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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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Storyline

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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A new comedy about the art of raising parents. 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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First show to switch networks mid-season. Fox dropped the series in season 3, & WB picked it up. See more »

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The Finnerty family is said to live on Staten Island, but none of the outdoor scenes look at all like Staten Island. See more »

Quotes

Eddie: Maybe I'll stop by tomorrow. Maybe not.
Claudia: Tomorrow I'm changing the locks.
Sean: Again?
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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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so far, so good
10 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Just got done watching the 1st episode and I liked it. The mom doesn't have the same presence as Jane K. in Malcolm, but there were plenty of puberty and dysfunctional family jokes to go around. Also, Griffin Frazen (Jimmy) is really cute, he reminds me of a younger Justin Berfield. I give this show a 9 out of 10 stars.


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