A typical family in the middle of a divorce: two kids, mom, dad and guide dog. Oh, and dad's blind.

Creator:

Reviews
Popularity
4,530 ( 134)

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2014  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

1600 Penn (2012–2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

President Gilcrest and his trophy wife are living in the White House, with their overachieving daughter sidetracked by pregnancy, a couch potato hopeless son, a genius young son, and an odd middle school girl.

Stars: Josh Gad, Jenna Elfman, Martha MacIsaac
Accidentally on Purpose (2009–2010)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Billie, a woman in her 30's, wants to settle down and have a family. When she tells her boyfriend James this, he tells her he doesn't want that, so they break up. She gets drunk and hooks ... See full summary »

Stars: Jenna Elfman, Jon Foster, Ashley Jensen
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A boy becomes a man, and a man becomes a father, in a time before coming of age was something you could Google.

Stars: Christopher Meloni, Rachael Harris, Connor Buckley
Sean Saves the World (2013–2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Centers on Sean, who must figure out how to parent his 14-year-old daughter, who just moved in, while navigating a temperamental new boss at work.

Stars: Sean Hayes, Megan Hilty, Echo Kellum
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Three estranged siblings are brought together once again at their father's funeral. His last will states that they must bond as a family via games thought up by their late father or they won't inherit the $23 million he has left them.

Stars: Becki Newton, Scott Foley, T.J. Miller
The Michael J. Fox Show (2013–2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A comedy inspired by the life of Michael J. Fox.

Stars: Michael J. Fox, Betsy Brandt, Wendell Pierce
Ben and Kate (2012–2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A free-spirited young guy moves in with his type-A, tightly wound sister under the guise of being his niece's nanny.

Stars: Dakota Johnson, Nat Faxon, Lucy Punch
Benched (2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After losing her boyfriend and her high-powered job as an attorney all on one day, Nina finds that the only job available to her is at the Public Defender's office. She quickly realizes ... See full summary »

Stars: Eliza Coupe, Jay Harrington, Carter MacIntyre
About a Boy (2014–2015)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Will Freeman lives a charmed existence. After writing a hit song, he was granted a life of free time, free love and freedom from financial woes. He's single, unemployed and loving it. So ... See full summary »

Stars: David Walton, Benjamin Stockham, Al Madrigal
Back in the Game (2013–2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Centers on Terry Gannon, a recently divorced single mother who temporarily moves in with her estranged father, a beer-swilling former baseball player. She reluctantly starts coaching her ... See full summary »

Stars: James Caan, Maggie Lawson, Benjamin Koldyke
Up All Night (2011–2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Takes an irreverent look at parenthood through the point of view of an acerbic working mother, along with her stay-at-home husband and opinionated parents.

Stars: Christina Applegate, Maya Rudolph, Will Arnett
Enlisted (2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Centers on Sgt. Pete Hill who, after a stint in Afghanistan, is stationed at a small military base in Florida to tackle the toughest job of them all leading his dysfunctional brothers' squad.

Stars: Geoff Stults, Chris Lowell, Parker Young
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Mel Fisher (13 episodes, 2014)
...
 Henry Fisher (13 episodes, 2014)
...
 Katie Fisher (13 episodes, 2014)
...
 Runyen (13 episodes, 2014)
...
 Joyce Fisher (13 episodes, 2014)
...
 Jenny (7 episodes, 2014)
...
 Principal Sloan (6 episodes, 2014)
Edit

Storyline

A typical family in the middle of a divorce: two kids, mom, dad and guide dog. Oh, and dad's blind.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

As far as we knew, we were normal.

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 February 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Family Guide  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Parker Posey was cast as Joyce and worked on the pilot,but dropped out for unknown reasons upon NBC ordering this to series. Jenna Elfman was later tapped to replace Posey. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Functional network TV family sitcom
9 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

Mel Fisher (J.K. Simmons) is a blind lawyer who often tries to pass. He is divorcing his wife Joyce (Jenna Elfman). Their kids Henry (Eli Baker) and Katie (Ava Deluca-Verley) have to deal with the divorce and their unique family. The show also gets into Henry's best friend Runyen (Lance Lim).

This show started awkwardly with blind Mel passing for seeing. It's filled with stories from writer's life with his blind dad. Even though it may be real, it just sounds fake without being funny. Then there is Jenna Elfman. I don't want to be mean but she's too young and hot for Simmons. I love the guy but Jenna looks 30s even although she's in her 40s. Also the divorce is possibly the nicest one around. It feels like a lot of rough edges got rounded out. The kids are fine and the best character has to be the best friend Runyen. He's the funniest one in the whole cast. This is a functional network TV family sitcom. It's a mid season replacement show that got canceled after its half season run.


3 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page