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Help Me Help You (TV series)

Help Me Help You is an American television sitcom that aired from September 26, 2006 to December 19, 2006. It was first broadcast at 9:30pm Tuesdays on ABC in the United States and on Global in Canada. Help Me Help You was a comedy about a collection of eccentric individuals in group psychotherapy with a respected therapist—who may quite possibly have more problems than his patients.

Help Me Help You
Created byJennifer Konner
Alexandra Rushfield
StarringTed Danson
Jere Burns
Darlene Hunt
Charlie Finn
Suzy Nakamura
Jim Rash
Jane Kaczmarek
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Alex Reid
Jennifer Konner
Alexandra Rushfield
Producer(s)Victor Hsu
Jimmy Simons
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Pointy Bird Productions
Tire Fire Productions
Regency Television
Fox Television Studios
Original networkABC
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 26 –
December 19, 2006

The series was pulled from the schedule on December 14, 2006.

On May 15, 2007, ABC officially canceled the show after the network announced their 2007–2008 fall schedule.



  • Ted Danson as Dr. Bill Hoffman, a brilliant therapist with a huge ego and a failed marriage.
  • Jere Burns as Michael, a high-powered executive with anger issues, in court-ordered therapy.
  • Darlene Hunt as Darlene, a woman with constant need of approval, secretly in an affair with Michael but obsessed with Dr. Hoffman.
  • Charlie Finn as Dave, a man who tried to kill himself in his office because no one likes him.
  • Suzy Nakamura as Inger, a deeply lonely woman with a complete lack of social skills.
  • Jim Rash as Jonathan, a married gay man in denial.
  • Jane Kaczmarek as Anne Hoffman, Bill's estranged wife. (6 episodes)


  • Jane Lynch as Raquel Janes, a therapist, part of Dr. Hoffman's "therapy for therapists" group.
  • Philip Rosenthal as Phil, a therapist, part of Dr. Hoffman's "therapy for therapists" group.
  • Judd Apatow as Judd, a therapist, part of Dr. Hoffman's "therapy for therapists" group.
  • Larry Wilmore as Larry, a therapist, part of Dr. Hoffman's "therapy for therapists" group.
  • Lindsay Sloane as Sasha, Bill's daughter with deep-rooted daddy issues.
  • Brenda Strong as Linda, Dr. Hoffman's new neighbor and romantic interest.
  • Thomas F. Wilson as Kenny, a car salesman and Anne's new boyfriend.
  • Meredith Roberts as Francesca, the girl at work Dave is in love with.
  • Kathleen Rose Perkins as Jocelyn, Jonathan's Wife.
  • Bruce Altman as Ira, Sasha's much, bada boyfriend and a huge fan of Dr. Bill Hoffman's.
  • Mykel Shannon Jenkins as Shannon, a coffee barista Jonathan seems to find attractive.
  • Tim Meadows as Petey, a colleague of Dr. Hoffman's who he shares a practice with.
  • Toby Huss as Lenny, a patient of Petey's.
  • Michael Cotter as Glen, a young man Inger meets on JDate and whom she becomes obsessed over.

Notable guestsEdit

  • Kevin Hart as Kevin, a boxer who has trouble finding the anger to fight (episode "Raging Bill").
  • Seth Rogen as Seth (episode "Working Woman").


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Pilot"Brian DannellyJennifer Konner & Alexandra RushfieldSeptember 26, 2006 (2006-09-26)
2"The Mattress"Peter LauerAlex ReidOctober 3, 2006 (2006-10-03)
3"Fun Run"Peter LauerRodney RothmanOctober 10, 2006 (2006-10-10)
4"Pink Freud"Jason EnslerRon WeinerOctober 17, 2006 (2006-10-17)
5"Sasha's Birthday BBQ"Linwood BoomerJennifer Konner & Alexandra RushfieldOctober 24, 2006 (2006-10-24)
6"Inger Management"Peter LauerDaley HaggarOctober 31, 2006 (2006-10-31)
7"Raging Bill"Bryan GordonChester TamNovember 7, 2006 (2006-11-07)
8"Perverse Psychology"Victor Nelli, Jr.Joel MadisonNovember 14, 2006 (2006-11-14)
9"Perseverance"David SteinbergCraig DiGregorioNovember 21, 2006 (2006-11-21)
10"The Sheriff"Matthew DiamondRodney RothmanNovember 28, 2006 (2006-11-28)
11"Working Women"Linwood BoomerRon WeinerDecember 5, 2006 (2006-12-05)
12"Boxer"Linwood BoomerLinda WallemDecember 12, 2006 (2006-12-12)
13"Moving On"Linda MendozaJennifer Konner & Alexandra RushfieldDecember 19, 2006 (2006-12-19)

International broadcastersEdit

Country TV Network(s) Series Premiere Weekly Schedule
Australia Nine Network December 21, 2006 Cancelled after Episode 7
Australia Go! May 11, 2010 Will be playing the last 4 unaired episodes
Canada Global Television Network
Hong Kong TVB Pearl May 19, 2007 Saturday After News Roundup
Singapore MediaCorp Channel 5 July 2, 2007
United Kingdom Virgin1 October 7, 2007 Cancelled after Episode 5
United States American Broadcasting Company September 26, 2006 Cancelled after Episode 9
Latin America Fox February 10, 2008
Norway TV 3 (Viasat) July 22, 2007 Sunday
Finland MTV3 September 4, 2009 Friday
Hungary Comedy Central October 27, 2009 Every Wednesday
Turkey Comedy Smart January 2008 Every Saturday
Spain laSexta February 2008
Sweden TV3 August 2010 Every Saturday
Russia Channel One September 2009 Every Weekday
New Zealand TV3 August 2009 Every Sunday
Belgium 2BE February 1, 2010 Every Weekday
Italy Italia 1 August 2, 2010 Every Weekday


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