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Ben, a student, moves into a Beverly Hills family's guest house. Every family member seems to act crazier than the next, even though they look like a picture-perfect family.

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Series cast summary:
Jake Sandvig ...  Preston Shackleton 13 episodes, 2004-2006
Molly Shannon ...  Lesley Shackleton 8 episodes, 2004-2006
Christopher McDonald ...  Ted Shackleton 8 episodes, 2004-2006
Caitlin Wachs ...  Chloe Shackleton 8 episodes, 2004-2006
David Walton ...  Liam Connor / ... 8 episodes, 2004-2006
Jason Schwartzman ...  Ben Baxter 7 episodes, 2004-2006
Bret Loehr ...  Tanner Shackleton 7 episodes, 2004-2006
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Ben, a student, moves into a Beverly Hills family's guest house. Every family member seems to act crazier than the next, even though they look like a picture-perfect family.

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12 Episodes were produced for this show but only 9 episodes got to air because the show later got canceled with 4 unaired episodes. See more »

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I think I only liked it because of the cast...
26 April 2004 | by savestheday821See all my reviews

I watched every episode (were there 6?) of this before it was canceled. Now Jason Schwartzman is def. one of my favorite actors, I love most things Mike White does (i.e. The Good Girl) and Molly Shannon? Well let's just say I'm one of the biggest SNL buffs ever

But the show? Eh, I liked it, but it didn't really make me laugh... The performances were great (bonus points for featuring Zooey Deschanel in an episode) but I just... ack. Didn't like it. The pilot episode had reeeally bad exposition, that kinda stood out... it tried to be funny lots of times that it really wasn't... Points also deducted for putting Jack Black in.

Don't think I'd recommend it to anyone who, uh, isn't me.


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