• Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 27, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. 25
    The characters here creak, including the talking bear who mirrors the alien in American Dad and the dog in Family Guy, and the watered-down setup now feels like a copy of a copy of a copy. What's worse, in three episodes, there's hardly a laugh to be found. Bad taste, we'll accept. Boring we won't.
  2. 10
    One of the strangest things about these MacFarlane shows are the mean-spirited "cultural references," all of them shoehorned in as asides and rarely having anything to do with the plot or characters.
User Score
3.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 195 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 90
  2. Negative: 47 out of 90
  1. Dec 25, 2011
    0
    Somebody please make him stop, Seth McFarlane has yet again conceived a failed abortion spawned by his previous piece of garbage that isn'tSomebody please make him stop, Seth McFarlane has yet again conceived a failed abortion spawned by his previous piece of garbage that isn't even as bad as this. He is not creative, has no taste in comedy, and is copying the Simpsons in plot structure (which Family Guy barley has) and the animation style. The Cleveland show is boring and tasteless like its director. Full Review »
  2. Jun 14, 2011
    5
    Not as funny as I thought it would be. Family Guy is lightyears ahead of this.
  3. CoreyL
    Oct 2, 2009
    0
    The only reason I gave this a 0 rating is because it was the lowest number available. I am a huge FAMILY GUY fan, and was hoping for the The only reason I gave this a 0 rating is because it was the lowest number available. I am a huge FAMILY GUY fan, and was hoping for the best. I didn't laugh once. You probably won't print this, but I believe MacFarlane was pressured into making this show to offset the off-color humor of FAMILY GUY. I don't think he'll lose any sleep when this show crashes & burns. Political correct- ness created this show, utter lack of humor will be it's demise! Long live FAMILY GUY! Full Review »