Alex, Inc.

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Alex, Inc.
Alex Inc Logo.png
Genre Sitcom
Created by Matt Tarses
Based on StartUp
by Alex Blumberg
Developed by Matt Tarses
Starring
Composer(s) Rob Simonsen
Duncan Blickenstaff
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setup Single-camera[1]
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original network ABC
Original release March 28 (2018-03-28) – May 16, 2018 (2018-05-16)
External links
Website

Alex, Inc. (stylized as alex, inc.) is an American sitcom that aired on ABC fron March 28 to May 16, 2018.[2] Created by Matt Tarses (Scrubs, The Goldbergs), the series is based on Alex Blumberg's Gimlet Media podcast StartUp, which documented Blumberg's own attempt to launch a startup with Gimlet Media.[3]

On May 11, 2018, the series was cancelled after one season.[4]

Synopsis[edit]

The series follows Alex Schuman, a radio journalist, husband and father of two, who decides to quit his job and start his own company. He is married to Rooni and the father of two mixed-race, Bengali American children.[5]

Cast and characters[edit]

  • Zach Braff as Alex Schuman,[5] a radio journalist, husband and father of two who has left his old job to start his own podcast company.
  • Tiya Sircar as Arunima "Rooni" Schuman, a lawyer, Alex's wife, and Ben and Soraya’s mother.
  • Hillary Anne Matthews as Deirdre Riordan, a producer at Alex's old job who left with him for his new company.
  • Elisha Henig as Ben Schuman, Alex and Rooni's son.
  • Audyssie James as Soraya Schuman, Alex and Rooni's daughter.
  • Michael Imperioli as Eddie LaGuzza, Alex's cousin and an investor in the new company.

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
1"The Unfair Advantage"Zach BraffMatt TarsesMarch 28, 2018 (2018-03-28)4.60[6]
2"The Wax Museum"Zach BraffMatt TarsesApril 4, 2018 (2018-04-04)3.73[7]
3"The Butterfly Pavilion"Richie KeenVanessa McCarthyApril 11, 2018 (2018-04-11)3.53[8]
4"The Nanny"Alisa StatmanJuliet SeniffApril 17, 2018 (2018-04-17)4.85[9]
5"The Mother-in-Law"Michael Patrick JannDan RubinApril 18, 2018 (2018-04-18)2.76[10]
6"The Cop Car"Zach BraffPaul O'Toole & Andy St. ClairApril 25, 2018 (2018-04-25)2.94[11]
7"The Grande Apologano"Zach BraffLisa McQuillanApril 25, 2018 (2018-04-25)2.49[11]
8"The Internet Trolls"Phil TraillJoshua Corey & Brian KratzMay 2, 2018 (2018-05-02)3.06[12]
9"The Fever"Chris KochDan Rubin & Morgan BeckMay 9, 2018 (2018-05-09)3.03[13]
10"The Rube Goldberg Contraption"John PutchJoshua Corey & Brian KratzMay 16, 2018 (2018-05-16)3.24[14]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 40% based on 15 reviews, with an average rating of 4.46/10.[15] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 49 out of 100 based on 10 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[16]

Ratings[edit]

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
1 "The Unfair Advantage" March 28, 2018 1.1/4 4.60[6]
2 "The Wax Museum" April 4, 2018 0.9/4 3.73[7]
3 "The Butterfly Pavilion" April 11, 2018 0.9/4 3.53[8]
4 "The Nanny" April 17, 2018 1.3/5 4.85[9]
5 "The Mother-in-Law" April 18, 2018 0.6/3 2.76[10]
6 "The Cop Car" April 25, 2018 0.7/3 2.94[11]
7 "The Grande Apologano" April 25, 2018 0.6/3 2.49[11]
8 "The Internet Trolls" May 2, 2018 0.8/4 3.06[12]
9 "The Fever" May 9, 2018 0.7/3 3.03[13]
10 "The Rube Goldberg Contraption" May 16, 2018 0.8/3 3.24[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2017 ABC Pilots". Deadline Hollywood. 
  2. ^ Andreev, Nellie (January 8, 2018). "ABC Slates Midseason Premiere Dates For 'Grey's Anatomy' Spinoff, 'For the People' & More, Sets 'American Idol' Air Pattern". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 8, 2018. 
  3. ^ Harp, Justin (May 17, 2017). "Scrubs' Zach Braff is back to inspire you in first trailer for ABC's Alex, Inc". Digital Spy. Retrieved May 17, 2017. 
  4. ^ Welch, Alex (May 11, 2018). "'Alex, Inc.,' 'Inhumans,' 'Deception,' 'The Crossing,' and more canceled by ABC". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 16, 2018. 
  5. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (May 11, 2017). "Zach Braff Comedy Pilot Gets Series Order At ABC". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 11, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b Porter, Rick (March 29, 2018). "'SEAL Team' adjusts down: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 29, 2018. 
  7. ^ a b Porter, Rick (April 5, 2018). "'Empire,' 'Survivor,' 'Goldbergs' adjust up, 'Designated Survivor' & 'Life Sentence' down: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 5, 2018. 
  8. ^ a b Porter, Rick (April 12, 2018). "'Empire,' 'Survivor,' 'Goldbergs' adjust up, CW adjusts down: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  9. ^ a b Porter, Rick (April 18, 2018). "'NCIS,' 'Alex, Inc.,' 'Lethal Weapon,' 'The Flash' adjust up, 'For the People' down: Tuesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 18, 2018. 
  10. ^ a b Porter, Rick (April 19, 2018). "'Empire' and 'The Voice' adjust up: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 19, 2018. 
  11. ^ a b c d Porter, Rick (April 26, 2018). "'Empire' adjusts up: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 26, 2018. 
  12. ^ a b Porter, Rick (May 3, 2018). "'Modern Family' adjusts down to series low: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 3, 2018. 
  13. ^ a b Porter, Rick (May 10, 2018). "'The Blacklist' adjusts up: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 10, 2018. 
  14. ^ a b Porter, Rick (May 17, 2018). "'Survivor' and 'The Blacklist' finale adjust up: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 17, 2018. 
  15. ^ "Alex, Inc: Season 1 (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved May 17, 2018. 
  16. ^ "Alex, Inc Season 1 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved May 17, 2018. 

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