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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 5, 2009
  • Season #: 1
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

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  • Summary: The comedy series based loosely on Sherri Shepherd's own life before she became a comedian follows the life of the single mother as she deals with her ex-husband, dating, and her work life.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. If you're looking for a smart, brain-massaging sitcom, watch NBC's Thursday night lineup. If you're just seeking a few (sometimes cheap) laughs, Sherri provides.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    70
    So while Sherri doesn't rock any better than "Rita" does, for Lifetime, that's probably enough.
  3. Lifetime busts out a new sitcom Monday night, and while Sherri isn't an instant classic, it should spark more than a few "Right on, sister" responses from the Lifetime audience.
  4. 63
    Shepherd is the star, and she does a good job of, er, Shepherding the show and making her character very likeable and accessable. I only wish the women characters were deliberately funny, instead of being accidentally funny from being stupid.
  5. Sherri is a slip of a comedy, an appetizer yearning to be the main course.
  6. Shepherd is appealing and rattles off a few good zingers. But viewers will find more wit and spark during The View's ''Hot Topics'' than in this generic comedy.
  7. What's sad about Sherri--other than the fact that her ex, Kevin, is played by Malcolm-Jamal Warner, who was brought up better than this by Cliff and Clair Huxtable--is that while it's supposedly a show about a woman moving on after a divorce, it's being made by a woman who so clearly hasn't.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. EshelleB
    Oct 6, 2009
    10
    Sherry is one of the best shows to come along in years.
  2. MichaelC.
    Oct 6, 2009
    10
    Full of laughs. Sometimes totally cracked up.
  3. Maria
    Oct 6, 2009
    10
    Loved the show!! She's hilarious, I wish her the best.
  4. EstherW.
    Oct 6, 2009
    9
    Very entertaining. Great potential.
  5. TonyaM
    Oct 16, 2009
    9
    Great show!! So full of laughs!! Summer is hysterical,but Sherri is fantastic.
  6. ShayS
    Oct 7, 2009
    9
    I would give this show a 10 - only because Poker Face by Lady Gaga was in it. But i can't go for that, so i will give the show a 9 - I would give this show a 10 - only because Poker Face by Lady Gaga was in it. But i can't go for that, so i will give the show a 9 - cause it was HI- LARIOUS. Expand
  7. TaraH
    Oct 6, 2009
    2
    Sherri is so desperate for a career, she is in that 'YES!' mode to absolutely anything people float past her. The horrible decision Sherri is so desperate for a career, she is in that 'YES!' mode to absolutely anything people float past her. The horrible decision to take on this sitcom may cost her dearly. Any entity considering her for star roles will most certainly see this show and second-think their use of her. While she does as so many black comedians do, exaggerate the blackness for comedic inflection (a staple of sitcoms ever since the phrase "what choo talkin bout Willis?!" was uttered in the 80's) she shows little comedic timing beyond that 'character' voice she uses when trying (desperately) to be funny. Even when she is dancing around Hot Topics on The View, she turns to her inner-city tone and accent in order to deliver a cheap laugh when needed. Her normal persona is actually quite well-spoken and articulate, but she seems intent on suppressing that side of her. Trust me sistuh, there ain't no room in Hollywood for anothu silly sistuh! We gots those ever-where. Be yo self girl!! Expand

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