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Happy Family (2003 TV series)

Happy Family is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 9, 2003 until April 20, 2004.

Happy Family
Created by Moses Port & David Guarascio
Starring Christine Baranski
John Larroquette
Jeff Bryan Davis
Melanie Deanne Moore
Tyler Andrews
Susan Gibney
Composer(s) Adam Gorgoni
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 22
Production
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Guarascio/Port Productions
NBC Studios
Release
Original network NBC
Original release September 9, 2003 (2003-09-09) – April 20, 2004 (2004-04-20)

Contents

PremiseEdit

John Larroquette and Christine Baranski star as Peter and Annie Brennan, soon-to-be empty nesters who could not be happier about it. But when their youngest son Tim (Tyler Andrews aka Tyler Francavilla) flunks out of community college, Peter and Annie cannot escape the duties of parenthood. Their eldest son, Todd (Jeff Bryan Davis) decides to dump his fiancée only days before the wedding. Their daughter Sara (Melanie Paxson), while having a successful career, cannot find or keep a man and instead socializes with her parrot. If that isn't enough, after Tim drops out of college he moves in with Maggie, a divorced middle-aged family friend and neighbor, and announces that they are dating. Peter and Annie are constantly trying to find time without the kids and their problems, but while trying to maintain a happy family image, they end up involved with their kids more than ever.

The show ran for one complete season on Tuesdays at 8:30pm on NBC. However, the ratings were not up to NBC's standards and the show was not renewed for the following season.

CastEdit

EpisodesEdit

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Pilot" Pamela Fryman Moses Port & David Guarascio September 9, 2003 (2003-09-09)
2 "Over and Out" Pamela Fryman Moses Port & David Guarascio September 16, 2003 (2003-09-16)
3 "Tooth" Pamela Fryman Moses Port & David Guarascio September 23, 2003 (2003-09-23)
4 "Dinner with Friends" Pamela Fryman David Walpert September 30, 2003 (2003-09-30)
5 "Tim's Blank" Pamela Fryman Joe Port & Joe Wiseman October 7, 2003 (2003-10-07)
6 "Sara Rebels" Pamela Fryman Jennifer Celotta October 14, 2003 (2003-10-14)
7 "The Doghouse" Pamela Fryman Lester Lewis October 21, 2003 (2003-10-21)
8 "1:42" Pamela Fryman David Walpert October 28, 2003 (2003-10-28)
9 "Not Thanksgiving" Pamela Fryman TBA November 11, 2003 (2003-11-11)
10 "Randall's Gift" Pamela Fryman Moses Port & David Guarascio November 18, 2003 (2003-11-18)
11 "Bill's Back" Pamela Fryman Jennifer Celotta December 2, 2003 (2003-12-02)
12 "Mother and Child Reunion" Pamela Fryman Stacy Traub December 9, 2003 (2003-12-09)
13 "Wedding Plans" Pamela Fryman TBA January 6, 2004 (2004-01-06)
14 "Rules and Girls" Pamela Fryman Stacy Traub January 13, 2004 (2004-01-13)
15 "The One with the Friends" Pamela Fryman TBA February 3, 2004 (2004-02-03)
16 "Bye Bye Birdie" Pamela Fryman TBA February 24, 2004 (2004-02-24)
17 "The Headboard" Pamela Fryman Jennifer Celotta March 2, 2004 (2004-03-02)
18 "Secrets" Pamela Fryman TBA March 16, 2004 (2004-03-16)
19 "The Juicer" Pamela Fryman David Finkel & Brett Baer March 23, 2004 (2004-03-23)
20 "The Play" Pamela Fryman TBA March 30, 2004 (2004-03-30)
21 "The Shampoo Effect" Pamela Fryman TBA April 6, 2004 (2004-04-06)
22 "Dear Mom" Pamela Fryman TBA April 20, 2004 (2004-04-20)

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