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Grounded for Life 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (2001–2005)
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Thirty-something Irish Catholic couple Sean and Claudia deal with their three children as well as Sean's judgmental father and his carefree brother.
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5   4   3   2   1  
2005   2004   2003   2002   2001  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
...  Sean Finnerty / ... 91 episodes, 2001-2005
...  Claudia Finnerty 91 episodes, 2001-2005
...  Eddie Finnerty 91 episodes, 2001-2005
...  Lily Finnerty 91 episodes, 2001-2005
...  Jimmy Finnerty 91 episodes, 2001-2005
...  Henry Finnerty 78 episodes, 2001-2005
...  Brad O'Keefe 65 episodes, 2001-2005
...  Walt Finnerty 45 episodes, 2001-2005
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Irish Catholic couple Sean and Claudia Finnerty live in Staten Island, New York, with their three children, Lily, Jimmy, and Henry. They get into all sorts of trouble, usually because of Sean's brother, Eddie, who's got connections all over town. Sean and Eddie's father, Walt, often drops by and shares in the disaster. Most adventures are later recalled and they find out exactly what happened, like when the family car was supposedly stolen or when Sean's credit card was mysteriously maxed out, and even when Sean causes a blackout on Super Bowl Sunday. All this and more, and because Sean and Claudia were young and carefree when they got married and had kids, they are now grounded for life, so to speak. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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Is it possible to raise kids while remaining one yourself? See more »

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Carsey-Werner-Mandabach

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10 January 2001 (USA)  »

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Parents à tout prix  »

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(91 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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In the pilot episode the Finnertys have a dog. See more »

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Sean: Ooh, an armoire.
Claudia: That's what they call it.
Sean: [in French accent] Oh, then we should buy this "armoire"' and put it in the "boudoir" next to the "toilette". Ooh-la-la.
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Referenced in I Love the '70s (2003) See more »

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Walking On Sunshine
Written by Kimberley Rew
Performed by Katrina & The Waves (as Katrina and The Waves)
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bound to be cancelled, as all great shows are ...
23 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

When my husband first saw "Grounded for Life" he said "Well this isnt' going to last .. it's way too good." The writing isn't amazing, but the casting is so good that it makes the show worth waiting for each week. You wouldn't think of Kevin Corrigan as the quintessential slacker brother but he practically makes this show. Not to mention Richard Riehle, who we loved in "Office Space". So enjoy this show while you can.


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