Out of Practice : Season 1

  • Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 19, 2005
Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 6 out of 24

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Critic Reviews

  1. 80
    Proves that a conventionally made sitcom can still produce laughter.
  2. 80
    In Keenan and Lloyd’s world of dizzy, barb-tossing sophisticates, this group is confident and well-armed: Channing’s patented ladies-who-lunch tartness, Winkler’s nervous defensiveness, Burrell’s blasé arrogance, Marshall’s droll delivery and Gorham’s frustrated sensitivity all mix like a well-shaken cocktail, even if it’s the kind that gets tossed in somebody’s face.
  3. 75
    "Out of Practice" is that increasingly rare old-fashioned sitcom that delivers decent laughs.
  4. Its supporting players steal the spotlight from the central character.
  5. 75
    Practice is the kind of show that will probably appeal to those who like their comedy theatrical.
  6. 70
    "Practice" has the kind of easy flow that comes from veteran sitcom experts.
  7. The Hollywood Reporter
    Reviewed by: Barry Garron
    70
    With its superb cast, impeccable direction and mostly sharp writing, "Out of Practice" demonstrates simultaneously how polished and professional a sitcom can be and why TV comedy, with a few notable exceptions, is in such a funk.
  8. Tonight's episode employs the same he's-talking-about-one-thing, she's-talking-about-another, and neither-one-knows-it farcical convention that was frequently featured in Frasier, and goes back at least to Moliere. These pros bring it off with panache.
  9. Reviewed by: Phil Gallo
    70
    [It] already feels like it's been on air for three seasons... in a good way.
  10. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Whitney Pastorek
    67
    At least Henry Winkler didn't ditch Arrested Development for a show that totally blows. [7 Oct 2005, p.64]
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 35
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 35
  3. Negative: 2 out of 35
  1. VivekA
    Mar 15, 2007
    9
    This was a great show. I am waiting to see the new episodes
  2. serferd
    Nov 30, 2006
    10
    Best TV comedy in years.
  3. Danab
    Oct 25, 2006
    10
    I loved the show, It was so funny. I was looking forward to seeing it come back. Now that its not on anymore I'm disappointed. Please I loved the show, It was so funny. I was looking forward to seeing it come back. Now that its not on anymore I'm disappointed. Please bring it back. Full Review »