Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot13 April 2011
Forget who gets to keep the ring - when a couple splits, the real question is, who gets to keep the friends? Alex and Dave's wedding was supposed to be the happiest day of their lives, for them and their long-time friends... until Alex leaves groom-to-be Dave at the altar. The breakup, in the words of one pal, is a "huge game changer" that will complicate everyone's lives and make everyone question their own choices.
13 April 2011
Dave still hate deserted bride Alex but they agree to bury the hatchet for the gang's sake. Despite the implicit insult of being 'not really gay', Max arranges stereotypical queer Derrick for fickle birthday girl Paige, who thus learns steady Max is the right 'gay husband' in the long term. Despite breaking up tips from his mates, too-good polite Dave keeps getting romantically drawn ever deeper in a possessive one-night-stand 'chicksand', until the truth sets both free. Max duly warns Alex that her trophy date is a closet gay.
20 April 2011
Dave and Max are worried sick about mysterious thefts from their joint home. A video camera shows it's not Dave's sleepwalking, however weird, but their new upstairs neighbor sneaking in trough a ceiling panel to rob the fridge. After confronting 'thief'' Malcolm, Max is soon taken in by the adventurous and generous new friend, who also happens to be Alex's cool new date.
20 April 2011
Max panics when his parents come visit for the first time in years, as he never came out to them and blamed gay porn on Dave, who is a great sport, but the girls initially refuse to act as phony date, only to turn up competitively. Paige stands up her blind date -by remaining incognito- at first sight to hook up with stood-up hunky Doug, but starts doubting and going overboard when she sees his wallet states as actual last name Hitler.
27 April 2011
After a health scare, Brad's uptight dad now has a new lease on life and just wants to have fun, which Brad is having a difficult time dealing with; Penny starts to date an attractive Italian, but she can only speak his language when she's drunk; Dave and Max have fun in their apartment with dart guns.
4 May 2011
Alex has a mouse in her apartment and asks Dave to come over and get rid of it humanely. While there, Dave falls in love with their old place. He lets the mouse go so he can spend more time there. Penny takes a Krav Maga class. Jane joins the class, is way too intense, and kicks the crap out of Penny. Max accuses Brad of being a "gay-cist".
4 May 2011
A zombie movie gets the gang discussing who's most like or stand the best chance to survive a zombie attack. Being called a living zombie gives Dave the long-needed kick in the pants to resume his dream to start his own restaurant. Alas his project to offer 125 national cuisines on a 900 dishes menu earns only ridicule, no financing. Max dares Jane to tests who fights and resist zombies best, which go to each in turn. Penny meets 'cool' Toby in the launderette and waves Max's warnings he's a hipster who will drag her into his 'ironic' life of bagging on everything. However that stuck-up bunch makes a fine target group for Dave's plan B, a food car.
11 May 2011
Alex and Dave are forced to confront memories of their relationship when they consider removing their his-and-hers tattoos. Jane pushes Max to go out with a guy who seems a perfect match but Max resists. Brad has to deal with the consequences when he gets a waiter fired.
11 May 2011
Alex teams up with other small business owners to fight a chain coffee store that moves into the neighborhood, but things become complicated when Max finds out he's dating the store's owner (Max Greenfield); Dave is thrilled when his favorite high school teacher Alan (Rob Huebel) is back in town. But when Penny goes out on a date with Alan, she realizes he's not as perfect as he seems, but keeps the information a secret to avoid disappointing Dave; Brad and Jane make a bet to see who can get a job by using either their charm or being prepared.
Season 1, Episode 10: Bo Fight18 May 2011
As Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) and Dave (Zachary Knighton) struggle to move past their wedding day breakup with the support of their family and friends, Jane (Eliza Coupe) fears that her marriage to Brad (Damon Wayans, Jr.) is in danger of losing its spark. And as Dave reluctantly moves in with Max (Adam Pally), Penny grudgingly agrees to attend a cooking class with Alex.
18 May 2011
When their favorite band is coming to Chicago, Dave (Zachary Knighton) and Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) refuse to let their recent break up stand in the way of everyone seeing them together. While Penny (Casey Wilson) is excited about reuniting with Tommy (guest star Nick Thune), a Barefoot Pedaler fiddler with whom she had a one-night stand, a YouTube video of the wedding day debacle reopens Dave's emotional wounds.
25 May 2011
Being invited to the wedding of old friend Shershow creates unexpected consequences and feelings among the group. Brad and Jane discover unsettling news about their marital status; Alex agrees to act as Dave's wingman at the wedding; Penny pretends to be engaged to Derrick; Shershow's fiancé thinks that Alex is a "wedding jinx".
24 August 2011
Alex and Jane's sibling rivalry heats up; Dave dates an attractive woman (Bre Blair) with an unusual quirk; Penny gets an assistant.
28 September 2011
Penny buys her first home, an "amah-zing" condo complete with a wine fridge and Italian marble. But will the new digs really signal "the year of Penny" and turn her life around? And, on the year anniversary of their almost-marriage, Jane encourages Alex and Dave to finally be honest with each other -- not the best of ideas.
Season 2, Episode 2: Baby Steps5 October 2011
Max can't even pay his rent after bad wagers, so after some begging, softy Dave, who was shocked to find his room rented to backpackers as shagging shack, engages Max to help out at the food truck 'Cocktail style', but isn't amused to find his customers abused and chased, the food scattered. Arrogant teen customers abuse both Alex's new baby T-shirts line and the very shop. Brad unwillingly triggers Jane's need to meet her egg 'daughter', and meddle despite a no meeting clause in her donation contract.
12 October 2011
Penny's perpetually optimistic mom, Dana, is in town for a singing gig at a boat show. Her enthusiasm inspires the gang, but when Penny finds out she's hiding some less-than-happy news, she decides it's time to give mom a reality check.
19 October 2011
Dave reluctantly gives the gang a 'last chance' to meet his new girl Molly, despite telling experiences with her predecessors, whose many qualities don't avoid more blind bagging. Brad can't connect with his 'boring' new boss Forristal, but learning it's a vintage car fanatic, asks Max to chauffeur his classic limo, which is a hit, but even more Max's straightforwardness, as the man is sick of sycophants, yet Max goes to far for either's taste. Penny loses the faith it's 'her year' after handsome waiter Parker fails even to notice her, so Jane tries to boost her confidence by inspiring the gang to make vision boards and cheats big time to make Penny's wishes come trough, but is soon found out and milked.
26 October 2011
*Dave's break-up allow him and Alex to try out solo dream costumes, but his Austin Powers attracts little attention, her Marilyn Monroe only a queer in search of a transvestite. Max soon regrets volunteering for a duo costume with Penny, as he's reduced to her baby, disabling either to properly seduce a potential date. Jane tricked Brad in advance into house-sitting in the suburbs, where trick or treat kids challenge her enthusiasm for the place to raise offs^ring and his reluctance for whet he believed too dull.
2 November 2011
To counter competition from a hot dog stand with a cool TV commercial, Dave decides he must shoot his own for the steak sandwich food truck. A professional director couldn't overcome his crappy cramped-up acting, so Max takes over, but the cool new plot only attracts attention, no customers. and Dave's honesty ruins media exposure. Jane 'pases on' popular handsome colleague Liam to Alex, who finds the promising gentleman date a major disappointment. To dodge a weekend with Jane's insufferable annually visiting sorority friend, Brad pretends a work function and enjoys a "staycation" in a Chicago hotel. Sara bailed out and Jane spilled herself at home, and the spouses find out mutually once Brad returns.
16 November 2011
Max gets a surprise visit from his pre-gay-awareness high-school girlfriend Angie, but when Dave hits on her absurdly-jealously invokes the gays code, and when it's not observed, declares a pranking code war. Penny hides her jealousy by faking extreme fondness of Angie, while Alex simply gets a straight crush on Max. Brad's innocently flirtatious 'work wife' gets Jane jealous enough to hit on an innocent HR cutie.
23 November 2011
Jane needs a dress to wear to her charity event, but she's a little leery when Alex offers to design one for her; Penny helps a panicked Max babysit his niece and nephew; and Dave and Brad's new friendship with their oddball mailman, Drew, isn't quite what they had hoped for.
7 December 2011
Penniless Max, who never liked children, grudgingly jumps at a chance to replace a mall Santa, but soon melts unexpectedly for infantile and knavish charms, yet erroneously thinks his Xmas-fatherly influence actually works on a juvenile purse-snatching mugger too. Brad kept the customary premium ready for star cleaner Gita, but Jane accidentally mixes it up with the fortune for their Antillian holiday trip, yet neither has the heart to tell the truth, so they try to steal the envelope back.
4 January 2012
Dave has an odd reaction when his shrink starts dating Penny. Meanwhile, Jane and Max fight over ownership of a sweater and end up in another one of their strange competitions; whoever is "less vain" gets to keep the sweater, and the challenge is to see who can wear a horribly unflattering outfit the longest. And Jane urges Brad and Alex to try and "bond," but it's awkward -- until they discover their mutual love of romantic comedies.
11 January 2012
Dave was looking forward to a first visit from father 'Big Dave' since his parents' divorce, less to him bringing a girl friend. Penny is elated to find it's her even weirder, hippie ma Dana Hartz, but her influence overturns all Dave's memories, so father)son quality time turns into a nightmare when dragged from a sports hero visit to a lame new age convention. Alex bought online a White Sypremacists's parrot and convinces Max and Brad that the Chinese restaurant across the street runs dodgy business, so the investigate undercover dangerously clumsily, only to discover the opposite.
18 January 2012
Dave is not amused when self-appointed fashion policeman Max mounts an 'in-t-vention' and ruthless indoor follow-up patrol against his mate's apparent addiction to V-necks, yet ends up confiding the youthful trauma root cause. Penny trues Jane's advice to change her dates instead of bending all over to accommodate and imitate them, but only molds her guinea-pig to his ex-bride's dreams. Brad wants to disprove that Jane shaped him by reverting to his sloppy student persona, but is tempted back by homely comforts.
8 February 2012
For Valentine's Day, Brad tries to surprise Jane, who doesn't respond well to surprises. Penny begins the process of breaking up with her boyfriend, 'respecting the break-up window'. Max solicits his friends for Valentine's Day limo packages. Dave misinterprets his girlfriend's intentions. Alex tries to find love at a party. Brad gets his first cavity.
15 February 2012
When the whole gang, with the exception of Dave, falls in love with Grant, Max wonders if he really is good enough to date the "perfect" guy. Meanwhile, Dave sets out to prove he's way cooler than Max's new boyfriend.
22 February 2012
Max is sadly retreated in his unapproachable 'bear mode', using Dave's place as a cave where even the mates aren't allowed. So the rents of the gang eagerly awaits his annual wake-up call: Brad and Jane's theatrical spring fight, make-up and expensive celebratory dinner. However it's late, and every effort to trigger it seems to fail as if affected by a butterfly effect, but in fact they agreed only to fake fights and make up quietly.
29 February 2012
Grant keeps proving himself the perfect boyfriend for Max, whose search for a flaw to escape ends when he's ready to commit, over the surprise subject of child wishes. Dave is on a winning streak after turning his food truck into a cocktails hype, attracting friendly attention from Hollywood B-star Colin Hanks, so he fears the new fame may be estranging his friends from him, but the gang actually gradually discovers they all get unsavory sex dreams starring Dave, except Alex, who ends up actually in his bed, after failing the diet from yogi therapist Avi she failed at with Penny.
7 March 2012
A panicked Alex enlists Jane's help in convincing Dave that something he's certain happened never did, but will they succeed? Meanwhile, Penny and Max are determined to finally beat an annoyingly perfect couple in the annual Rosalita's Run and Scavenger Hunt.
14 March 2012
So many bad things have happened every time the friends celebrate Penny's birthday, they're wondering if her special day might be cursed. They set out to find a restaurant where they can celebrate, where one of them hasn't been banned or where someone won't run into an ex -- something that's almost impossible.
21 March 2012
Dave finds himself bullied at the gym by Corey, and former bully Alex coaches him on how to fight back. Meanwhile, the residents at Brad and Jane's condo are fed up with Jane being too controlling as president of their home owners' association, and rise up to challenge her for the job. But when Penny tells Jane to "sleep on it" before she does anything rash, her advice results in an all-new, suddenly chill Jane.
28 March 2012
In order to avoid having tea with an annoying childhood friend, Penny (Casey Wilson) makes up a series of detailed lies that quickly spin out of control. Meanwhile, Dave (Zachary Knighton) and Max (Adam Pally) struggle to convince their nosy landlord to fix their oven.
4 April 2012
The gang find themselves at yet another wedding, this time the nuptials of Derrick and Eric . Will there be "DRAMA", to quote Derrick? Of course, as Brad struggles to tell Jane something important; Jane tries to find a way to help Eric hide the fact that the pricey reception must be down-scaled; and Max tries to find the courage to perform with his old all-male Madonna cover band. Meanwhile, a dateless Penny is sad that she's at another wedding alone, until she meets a cute guy via Skype.
21 October 2012
Alex and Dave try to downplay their relationship by setting each other up on dates with other people. Brad hides his new job from Jane, and Max takes care of Penny while she's in a body cast.
28 October 2012
Alex and Dave can't commit to a new apartment. Jane insists on accompanying Penny when she buys a new car. Max shows Brad how to get free stuff in Chicago.
11 November 2012
Max becomes a popular emcee on the Bar Mitzvah circuit, and he asks Brad to help him out. Alex and Dave vow not to take their renewed relationship for granted.
18 November 2012
When the gang celebrates Thanksgiving at Alex and Dave's new apartment, Max brings along a tape of Brad and him on "The Real World," and everyone recalls how they met ten years ago.
3 December 2012
Jane asks Brad for help when she hits a glass ceiling at the auto dealership. Penny has to wear a helmet following her concussion, and Dave and Max have fist-bump problems.
10 December 2012
Penny's new relationship forces Max to look for a new BFF. Alex hasn't told her parents she's back with Dave, and Jane wants to think of a funny toast to make her grumpy father laugh.
Season 3, Episode 7: No-Ho-Ho18 December 2012
When the gang finds out Jane lied about being born on Christmas Day and never got her own celebration, they throw a Christmas-free birthday party for her.
6 January 2013
Brad and Penny create one disaster after another when they accidentally break a childhood memento of Alex's. Jane and Dave go overboard to find someone for Max.
8 January 2013
Penny enacts an all-out publicity bonanza when a pop star shops at Alex's store. Brad and Dave try to make some home repairs, and Max needs to get out on the town.
17 May 2012
Alex signs up the gang to participate in the Northside Kickball Classic tournament. However, self-appointed manager Max has difficulty bringing his players up to scratch - Dave has a history of freezing at crucial moments after an unfortunate incident during a previous game, Penny uses the tournament as an opportunity to meet good-looking guys and refuses to put on appropriate footwear, while Jane abandons her friends altogether and started playing for another team.
15 January 2013
Brad and Jane catch up with their exes, while Dave and Alex help Max find his awesome new roommate. Meanwhile, Penny tries to hang with Pete's friends, but tries to convince Pete that her friends are more fun.
28 January 2013
Max's (Adam Pally) vow to play a series of vengeful pranks on his friends threatens to derail a big surprise planned by Penny's (Casey Wilson) boyfriend, Pete (guest star Nick Zano). Meanwhile, Jane (Eliza Coupe) worries when Brad (Damon Wayans, Jr.) takes a new job at a kids' gym.
29 January 2013
When Jane (Eliza Coupe) wants to plan the wedding of Penny's (Casey Wilson) dreams, Pete (guest star Nick Zano) admits that he'd rather elope.
29 March 2013
With the future of his new job in jeopardy, Brad enlists his friends to help save the failing kids' gym. Max's concerns over his endless texting lead him and Penny into addiction to a powerful - and illegal - cough syrup.
29 March 2013
In order to get good basketball tickets, Max avoids telling a woman who's interested in him that he's gay. Alex's efforts to be smarter pose a threat to Dave and Jane.
5 April 2013
A hairstylist's gossip revives a dormant family feud between Alex and Jane. As Dave looks for a new recipe to jumpstart his flagging sandwich business, his food truck is stolen.
5 April 2013
As Dave squares off against a competitor's food truck, Max falls in love with the rival's son. Jane and Alex disagree over inviting Penny's father to her wedding.
12 April 2013
To prove how well she and her fiancÃ© Pete know each other, Penny (Casey Wilson) challenges her friends to a couples' game night. A job offer at a brick and mortar restaurant leads Dave (Zachary Knighton) to seek a psychic's advice.
12 April 2013
A play Penny (Casey Wilson) has written following her failed engagement has everyone worried that she may not be over it. Brad (Adam Pally) and Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) sign on as tastemakers for a guerilla marketing firm, and then seek to cut Jane (Eliza Coupe) out of the action.
19 April 2013
A plan to get Penny (Casey Wilson) a date backfires, landing her in a relationship with Jane's (Eliza Coupe) boorish boss (guest star Robb Corddry). Dave (Zachary Knighton) and Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) vie over how to help Max (Adam Pally) win the Mr. Super Gay Chicago pageant.
26 April 2013
Jane (Eliza Coupe) helps Max (Adam Pally) get his life back on track in order to impress his vengeful ex-roommate (guest star Mark-Paul Gosselaar). Dave (Zachary Knighton) bets that Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) doesn't have the discipline to redeem her outstanding Groupons.
3 May 2013
Dave (Zachery Knighton) and Penny (Casey Wilson) discover that their parents, Big Dave (guest star Michael McKean) and Dana (guest star Megan Mullally), want to adopt. Jane (Eliza Coupe) and Brad (Damon Wayans, Jr.) look to escape their friends by joining an exclusive tennis club.
3 May 2013
Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) and Dave's (Zachery Knighton) efforts to keep their breakup under wraps threaten Jane's (Eliza Coupe) plans for the wedding of their domineering older sister (guest star Stephanie March).
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