• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 9, 2007
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
39

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic 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. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    60
    Cheerfully cheesy.
  3. The show is gently entertaining in a way reminiscent of variety shows of old.
  4. There's much to recommend in "Thank God You're Here!," but the show could be vastly improved by giving viewers at home a little more credit.
  5. 50
    Innocently goofy. [30 Apr 2007, p.37]
  6. The show will have to loosen up to succeed.
  7. 30
    There are a few funny moments, I guess, but the show is certainly nothing to plan your evening around.
  8. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    30
    Hit-miss in the way improv almost invariably is, the show feels flabby at an hour.
  9. 30
    A very hit-or-miss improvisational exercise, with miles of miss for every inch of hit.
  10. There are clever moments in NBC's new improv series "Thank God You're Here," but you can get awfully restless waiting for them.
  11. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    20
    It's more like sitting in on an embarrassing portion of an acting class.
  12. 10
    Almost anything sounds preferable to NBC's "Thank God You're Here."
User Score
4.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 21
  2. Negative: 10 out of 21
  1. Dr.footwear
    May 10, 2007
    2
    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 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.. Full Review »
  2. AaronS
    May 2, 2007
    0
    Painfully unfunny. NBC should just put this show out of its misery and spare us the same.
  3. MrAngy
    Apr 23, 2007
    0
    Pales in comparison to the original Australian version, which is somewhat surprising, considering the efforts taken to create a perfect Pales in comparison to the original Australian version, which is somewhat surprising, considering the efforts taken to create a perfect replica. What has changed is the most integral item; the players. Where the Australian version largely uses stand-up comics, the US incarnation seems to be based around network actors formerly of popular sitcoms. You have to wonder if the intent might be for a laugh at the expense of the guests, rather than at their wit and and quick thinking. In fairness it's not the worst show you'll see and it's certainly not wrong to find it genuinely funny at times, but the simple fact that they broke a winning concept outweighs any positives. Full Review »