The Critic

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The Critic is an American prime time animated series revolving around the life of New York film critic Jay Sherman, voiced by actor Jon Lovitz.wikipedia
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Jon Lovitz

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The Critic is an American prime time animated series revolving around the life of New York film critic Jay Sherman, voiced by actor Jon Lovitz.
He starred as Jay Sherman in The Critic and has appeared in numerous other television series and films.

Mike Reiss

It was created by writing partners Al Jean and Mike Reiss, who had previously worked as writers and showrunners (seasons 3 and 4) on The Simpsons.
He served as a show-runner, writer and producer for the animated series The Simpsons and co-created the animated series The Critic.

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It was created by writing partners Al Jean and Mike Reiss, who had previously worked as writers and showrunners (seasons 3 and 4) on The Simpsons.
They served as showrunners during the show's third (1991) and fourth (1992) seasons, though they left The Simpsons after season four to create The Critic, an animated show about film critic Jay Sherman.

List of American prime time animated television series

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The Critic is an American prime time animated series revolving around the life of New York film critic Jay Sherman, voiced by actor Jon Lovitz.

Fox Broadcasting Company

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The Critic had 23 episodes produced, first broadcast on ABC in 1994, and finishing its original run on Fox in 1995.
Less successful efforts included The Critic, starring Saturday Night Live alumnus Jon Lovitz (which Fox picked up in 1994 after it was cancelled by ABC, only for the series to be cancelled again after its second season), and The PJs (which moved to The WB in 2000, after Fox cancelled that series after its second season).

List of The Critic characters

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The Critic is an American prime time animated series revolving around the life of New York film critic Jay Sherman, voiced by actor Jon Lovitz.
This is a list of characters in the animated television series The Critic.

Locomotion (TV channel)

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It continued to air through reruns on Comedy Central and then on Locomotion.
As the network grew, most of their programming consisted of Japanese animation titles from the likes of ADV Films, Bandai Entertainment, & Geneon and others as well as adult shows like South Park, The Critic, Crapston Villas and Duckman.

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Nancy Cartwright was eventually given the role.
Besides The Simpsons, Cartwright has also voiced numerous other animated characters, including Daffney Gillfin in The Snorks, Rufus in Kim Possible, Mindy in Animaniacs, Pistol in Goof Troop, Margo Sherman in The Critic, Todd Daring in The Replacements, and Charles "Chuckie" Finster, Jr. in Rugrats and All Grown Up! (a role she assumed in 2002, following the retirement of Christine Cavanaugh).

The Simpsons

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It was created by writing partners Al Jean and Mike Reiss, who had previously worked as writers and showrunners (seasons 3 and 4) on The Simpsons. Around this time, it was included in a "shameless plug" crossover with The Simpsons (in their episode "A Star Is Burns") and assumed the timeslot immediately after the show in the TV schedule, in an attempt to popularize it. But despite improvement of the ratings, Fox moved it to a different timeslot after five episodes, and also cancelled it after this run had finished airing in May 1995.
This development led US producers to a 1990s boom in new, animated prime-time shows for adults, such as Beavis and Butt-Head, South Park, Family Guy, King of the Hill, Futurama and The Critic.

Maurice LaMarche

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Maurice LaMarche impressed Jean by doing "perfect" impressions.
Following this, LaMarche worked on The Critic, Freakazoid!, and The Tick before then reprising his role of Egon in Extreme Ghostbusters.

Nick Jameson

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Depending on who could do the voice better, the characters were divided up between Nick Jameson and LaMarche.
He has appeared in the television series Mission Hill, The Critic, 24, Lost, The King of Queens and, vocally, in Star Wars: Clone Wars as Palpatine, Darts D'Nar in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the radio adaption of Dark Empire, and several other productions of Star Wars.

Gerrit Graham

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Graham was the voice of Franklin Sherman in the animated series The Critic as well as a recurring role as Dr. Norman Pankow on the sitcom Parker Lewis Can't Lose.

Charles Napier (actor)

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Duke Phillips, Jay's Ted Turner-esque boss was played by Charles Napier, using his real voice.
He also had numerous voiceover roles in television, most notably the character of Duke Phillips on the prime time animated sitcom The Critic and Agent Zed on Men in Black: The Series.

Christine Cavanaugh

Christine Cavanaugh was cast as Marty.
Cavanaugh could also be heard on The Critic as the voice of Marty, Jay Sherman's son.

A Star Is Burns

Around this time, it was included in a "shameless plug" crossover with The Simpsons (in their episode "A Star Is Burns") and assumed the timeslot immediately after the show in the TV schedule, in an attempt to popularize it. But despite improvement of the ratings, Fox moved it to a different timeslot after five episodes, and also cancelled it after this run had finished airing in May 1995.
In the episode, Springfield decides to hold a film festival, and famed critic Jay Sherman is invited to be a judge.

Rich Moore

Four people have a design credit on the show: David Silverman, Rich Moore, David Cutler, and Everett Peck.
In addition to directing the Disney animated film Wreck-It Ralph (2012) and co-directing Zootopia (2016) and Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018), he has worked on the animated television series The Simpsons, The Critic and Futurama.

Park Overall

In 1995, she was the voice of Alice Tompkins in the animated series The Critic.

Teletoon at Night

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In the late 2000s, reruns of the show aired again on ReelzChannel in the US and on Teletoon's programming block Teletoon at Night in Canada.

Roger Ebert

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The show sometimes included appearances of real life critics, such as Gene Shallit, Gene Siskel, and Roger Ebert, who provided their own voices.
In 1995, Ebert, along with colleague Gene Siskel, guest-starred on an episode of the animated TV series The Critic.

Patric Verrone

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It was co-produced by Patric Verrone.
From there, he worked for the entirety of The Critic's run on television, before moving on to write for Muppets Tonight (for which he won an Emmy ) and Pinky and the Brain.

Gene Siskel

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The show sometimes included appearances of real life critics, such as Gene Shallit, Gene Siskel, and Roger Ebert, who provided their own voices.
However, they both "could not resist" appearing on an episode of the animated television series The Critic, the title character of which was a film critic who hosted a television show.

Gracie Films

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The Critic was produced by Gracie Films in association with Columbia Pictures Television.

Brenda Vaccaro

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She was the first voice of Jay's (Jon Lovitz)'s ex-wife Ardeth on The Critic.