Monday, 9:30 p.m., CBS

Summary

Dan Kopelman’s comedy focuses on three periods of the life of Alex Riley as a 14-year-old in 1991 (Jack Dylan Grazer), at age 40 in the present day (Bobby Moynihan), and at age 65 in 2042 (John Larroquette)

What The Critics Say (Metascore 57)

  • It approaches family life in a fashion similar to that older Bryan Cranston family series: with warmth, a little cynicism and a great sense of humor. Moynihan, who rose to prominence on “Saturday Night Live,” anchors the show, largely because of his knack for playing the tragically average guy with humor and compassion. The young Riley isn’t as compelling, at least in the pilot episode, as his stepbrother (Richards). … Larroquette makes the senior Alex just as likable, and almost as funny, as Monihayn’s Alex. — Lorraine Ali, Los Angeles Times
  • Structurally, it’s an interesting approach, but ultimately a flawed one. It’s hard to invest too much in any particular timeline when we can see the origins, or the end result, in one of the other timelines. … Still, Moynihan and Larroquette are charming enough, and threads about parenting, dreams, and basketball could make for a warm, if not particularly funny, family sitcom. — Sonia Saraiya, Variety
  • Smarmy comedy. … If you’re wondering how Moynihan winds up looking like Larroquette, let me assure you, this show has bigger problems than that. — Hank Stuever, Washington Post