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  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 6, 2009
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: Bob Saget is back on ABC as a father of two kids living in the suburbs with his wife.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 12 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    83
    Modest but terrific, uncool but charming, this ain't According to Jim: Give it a try.
  2. 50
    Suburbia isn't the worst show you've ever seen. It may not even be the worst show you could watch tonight in this time slot. But it is among the least-memorable.
  3. 37
    Most painful are the scenes of Steve and Anne with their daughter, Courtney (G Hannelius). They’re overacted, unfunny and, like much of the rest of the show, full of annoying cliches.
  4. Surviving Suburbia starts out weak and declines rapidly.
  5. 30
    It has the air of something two teenage pals concocted while goofing around on the Internet, but the result of that would probably be fresher and bolder than Surviving Suburbia is.
  6. It's a hackfest of cliches and obvious, unfunny jokes about kids and neighbors and marriage, with multiple cameras, a smothering laugh track, precocious kids and a salty but loving wife.
  7. 10
    Why anybody is paying the writers and cast of Surviving Suburbia for what is essentially an amateur-hour production is just one more of those eternal television mysteries.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. liliankay
    Apr 6, 2009
    9
    Loved it, Bob, Cynthia, Jared and G are funny and dynamic. This is a great comedy for today.
  2. BarbK
    Apr 8, 2009
    9
    Old fashioned humor. Simple but funny. Loved it.
  3. jkdsvnkvnkknsfcnked
    Apr 7, 2009
    1
    I really dislike bob in this comedy because the directing sucks. really bad. same goes for acting. just watch everybody loves raymond on fox I really dislike bob in this comedy because the directing sucks. really bad. same goes for acting. just watch everybody loves raymond on fox instead. It wouldn't be torture. Collapse
  4. TomN
    Apr 6, 2009
    0
    Move to the city. Or to the country. Just get far far far away from this steaming pile of crap.
  5. LolaLittle
    Apr 6, 2009
    0
    This was painfully boring and should be canceled immediately.