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Living with Fran 

A mother of two ends up falling in love with a man half her age as she tries to make him part of the family.
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Series cast summary:
Fran Drescher ...  Fran Reeves 26 episodes, 2005-2007
Ryan McPartlin ...  Riley Douglas Martin 26 episodes, 2005-2007
Misti Traya ...  Allison Reeves 26 episodes, 2005-2007
Ben Feldman ...  Josh Reeves 26 episodes, 2005-2007
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Fran Reeves, a frantic Jewish divorcée, fell madly in love with Riley Douglas Martin, a lovely, hunky contractor half her age, who moves in with her and her nasty ex Ted's two adolescent children, Joshua 'Josh', a timid med school drop-out, and Allison, a bitchy high-school girl. They all have a hard enough time finding out where they fit in this reconstituted, unofficial household, not an actual family, and things are even worse whenever outsiders wonder or ignore how it all works, given the shifted generations, Riley being barely older then his 'step-kids', actually an ideal big brother if only he were a sibling rather than the provider. Alliances and antagonisms shift, but ultimately true love triumphs and things work out. Written by KGF Vissers

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4 April 2005 (USA) See more »

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Robbing the Cradle See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Was put on hiatus in October 2005. It returned in January 2006, only to be canceled a few months later. See more »

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Referenced in What I Like About You: Girls Gone Wild (2005) See more »

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Whatever Comes Our Way
Performed by Hope Partlow
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Living with Fran
21 April 2005 | by arturusSee all my reviews

Fran Drescher is perhaps the most talented and smartest woman in show business...or maybe one of the smartest PEOPLE in the business, period! On her previous show, "The Nanny", which ran for six years on CBS and is now a smash in syndication, here and abroad, she surrounded herself with the best: superb supporting cast, great writing, top guest stars. She NEVER fell into the trap of making the show all about Fran, but let every cast member have their moment, in every episode. This is a smart performer!

I've watched the first three episodes of her new series. She's just as gifted, just as gorgeous...but it hasn't clicked completely yet. Perhaps she needs a strong co-producer (her ex-husband was that, on "The Nanny"); perhaps it's better writers and a sassy ADULT character to play off of (the daughter is good, but Fran needs an "Ethel"...or a Niles!); perhaps it's just a matter of time. The first season of "Nanny" took awhile to find itself.

The jury is still out on this one, but I'm giving it a chance, watching every episode. Fran is so gifted, she'll always be around, the Lucille Ball of her generation.


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