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Growing Up Fisher

Growing Up Fisher TV show on NBCNetwork: NBC
Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: February 23, 2014 – TBD
Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: J. K. Simmons, Jenna Elfman, Eli Baker, Ava Deluca-Verley, Lance Lim, and Jason Bateman.

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TV show description:
This single-camera comedy series was inspired by the real life experiences of executive producer DJ Nash and tells the story of an unusual family that’s drawn closer together after a divorce.

Mel Fisher (J.K. Simmons) chops down trees, teaches his daughter to drive, and plays football with his son. He could be considered a typical father — except for the fact that he’s blind. He’s a lawyer who prides himself on not letting his limitation limit him. He and his wife are getting a divorce.

In some ways, Joyce (Jenna Elfman) is like a typical immature teenager — she’s self-obsessed, busy with school and devoted to fashion. The only trouble is, she’s a full-grown wife and mother who has a young son and teenage daughter.

Joyce often seeks advice from her teenage daughter Katie (Ava Deluca-Verley) and also borrows her clothes, much to Katie’s dismay.

Son Henry (Eli Baker) is 11-years-old and has always been his dad’s eyes and wingman. The kid is less than thrilled when his job is outsourced to Mel’s new guide dog, Elvis.

While the boy is at first reluctant to accept the changes that Elvis brings, adult Henry (voiced by Jason Bateman) realizes upon reflection that his parents’ split finally allowed the Fishers to become one happy (divorced) family.
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Series Finale

Episode #TBD
This TV series has not ended yet.
First aired: TBD

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What do you think? Do you like the Growing Up Fisher TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?

 

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laurie April 18, 2014 at 9:22 pm

I think this show is so funny. I also like that the family really cares about each other and are nice people. The kids aren’t snotty and the family members enjoy each other. Would love to see more shows about families like this.

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Anonymous April 14, 2014 at 2:45 pm

It should be renewed. It is a feel good family show.

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Carol April 8, 2014 at 10:02 pm

I love that show, Growing up Fisher. The funniest thing on TV anymore. Of course it went off tonight just after it started & I didn’t get to see it. CRAP! I hate I missed.

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Carol April 8, 2014 at 10:04 pm

I also love Jenna Elfman. I love her on Darma & Gregg

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gina March 26, 2014 at 1:31 pm

I really think the show is funny – EXCEPT the mother’s character.. All of the other characters are cute ( especially the neighbor little boy) – but the mother is just ridiculous and annoying. Tone her down or she is going to wreck the entire show…

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Rose February 25, 2014 at 5:53 am

To “mystmass”…. what do you consider NORMAL? Every family is different. What’s normal at your house wouldn’t necessarily be normal at someone else’s house. I thought the show was great and the boy was very charming!

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Jamie February 24, 2014 at 5:01 pm

I thought it was a really cute show. Sure, the characters are a little “over the top”, but that’s part of the charm, in a Gilligan’s Island kind of way.

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Georgia February 24, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Sure enjoyed this show! Was worried it would have a laugh track which ruins every sitcom and can’t watch it. The previews of upcoming Growing Up Fisher shows look even better than the pilot. As this show develops, it’s going to be GREAT! Now will NBC even give it a chance?

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mystmass February 24, 2014 at 9:21 am

we have two many weird family shows on tv as is.Never a normal family always strange.

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Cheryl February 24, 2014 at 8:28 am

We watched the Pilot last night and we (Hubby and me) both really liked it. The family programs always do a great deal for “families”. This should be one of the best if the Pilot is a good example of what’s to follow. Modern Family, The Goldbergs, The Millers, etc. give everyone a chance to laugh and forget the “blues” of the day. Keep it coming and advertise so people know it’s here and will watch and enjoy the pluses in life. Thank you!

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