• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 22, 2011
  • Season #: 1 , 2
Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Emily Nussbaum
    Dec 8, 2011
    30
    The problem is that Whitney is a terrible show, though in ways that resonate with our culture's debates about women and humor.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Sep 22, 2011
    30
    Relying heavily on sex talk and slapstick, Whitney is the kind of show where less funny people surround the star, always commenting on her zany actions.
  3. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Sep 19, 2011
    30
    If you caught a snippet of Whitney unawares, you would be forgiven for assuming that it's one of those shows-within-a-show that exists to caricature bad television.
  4. Reviewed by: Marisa LaScala
    Sep 22, 2011
    20
    With its stilted scenes, canned laughter, and handwringing about marriage, Whitney feels more like a step backward.
User Score
4.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 108 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 41
  2. Negative: 20 out of 41
  1. Sep 25, 2011
    3
    Just seems really forced. It looked alright in the commercials, but the studio audience laughing makes it too much. I don't see this as a winning show. Pass. Full Review »
  2. Sep 30, 2011
    5
    Whitney is a funny woman, but this show does not in any way represent how hilarious she is. Her writing and acting is not as good as it should be, and I would be surprised to see this show get another season. Full Review »
  3. Sep 23, 2011
    0
    Went in with an open mind, but truly hated the title character. Whitney is very, very annoying, no more, and no less. The writing was pedestrian. Pass! Full Review »