Mr. Robinson (TV series)

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Mr. Robinson
Genre Comedy
Created by Owen Ellickson
Developed by
Composer(s) Ryan Beveridge
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Robb Cullen
  • Mark Cullen
  • Howard Klein
  • Mark Schulman
  • Andy Ackerman
Cinematography Patti Lee
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Original network NBC
Original release August 5 (2015-08-05) – August 19, 2015 (2015-08-19)
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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.[1] The series stars Craig Robinson as a high school music teacher and part-time musician.[2]

On September 14, 2015, the series was cancelled.[3]


The original pilot was created by Owen Ellickson and was in development at NBC for the 2013–14 United States network television season.[4][5] It also starred Robinson, and included a cast of Jean Smart, Larenz Tate, Amandla Stenberg and Amanda Lund. Greg Daniels served as executive producer.

NBC placed a six-episode order for the series on January 6, 2014, with Mark Cullen and Robb Cullen as showrunners,[6] replacing Owen Ellickson, and several characters recast.




  • Meagan Good as Victoria Wavers[10]
  • 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 (2015-08-05) 4.60[11]
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 a former high school girlfriend Victoria.
2 "Flesh for Fantasy" Andy Ackerman Susan Hurwitz Arneson August 5, 2015 (2015-08-05) 3.79[11]
3 "Ain't Nothin' but a Hound Dog" Michael Lembeck Robb Cullen & Mark Cullen August 12, 2015 (2015-08-12) 4.39[12]
4 "Love the One You're With" Andy Ackerman Warren Hutcherson August 12, 2015 (2015-08-12) 3.48[12]
5 "Can't Buy Me Love" Andy Ackerman Peter Tibbals & Eric Goldberg August 19, 2015 (2015-08-19) 4.10[13]
6 "School's Out for Summer" Phill Lewis Robb Cullen & Mark Cullen August 19, 2015 (2015-08-19) 3.31[13]


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."[14] On Metacritic, the series has a score of 41 out of 100, based on 20 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[15]

Dominic Patten of Deadline said that the show is not funny.[16] Bruce R. Miller of the Sioux City Journal said, "Mr. Robinson just does not work".[17] Jeff Jensen of Entertainment Weekly gave the show a grade of C-.[18]


  1. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 26, 2015). "Mr. Robinson & The Carmichael Show To Debut in August; NBC Sets Welcome To Sweden Return, Other Summer Dates". Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ Ausiello, Michael (January 6, 2014). "NBC Orders Craig Robinson Comedy Series". TV Line. Retrieved January 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 14, 2015). "'The Carmichael Show' Renewed By NBC, 'Mr. Robinson' Cancelled". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 15, 2015. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 19, 2012). "'Office's Craig Robinson To Star in NBC Comedy From Series Boss Greg Daniels". Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 24, 2013). "Greg Daniels Comedy Starring The Office's Craig Robinson Gets NBC Pilot Order". Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 6, 2014). "NBC's Craig Robinson Comedy Gets Series Order With Mark Cullen & Rob Cullen As Showrunners". Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (December 2, 2014). "Brandon T. Jackson To Co-Star on NBC Comedy Series 'Mr. Robinson'". Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 23, 2014). "Lenora Crichlow & Spencer Grammer Join 'Mr. Robinson' On NBC". Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ Slezak, Michael (December 5, 2014). "Peri Gilpin Joins NBC's Mr. Robinson, Replacing Jean Smart". TV Line. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  10. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (February 10, 2015). "Meagan Good Boards NBC's 'Mr. Robinson' in Recasting". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b 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. 
  12. ^ a b 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. 
  13. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (August 20, 2015). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'MasterChef' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved August 23, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Mr. Robinson: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. August 5, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Mr. Robinson". Metacritic. 
  16. ^ "'Mr. Robinson' Review: NBC’s Music Teacher Comedy Hits All The Wrong Notes". Deadline. July 31, 2015. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  17. ^ "REVIEW: 'Mr. Robinson' needs to rethink career path". Sioux City Journal. August 2, 2015. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Mr. Robinson: EW review". Entertainment Weekly. July 30, 2015. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 

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