Episodes: 37 (half-hour)
TV show dates: September 24, 2008 — March 17, 2010
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Jay Mohr, Paula Marshall, Jaime King, Ed Begley Jr., Ryan Malgarini, Kathryn Newton, and Al Madrigal.
TV show description:
Divorced father Gary Brooks (Jay Mohr) is readjusting to life as a bachelor. Three months after his split, he coasts back to living the way he did prior to saying “I do.”
His ex-wife, Allison (Paula Marshall), sees this lifestyle as a problem when their children are spending time with their dad. Fortunately, in many ways, they’re more mature than he is. Louise (Laura Marano, later Kathryn Newton) is overly socially responsible and a vegetarian. Tom (Ryan Malgarini) is a shy teenage boy who’s just starting to learn about the opposite sex.
Gary owns his own house painting business and when he accepts a job to paint a condo, he meets a beautiful single mom named Vanessa Flood (Jaime King). The two take a liking to one another right away but Gary and his ex-wife have rules as to when it’s appropriate for them to start dating again. When he discusses the possibility of having a new woman in his life with Allison, she drops a bombshell on him; she’s engaged. And worse yet, she’s marrying their former marriage counselor, Dr. Walter Krandall (Ed Begley Jr.).
Gary finds the news hard to take but moves forward for the sake of the kids and to put an end to his alimony payments. As he rediscovers single life, Gary may be unmarried but he’s anything but unhappy.