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An overprotective dad tries to keep his kids in check.

An overprotective dad tries to keep his kids in check.

Original Release

09/17/2002 on ABC



Amy Davidson Kerry Hennessy
Martin Spanjers Rory Hennessy
Katey Sagal Cate Hennessy
Kaley Cuoco Bridget Hennessy
James Garner Jim Egan
David Spade C.J. Barnes
Billy Aaron Brown Kyle
John Ritter Paul Hennessy
Adam Arkin Principal Ed Gibb
Larry Miller Tommy
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 First Day of School Friday, 24 September 2004
2 Changes Friday, 01 October 2004
3 School Nurse Friday, 08 October 2004
4 Out of the Box Friday, 15 October 2004
5 Car Trouble Friday, 22 October 2004
6 Halloween Friday, 29 October 2004
7 Coach Friday, 05 November 2004
8 Secrets Friday, 12 November 2004
9 Thanksgiving Guest Friday, 26 November 2004
10 Vanity Unfair Friday, 03 December 2004
11 Princetown Girl Friday, 10 December 2004
12 A Very C.J. Christmas Friday, 17 December 2004
13 The Sub Friday, 07 January 2005
14 C.J.'s Temptation Friday, 07 January 2005
15 Old Flame Friday, 14 January 2005
16 Closure Friday, 21 January 2005
17 VolleyBrawl Friday, 28 January 2005
18 Freaky Friday Friday, 04 February 2005
19 Torn Between Two Lovers Friday, 11 February 2005
20 C.J.'s Real Dad Friday, 18 February 2005
21 The After Party Friday, 04 March 2005
22 The Teachers Lounge Friday, 01 April 2005
23 Sleepover Friday, 08 April 2005
24 Ditch Day Friday, 15 April 2005


James Widdoes, Lynn M. McCracken, Mark Cendrowski, Pat Fischer-Doak, Terry Hughes, Robby Benson, Gil Junger, Barnet Kellman


Tracy Gamble, W. Bruce Cameron, Bonnie Kallman, Martin Weiß, Bill Daly, David S. DiPietro, Paul F. Ciancarelli, Seth Kurland, Bill Callahan, Bryan Behar, Steve Baldikoski, David Flebotte, Rob Hanning, Gayle Abrams, Christy Jacobs, Tamiko K. Brooks, Philip Wen, Dena Waxman, Robert Spina, Judd Pillot, Michael Langworthy, John Peaslee, Janis Hirsch, Hayes Jackson, Kathy Ann Stumpe, Grant Nieporte, Rosalind Moore, Heather MacGillvray, Linda Mathious, Ric Swartzlander, Donald R. Beck, Kim C. Friese, Amy Engelberg, Wendy Engelberg, Laurie Gelman, Jeremiah Leibowitz, Martin Weiss


Tracy Gamble



Tom Shadyac Executive Producer
Michael Bostick Executive Producer
Flody Suarez Executive Producer
Tracy Gamble Executive Producer
Seth Kurland Executive Producer
James Widdoes Executive Producer
Martin Weiß Executive Producer
Michael Langworthy Executive Producer
Rob Hanning Executive Producer
Judd Pillot Executive Producer
John Peaslee Executive Producer
Steve Baldikoski Executive Producer
Bryan Behar Executive Producer
Kathy Ann Stumpe Executive Producer
Gayle Abrams Executive Producer
Ric Swartzlander Executive Producer
Janis Hirsch Executive Producer
Lloyd Garver Executive Producer
Miriam Trogdon Executive Producer
Martin Weiss Executive Producer
Alan Padula Producer
Michael Bostick Producer
Tom Shadyac Producer
Bonnie Kallman Producer
Seth Kurland Producer
Tracy Gamble Producer
Martin Weiß Producer
Flody Suarez Producer
Judy Rauh Simmons Producer
Bill Callahan Producer
Donald R. Beck Producer
James Widdoes Producer
David Flebotte Producer
David S. DiPietro Producer
Paul F. Ciancarelli Producer
Michael Langworthy Producer
Rob Hanning Producer
Judd Pillot Producer
John Peaslee Producer
Seth M. Katz Producer
Steve Baldikoski Producer
Bryan Behar Producer
Kathy Ann Stumpe Producer
Bill Daly Producer
Hayes Jackson Producer
Philip Wen Producer
Ric Swartzlander Producer
Gayle Abrams Producer
Rosalind Moore Producer
Janis Hirsch Producer
Laurie Gelman Producer
Lloyd Garver Producer
Miriam Trogdon Producer
David Richardson Producer
Wendy Engelberg Producer
Amy Engelberg Producer
Bill Callahan Producer
Franco Bario Producer
Matthew Conner Producer


Marco Zappia, Mark West, Joe Bergen

2004 Emmy Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series Won
2004 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
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