Grounded for Life (2001–2005)

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Thirty-something Irish Catholic couple Sean and Claudia deal with their three children as well as Sean's judgmental father and his carefree brother.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
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 Sean Finnerty (91 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Claudia Finnerty (91 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Eddie Finnerty (91 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Lily Finnerty (91 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Jimmy Finnerty (91 episodes, 2001-2005)
Jake Burbage ...
 Henry Finnerty (78 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Brad O'Keefe (65 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Walt Finnerty (45 episodes, 2001-2005)
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Irish Catholic couple Sean and Claudia Finnerty live in Staten Island, New York, with their three children, Lily, Jimmy, and Henry. They get into all sorts of trouble, usually because of Sean's brother, Eddie, who's got connections all over town. Sean and Eddie's father, Walt, often drops by and shares in the disaster. Most adventures are later recalled and they find out exactly what happened, like when the family car was supposedly stolen or when Sean's credit card was mysteriously maxed out, and even when Sean causes a blackout on Super Bowl Sunday. All this and more, and because Sean and Claudia were young and carefree when they got married and had kids, they are now grounded for life, so to speak. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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A new comedy about the art of raising parents. See more »

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Most of the show's episodes are told in flashback. See more »

Quotes

Lily: I really am a bad big sister. I'm selfish, I'm needy, I'm a bad listener...
James "Jimmy" Finnerty: Well...
Lily: [interrupting] Let me finish!
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Referenced in I Love the '70s (2003) See more »

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Walking On Sunshine
Written by Kimberley Rew
Performed by Katrina & The Waves (as Katrina and The Waves)
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Pretty Good Show...read why?
6 November 2004 | by (San Diego,CA.) – See all my reviews

so this is'nt Malcolm in the middle...it's grounded for life, which is a pretty good show. it is now in it's fourth year on TV and it fills the Friday 8:30 PM slot just fine. i would guess that it won't be everybody's cup of tea, but give it a shot and i'm sure you'll find it quite funny. the actress who plays claudia is played by Megan Pryce, just watching her alone is worth the show, finally TV has a beautiful woman that is not under 106 lbs. for those of us in our 30's who are raising a family, i am sure you will find this program worth the watch. the Finnerty's get my vote for a Friday night viewing! hope you like them as well. WB Friday nights at 8:30PM (as of 10/4/04)


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