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.
A cartoon during the mid 90's that was, go figure, cancelled by FOX. More great cancelled shows include Futurama, Life with Louie, The PJs.
The Critic was about the life of Jay Sherman(voiced by Jon Lovitz) who lived in New York City. He was a fat, bald movie critic who never gives a positive review. He has basically no friends and everyone hates him. Each episode had a parody of a movie Jay was reviewing that were usually 2 or 3 years old. It was probably FOX's biggest mistake cancelling it. Now they broadcast dogshit like American Idol and reruns of Becker. It only had 2 seasons.
The Critic was one of those cartoons everybody could enjoy, much like the Simpsons(it even had some of the same producers). It was funny but no too over the top. Why this show was cancelled is beyond me.