The sitcom starring Will Sasso and Christina Vidal Mitchell "could easily be lumped in with a string of quickly canceled comedies that premiered this spring — shows including Outmatched, Indebted and Broke, about in-over-their-head parents, wacky TV kids and relatives forced by economic circumstances to expand that nuclear family," says Daniel Fienberg. He adds: "How long does it take for absence to make the heart grow fonder when it comes to mediocre broadcast sitcoms? Well, I just called United We Fall 'mediocre' and I doubt I'd have been as generous reviewing it alongside its fellow midseason duds. I've become starved enough for comfort broadcast programming to latch onto the couple beats that play as likeable or vaguely realistic. I probably don't expect or necessarily recommend the same leeway from viewers."