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Air Date: September 17th, 2002

Network: ABC

Series Summary
Life in the Hennessy household.

Rating: TVPG

Genres: Sitcom


  • Season 3 - Episode 24 : Ditch Day Apr 15, 2005

    C.J. spills the beans to Bridget when he realizes Cate may be starting a relationship with Principal Gibb, and Cate gets even by assigning C.J. to take charge of the students detained on Ditch Day.

  • Season 3 - Episode 23 : Sleepover Apr 8, 2005

    When Principal Gibb (Adam Arkin) and Cate fall asleep watching a movie, the family sees them and automatically assumes that they are having a relationship.

  • Season 3 - Episode 22 : The Teacher's Lounge Apr 1, 2005

    C.J. is bullied out of the teacher's lounge by the school's overzealous home economics instructor; Rory gets a makeover to impress a girl.

  • Season 3 - Episode 21 : The After Party Mar 4, 2005

    When Cate decides to throw a school-sanctioned party after the prom, she only succeeds in embarrassing her kids.

  • Season 3 - Episode 20 : C.J.'s Real Dad Feb 18, 2005

    C.J.'s father, a motivational speaker, comes to town to reunite with his son, but when he uses the reunion to spark book sales, C.J. must make a decision.

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  • Ritter remains in top comic form ... But his show ... is a mediocre effort that falls short of such ABC milestones as Roseanne and Home Improvement. Show More

  • Ritter and Segal are better than their material, but this is the sort of show (like "Home Improvement" or "Full House") that ABC used to do so well. [13 Sep 2002] Show More

  • I find Ritter's performance -- as a father besieged by a pop culture he no longer understands -- to be, within the confines of the series' dumb-dad punchlines, rousingly substantial. Show More

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