The show feels like it should be better.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Sep 11, 2012
    40
    The backdrop is obviously meant to be relatable, but the execution brings such a stale approach to sexual politics as to feel dated by the first act break.
  5. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Sep 12, 2012
    30
    Parenting can be a tough slog, but I've always found it to come with more laughs than this sorry show.
  6. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Sep 11, 2012
    25
    Nothing to see here. Move on.
  7. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Sep 10, 2012
    10
    Truly, all the actors on Guys with Kids--even the unknown children used as props--deserve better writing than what they get in this crummy, unimaginative sitcom.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Apr 28, 2013
    10
    The first few episodes were a little slow, but just good enough for us to keep watching. However, about halfway though the season it was our favorite show on tv. Funny, interesting, and family friendly. Expand
  2. Mar 2, 2013
    10
    Great show! Finally something decent on TV that isn't reality based or violent cop shows. Hoping for season 2! It's like Friends meets the comic strip Baby Blues. Expand
  3. Mar 16, 2013
    10
    My wife and I found this show and have loved watching it. I also found it refreshing to have a sitcom that had no inclination to sex, innuendo, crude humor, violence, etc. It's not a show that is meant to be taken too seriously obviously but it was incredibly fun to watch and was great wholesome entertainment. We laughed and laughed. I hope that there are more seasons! Expand
  4. Jul 17, 2013
    8
    It is one of the best shows after Friends/ Sienfeld and Modern Family. I dont understand why the sitcom has not many great reviews. The episodes are so much fun. My personal fave is halloween. I wish they restart the show. Expand
  5. Sep 14, 2012
    8
    In spite of the negative reviews given it by the "professional" critics (which I don't put any stock in to begin with), I enjoy the show. I found it thoroughly refreshing to finally have a sitcom that had absolutely zero inclination to sex, innuendo, crude humor, or any of the other inappropriate topics that have been so prevalent in TV since the 90's. The jokes were simple and wholesome while not losing any of its humor or coming off as being cheesy, making it an excellent show to watch with family and friends in the evening.

    I absolutely believe the show and the concept have potential, and I would highly recommend watching it.
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  6. Sep 13, 2012
    7
    It's not going to set any records, win any awards, but found it pretty enjoyable all the same. It's good mindless viewing, perfect with your dinner on your lap. Has it's moments, some clever humour, some just over the top. Think it's got legs, with an interesting cast. Expand
  7. Sep 28, 2012
    2
    I gave that show 2 episodes to be somewhat fair with my verdict. And it's out: It's no good.
    There are 5-6 main characters in this show and
    only 2 of them are modestly funny: Anthony Anderson and Tempestt Bledsoe. I was really glad to see her back in a TV Show.
    She and Anderson do what they can, but there's just not much comedy there.
    I don't know the other actors and I can barely see any comedic talent in them. Or is it just the writers fault?
    Anyhow, the plots are generic and we've seen it all before: Forgotten wedding anniversary, one of guys doesn't get recognized by a woman he used to date, two kids are always on full throttle at home and tear the place apart, blah blah blah, yawn.
    I'm sure there are many good and funny stories that can be told about fathers who stay home with their kids and the mixed feelings they the former have towards the latter. But the writers apparently can't come up with one of those stories. I say, just skip this one, it will be cancelled anyway and I'm sorry for Tempestt Bledsoe. She deserves a better show.
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