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Growing Up Fisher 

A typical family in the middle of a divorce: two kids, mom, dad and guide dog. Oh, and dad's blind.

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Series cast summary:
J.K. Simmons ...  Mel Fisher 13 episodes, 2014
Eli Baker ...  Henry Fisher 13 episodes, 2014
Ava Deluca-Verley ...  Katie Fisher 13 episodes, 2014
Lance Lim ...  Runyen 13 episodes, 2014
Jenna Elfman ...  Joyce Fisher 13 episodes, 2014
Isabela Moner ...  Jenny 7 episodes, 2014
Matthew Glave ...  Principal Sloan 6 episodes, 2014
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A typical family in the middle of a divorce: two kids, mom, dad and guide dog. Oh, and dad's blind.

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As far as we knew, we were normal.

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

23 February 2014 (USA) See more »

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The Family Guide See more »

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16:9 HD
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Parker Posey was cast as Joyce and worked on the pilot,but dropped out for unknown reasons upon NBC ordering this to series. Jenna Elfman was later tapped to replace Posey. See more »

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Functional network TV family sitcom
9 May 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Mel Fisher (J.K. Simmons) is a blind lawyer who often tries to pass. He is divorcing his wife Joyce (Jenna Elfman). Their kids Henry (Eli Baker) and Katie (Ava Deluca-Verley) have to deal with the divorce and their unique family. The show also gets into Henry's best friend Runyen (Lance Lim).

This show started awkwardly with blind Mel passing for seeing. It's filled with stories from writer's life with his blind dad. Even though it may be real, it just sounds fake without being funny. Then there is Jenna Elfman. I don't want to be mean but she's too young and hot for Simmons. I love the guy but Jenna looks 30s even although she's in her 40s. Also the divorce is possibly the nicest one around. It feels like a lot of rough edges got rounded out. The kids are fine and the best character has to be the best friend Runyen. He's the funniest one in the whole cast. This is a functional network TV family sitcom. It's a mid season replacement show that got canceled after its half season run.


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