John and Georgie are moving to John's home town to restart the town's newspaper. John has an idealistic view of his home town but things have changed since he was last at home and he is having a lot of trouble adjusting.
Elliot's show and tell goes well until Georgie starts doing a native dance. John, Georgie and Billy Bob bare their soul to Madeline. John is worried that Georgie isn't going to fit in but he finally comes to terms with his new home.
John and Georgie are having trouble getting work until they offered a job in the cafeteria of the local high school serving lunch. Reed offers to fund the newspaper with the money needed but they feel the price might be too high.
The principal sacks John, Georgie and Billy Bob for their work in the school cafeteria being substandard. They are are all depressed and little things cause them to be upset. With reservations, they decide to accept Reed's offer of money.
The newspaper has started and there are other startup issues. Billy Bob is not happy being the social reporter and the employment of a big breasted receptionist has Georgie upset. She insists on employing the printer.
It's John and Markie's first anniversary and they are looking for ways to celebrate. Madeline and Billy Bob are making them a special dinner and John is going to give Georgie a string of pearls that is a family heirloom.
Georgie is feeling down a bit because there are no big stories she can cover. It's Lonnie's birthday and he asks a girl out but she cancels. He decides to ask Vicki instead. They all go out for a night on the town that doesn't go well.
John and Billy Bob are waiting for the kids to return from their mothers for Christmas. Georgie is upset that she won't have any family as her father is stuck in Canada by the weather, but then finds out that she is pregnant.
Billy Bob and Madeline have a bet to lose 10 pounds with a diet. John is refused company health insurance because of a severe health problem. John and Billy Bob have a fight over an old girlfriend, and then Georgie and John have a fight.
John is astonished about how mature Ben is about girls. Billy Bob is hit upon by a woman and he is very happy initially. She is in favour of accelerated dating but she is too aggressive for Billy Bob. He asks Madeline for help.
Madeline's ex husband is getting married and it reminds her of how upset she was with him. So they come up with a way to get back at him. The children do a play satirising what the adults are doing, which makes the them think.
Madeline takes her teenage group on a camp with Georgie and Carson, which doesn't end well. John, Billy Bob and Lonnie volunteer to be the leaders of a new scout troop and also go on a camp, but the boys need constant pampering.
Georgie's pregnancy is progressing but Elliot is not happy about it. Lonnie is in a car accident, hit by cars being driven by Billy Bob and Madeline. As he needs assistance, the Hartmans put him up in a bed set up in the lounge.
John and Billy Bob go to a private men's club called GPDN and Georgie is not happy. They convince Lonnie to go undercover with a recorder to find out about the club, which is an anticlimax when they find out what GPDN stands for.
Rush Limbaugh is coming to town on a book signing tour and Georgie writes an editorial critical of him. Rush rings up Georgie and wants to debate with her on the radio. There is an obvious attraction between them.
The Hartman's have a party with John's Aunt Grace and Billy Bob's mother livening it up but also making it very crowded. When John and Georgie, looking for some privacy, make out in a store dressing room they get arrested.
Madeline is given the opportunity to inspect a time-share resort. She offers to take John, Georgie and Billy Bob for holiday. What John and Billy Bob weren't told is that it is a singles resort and that they will have four other singles with them. They also have to complete a number of activities in order to get their return plane tickets. Things get worse when they do a computer check and find out John and Georgie are married. Unfortunately, it is up to Lonnie to save them.