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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 21, 2009
  • Season #: 1
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59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics What's this?

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8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 35 Ratings

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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
  1. MillieF.
    Jul 23, 2009
    10
    Fun show.
  2. SusanUvanni
    Jul 22, 2009
    10
    I thought it was great - my teenagers liked it too. will watch again.
  3. nancyk.
    Sep 10, 2009
    10
    A great family show that parents enjoy watching with their children. looking forward to character development along with the many plots and A great family show that parents enjoy watching with their children. looking forward to character development along with the many plots and music possible. a multi-generational family entertainment piece that is very refreshing. Expand
  4. KariS
    Jul 31, 2009
    10
    Anything with David Cassidy is a winner with me.
  5. PEGGYR
    Aug 10, 2009
    10
    I am in my forties and my son is in his twenties and we both love it.
  6. DeniM
    Aug 21, 2009
    10
    I love David Cassidy's character! So funny. The show is very well written. Rest of cast are great too! Hope this show will make it!
  7. DoreenM
    Aug 14, 2009
    5
    I adore David Cassidy, and I don't like this show of his. Couldn't they photoshop some 70s pics of them together for the I adore David Cassidy, and I don't like this show of his. Couldn't they photoshop some 70s pics of them together for the 'younger' photos? They both look so old in the 'old days' shots! Expand

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