Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot24 September 2008
Gary tries desperately to honor his ex-wife's insistence that they follow the rules spelled out in a book, "Rules for the Perfect Divorce", written by their marriage counselor. One of these rules is postponing getting involved in a new relationship for the sake of the kids, prompting him to hide the new woman he's seeing - until he discovers Allison, ironically, is now engaged to this marriage counselor. Tommy, who tends to be awkward around girls, seeks his fathers advice on a girl who is interested in him.
1 October 2008
When Gary throws out his back, he uses the hot tub at his ex-wife's house for relief, but when he tries to change out of his wet trunks in front of her, she freaks and decides they need stronger boundaries. Gary is accused of loosing Louise's cello, and advises Tom to be honest with his girlfriend, but needs to take his own advise.
8 October 2008
Gary realizes that if Allison marries Dr. Krandall, he will know longer have to pay spousal support, prompting him to talk to Krandall about Allison, in hopes of speeding up their nuptials. This backfires when Krandall becomes convinced that Gary is still in love with her, prompting him to call off the engagement, leaving Gary to undo the mess he made. Vanessa realizes that Gary is having trouble accepting that he is in a new life, when he continues to eat off paper plates on Frisbees, instead of the dishes she bought for him.
15 October 2008
Allison insists Gary stop procrastinating, and move his remaining belongings out of her house. He begs Allison to let him have the pool table, but she adamantly refuses, citing the divorce agreement rule covering gifts. Gary discovers a photo album full of racy pictures of her amongst those belongings, and decides to use them to blackmail her into a trade. When Allison gets them back on her own, Gary tries to steal the pool table out of the house.
22 October 2008
Gary is alarmed when girlfriend Vanessa and ex-wife Allison become friends.
5 November 2008
When Allison throws a party to meet Krandell's closest friends, Gary decides it's time to meet Vanessa's friends as well, but both fear that they didn't make the best first impressions.
12 November 2008
Gary takes Vanessa to dinner at the same restaurant he and Allison used to go to on their anniversaries.
19 November 2008
Gary finds it hard to keep his "vows" when Allison asks him to pretend they're still married so she can impress an old rival who predicted their marriage wouldn't last.
26 November 2008
When Allison reneges on her promise to have the family Thanksgiving dinner at Gary's house a tit-for-tat war erupts that may leave her parents on the road to divorce.
10 December 2008
Gary and Allison's attempt to preempt each other in introducing their kids to major events in their lives escalates to a ridiculous level.
17 December 2008
Gary's plan to improve his son's physical education grade through a series of father and son sports seems only to drive Tom into a closer relationship with Dr. Krandall.
14 January 2009
Louise pressures Gary into dating her homely teacher, Miss Plummer, just after he's arranged a date with her hot substitute teacher, Miss St. James.
21 January 2009
After Allison accidentally floods Gary's apartment, she allows him to temporarily move back in with her - to Dr. Krandall's jealous dismay.
11 February 2009
Gary can't resist the attentions of Dennis' beautiful sister - and soon learns why she's available.
18 February 2009
Gary needs Allison's patronizing brother Taylor to disentangle his company's financial records for a tax audit.
11 March 2009
Gary tries to trick Allison into using her annual "veto" to prevent her from interfering with his plans to turn Louise into a golf pro.
18 March 2009
Gary struggles to find a replacement for the now-departed Krandall to keep Allison occupied, as he tries to romance Joan.
8 April 2009
Gary asks Allison to fill in a vacancy in his bowling team in order to win the trophy, but she's feeling put out because she wasn't asked to join when the team was formed.
6 May 2009
Gary finds he's the mature one when his irresponsible half-brother Mitch returns to town.
20 May 2009
Both Gary and Allison are dismayed to find their frustrated libidos mean they can't keep their hands off each other.
23 September 2009
Gary decides to call up his old friend Curtis who works at a local radio station, and is thrilled that he is offered a job, thinking he is going to become the next sports newscaster.
30 September 2009
Gary makes a promise he can't keep to Louise when he tries to one-up Allison's rich new boyfriend (Ron Huebel) in gift giving.
7 October 2009
Gary, desperate to become a radio sportscaster, tries to get Sasha to listen to his demo tape.
14 October 2009
When the guys decide to go on a "boys' night out," Gary is determined to prove he can handle a one night stand without getting attached.
21 October 2009
When Vic gets arrested because of public indecency that cannot be detailed here, Gary gets his chance to host the show. But he doesn't want Allison to know. She, meanwhile, is bothered by why Tommy spends so much time in the bathroom.
4 November 2009
Gary overextends himself when he tries to juggle two kids and two careers.
11 November 2009
Allison is jilted when her new "friend," Sophia, prefers Gary's company over hers.
18 November 2009
Gary turns to Allison after he makes a disastrous attempt to prepare a fancy Thanksgiving feast for Sasha, Curtis, Jack and the kids.
25 November 2009
When Gary lets Louise attend the popular girls party, he tries to keep it a secret from Allison. Meanwhile, Sasha contemplates having more than a working relationship with Gary.
9 December 2009
Gary tries to make an impression on Sasha with gifts, a movie and a dinner, but Allison has an emergency. Sasha says it's okay for Gary to leave from their date, but is it really? Tom and Louise get accepted into a party for the cool kids.
16 December 2009
When Melissa, the girl Tom likes, is impressed by another boy's family boat, Gary decides to help Tom by taking the teens on a trip on the yacht... of Allison's new boyfriend.
13 January 2010
When Gary and Allison worry that Tom is hanging out with the wrong crowd at school, they take it upon themselves to probe into Tom's personal life. Meanwhile, Sasha flirts with professional surfer Laird Hamilton.
20 January 2010
Now that Gary and Sasha have taken their relationship to the next level, Gary must decide whether or not putting his career on the line to date his boss is worth it. Meanwhile, Allison tries to teach Tom a lesson in responsibility.
10 February 2010
After Sasha gives Gary an awesome Valentine's Day gift, he tries to outdo her by giving her the perfect gift. Meanwhile, Allison tries to bond with Tom and Louise.
3 March 2010
When Gary's plan to help Tom land a spot on the wrestling team backfires, he challenges the coach, a former high school nemesis, to a wrestling rematch in an attempt to settle their score.
10 March 2010
When Mitch returns home from overseas, Gary tries to help him figure out what he'll do for a living.
17 March 2010
When Gary finds out that he and Allison's divorce papers were never filed, he uses the information to manipulate her into giving him his stuff back. Meanwhile, Allison's sister Rachael comes to town and gives Mitch a makeover.
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