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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 21, 2009
  • Season #: 1
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60

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  • Summary: Patrick and David Gallagher (David and Patrick Cassidy) are brothers who were once part of an '80s band. The arrival of Ruby, a daughter David did not know he had, changes the family dynamics.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Jennifer Armstrong
    83
    It mixes the standard elements into a breezy good time, and ends with a number that'll stick in your head all day.
  2. Reviewed by: Randee Dawn
    70
    What you get is a light fantasy with amusing moments that works in a couple of cutesy songs.
  3. 70
    Ruby & the Rockits has no right to be as likable as it is ... But “Ruby & the Rockits’’ turns out to be a warm intergenerational comedy that never pushes life lessons in your face.
  4. Cassidys aside, the Ruby pilot, at least, feels more Disney Channel than ABC Family, with a sitcommy pace that doesn't allow for much in the way of plot or character development.
  5. Given the dark flavor of Shaun Cassidy's adult TV creations and his own experiences within the music machine, Ruby feels surprisingly ordinary and uninformed, put together out of scraps from the old sitcom drawer.
  6. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    50
    If you’re old enough to remember “The Partridge Family” and young enough to remember it fondly--which means you’re in your mid-40s and can recite the Echo Valley phone number--then you might enjoy Tuesday night’s pilot episode of Ruby & the Rockits on ABC Family.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    40
    So while there's a genial enough beat at Ruby's heart, based on the pilot, the prospect of regularly watching the show is enough to make you "Da Doo Ron Ron" for the hills.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24