After penniless cook Matt Landis marries businessman Victor Pellet's spoiled daughter Alex, they agree to save money for his dream to start his own restaurant by moving in with the Pellets. For 'outsider' Matt, this starts years of aggravation, mainly because Alex's dad is domineering and remains overprotective, with a strong hold over his daughter. Furthermore various habits and attitudes keep clashing.Written by
This series, a co-production between NBC and Paramount, was inspired by Meet the Parents.
In 2004, NBC merged with Universal, which distributed Meet the Parents and its sequel Meet the Fockers in North America. 2 years later, Paramount acquired DreamWorks, which handled international distribution of both films. Paramount would distribute the second sequel, Little Fockers, internationally in 2010.
Conversely, the US rights to this series are held by CBS which acquired the Paramount TV properties in 2006 (both Paramount and CBS are now part of ViacomCBS), while the international rights are held by NBCUniversal. See more »
Alex! Don't let your father catch you opening presents 'til Christmas.
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Tonight was premiere night and I was actually looking forward to this new comedy on NBC. Jean Smart and Dennis Farina are very funny veterans and two talented newcomers seemed to be primed for success. Unfortunately, there were only moments of clever dialogue interwoven in tired old re-hashed stories with predictable outcomes. All in all, the first two episodes, which were both aired tonight, didn't leave me wanting more. I'll give it a few more shows, however I see this being canceled by the middle of the second season if not sooner unless serious revamps occur.
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