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Season: 1 | unknown
Year: 2006 | 2007


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot

26 September 2006
A group of people become friends by meeting together for therapy.

Season 1, Episode 2: The Mattress

3 October 2006
Dave's treat for the colleagues makes them all sick. Dr. Bill Hoffman gives his therapy class a daring assignment: to take a social risk. The consequences differ for each, from Inger discovering she can taste New York -literally- to Dave sitting naked in every chair in the office and passing the unruly prankster bug to an intern. Meanwhile Bill's own neighbor and colleague, Dr. Pete 'Petey' Spiller, draws him and a patient Lenny into an ethically dubious attempt to 'get over' his mean wife, Anne, pressing for a separation by stealing back his mattress - only to catch his daughter having sex with Ira who's Bill's age.

Ted Danson ... Dr. Bill Hoffman

Jere Burns ... Michael

Darlene Hunt ... Darlene

Charlie Finn ... Dave

Suzy Nakamura ... Inger

Jim Rash ... Jonathan

Toby Huss ... Lenny

Bruce Altman ... Professor Ira Morton

Michael Oosterom ... Jerry

Scott Thewes ... Waiter

Hayden Lee ... Office Worker #1
Spencer Knowles ... Subway Fast Food Eater

Majandra Delfino ... Lucy

Tim Meadows ... Dr. Pete 'Petey' Spiller

Délé Ogundiran ... Office Worker #2 (as Délé)

Meredith Roberts Quill ... Francesca (as Meredith Roberts)

Lindsay Sloane ... Sasha Hoffman

Season 1, Episode 3: Fun Run

10 October 2006
Dr. Bill Hoffman realizes in his own group -for therapists- that his competitive nature is a problem, and hopes overcoming it will get his ex Anne back, but despite a convincing show finds her present partner is a problem, and a winner. Bill takes out his frustration in a park race against Jonathan, with surprise results. Inger has 'wed' an Internet game partner. When she meets him, he turns out to be they - three teenage nerds - but Phil, Roland and Prash are extreme fans of her programming.

Ted Danson ... Dr. Bill Hoffman

Jere Burns ... Michael

Darlene Hunt ... Darlene

Alex Endeshaw ... Nervous Man

Charlie Finn ... Dave

Suzy Nakamura ... Inger

Jim Rash ... Jonathan

Jane Kaczmarek ... Anne Hoffman

Jonathan Katz ... Dr. Katz
Neil Soni ... Prash

Philip Rosenthal ... Phil (as Phil Rosenthal)

Trevor Einhorn ... Max
Dustin Ray ... Roland

Michael Naughton ... Photographer
Lee Warren Jones ... Timekeeper
Chris Grundy ... Male Pedestrian

Cupid Hayes ... Photographer's Secretary

Jane Lynch ... Raquel Janes

Barry Wernick ... Wall Street Guy (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 4: Pink Freud

17 October 2006
Bill rushes through the group session, telling everybody to 'find your voice', to revive his shrinks rock band in order to impress his near-ex Anne, pretending to have landed a gig and written a song for her. Jonathan's rudeness about 'inappropriate' locker-room nudity first makes him feel manly, then wrecks the male ease in his gym. Dave finally gets his ma to take to home, but regrets learning he was named after her first flame, a gym teacher she didn't forget after marrying his dad.

Ted Danson ... Dr. Bill Hoffman

Jere Burns ... Michael

Darlene Hunt ... Darlene

Charlie Finn ... Dave

Suzy Nakamura ... Inger

Jim Rash ... Jonathan

Jane Kaczmarek ... Anne Hoffman

David Anthony Higgins ... Dr. Al 'Big Beat' Higgins

Michael McKean ... Dr. Howard 'J.' Hubbins
Chris Akers ... Joel
Chris Prinzo ... Naked Dude #1

Dave Shalansky ... Naked Dude #2

Christopher Gehrman ... Very Hairy Naked Man

Brian Patrick Wade ... Former Navy Seal

Zachary Sauers ... 11-Year-Old Dave

Harriet Sansom Harris ... Dave's Mom

Tim Meadows ... Dr. Pete 'Petey' Spiller

Charlie E. Schmidt ... Gym Manager (as Charlie Schmidt Jr.)

Season 1, Episode 5: Sasha's Birthday BBQ

24 October 2006
Dr. Bill Hoffman rushes through group therapy to attend his daughter Sasha's birthday barbecue. This, according to his ex (Anne) is another ploy to hit on her. He finds himself rivaling in generosity with Anne's new mate and Sasha's own boy-friend, but finds the girl's 'practical' attitude quit a turn-off.

Season 1, Episode 6: Inger Management

31 October 2006
Dr. Bill Hoffman is offended when Inger announces she also consults a 'life coach', and makes Inger bring the amateur along. Coach Krista however overcomes her utter lack of qualifications and knowledge, hence Bill, by exploiting her shameless sexual services. Bill even gets his peers' commendation to keep enjoying her sexually, provided he ignores her nonsense. Meanwhile Bill's patients try helping themselves and each-other. The results surprise everybody.

Ted Danson ... Dr. Bill Hoffman

Jere Burns ... Michael

Darlene Hunt ... Darlene

Charlie Finn ... Dave

Suzy Nakamura ... Inger

Jim Rash ... Jonathan

Philip Rosenthal ... Phil (as Phil Rosenthal)

Judd Apatow ... Judd

Alec Mapa ... Andrew

Izzy Diaz ... Carlos

Tyler Nimmons ... Coffee Guy (as Tyler Brooks)
Bylle Breaux ... Real Estate Agent (as Bylle Michele Price)
Lisa Carletto ... Woman working out in gym
Mary Pat Dowhy ... Co-Worker

Stephanie Escajeda ... Krista's Roommate

Jane Lynch ... Raquel Janes

Michelle M. Miracle ... Mia (as Michelle Miracle)

Andrea Parker ... Krista

Geoffrey Gould ... Sabbat Celebrant (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 7: Raging Bill

28 November 2006
Feeling frustrated himself, Bill tells his patients never to give up. He takes on as client failed boxer Kevin, who mainly lacks rage, but discovers in group his natural dislike for Dave overcomes his generally gentle manner. Kevin uses the willing 'assistant therapist', frustrated himself as his boss hired another to double his job, as rage-catalyst- or is that innocent punching ball? Michael works out his frustration not to excel at a silly computer game on colleagues who do. Inger persists pretending to be a Jew when fellow Chinese Paul plays the same fraud on their dating service, but can't win the pretense as well as the cute kid.

Ted Danson ... Dr. Bill Hoffman

Jere Burns ... Michael

Charlie Finn ... Dave

Jim Rash ... Jonathan

Eddie Shin ... Paul

Philip Rosenthal ... Phil (as Phil Rosenthal)

Parvesh Cheena ... Parvesh

Phil Abrams ... Rabbi Jenkins

Loren Lester ... Gabe the Mohel
Joel Madison ... Trainer
Gerard Karsenty ... Assistant

Artie O'Daly ... Co-Worker

Kevin Hart ... Kevin

Darlene Hunt ... Darlene

Jane Lynch ... Raquel Janes

Suzy Nakamura ... Inger

Larry Wilmore ... Jimmy

Terrence Edwards ... Boxer (uncredited)
Ken-Ali ... Ringside Boxing Audience (uncredited)

Brandon Stacy ... Confused Waiter (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 8: Perverse Psychology

5 December 2006
Dr. Bill Hoffman encourages his group to 'get involved', in Dave's case to try and get serious with his latest girl-friend, only to learn that's his own daughter Sasha won't be told off by dad. Told he can't be Bill's in-law and patient, Dave resigns from therapy. Bill changes tactics to reverse psychology (but explicitly denying this), which Dave believes but gets Sasha furious with both of them - mission accomplished. Alas Dave doesn't take that lying down, except in a literal sense. Involvement doesn't work better for the other patients, except accidentally with Inger's ever-bickering noisy neighbors.

Season 1, Episode 9: Perserverance

12 December 2006
Dr. Bill Hoffman finally feels single again and is ready to start dating. He hopes to attract the attention of a colleague's assistant, Francesca, by throwing a party. Unfortunately the party is not only a lame one (lack of girls) but his new female neighbor calls the cops. Dave is elated that his office flame finally invites him to a party, but by way of revenge eats his roommate's 'special' brownies. Bill's other patients have a depressing 'yoghurt birthday splash' with Jonathan.

Ted Danson ... Dr. Bill Hoffman

Jere Burns ... Michael

Darlene Hunt ... Darlene

Charlie Finn ... Dave

Suzy Nakamura ... Inger

Jim Rash ... Jonathan

Brenda Strong ... Linda

Tim Meadows ... Petey

David Anthony Higgins ... Al

Toby Huss ... Lenny

Meredith Roberts Quill ... Francesca (as Meredith Roberts)

Susan Chuang ... Bonnie
Ryan Templeton ... Gina

Wayne Lopez ... Cab Driver

Michael Edwin ... Guy in Line

Joanna Leeds ... Virgin co-worker

Bashir Salahuddin ... Cop
Becki Kregoski ... Lydia (uncredited)
Johnny Wilson ... Stephen (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 10: The Sheriff

19 December 2006
Michael's beloved pet bulldog 'loved' to death a building board member's dog, so he must be castrated or it's eviction. Michael decides to give his good 'boy' a fabulous last week, yet there's a twist in the tail. Bill gets intimidated because his latest conquest Linda, a famous UN diplomat, excels in just about everything and her huge adoptive cosmopolitan family 'adopts' him.

Ted Danson ... Dr. Bill Hoffman

Jere Burns ... Michael

Darlene Hunt ... Darlene

Charlie Finn ... Dave

Jim Rash ... Jonathan
Peter Abbay ... The Choking Man

Timothy Brennen ... Farmer

Winter Jones ... Nadeem (as Tony Yalda)

Javier Morga ... Portuguese Busboy

Adria Dawn ... Mug

Leslie Grossman ... Kendra

Arianna Huffington

Joanna Leeds ... Virgin co-worker

Suzy Nakamura ... Inger
Sweetie Sherrié ... Elga

Brenda Strong ... Linda

Chester Tam ... Himself

Charlyne Yi ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 11: Working Women

2006
Dr. Bill Hoffman encourages the group to embrace change, now he has swallowed his objections and tries it with his famous lover Linda. They end up at a home-owner meeting to plan a park picnic, hosted by his ex Anne. Dave has taken in his unemployed, immature older brother Brandon. Darleen's big mouth got her fired, so she jumps to become Inger's personal assistant.

Season 1, Episode 12: Boxer

9 January 2007


Ted Danson ... Dr. Bill Hoffman

Jere Burns ... Michael

Darlene Hunt ... Darlene

Charlie Finn ... Dave

Jim Rash ... Jonathan

Jane Kaczmarek ... Anne Hoffman

Tim Bagley ... Pat Weiner

Steve Bannos ... Dave's Boss
Paige Brown ... Paige
Katie Cecil ... Katie

Parvesh Cheena ... Parvesh

Alex Endeshaw ... Emcee

Barry Finkel ... Therapist #1

Joanna Leeds ... Virgin co-worker

Liliana Mumy ... Madison

Suzy Nakamura ... Inger

Michael Oosterom ... Jerry

Kathleen Rose Perkins ... Jocelyn

Jessica Randle ... Therapist #2

Meredith Roberts Quill ... Francesca (as Meredith Roberts)

Matthew C. Ryan ... Dave's co-worker
Licia L. Shearer ... Therapist #3

Thomas F. Wilson ... Kenny (as Tom Wilson)

Romy Rosemont ... Ruth Weiner (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 13: Moving On

2 January 2007
Jonathan becomes buddies with a new guy in the men's room, Michael's sentence in the group ends, Inger helps Dave to attain Legendary status and Bill has to choose between Linda and Anne.

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Couples Therapy

2006
Dr. Hoffman tells his patients to set boundaries to establish their position in life. Jonathan hopes to prove his masculinity by making a bunk-bed for his boy himself instead of his handy dad-in-law, but looses the fight against the manual and his self-respect, yet gains something. Office tyrant Michael is abused worse then he is at work by his daughter, who hijacks his Blackberry to order him around in front of her friends. Bill persuades Anne to play the happy wife at the presentation of his book on happy marriage. Both exes misread each-others signals, unlike the Weiner couple of marriage therapists.

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