The Secret Lives of Men

The Secret Lives of Men is an American sitcom that aired from September 30, 1998 to November 11, 1998. The series aired in full in Ireland on RTÉ2.

The Secret Lives of Men
Created bySusan Harris
StarringPeter Gallagher
Bradley Whitford
Mitch Rouse
Composer(s)Jonathan Wolff
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (6 unaired) (list of episodes)
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Witt/Thomas/Harris Productions
Touchstone Television
Original networkABC
Original releaseSeptember 30 –
November 11, 1998


About three divorced men who get thrown back into the bachelor life. With nothing left but each other, Michael, Phil and Andy form an exclusive club and embark on a new phase of their existence. Someday, they might comprehend the mysteries of women, love, and golf. Until then, they'll continue carrying on The Secret Lives of Men.[1]



No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Pilot"James BurrowsSusan HarrisSeptember 30, 1998 (1998-09-30)
Michael has dinner with his ex and learns about the secret life of another man.
2"Phil's Problem"Jay SandrichSusan HarrisOctober 7, 1998 (1998-10-07)
Phil has problems in the bedroom. Andy becomes a local hero by stopping a mugging.
3"Sex, Lies and Videotape"Jay SandrichSusan HarrisOctober 14, 1998 (1998-10-14)
Phil is losing his hair. Andy is being sued for sexual harassment.
4"Dating is Hell"Jay SandrichSusan HarrisOctober 21, 1998 (1998-10-21)
Andy and Phil suspect that the new woman Michael has been seeing is married.
5"Mafia Bossy"Gil JungerJill Condon & Amy ToominOctober 28, 1998 (1998-10-28)
Phil is dating an Italian girl, who might have connections to the mafia.
6"The Lump"Gil JungerJill FranklynNovember 4, 1998 (1998-11-04)
Phil discovers a lump during a visit to his doctor. Michael is nervous before his first party after the divorce.
7"Dancing in the Dark"Ted WassJohn LevensteinNovember 11, 1998 (1998-11-11)
Andy tells the guys about the time he lost his girlfriend to Bruce Springsteen. Phil meets a lawyer from ESPN who behaves exactly like he does.
8"An Elephant in the Living Room"TBATBAUnaired
Phil is dating a call girl.
9"Guessing Games"TBATBAUnaired
Boomer Esiason joins the guys for a game of golf.
10"The Long Goodbye"TBATBAUnaired
A stalker pursues Michael; Andy learns his ex-wife is dating.
11"T Day"TBATBAUnaired
The guys spend Thanksgiving at Phil's place.
12"A Member of the Wedding"TBATBAUnaired
13"The Bird"Ted WassSusan HarrisUnaired
Phil goes on a basketball scouting trip to Europe leaving Mike and Andy to take care of his pet Macaw (Emily), which he's just custody of in his divorce settlement, from his ex-wife Alice. Believing that the bird has fainted Mike and Andy bring it to a vet (Diedrich Bader) who informs them that the Bird will not wake up and is in fact dead. Andy sleeps with his ex-wife Wendy, who later admits that she's trying to get pregnant.


  1. ^ TV Guide. "The Secret Lives of Men Episodes". TV Guide. Retrieved 2012-09-09.

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