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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 24, 2016
Season #: 1, 2, 3
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  • Summary: Contracter Adam (Matt LeBlanc) finds taking care of the kids is harder than he thinks when his wife Andi (Liza Snyder) goes back to work as a medical lab technician.
  • Genre(s): Comedy

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 25
  2. Negative: 12 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Oct 24, 2016
    70
    Neither [Man With a Plan or The Great Indoors] is groundbreaking or particularly exciting; both are quite likable and solidly constructed.
  2. Reviewed by: Zach Hollwedel
    Oct 24, 2016
    45
    A show that offers few laughs and just as much entertainment.
  3. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Sep 16, 2016
    42
    The writers deliver a stale idea.
  4. Reviewed by: Sonia Saraiya
    Oct 11, 2016
    40
    As far as comfortable, mediocre family sitcoms go, Man with a Plan appears to be finding a nice groove, establishing a patter between easy stereotypes and incrementally encouraging Adam to grow.
  5. Reviewed by: Amber Dowling
    Oct 24, 2016
    30
    Chemistry wasn’t the problem with either version of the pilot. Indeed both actresses are fine in the role, as is LeBlanc; it’s the show itself that could use some work.
  6. Reviewed by: Jon Negroni
    Oct 21, 2016
    30
    Man with a Plan is not a good show, even by low sitcom standards, and far away from the effective multi-cam format CBS has become used to employing in its massive hit lineup.
  7. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Oct 24, 2016
    0
    This is one of the least authentic family sitcoms on TV, right down to the horrible home set, which looks like it was cribbed from the scraps of canceled shows.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 5 out of 7
  1. Nov 14, 2016
    10
    This is hands down the greatest TV show ever created. Le Blanc is on point, his prowess on full display. The set is gorgeous, I found myselfThis is hands down the greatest TV show ever created. Le Blanc is on point, his prowess on full display. The set is gorgeous, I found myself pausing the show just to admire it. The writing is unbelievably good, I laughed so hard I had to change my underwear three times in one episode. The moral of the story is: This show is super great. Expand
  2. Dec 10, 2017
    10
    The story of this TV show may be pretty far from being original, but it's a very kind and funny with pleasant characters. Have no idea whyThe story of this TV show may be pretty far from being original, but it's a very kind and funny with pleasant characters. Have no idea why there are so many negative reviews here. Expand
  3. Dec 15, 2016
    3
    I'll admit it. I don't like Matt LeBlanc. I thought he played a serviceable idiot on Friends but I just don't buy him in any other roles.I'll admit it. I don't like Matt LeBlanc. I thought he played a serviceable idiot on Friends but I just don't buy him in any other roles. When I heard he was co-hosting Top Gear I just knew the series was a goner. You can always tell your watching a bad show by the delivery of the actors. It's almost like they're wincing as the words come out of their mouths. Kevin Nealon's talents are completely wasted here. The kids are the most interesting part of the show. CBS is usually slow on the trigger when it comes to canceling shows but I don't see how this mess can possibly survive. Expand
  4. Nov 25, 2016
    2
    I loved his show Episodes so I was really disappointed in this. He played a wonderful role in Episodes, I truly thought he wouldn't doI loved his show Episodes so I was really disappointed in this. He played a wonderful role in Episodes, I truly thought he wouldn't do anything as bad as Pucks ( the tv show in the tv show Episodes). Expand
  5. Nov 4, 2016
    1
    Matt LeBlanc is just not believable in this role. I mean he could just phone it in and be the same. I really expected his character to shoutMatt LeBlanc is just not believable in this role. I mean he could just phone it in and be the same. I really expected his character to shout "Yo, I'm Joey" a few times. I mean Matt just stands there and speaks his lines. No movement; no emotion -- just another one dimensional Joey from friends. I think the thing that irked me was the arguing with the kindergarten teacher - over and over and over. Seriously, my kids don't even take a bad joke this far. Another bad show this season. Expand
  6. Oct 25, 2016
    0
    I hope Matt LeBlanc's plan is to find a television show that is actually entertaining to watch because this new show is light years away fromI hope Matt LeBlanc's plan is to find a television show that is actually entertaining to watch because this new show is light years away from being entertaining. Expand
  7. Oct 27, 2016
    0
    It is a series with nothing theme relevant. There is nothing funny because it seems a mixture of other programs that also failed. NothingIt is a series with nothing theme relevant. There is nothing funny because it seems a mixture of other programs that also failed. Nothing groundbreaking. Expand

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