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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 22, 2011
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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  • Summary: Whitney (Whitney Cummings) is determined not to let her relationship with Alex (Chris D'Elia) get too comfortable and boring.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Sep 21, 2011
    91
    The show's core relationship is appealingly relaxed. It dares to suggest successful coupledom lies less in heated passion than in being able to dress down and screw up and know you're still loved.
  2. Reviewed by: Alessandra Stanley
    Sep 19, 2011
    70
    Whitney is funnier than "2 Broke Girls," probably because the humor seems more idiosyncratic.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Sep 19, 2011
    50
    Other than Cummings' slightly off-kilter view of relationships as writer and star, Whitney as a construct is more spindly than her legs.
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Sep 22, 2011
    50
    The characters are all caricature-y stereotypes and the jokes are of the ba-da-dum! variety, but the pilot made me laugh more than some other new comedies, mostly due to the performances.
  5. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Sep 12, 2011
    42
    Standup comic Cummings has potential, but no one could overcome these dated relationship cliches.
  6. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Sep 22, 2011
    40
    It also has hints--just hints--of a fascinating show about the implications of technology and the limits of knowledge. But I don't know if it really wants to, or will be allowed to, become that more interesting show.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 41
  2. Negative: 20 out of 41
  1. Sep 24, 2011
    10
    Very cute and fun show. the pilot wasn't perfect but in time it will grow and become really good. Its like a female seinfeld. Dont believeVery cute and fun show. the pilot wasn't perfect but in time it will grow and become really good. Its like a female seinfeld. Dont believe what others say and there is no laugh track(its a live audience) and the laughing makes you feel welcomed into the atmosphere of a sitcom. Its great, just watch it! Expand
  2. Nov 18, 2011
    10
    I really donâ
  3. Oct 15, 2011
    9
    I was pleasantly surprised by this show. i didn't have high hopes for it when I got a glimpse at the fall tv line-up. Not to mention, butI was pleasantly surprised by this show. i didn't have high hopes for it when I got a glimpse at the fall tv line-up. Not to mention, but there is something about Whitney that I just don't like. However, in this show whatever that 'something" is, it seems to fade away. I am definitely rooting for this show when the networks sit down to evaluate their current line-ups. Expand
  4. Zal
    Jan 11, 2012
    4
    This is one of those shows that has good ideas but the execution is poor. I'm not a fan of Whitney Cummings. I've seen her stand up and IThis is one of those shows that has good ideas but the execution is poor. I'm not a fan of Whitney Cummings. I've seen her stand up and I don't think she's very good. But from the previews, this show looked like it would be very funny. It wasn't. At least, not that much. Okay, it has its moments. I liked the silent treatment episode. But for the most part, it's good concept gone wrong. Everything seems so forced in this show. If there were some talented people behind this, this could have been good. Alas, it's pretty dull, which sucks because it has some good ideas. I've stopped watching it for now. I might give it another try in the future. Expand
  5. Feb 10, 2012
    3
    I fought my better judgement and decided to give this show a try. As expected, this show was a dud from the start. The acting is some of theI fought my better judgement and decided to give this show a try. As expected, this show was a dud from the start. The acting is some of the worst I've seen, way too forced. If that weren't enough, the writing is sub-par, relying heavily on one-liners that inevitably fail. No thanks. Expand
  6. Dec 2, 2012
    2
    Not sure which is worse , seeing Cummings "try" to act or the overused sex jokes. The show is not fresh or new or ground breaking or evenNot sure which is worse , seeing Cummings "try" to act or the overused sex jokes. The show is not fresh or new or ground breaking or even interesting, the characters are very unlikely people with very unlikely behaviors and in often very unrealistic scenarios. Expand
  7. Dec 9, 2011
    0
    'Whitney' might just be the second worst show of 2011, as first place is taken by 'How to Be a Gentleman'.

    Whitney Cummings, is beautiful
    'Whitney' might just be the second worst show of 2011, as first place is taken by 'How to Be a Gentleman'.

    Whitney Cummings, is beautiful and a very talented comedienne. But she is a bad actress, and her portrayal of her character in this sitcom isn't very "likable"... Terrible writing, bad acting, even worse jokes and lame laugh track...

    NBC usually do not carry laugh track shows... but instead usually carry well written shows that emphasizes on quality scripts and acting. 'Whitney' doesn't fit in to that category.
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