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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 14, 2010
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

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  • Summary: After their father is taken to jail, his three sons hire a slacker to play their father so they don't get sent to different foster homes.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Paige Wiser
    75
    The jokes are often as juvenile as the juveniles, which makes for some relaxing sitcom viewing. If the writers can stay away from any sort of tenderness, they might have a winner on their hands.
  2. 75
    This FOX version of a family sitcom isn't as irreverent or formula-free as it thinks--ABC's "The Middle" is actually edgier--but it scores points for never resorting to mere cuteness and for throwing in a bizarre sight gag about frozen squirrels.
  3. Sons of Tucson has a sharp edge that can be funny even as it makes you feel uneasy for laughing.
  4. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    50
    Mildly amusing, though take out some of the harsh language and you've got more of a Disney Channel or TeenNick series than a memorable Fox one.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    50
    Tucson hasn't done much to invigorate the formula. Mostly, the situations provide an excuse for Labine to fast-talk his way into and out of trouble, which is amusing so far as it goes.
  6. 50
    There are some humorous moments and decent lines. But overall, the joke has such a nasty, frantic edge, it's hard to care which way the punch line lands.
  7. Utterly unpleasant and unfunny, Fox's dispiriting Sons of Tucson may be the worst comedy series of a generally winning 2009-10 TV season.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Sep 12, 2010
    10
    This show is absolutely amazing! I pray that Fox doesn't cancel it because if you know the background of the show you truly understand whatThis show is absolutely amazing! I pray that Fox doesn't cancel it because if you know the background of the show you truly understand what the creators where thinking while making it. The people that made Malcolm in the Middle also where involved with this. My opinion, Fox tried to create another "Malcolm in the Middle" type show, and I think they did an amazing job!

    The children all have very similar personalities to the kids in Malcolm in the Middle. Watch it with an open mind because the storyline is great and the acting is incredible. I think fox found a smash hit and because there dads in prison for 25 years, this show could potentially have 7 or 8 seasons like malcolm in the middle. I think watching these kids grow up with Ron is going to be really funny. Brandon Gunderson is like Reese, from malcolm in the middle except he isn't a bully.

    Gary Gunderson is definitely the Malcolm of the show. He is smart and basically without his intelligence the family probably wouldn't still be together.

    Robbie Gunderson is a mix of Reese and Dewey because he is the youngest and he's witty but he is also a bully.

    What I love is that the brothers respect each other and the adventures and possibilities of this show is amazing. I love this show already and I hope it stays on for 5+ years
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  2. KevinD
    Mar 15, 2010
    10
    Tyler Labine is hysterically funny. Don't miss it!
  3. PaulS
    Apr 6, 2010
    9
    Ok not the best show by a long shot but the stupid is just making me laugh and thinking, that's dumb enough to find it entertaining.
  4. CarolS
    Mar 15, 2010
    8
    It really did make me laugh out loud.
  5. DiannaS
    Apr 7, 2010
    8
    Comparing to other shows at 9:30PM on Sunday's night, this is not bad. It does have its weakness, the kids just mouth-off way too much. Comparing to other shows at 9:30PM on Sunday's night, this is not bad. It does have its weakness, the kids just mouth-off way too much. I was trying to figure out what rating this show should be. Expand
  6. MisterW
    Apr 11, 2010
    4
    They take the best, funniest actor out of the cancelled "Reaper" and give him a series of his own. I say, Yay! Then they do what the idiots They take the best, funniest actor out of the cancelled "Reaper" and give him a series of his own. I say, Yay! Then they do what the idiots at the networks always do, they forget why they liked him (Hint: he was the funny one!), and they give him all the straight lines. Hey, idiots! He's the comedic talent not the straight man! 'Kay? Let him beat on the kids and do awful stuff just like he did in Reaper and then you won't have to cancel the show!! Fools. Expand
  7. ChrisS
    Mar 28, 2010
    0
    Horrible, horrible show wheres my "American Dad" ? I could barely watch through the whole episode without wanting to shoot myself at how NOT Horrible, horrible show wheres my "American Dad" ? I could barely watch through the whole episode without wanting to shoot myself at how NOT funny it was. I have a feeling this will be thrown into the canceled pile soon. Expand

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