Angel from Hell

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  • 2016
  • 1 Season
  • 6.2  (2,722)

Angel from Hell, a sitcom of CBS, premiered in January 2016 and consists of only one season. The show revolves around Amy (Jane Lynch), a mysterious and upbeat woman, who claims to be guardian angel to Allison (Maggie Lawson), a successful dermatologist. Allison is shown to be a perfectionist who prioritizes her work above everything else. She is single and lives with her younger brother, Brad (Kyle Bornheimer), who is constantly trying to find himself and his true calling. Allison's life takes a dramatic turn when she bumps into Amy, who starts appearing mysteriously in her life and follows her around everywhere. Amy is cheerful, quirky and seems to know everything about Allison's life, past and present. She claims to have been sent by the universe to guide Allison through life and steer her towards her true destiny.

Allison, initially skeptical, is taken aback by Amy's intrusive yet helpful nature. However, as the series progresses, she starts warming up to her and confiding in her about her deepest insecurities and fears. Amy, on the other hand, is shown to have a troubled past, and her presence in Allison's life gradually starts making more sense. She is a wise-cracker, often breaking the fourth wall, and her unconventional methods start changing Allison's life for the better.

The supporting characters in the show include Kevin Pollak as Allison's father, Marv, who owns a hair salon and has a good relationship with his daughter despite his quirky behavior. And Brad, played by Kyle Bornheimer, is shown to be struggling with his career and trying to find himself while navigating through life.

Angel from Hell tries to straddle the line between comedy and drama, and for the most part, succeeds. Although the show has its fair share of sitcom tropes, its underlying themes of self-discovery, redemption, and the importance of human relationships stand out. The show has a unique premise with two charismatic and likeable leads, and the quirky hijinks that they get up to onscreen are enjoyable to watch.

Jane Lynch, as Amy, is the standout performer of the show. Her portrayal of the enigmatic angel is charming, witty, and a little bit off-kilter - a perfect fit for the strange world that the show creates. Maggie Lawson, as Allison, is also excellent and convincingly portrays the character's transformation from a rigid workaholic to a more open-minded and emotionally connected person.

The show's visual style is bright and colorful, and the cinematography creates a whimsical atmosphere that compliments the show's tone. The series was created by Tad Quill, who has previously worked on shows like Scrubs and Spin City, and his experience with workplace comedies shines through in Angel from Hell as he explores Allison's professional and personal lives.

Angel from Hell only lasted for one season, and it's a shame that a show with such a unique premise wasn't given the chance to develop further. The charms of the show were somewhat undone by its inconsistent tone or sometimes clunky plots, but it still managed to be an enjoyable show. The series balances lighthearted humor and profound insights, making it a good choice for light-hearted viewing that's also uplifting.

In summation, although Angel from Hell may not go down in history as a classic sitcom, its engaging lead actors, interesting premise, and charming visual style make it an enjoyable series for those who seek a light watch.

Angel from Hell is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on January 7, 2016.

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Believe Me (2)
13. Believe Me (2)
July 23, 2016
The series ends with Amy getting run over by a bus and then trying to break up Allison's friend's nuptials in order to put Allison's future on track.
Believe Me (1)
12. Believe Me (1)
July 23, 2016
Part 1 of 2. Allison and Amy accidentally tape a discussion about guardian angels on Marv's answering machine and try to get rid of it before he listens to it.
The Flask
11. The Flask
July 16, 2016
When Amy doesn't have enough cash to pay her rent, Allison helps her get a job.
10. Funsgiving
July 16, 2016
When Allison reveals how hard Thanksgiving was following the loss of her mother, Amy suggests a "Funsgiving" alternative, with games and non-traditional food.
Rain Check
9. Rain Check
July 9, 2016
When Allison starts dating a new man, Amy attempts to finagle their first kiss before the "window of opportunity" closes, to shift things into a lasting relationship.
Practice Guy
8. Practice Guy
July 9, 2016
When Allison is distraught with dating jitters, Amy suggests she have a fling to calm her nerves.
Angel Appreciation Day
7. Angel Appreciation Day
July 2, 2016
Amy becomes guardian angel to both Allison and Brad, after Allison unintentionally slays Brad's angel, a honey bee.
Angel Probation
6. Angel Probation
July 2, 2016
Amy is required to perform 10 good deeds to earn her angel powers back after losing them by cheating at a game.
5. Soulmates
February 4, 2016
Amy's plan to get Allison to stop being so insecure backfires when Allison makes a spontaneous decision that leads her to meet her soulmate before she's supposed to.
Family Business
4. Family Business
January 28, 2016
Marv is hesitant to allow Allison to make changes to their dermatology practice, so Amy decides to create a temporary position for herself in an effort to help them settle their differences.
Go With Your Gut
3. Go With Your Gut
January 21, 2016
Allison takes Amy to a nightclub to help her stop over-analyzing everything and relax, while Marv, suspicious of his daughter's odd new friend, delves into Amy's past.
Face Your Fears
2. Face Your Fears
January 14, 2016
Allison asks Joey McIntyre from New Kids On The Block to help her reconcile with an old friend as part of a lesson Amy's trying to teach her about facing her fears.
1. Pilot
January 7, 2016
In the series opener, Allison, a successful, driven doctor runs into Amy, a larger than life, eccentric woman who claims to be her "guardian angel," and whose mission is to help Allison loosen up and see her life from a new perspective.
Where to Watch Angel from Hell
Angel from Hell is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Angel from Hell on demand at Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 7, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (2,722)