• Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 4, 2007
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 24
  2. Negative: 11 out of 24
  1. So far, it’s only abrasive.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    30
    The more you see of it, the less there is to like.
  3. 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!"
  4. It would be obvious and unfunny to dismiss Rob Corddry's new Fox sitcom, "The Winner," by saying it's a loser. But since the alleged humor in this new series is even more lazy and less amusing than that, it seems only fair.
  5. 25
    It's like watching a marionette with one set of strings operated by John Lithgow and the other by Pee-wee Herman. [12 Mar 2007, p.39]
  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. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    20
    Consider it proof of Corddry's superb resourcefulness that he somehow manages to wring the occasional drop of comedy from these dreary situations.
  8. 10
    "The Winner" isn't, by any stretch of the imagination, and it's sad to see Corddry pour his likable comic style -- a form of ironic cluelessness -- into such a feeble and misguided project.
  9. Insipid, poorly written and saddled with an onerous laugh track, "The Winner" is lame even by Fox's standards.
  10. 0
    Smutty at its best, downright creepy at its worst, this dreadful attempt to mock the coming-of-age genre could well be the first TV show to get an entire day of the week canceled.
  11. 0
    Probably the most mistitled sitcom of the decade.

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