• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 30, 2009
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 22
  2. Negative: 13 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Katherine Stevens
    38
    Hank is a multi-camera sitcom shot on a cheap-looking set with a forgettable supporting cast speaking rarely funny dialogue.
  2. 30
    There's an unfortunate whiff of Marie Antoinette about Grammer's breezily ungrounded Hank.
  3. In a bad sitcom, everybody dies, as the laugh track gets louder and louder, and Hank, though it isn't a horror, has that loud laugh track and the slight, familiar scent of death.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    30
    While Hank doesn't promise to add much cachet to those Hall of Fame credentials, this is a show transparently designed for paychecks, not posterity.
  5. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    30
    This new version works so hard to not fall flat on its face that of course it falls flat on its face.
  6. 30
    A junky sitcom that isn’t old school so much as mold school.
  7. In Hank, pompous comes off as merely pitiful. Or it would, if you could waste even a moment feeling sorry for anyone but the viewers, for whom the laugh track's likely to serve as a bitter reminder that somewhere, someone else is having a good time.
  8. It’s lazy, predictable and spectacularly tone-deaf.
  9. 30
    The result is a silly, one-dimensional cartoon of a family that I am guessing viewers will start tuning out before the half hour ends.
  10. Hank is the kind of show Dr. Frasier Crane would sneer at, which makes it particularly sad to see Kelsey Grammer reduced to starring in this ABC sitcom as a Dumb Daddy.
  11. 25
    Hank, is one of the worst new (or old) comedies of this or many other seasons.
  12. 25
    Grammer's so much better than the unfunny show that has been built around him.
  13. A moronic and ghastly effort that suffocates under the cloying and annoying blanket of a laugh track so disturbing it should be destroyed.
User Score
4.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 6 out of 11
  1. ShawnL
    Oct 19, 2009
    7
    Not extremely funny, but will still give a good laugh here and then. At least it's clean and appropriate, which is something that most shows don't try to be these days. Give it a chance, it's not as bad as the critics say it is. Full Review »
  2. AngelaG
    Oct 8, 2009
    8
    I like this show- characters aren't jaded, well except maybe the daughter. I like Hank's enthusiasm. And the idea of someone losing their job and having to start over is particularly relevant right now. Full Review »
  3. EstherM.
    Oct 3, 2009
    2
    Bad writing. Overacted. Irritating.