The Critic (1994–1995)

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Jay Sherman is a New York film critic who has to review films he doesn't like for a living.

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 Jay Sherman (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Margo Sherman / ... (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Marty Sherman / ... (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Franklin Sherman (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
Doris Grau ...
 Doris Grossman (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Eleanor Sherman (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Vlada Veramirovich / ... (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Jeremy Hawke / ... (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Duke Phillips (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Various Characters (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Alice Tompkins (10 episodes, 1995)
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 Penny Tompkins (10 episodes, 1995)
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Storyline

Jay Sherman is a TV movie critic who is forced to review the most pathetic films to which is he always says "It stinks" for his reviews. In addition to the film parodies, the show also deals with his personal life working his tyrannical media mogul boss and his love-life and family. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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26 January 1994 (USA)  »

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Though it has a cult following, "The Critic" is most famous for flip-flopping networks. It started on ABC, where it stayed for less than a month then it was canceled and Fox picked it up where it stayed for an entire season, then Comedy Central had it for a few months as part of their Sunday night animation block, then UPN was slated to pick it up but dropped it. Then it got a good run as a series of shorts at Atomfilms.com. Even still, it has retained a cult status. See more »

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Takin' down before its time
29 June 2004 | by (Nowheresville) – See all my reviews

I love the Critc. This is a prime example of how unfairly show biz treats its good shows. The basic premise of the show is that a middle aged film critic by the name of Jay Sherman leads an miserable existence. We see him at the work place ripping bad movies a new one everytime he has to review one (plus for the people of the Crtic for having the guts to comment about this era of horrible movies made by Hollywood). We also see him in his private life as a man who's love life is in shambles, has a weird waspy (and adopted) family, and a man who just needs a break now and then. I very much enjoyed the critic, and shame on ABC and FOX executives for taking it down in its prime. And a half a shame to comedy central for not putting it on as often and at a better time. So in short, maybe ABC or Fox or some other network will wise up and bring back this cult classic from the dead.


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