Guys with Kids

guys with kids tv seriesNetwork: NBC
Episodes: 17 (half-hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: September 12, 2012 — February 27, 2013
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Anthony Anderson, Jesse Bradford, Zach Cregger, Tempestt Bledsoe, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, and Erinn Hayes.

TV show description:      
This comedy TV show follows three thirty-something dads who are trying to hold onto their youth as they face the responsibilities of having kids. Thankfully, Nick, Gary and Chris have each other to help navigate the highs and lows of fatherhood — while still trying desperately to remain cool.

Gary (Anthony Anderson) is a doting stay-at-home dad of four. His energetic wife is Marny (Tempestt Bledsoe) and she has plenty of ideas about what Gary could be doing better.

Nick (Zach Cregger) is the wise guy of the group and is happily married to Emily (Jamie-Lynn Sigler).

And finally, Chris (Jesse Bradford) is a newly single dad who’s juggling work, his duties as a father, and trying to successfully navigate the dating world. His ex, Sheila (Erinn Hayes), has no problem telling him where he could improve.

Balancing work or staying at home, painfully married or happily divorced, they know that taking care of the little ones while maintaining a social life is a daily challenge. They’re learning first-hand that it’s much easier to become a father than to actually be one.

Series Finale:     
Episode #17 — Divorce Party
Gary’s Wrapkin business is doing well, but to really take it to the next level, he’s going to have to get it carried in a big box store. The problem is, as long as Yoda and Clark are his assistants, the Wrapkin’s going nowhere. When Marny’s sister Bridget comes to visit, Marny takes initiative and offers her sister as an assistant to Gary. Gary is not enthused, since Bridget hasn’t worked a day in her life. Regardless, Bridget accepts the job. Her first accomplishment? Taking a personal day.

Elsewhere, Sheila and Chris are moving ahead with their artificial insemination plan. Sheila has one vital request for Chris – he must promise not to tell Nick. But when Chris tries to keep things under wraps at Nick’s house later, Sheila gleefully reveals their plans. She just wanted to see the look of devastation on Nick’s face. Sensing that Sheila’s up to something even more sinister – like reconciliation – Nick sets out to save Chris before it’s too late.

It’s 10:30am on Bridget’s first full day on the job, and she’s already fed up with the corporate grind. Marny’s had enough with her sister’s lazy attitude towards life. She encourages Bridget to step up and get creative with her work. Soon, Bridget has created a new, more feminine and stylish design. Gary hates it. He asked her to be his assistant, not redesign the product! Amid the fight, Bridget quits.

Chris comes around to the artificial insemination idea after taking a tour of the facilities, but Sheila’s beginning to get cold feet – after all, the doctor drives a Saturn – can you trust that? She suggests they forgo their plans and have the baby the old fashioned way. Chris quickly agrees, even though Sheila assures him it will be clinical, efficient and zero fun.

Nick devises a plan to convince Chris to steer clear of Sheila. He hosts a “Never Should Have Married Sheila” party at Cagney’s complete with life-sized posters of low-points in Chris’ awful relationship. Ever wary of Sheila, Nick’s going to encourage Chris to instead reconcile with his old girlfriend, Sage. Chris is still unconvinced.

The manager of Forever Babies, a big box store, calls Gary in for a meeting and raves about his Wrapkins. A sale in hand, Gary congratulates himself on his salesmanship, thinking he didn’t need Bridget after all. But when the manager informs Gary that the new designs are what convinced him to buy, Gary realizes that Bridget dropped off her prototypes to Forever Babies and ultimately closed their first big deal.

Back at the party, Gary apologizes to Marny and Bridget for doubting Bridget, singing Kelly Clarkson’s “My Life Would Suck Without You.” Meanwhile, Chris is tired of Nick’s ridiculous tactics. He sets off to go make a baby with Sheila, but bumps into his ex, Sage, at the door. It’s a set-up.

As the party begins to wane, Chris seems to really be hitting it off with Sage; maybe Nick is right that they’re made for each other. Suddenly, Sheila shows up at the party unnoticed and asks Chris where he’s been. They had an “appointment” that he missed. But when Sheila sees Sage, she leaves, extremely embarrassed. Faced with the prospect of dating Sage or reconciling with the mother of his baby, Chris just doesn’t know what to do.
First aired: February 27, 2013


What do you think? Did you like Guys with Kids? Are you sorry that it’s been cancelled and won’t have a second season?

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59 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. McKinley says

    This is one show my husband and I can watch and laugh at together. With real writers and actors, not reality TV.
    Please keep it on!!

  2. Benita says

    I love this show and have been looking for it for several weeks now..It’s nice to see a show about dads who actually know what they are doing. I sure hope NBC does not cancel this show..I am going through Guys With Kids Withdrawals!!!

  3. Kimberlee says

    This is great show. It has a lot of fun to it. There is a great mix of humor and characters…great comedy for all to enjoy.

  4. I love guys with kids says

    Please don’t cancel this Show. It’s so funny. A good comedy worth watching since friends in my opinion. thank you Laurie

  5. Anonymous says

    Finally……………a show that is actually funny and not stupid reality crap………..they better not cancel it or I will not be real happy……………..

  6. says

    I really hope this gets renewed, a genuine belly laugh out loud comedy & loveable characters. I look forward to this show each week! I have a horrible feeling it’ll be cancelled because networks don’t seem to like renewing programs that “have been seen before” though.

  7. Rhonda says

    I really didn’t expect to like this show let alone love it, but I do. It is hilarious, it has a nice mix of characters and funny plot lines. Oh and the kids are great. I hope they don’t cancel it, it is too funny.

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