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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 4, 2007
  • Season #: 1
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  • Starring: Rob Corddry, Lenny Clarke, Linda Hart
  • Summary: Set during the 1990s, "The Winner" stars The Daily Show's Rob Corddry as an immature 32-year-old loser who lives with his parents and whose best friend is a 13-year-old boy. He'll later go on to become the richest man in Buffalo.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Creator: Ricky Blitt
  • Show Type: Ended
  • Season 1 premiere date: Mar 4, 2007
  • Episode Length: 30
  • Air Time: 08:30 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 24
  2. Negative: 11 out of 24
  1. 100
    Not only the funniest new show this season, but the strangest one since "Get A Life."
  2. 75
    Thanks to Corddry's social misfit charisma, Ricky Blitt's affable lowbrow lunacy flashes with a sharp, dizzy wit.
  3. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    The emotional reality is so true here that not only do they get away with an assortment of gags about condoms, massage parlors and other juvenile fixations, but they make them resonate endearingly.
  4. Corddry manages to make scenes work that otherwise would have viewers reaching for the remote.
  5. 30
    The overall feeling is, "How did Rob Corddry wander onto the set of a shitty sitcom? Quick, someone get him back to 'The Daily Show' before they replace him!"
  6. You can only hope that Blitt, a first-time executive producer, will tire of middle-school humor and move to something a little more satisfying for grown-ups.
  7. 0
    Probably the most mistitled sitcom of the decade.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 45
  2. Negative: 26 out of 45
  1. elenaa
    Mar 26, 2007
    Loved it, howled with laughter..
  2. ehc
    Mar 5, 2007
    i liked it!
  3. jordanb
    Mar 5, 2007
    I thought it was pretty good. its better than how i met your mother (which sucks)
  4. MaxW
    Mar 6, 2007
    I really wanted this show to be funny, but starting the minute I heard that horrible laugh track (why do they still use these?) I knew this wasn't going to be a winner. Expand
  5. MatthewS
    Mar 4, 2007
    This. Show. Is. Horrible. It feels like it was written by a 12 year old -- and a stupid 12 year old, at that. The writing is bad, the pacing is bad, the jokes are not funny... I was very disappointed. Expand
  6. darink
    Mar 4, 2007
    shit quake
  7. EricC
    Mar 23, 2007
    Another Daily Show anchor goes on to star in a show. Cordry now joins the likes of Colbert and Carell. The only difference is that The Office and Colbert Report are easily the most hilarious shows you'll find. The Winner is all out crap. The most unfunny sitcom I have seen since The War At Home. And that is very unfunny. I can't wait to see this show fail, and oh, it will fail. The only thing I enjoyed was seeing Cordry, my least favorite Daily Show correspondent, end up in a pile of vile smelling burning trash like this. Atleast with a laugh track, guys like Jeff H and Dave M won't feel so alone in their laughter, even though they desperately and hopelessly are. I avoid watching Fox now because I might see a comercial for this offensively bad show, a comercial which would only promise another 30 minutes in television hell. Expand

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