Mr. Robinson (TV series)
|Created by||Owen Ellickson|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||6 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Distributor||NBCUniversal Television Distribution|
|Original release||August 5– August 19, 2015|
Mr. Robinson is an American sitcom television series created by Owen Ellickson, and developed by Robb Cullen and Mark Cullen, which ran from August 5 through August 19, 2015, on NBC. The series stars Craig Robinson as a high school music teacher and part-time musician.
On September 14, 2015, the series was cancelled.
The original pilot was created by Owen Ellickson and was in development at NBC for the 2013–14 United States network television season. It also starred Robinson, and included a cast of Jean Smart, Larenz Tate, Amandla Stenberg and Amanda Lund. Greg Daniels served as executive producer.
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- Craig Robinson as Craig Robinson
- Ben Koldyke as Jimmy Hooper
- Brandon T. Jackson as Ben Robinson
- Spencer Grammer as Ashleigh Fellows
- Amandla Stenberg as Halle Foster
- Peri Gilpin as Principal Eileen Taylor
- Meagan Good as Victoria Wavers
- Tim Bagley as Supervisor Dalton
- Asif Ali as Samir Panj
- Dante Brown as Deandre Hall
- Ethan Josh Lee as Quan Phook
- Franchesca Maia as Maria
- LaMonica Garrett as Robert
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|1||"Pilot"||Andy Ackerman||Robb Cullen & Mark Cullen||August 5, 2015||4.60|
|Craig Robinson, a musician looking to earn some extra cash, takes a job as the new substitute music teacher in efforts of winning the affections of Victoria, a former high school girlfriend.|
|2||"Flesh for Fantasy"||Andy Ackerman||Susan Hurwitz Arneson||August 5, 2015||3.79|
|3||"Ain't Nothin' but a Hound Dog"||Michael Lembeck||Robb Cullen & Mark Cullen||August 12, 2015||4.39|
|4||"Love the One You're With"||Andy Ackerman||Warren Hutcherson||August 12, 2015||3.48|
|5||"Can't Buy Me Love"||Andy Ackerman||Peter Tibbals & Eric Goldberg||August 19, 2015||4.10|
|6||"School's Out for Summer"||Phill Lewis||Robb Cullen & Mark Cullen||August 19, 2015||3.31|
Mr. Robinson has received generally negative reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes the series has a rating of 21%, based on 24 reviews, with an average rating of 3.1/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Mr. Robinson is held back by too many sitcom tropes, bad plots, and stock characters, wasting its appealing star." On Metacritic, the series has a score of 41 out of 100, based on 20 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
Dominic Patten of Deadline said that the show is not funny. Bruce R. Miller of the Sioux City Journal said, "Mr. Robinson just does not work". Jeff Jensen of Entertainment Weekly gave the show a grade of C−.
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- Andreeva, Nellie (September 14, 2015). "'The Carmichael Show' Renewed By NBC, 'Mr. Robinson' Cancelled". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
- Andreeva, Nellie (October 19, 2012). "'Office's Craig Robinson To Star in NBC Comedy From Series Boss Greg Daniels". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
- Andreeva, Nellie (January 24, 2013). "Greg Daniels Comedy Starring The Office's Craig Robinson Gets NBC Pilot Order". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
- Andreeva, Nellie (January 6, 2014). "NBC's Craig Robinson Comedy Gets Series Order With Mark Cullen & Rob Cullen As Showrunners". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 23, 2014.
- Andreeva, Nellie (December 2, 2014). "Brandon T. Jackson To Co-Star on NBC Comedy Series 'Mr. Robinson'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
- Andreeva, Nellie (November 23, 2014). "Lenora Crichlow & Spencer Grammer Join 'Mr. Robinson' On NBC". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
- Slezak, Michael (December 5, 2014). "Peri Gilpin Joins NBC's Mr. Robinson, Replacing Jean Smart". TV Line. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
- Goldberg, Lesley (February 10, 2015). "Meagan Good Boards NBC's 'Mr. Robinson' in Recasting". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
- Bibel, Sara (August 6, 2015). "Wednesday Final Ratings: Big Brother, MasterChef, America's Got Talent & Last Comic Standing Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
- Kondolojy, Amanda (August 13, 2015). "Wednesday Final Ratings: Big Brother Adjusted Up; 'America's Next Top Model' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
- Bibel, Sara (August 20, 2015). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'MasterChef' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
- "Mr. Robinson: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. August 5, 2015.
- "Mr. Robinson". Metacritic.
- "'Mr. Robinson' Review: NBC's Music Teacher Comedy Hits All The Wrong Notes". Deadline Hollywood. July 31, 2015. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
- "REVIEW: 'Mr. Robinson' needs to rethink career path". Sioux City Journal. August 2, 2015. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
- "Mr. Robinson: EW review". Entertainment Weekly. July 30, 2015. Retrieved August 3, 2015.