"The show, simply titled Bob, scores a high number of laughs per episode by capitalizing on the abilities of its great cast which includes Bob, Cynthia Stevenson (Dead Like Me), and Andrew Bilgore."
LEX WALKER, JustPressPlay.com
"Stephen Root ("Newsradio") has been cast as Charles, the headmaster, in ABC comedy pilot "Dexter Prep," which Touchstone Television and Brad Grey Television are producing. Melanie Deanne Moore and Andrew Bilgore ("Bob") also have been cast. Trio joins Ed Kerr, who already has been cast as the new teacher in an all-male boarding school, as well as Nicole Sullivan. Paul Simms is writing and exec producing; James Burrows is directing."
MELISSA GREGO, Variety.com
NYT Halftime Super Bowl Commercial Update
"What's with the interspecies kissing? A man and a chimp kiss in the spot for Castrol Edge."
STUART ELLIOTT, The New York Times
"We meet our hero, a spokesdude for Carl's Jr., in the bread aisle of a supermarket, where he silently gapes at the hundreds of different loaves crammed together like so many bright, bewildering foreign-language manga at a Japanese newsstand. He blankly surveys the display, hoping to see a wrapper he recognizes, perhaps one that a former girlfriend liked, or his mom, but he sees neither Weber nor Wonder, Langendorf nor Van de Kamp. He slumps and retreats, empty-handed. In another ad, he freezes when his number is called at a delicatessen counter; in a third, he is overwhelmed by the task of breaking eggs into a bowl. He is the Dumbest Man on TV. He is an existential superman, our hero, a muscly, unshaven figure in his late 30s, dress shirt untucked from a day of corporate warfare and reduced to his primal self, an alpha-male hunter driven to befuddled incoherence. The ad's announcer finally begins to speak: "Without us," he says, "some guys would starve.""
JONATHAN GOLD, LAWeekly.com
"Bob (CBS, 8:30 p.m. ET/PT): The season's best new comedy gets a one- time (for now) Monday airing with a goofy Christmas episode that even mocks holiday-episode morals to the story. As in all good ensemble sitcoms, supporting players emerge over time. Here, especially nifty work is done by Cynthia Stevenson as Bob's goody-goody daughter Trisha, and Andrew Bilgore as office ultra-nerd Albie."
[photo caption] "BILGORE, Character emerges on 'Bob'!"