• Network: TNT
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 6, 2013
  • Season #: 1
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15

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Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jun 6, 2013
    67
    Sit through TNT’s The Hero and “72 Hours” and REELZ’s “Race to the Scene” back-to-back, you realize how much the genre lives on the tired bone marrow of “Survivor” and "The Amazing Race."
  2. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jun 6, 2013
    80
    Rescuing people from burning buildings. Feeding people who are starving. Taking a child no one cared about and teaching that child to read. That’s heroic. The Hero is an entertaining reality show. That’s fine. It’s just not the same thing.
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jun 6, 2013
    40
    The more promising [of the two TNT shows--the other is "72 Hours"] is The Hero, which at least allows the contestants to develop as characters--although you might wish there was less focus on the sniveling crying of mother-of-three Patty.