One of the greatest animated sitcoms ever, that sadly only lived to see two seasons. Created by Al Jean and Mike Reiss, two of the head writers of The Simpsons
, the series starred Jon Lovitz as Jay Sherman, a fat film critic with very high standards that causes him to give bad reviews to practically every movie he reviews. The series was also known for it's jokes about pop culture, politics, and practically everything else about life back in the mid-90s
The first season aired on ABC
in 1994, was cancelled after the end of the season, but picked up by FOX
for season 2 in 1995, which saw a rise in viewership, but ultimately ended in cancellation as well (plans for a third season on UPN
fell through, though a series of internet shorts were made in 2000).
The Critic was-and still is-a fantastic series-I hope whoever decided to cancel it got fired.