Living with Fran (2005–2007)

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A mother of two ends up falling in love with a man half her age as she tries to make him part of the family.

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Series cast summary:
 Fran Reeves (26 episodes, 2005-2007)
 Riley Douglas Martin / ... (26 episodes, 2005-2007)
 Josh Reeves (26 episodes, 2005-2007)
 Allison Reeves (26 episodes, 2005-2007)


Fran Reeves, a frantic Jewish divorcée, fell madly in love with Riley Douglas Martin, a lovely, hunky contractor half her age, who moves in with her and her nasty ex Ted's two adolescent children, Joshua 'Josh', a timid med school drop-out, and Allison, a bitchy high-school girl. They all have a hard enough time finding out where they fit in this reconstituted, unofficial household, not an actual family, and things are even worse whenever outsiders wonder or ignore how it all works, given the shifted generations, Riley being barely older then his 'step-kids', actually an ideal big brother if only he were a sibling rather than the provider. Alliances and antagonisms shift, but ultimately true love triumphs and things work out. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

4 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Robbing the Cradle  »

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Was put on hiatus in October 2005. It returned in January 2006, only to be canceled a few months later. See more »


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Pilot episode and bonus episode
9 April 2005 | by (Asheville, NC) – See all my reviews

Well, I saw the pilot episode last night on the WB, and I have to admit, it's not that bad at all. In fact, I got quite a few laughs out of it. I knew I would have to concentrate on the episode itself so that I would not keep comparing it to the Nanny, but I think overall, it can be a good series. The boyfriend's acting does seem to be a little wooden. He seems to be stiff and nervous in front of the camera, but the son, the daughter, and Fran all seem to be at ease and determined to have fun. The bonus episode was really cute as the tension between Fran and Riley's mother builds. I think that if they just give "Riley" some better acting lessons, they might just be able to pull off another hit for Fran Drescher and crew.

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