Episodes: 10 (half-hour)
TV show dates: May 1, 2013 — July 10, 2013
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Kyle Bornheimer, J.K. Simmons, Edi Gathegi, Danielle Nicolet, Leah Remini, and Johnny Pemberton.
TV show description:
This sitcom follows Jack Shea (Kyle Bornheimer), a man who’s had an incredibly streak of bad luck — from enlisting in the Army to flunking out of seminary, three times. When he returns home, his father Tony (J.K. Simmons) suffers a heart attack and Jack must take over his dad’s beloved handyman business.
Jack is eager to finally step up and make his father proud but his past career efforts have been less than stellar. Asa result, everyone seems to be waiting for him to fail. His new job isn’t made any easier by Tony’s rebellious, troublemaking assistant, Darren Poynton (Edi Gathegi), and Darren’s flirtatious sister, Liz (Danielle Nicolet), who works at the local hardware store.
Thankfully, Jack has the support of his Aunt Terry Baumgardner (Leah Remini) and his oddball (yet endearing) cousin Mason (Johnny Pemberton) so that he may finally find his true calling — right at home.
Episode #10 — Terry By Design
Terry starts offering decorating advice to a Mr. Jiffy Fix client after she insults her house. Now she thinks she’s working with Jack and Darren as a designer and Tony is sure this will spiral out of control. Once Jack sees the new neon multicolored uniforms she made, he agrees.
When they take her to the most awful and critical client in town (an old woman named Flosette) it seems like a good plan to crush her spirits. Unfortunately, Flosette dies before she can say anything bad. Tony strands them both of them three miles from home so they must walk home and work it out.
Also, Mason becomes CPR certified and wants nothing more than to save a life.
First aired: July 10, 2013
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