• Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 12, 2012
  • Season #: 1 , 2
Metascore
28

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 25
  2. Negative: 16 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: David Eckstein
    Jan 13, 2012
    30
    There's no on-screen chemistry between Schneider and Bassols, the jokes are weak and the acting is forgettable.
  2. Reviewed by: Emily Yahr
    Jan 17, 2012
    10
    [An] offensively unfunny series.
  3. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Jan 11, 2012
    10
    Dull, dimwitted and offensive.
  4. 40
    Despite the general mediocrity of the show's dialogue, these are potentially endearing comic characters played by (mostly) excellent comic actors.
  5. Reviewed by: Joanne Ostrow
    Jan 12, 2012
    0
    Rob! is genuinely offensive.
  6. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Jan 12, 2012
    10
    Rob! is playing at a meta game in which it transmutes lame jokes about Hispanics into clever commentary by putting them in Rob's mouth, but that kind of strategy only works when the sitcom's world outside the lead character is not equally lame.
  7. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jan 12, 2012
    0
    Rob feels as if it were written by people who aren't on a first-name basis with comedy.
  8. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Jan 12, 2012
    42
    It's lame and tin-eared.
  9. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Jan 12, 2012
    25
    Rob is a slapstick shtick-fest that strains to be "Modern Family," but isn't even close.
  10. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jan 12, 2012
    20
    The main problem with Rob is that instead of finding fresh insight and perspective from his inside position, Schneider just slams a piƱata full of familiar and predictable ethnic jokes.
  11. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Jan 12, 2012
    25
    There's hardly a moment or performance in Rob that doesn't reek of the leftover and the second-rate.
  12. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jan 12, 2012
    50
    CBS has churned out yet another lowest-common-denominator sitcom.
  13. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Jan 11, 2012
    0
    Rob is clumsy and uncomfortable, not to mention completely devoid of chemistry among its actors or subtlety in their delivery of "jokes."
  14. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Jan 11, 2012
    60
    The truth is that Rob is a rather funny sitcom about the cultural collisions that occur every day in an increasingly blended America.
  15. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jan 11, 2012
    40
    Rob might be a lot things, but "smart" isn't an adjective apt to crop up frequently in connection with it.
  16. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Jan 11, 2012
    10
    Work It managed to claim Worst Comedy of the Year, but surely CBS' Rob comes in a close second.
  17. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Jan 11, 2012
    10
    Nothing Mr. Schneider has done over the intervening years, however--not even licking his own crotch in "The Animal"--has been quite as degrading, for him or his audience, as Rob, his new autobiographical sitcom on CBS.
  18. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jan 11, 2012
    25
    Yup, pretty awful.
  19. Reviewed by: Lori Rackl
    Jan 11, 2012
    50
    The only times Rob flirts with funniness are when the stereotypes get turned around
  20. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Jan 11, 2012
    30
    This isn't the worst sitcom of the season--if you've seen ABC's "Work It" and survived, you can attest to this--but it's far from the best.
  21. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Jan 10, 2012
    50
    The humor in Rob is broad, occasionally rollicking, not very clever or sophisticated, but some of it works well enough to keep the show going.
  22. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jan 9, 2012
    50
    This needs to evolve into a smarter, less formulaic show before it's worth watching.
  23. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jan 3, 2012
    50
    There are lots of swings and misses amid the direct hits. And that's pretty much the way it is with Rob.
  24. Reviewed by: Gail Pennington
    Aug 27, 2012
    37
    Rob is a scream, and not in a good way.
  25. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Jan 13, 2012
    38
    [A] dull new sitcom. [23 Jan 2012, p.40]
User Score
3.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 5 out of 13
  1. Jan 13, 2012
    0
    This is a perfect example of why the Thursday 8:30 timeslot belongs to Parks and Recreation. Not as bad as the House of Lies pilot but far below Rob Schneider standards. Come on, CBS. Full Review »
  2. Mar 1, 2012
    8
    I dont know why but I find the show really enjoyable and its definently worth watching. While the story lines are incredibly generic and the writing is very poor, The cast more then makes up for it. I am sure a lot of people will dislike it but clearly it cant be that bad when an average of 10 million people watch it each week. Full Review »
  3. Feb 5, 2012
    0
    This is the worst thing ever. Like CBS really needs to get better at making comedies. This is an unfunny piece of worthless trash that needs to end really really soon. Thank you. Full Review »