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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 3, 2007
  • Season #: 1
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

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  • Starring: Kelly Hu, Greg Germann, Lori Loughlin
  • Summary: A handful of high school friends stumble back into each other's lives many years later in this mid-season ABC comedy.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Creator: Jon Favreau, Howard J. Morris
  • Show Type: Ended
  • Season 1 premiere date: Jan 3, 2007
  • Episode Length: 30
  • Air Time: 12:00 AM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 23
  2. Negative: 18 out of 23
  1. You get the feeling that if this show is given enough time to find its strengths and understand its characters, it could be around for quite some time.
  2. "In Case of Emergency" is uneven, more antic than witty.
  3. 40
    In Case of Emergency puts these characters through sadistic slapstick.
  4. It’s not well-cast.... It’s not well-written.
  5. [It] instantly displays a commitment to slapstick in direct proportion to a state of comedic denial.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Somewhere trapped inside this shrill, irritating comedy is a better show that emerges only in fleeting glimpses, amid the manic tone and Catskills-comic humor.
  7. [It] may be the worst, most annoying comedy to turn up on the networks this season.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. MickeyF
    Feb 1, 2007
    I think this show is hilarious. Every show has to get started. Even Fraiser, one of the critics' most favorite sitcoms ever, started w/ elements they seemed to forget about later: Daphne was almost insane at the beginning w/ all of the psychic stuff. They completely played that down later on. That said, this show seems to be starting just fine. It has funny actors, funny characters, funny situations. Given time and maybe a better timeslot, I think this sitcom could do well. Expand
  2. TTK
    Jan 9, 2007
    I love the show. I laughed every minute of it and seriously, those critics are WRONG.
  3. TimothyO
    Jan 8, 2007
    I felt the show was smart and hilarious! For thirty-somethings who have not achieved the heights promised them in their youth. I have read the "professional" critics and don't know what show they were watching. Expand
  4. WUehling
    Jan 4, 2007
    Story line is interesting and I enjoyed it !! Has potential.
  5. AndrewS
    Feb 19, 2007
    The show has it's moments, especially with the situational comedy and the outlandish ways things are resolved. I didn't mind myself enthralled with the series, but it's decent. Expand
  6. LinW
    Mar 2, 2007
    The writing is ok, the acting is nickelodeon level and the concept could be interesting if it wasn't such a dishoveled mess. the jokes which could have been funny were all over-acted and fell flat. just wait for thursday and watch my name is earl instead. i can't imagine this show generating any positive buzz and sticking around. Expand
  7. RaisaJ
    Jan 31, 2007
    It does not get much worse than this insipid mess.

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