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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2005   2004   2003   2002   2001  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Raising kids can be tough. It's even harder when they're really raising you! See more »

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10 January 2001 (USA)  »

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Parents à tout prix  »

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The electric car that Eddie drives in "Pay You Back with Interest" is a CVI CommutaCar. The CommutaCar was the most successful electric car ever put in prodcution. See more »

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Eddie: Fortune favors the bold, my friend.
[sees the Christmas tree in the hospital]
Eddie: Bingo.
James "Jimmy" Finnerty: That's a hospital.
Eddie: And this is an emergency.
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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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Thus far, Grounded has shown itself to be sharp and nimble.
2 February 2001 | by (chicago) – See all my reviews

Granted, there have only been four episodes aired as of today, but it has shown remarkable promise. The writing is sharp, the timing tight and the storylines not so outrageous that they become ridiculous. True, some may say this format has been done before, but if it's done well, so what?


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