• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 3, 2013
Metascore
46

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 23
  2. Negative: 7 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Oct 3, 2013
    80
    What makes Welcome to the Family interesting, and rather sweet, is that it confounds expectations.
  2. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Oct 1, 2013
    75
    Welcome to the Family may have the most potential of the new Thursday comedies, for the simple reason that it depends largely on careful character development as the grounding for its humor.
  3. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Oct 3, 2013
    70
    Everyone does their bit, performance-wise, but O'Malley, who came to everyone's attention as Kurt's father in "Glee," is the key player here. He and McCormack instantly create a dryly endearing couple, while he and Chavira may turn out to have the most fruitful antagonism since Maude met Archie Bunker.
  4. Reviewed by: Alessandra Stanley
    Oct 2, 2013
    70
    Welcome to the Family is not as bad as it sounds, mostly because some of the writing is clever, and all the actors are good. But Ms. McCormack in particular brings a likably tough, funny texture to the often thankless job of mother of the pregnant bride.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Oct 2, 2013
    63
    There are no awful characters and no bad actors; this is a cute little show that exceeds expectations. What it's yet to provide, though, is a compelling reason to watch.
User Score
3.4

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Oct 11, 2013
    2
    You can certainly identify when its trying to be funny but its just not. It has typical sitcom situations but they just don't pull the jokesYou can certainly identify when its trying to be funny but its just not. It has typical sitcom situations but they just don't pull the jokes off. Everything happens is pretty much how you would expect it to. Full Review »
  2. Oct 10, 2013
    1
    A show about two families thrown together because of something their kids did. Everyone gets along except the dads. So basically the show isA show about two families thrown together because of something their kids did. Everyone gets along except the dads. So basically the show is about the ongoing tension between the dads and how every one else gets along.

    Take away any of the possibilities for comedy, and you have a good synopsis of this show.
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