A loveable goofball uncle becomes the guardian of his nephew, a conservative 12-year-old genius.



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Series cast summary:
 Vinnie Bassett (20 episodes, 2013)
 Wendell Bassett (20 episodes, 2013)
 Wilma Bassett (20 episodes, 2013)
 Taryn (20 episodes, 2013)
Israel Powell ...
 School Kid (2013) (15 episodes, 2013)
Angelique Terrazas ...
 Lacy (10 episodes, 2013)


Jerry Trainor returns to portray a character not of, but similar to, Spencer Shay. Instead he plays Vinnie, the eccentric owner of a pop culture memorabilia store in Los Angeles, whose breaks are spent only reading comics and playing video games. Soon, his 12-year old nephew, Wendell, pays him a visit. From that moment forward, Vinnie's life is turned upside down: he assumes legal guardianship over Wendell. Wendell is wise-beyond-his-years, while Vinnie is clueless, but with the help of his sister (Wilma, a frightening personal injury attorney), the girl next door (Taryn, a newly-divorced Texan girl of Vinnie's dreams) and Wendell himself, he finally gets the hang of it and does whatever he can to make a fine father. On the other hand, Wendell might just be the parent Vinnie needs! Written by Raymond A. Waldrop

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Jerry Trainor (Vinnie) was also on other shows like iCarly, Drake & Josh, and a main voice on the animated series Tuff Puppy. See more »

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not bad but...
18 October 2014 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

far to be a bad series, it is package for a good idea. the result is not really impressive because, like many other series, it has as basic purpose the easy entertainment. so, the situations and the dialogs are not examples of inspiration. for Jerry Trainor is only new clothes for an old role.Buddy Handleson does a good job but the script is not always the best help for his character. the humor is in too many situations fake and the sin could be only to ignore the story possibilities. but it is only a series. nice, comfortable, junk food for leisure. and that fact is enough. in a way. because the comedy has its fans. always.

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