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  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 9, 2007
  • Season #: 1
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  • Starring: David Alan Grier, Dave Foley
  • Summary: Each week a group of four guest actors improvises live comedy sketches in this version of the hit Australian series.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Reality
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 6 out of 12
  1. 63
    NBC's new "Thank God You're Here" doesn't start out as strong as I'd hoped. It has potential, though.
  2. The show is gently entertaining in a way reminiscent of variety shows of old.
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Cheerfully cheesy.
  4. 30
    A very hit-or-miss improvisational exercise, with miles of miss for every inch of hit.
  5. 30
    There are a few funny moments, I guess, but the show is certainly nothing to plan your evening around.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Hit-miss in the way improv almost invariably is, the show feels flabby at an hour.
  7. 10
    Almost anything sounds preferable to NBC's "Thank God You're Here."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 21
  2. Negative: 10 out of 21
  1. LYNNP
    Apr 19, 2007
    last nights show cracked me up. i could not stop laughing. every one was great and i think it was very hard to pick one winner last night. i will not make any plans on Wed. nights at 8m exept to be watching the show. thanks for the fun lynn pakus Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Apr 13, 2007
    I liked it!
  3. MitchN
    Apr 17, 2007
    Great variation in quality among sketches, as should be expected from improv, but some are hysterical - Harland Williams on 4/16 was superb. Funnier than most every formulaic sitcom on tv! Expand
  4. Brendan
    Apr 16, 2007
    This show has great potential but there's only one problem the guests they have are simply not funny. Though I will give these B-list stars some credit. Most of them are funny when they have a script (examples being Jason Alexander and Jennifer Coolidge) but the thing is not having a script is the whole point of the show. These people can't make it up as they go along they don't have that kind of talent (if they have any). Finally I don't understand what the voice of Flick from A Bug's Life has anything to do with comedy. I think if the show can get some good guests it could have a shot of being the next Whose Line is it Anyway but it has a long way to go. Expand
  5. BlakeM
    Apr 11, 2007
    Just not very funny unfortunately...
  6. Dr.footwear
    May 10, 2007
    The show could be better but it just isn't.David Allen Grier stinks as host and the guests they get are b level at best. you'll chuckle every so often,but for the most part its alot of Ummm ...uhhh....yes...yes..right.. Expand
  7. EthanL
    Apr 12, 2007
    Stupid. Looks like a show that belongs on PBS. So boring. I changed channels and started watching Dancing With The Stars. (According to Nielsen Media Research, so did the rest of America.) Expand

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