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Ben and Kate

FOX TV series Ben and KateNetwork: FOX
Episodes: 16 but three unaired (half-hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: September 25, 2012 — January 22, 2013
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Dakota Johnson, Nat Faxon, Lucy Punch, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, and Echo Kellum.

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TV show description:
This TV series revolves around an exuberant dreamer who always says “yes” and his overly responsible little sister. He moves in to help raise her five-year-old daughter. A comedy, it follows a pair of odd-couple siblings and their friends as they push each other out of their comfort zones and into real life.

Kate Fox (Dakota Johnson) always tried to follow the rules but found herself pregnant in college and dropped out before graduating. After the birth of her daughter, Maddie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones), Kate put her aspirations on hold.

She now works as a bar manager to make ends meet and is able to maximize her time with Maddie. Kate is overly prepared for every possible catastrophe — except for the arrival of her older brother, Ben.

Ben Fox (Nat Faxon) likes trouble a lot more than his sister does. He has an infectious energy that makes everyone want to follow him — specifically into any number of bad ideas. He’ll totally screw up their lives, but somehow, they’ll feel good about it.

Where Kate is all about planning and preparing, Ben is big on spontaneity and out-of-the-box ideas. The thing is, he’ll probably be a millionaire someday.

When Ben comes to crash on Kate’s couch for a few days, he finds a sad state of affairs. For the first time in their lives, Kate needs Ben’s help, and he’s determined to bring some much-needed chaos into her overly stable world.

He starts by looking after Maddie so that Kate can get back to making mistakes — especially since the one “real mistake” she made turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to her. Kate hopes to return the favor by seeing how she can bring her brother back to reality.

Ben’s partner-in-crime, Tommy (Echo Kellum), is always there to help with Ben’s crazy schemes. He worships Ben like a hero and nurses a serious crush on Kate.

Kate’s British best friend is BJ (Lucy Punch), a cocktail waitress at the bar. She’s an all-around hot mess who would do anything for Kate, even if it’s questionable or illegal.
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Series Finale

Episode #16 — Ethics 101
Kate returns to college, determined to focus on her studies instead of boys this time around. Ben is excited to celebrate his two-month anniversary with girlfriend Vera.
First aired: Did not air in the US.

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What do you think? Do you like the Ben and Kate TV series on FOX? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for another season?

 

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Stacey Boothe Snelling May 19, 2013 at 3:01 pm

One of the best shows to air in the last couple of years and you cancel it????? OMG! This show is terrific and never should have been pulled. Very, very upset – STILL.

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Blazzingurl April 5, 2013 at 11:43 am

I love Ben and Kate it’s part of my favorite line up. Why do they keep cancelling great shows and keep bringing on bad reality shows. IT SUCKS! Please bring Ben and Kate PLEASE!!!!

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Kristin March 20, 2013 at 10:08 pm

I am so disappointed to hear that Ben and Kate has been cancelled. It was my favorite show. Ben and Kate are two of the funniest characters I’ve ever seen on television. This was a creative, funny and well-done show with talented actors and it should have continued.

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james March 19, 2013 at 10:01 pm

I don’t understand why ppl didn’t think this show was funny. I hate that they get rid of some good shows without finishing them! Like Good Christian Bitch or No Ordinary Family! They should of made more seasons of No Ordinary Family,it was great! Why dnt they ever put any good shows on Saturdays! Nothing good is on Saturdays! I remember when they had good stuff on Saturdays. Hell…bring back TGIF!

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Christine Tate March 11, 2013 at 5:41 pm

I love this show! Please bring it back!

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Becky freestone March 3, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Bring back Ben and Kate please! Highlight of our tv watching week.

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