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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 8, 2000
  • Season #: 1
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Jun 13, 2013
    70
    Many viewers will find its satire way over the line, but they're not the ones The WB is aiming for. [6 Oct 2000, p.B51]
  2. Reviewed by: Phil Rosenthal
    Jun 13, 2013
    63
    When Frank Caliendo does his Chris Farley imitation on the WB's new sketch comedy show, Hype, at least it's funny. Caliendo jumps out as the star of the 10-person ensemble behind this wildly uneven quick-cut version of Fox's "Mad TV". [6 Oct 2000, p.55]
  3. Reviewed by: Eric Mink
    Jun 13, 2013
    60
    Hype! is the high-energy creation of writers Scott King, Lanier Laney and Terry Sweeney. The 10-person cast - standup comics and improv players - seems as fearless as it is talented and includes some brilliant mimics. [6 Oct 2000, p.150]
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Duffy
    Jun 13, 2013
    50
    A cast of eager unknowns and prime-time newcomers gleefully skewers pop-culture celebrities from Britney Spears to Regis Philbin with acid, fast-paced irreverence. And sometimes -- but only sometimes -- Hype is laugh-out-loud hilarious. [6 Oct 2000, p.12D]
  5. Reviewed by: Gail Pennington
    Jun 12, 2013
    40
    Uneven, from amusing to embarrassing. [8 Oct 2000, p.F6]
  6. Reviewed by: Hal Boedeker
    Jun 12, 2013
    20
    WB's Hype is more often vulgar than funny. [8 Oct 2000, p.F1]
  7. Reviewed by: Ann Hodges
    Jun 12, 2013
    0
    Hype is the WB's unforgiveable offering of the season, a disgustingly smutty sketch non-comedy show. [7 Oct 2000]

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