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A free-spirited young guy moves in with his type-A, tightly wound sister under the guise of being his niece's nanny.

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Dana Fox
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Series cast summary:
Dakota Johnson ...  Kate Fox 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Nat Faxon ...  Ben Fox 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Lucy Punch ...  BJ 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Maggie Elizabeth Jones ...  Maddie Fox 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Echo Kellum ...  Tommy 16 episodes, 2012-2013
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A free-spirited young guy moves in with his type-A, tightly wound sister under the guise of being his niece's nanny.

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Picture the perfect family. They're not it. See more »

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25 September 2012 (USA) See more »

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Ben Fox Is My Manny See more »

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16:9 HD
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The titular character, Ben, is based on Dana's brother - whether or not it is true to self is up to the viewer. See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.51 (2012) See more »

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One of the best comedies on TV; fantastic writing and ensemble cast
23 January 2013 | by mjkhSee all my reviews

Ben and Kate is a fantastic and deeply underrated show. Upbeat and inventive, it features one of the best ensemble casts on broadcast TV. In particular, Nat Faxon and Lucy Punch demonstrate incredible comedic timing and help elevate the show above what could have been an ordinary half hour of television. Additionally, the show's writing distinguishes itself from other sitcoms, since it is genuinely funny, yet also consistently positive and earnest. I would highly recommend this show to fans of Community, 30 Rock, New Girl, or any other similar feel-good, yet original show on television. As of the writing of this review, 13 episodes have been aired and the remaining 6 are in limbo. Nevertheless, I would highly recommend that anyone seek out the episodes already available, since they stand on their own like other comedy show that were cancelled too soon in their time like Undeclared and Freaks and Geeks. You will be genuinely happy that you did so and, hopefully, someday in the near future, we will see the remaining episodes and some closure to this gem of a sitcom.


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