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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 3, 2013
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: College plans turn to marriage plans when young couple (and new high school graduates) Molly (Ella Rae Peck) and Junior (Joey Haro) discover that they are about to become parents. Complicating matters are their own parents (including Glee's Mike O'Malley), who must deal with merging families and cultures. Collapse
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 23
  2. Negative: 7 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Oct 3, 2013
    What makes Welcome to the Family interesting, and rather sweet, is that it confounds expectations.
  2. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Oct 3, 2013
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Oct 2, 2013
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Oct 2, 2013
    Not great, not terrible, Welcome to the Family is another occasionally amusing but not really funny family comedy.
  5. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Oct 3, 2013
    There's nothing terrible about the pilot of NBC's Welcome to the Family, but nothing that explains how it attracted Mike O'Malley, Mary McCormack , Ricardo A. Chavira and Justina Machado.
  6. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Oct 1, 2013
    O’Malley and Chavira and McCormack elevated the material they were given. And they were good. At the same time, there wasn’t enough else in Welcome to the Family to make me want to watch any more of it.
  7. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Sep 15, 2013
    My nominee for quickest and most punitive cancellation ... What a limp and unfunny show.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Oct 11, 2013
    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 jokes off. Everything happens is pretty much how you would expect it to. Expand
  2. Oct 10, 2013
    A 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.