The Winner : Season 1

  • Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 4, 2007
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. "The Winner" may not be able to go the distance, but it's a fun little show in the here and now.
  2. 60
    Overall, the new Fox sitcom is surprisingly winning, and the skilled Corddry is the main reason.
  3. 50
    "The Winner" quickly metastasizes into a routine sitcom with laugh tracks and Ye Olde Storylines.
  4. Corddry manages to make scenes work that otherwise would have viewers reaching for the remote.
  5. There's something ominous about running out of fresh ideas in the second or third episode.
User Score
3.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 60 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 45
  2. Negative: 26 out of 45
  1. Blake
    Apr 9, 2007
    0
    Literally the worst sit com in years. It was not clever. It was not funny. It was not imaginitive. I'd guess they thought they could Literally the worst sit com in years. It was not clever. It was not funny. It was not imaginitive. I'd guess they thought they could take another great Daily Show person and have automatic sucess. But the writing was just terrible. I'm guessing some demographic found this funny. But not me. I really expected better out of Cordry than this junk. Full Review »
  2. elenaa
    Mar 26, 2007
    10
    Loved it, howled with laughter..
  3. EricC
    Mar 23, 2007
    0
    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 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. Full Review »