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Back to You is a traditional live-audience sitcom starring sitcom veterans Kelsey Grammer (Cheers, Frasier) and Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond) as co-news anchors who reunite at a Pittsburgh television station after they worked together previously in the '90s. Chuck Darling (Kelsey Grammer) is a bit of a womanizer and moved on from Pittsburgh to a large market but his career took a large hit after a terrible on-screen blunder. In the managers' attempt to bring the Pittsburgh newscast back to #1, Chuck Darling makes his return with his former co-anchor Kelly Carr. The creative minds behind the series, Steven Levitan (Just Shoot Me) and Christopher Lloyd (Frasier) are both very experienced in the sitcom realm.

Back to You is produced by 20th Century Fox and Levitan-Lloyd Productions.
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  • Back To You - Decent Sitcom

    7.0
    This was one funny little sitcom that ended its run abruptly because of 2 things. It was airing on FOX which is never a good thing for a new show and it was shortened due to WGA Strike during the infamous 2007/2008 season.
  • A prematurely ended but good sitcom....

    7.5
    Few good TV shows exist at this point in time and it is because networks do not take risks anymore nor allow time for a show to grow and develop. Quite clever, consistently amusing, and including some great talent, "Back To You" joins ranks with the likes of "The Norm Show," "Arrested Development," "Firefly," as other prematurely ended quality TV shows.



    "Frasier" star Kelsey Grammer and "Everybody Loves Raymond" star Patricia Heaton join forces in "Back To You." Grammer plays Chuck Darling, a TV anchor who after a vulgar and embarrassing live-TV slip-up returns to WURG Pittsburg to resume the job that he left 10 years ago. At WURG is, among a wide variety of colorful and disaster-prone network employees, co-anchor Kelly Carr (played by Heaton) who has a very fractious relationship with Chuck.



    From the collaborative minds of Steven Levitan (creator of "Just Shoot Me"), Christopher Lloyd (writer/producer on "Frasier"), and James Burrows (director of a lot of prime-time TV including "Cheers," "Frasier," "NewsRadio," and "Friends"), "Back To You" was a consistently funny series though not a perfect one. Grammer and Heaton were in top form throughout the show but, since the show also featured many supporting characters, the small supporting characters were not funny at all. Much of the show was clever but the unfunny supporting characters sometimes screwed up what could have been funny. Still, although not one of the great sitcoms ever to be aired on TV, "Back To You" was consistently entertaining, was one of the only few good TV shows on TV at the time (and now, for that matter), and did not get a fair shot at developing into a better show.moreless
  • side splitting comedy

    9.4
    this show was great but the only thing i don't like was that it took Kelly and Chuck so long to tell Gracie that she was Chucks daughter i mean people want them to just get it out so the show can go on. But other than that this show was great it really had hard hitting comedy on behind the scenes of the news crew and to make there personal life so dramatic really made this show pop. well i cant wait until new episode of it are on tv and for it to be released on dvd so we can all enjoy the humor every day.moreless
  • Funny

    8.5
    This show was absolutely hilarious. Kelsey Grammer and Fred Willard absolutely stole the show. Patricia Heaton was just treading water by playing the same old angry character, though. I would at least like to see the unaired episodes. But maybe I should be grateful because everything was actually resolved in the final aired episode. I honestly thought they were going to drag the thing about Gracie out for the entire run of the show. I guess all I can hope for now is that they pick Roman's Empire up on ABC so I can get my weekly Kelsey Grammer fix.moreless
  • Hm....

    6.8
    Although it's not making any comedic landmarks, it's a lot better than it'd junior-year predecessor, Til Death, which is so abysmally boring and bad I was brought to near-tears just going through it--in order to check out this new show, of course. That was months ago, and I have to say, the group-humor thing always gets me, and frankly, the Til Death wife is annoying as h. With the awesome Willard just tipping the scale the once-hysterical-now-dry Brad Garrett is on the other end of, sitcom alums Heaton and Grammar as the lead roles, and skinny what's-his-face making for a delightful (yes, I said delightful) backup role, I'd watch reruns of Back To You before suffering another Til Death season. By default, I choose BTY.moreless
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    laugh track, short lived series, news anchor hijinks, annoying host, will they won't they