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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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Donal Logue ...  Sean Finnerty / ... 91 episodes, 2001-2005
Megyn Price ...  Claudia Finnerty 91 episodes, 2001-2005
Kevin Corrigan ...  Eddie Finnerty 91 episodes, 2001-2005
Lynsey Bartilson ...  Lily Finnerty 91 episodes, 2001-2005
Griffin Frazen ...  Jimmy Finnerty 91 episodes, 2001-2005
Jake Burbage ...  Henry Finnerty 78 episodes, 2001-2005
Bret Harrison ...  Brad O'Keefe 65 episodes, 2001-2005
Richard Riehle ...  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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Official Sites:

Carsey-Werner-Mandabach

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Parents à tout prix See more »

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Runtime:

(91 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Lily (Lynsey Bartilson) and Brad (Bret Harrison) appear in many episodes of "That 70's show". In episode 2 season 1 "in my room" Walt (Richard Riehle) flashes back to when he searched Sean and Eddie's room you can tell by one of the posters, the wood floor, and the floor plan that it's Eric Forman's bedroom from "That 70's show". Both shows were filmed at the same studio and had the same Executive producers. 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: What are you doing?
Sean: [sitting in a lawn chair in front of his car, which has its hood up, and tools are scattered around him, he pries open a beer bottle with a wrench] Fixing the car.
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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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Tasty Treat
20 April 2001 | by loristSee all my reviews

There aren't many sitcoms worth watching on TV, but 'Grounded For Life' is the exception. A fresh approach, an intelligent look at family life, and a wry sense of humor bring 'Grounded' head and shoulders above the other lame competitors in the field.

Are there other original sitcoms out there... yes, if you search long and hard. But this brings together elements that haven't seen the little screen and leave you screaming with laughter.

The buzz is low but good on this one. I encourage everyone to watch it, otherwise another bright, intelligent bit of TV will bite the dust.


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