Jake Burbage (Henry) moved back east with his family in 2004. Instead of writing him out or recasting the role, and since Claudia became pregnant, the producers decided to continue the season with one fewer kid. However, Claudia and Sean often say that they have three kids, even while Henry is nowhere to be found.
Throughout the show, characters are seen wearing the same articles of clothing more than once (i.e. Claudia's blue New York tee shirt and Uncle Eddie's Detroit tee shirt), a rare occurrence in most television shows
The show was originally pitched with the title "Don't Get Me Started". However, when no one was happy with that name, network and production company executives began to pitch new titles. Suggestions included "The Young Parent Show" and "Egg, Sperm - Now This" before settling on "Grounded For Life".
Three of the five main stars of the Kids in the Hall guest star in this series - Dave Foley plays Derek Purcell in"Baby Come Back" Scott Thompson plays Dr. Kagan in "Psycho Therapy," and Kevin McDonald plays Steve (the unlicensed acupuncturist) in "Pressure Drop."