Season 1 Episodes

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Growing Up Fairbanks

Season 1, Episode 13 - Air Date: 5/28/2014
From NBC: When the divorce papers arrive in the mail, Mel (J.K. Simmons) is determined to preserve for Henry (Eli Baker) and Katie (Ava Deluca-Verley) a sense of normalcy, and keeps their annual family trip on the books.
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Madi About You

Season 1, Episode 12 - Air Date: 5/28/2014
From NBC: Joyce's (Jenna Elfman) free-spirited sister, Madi (guest star Erinn Hayes) comes to visit, Mel (J.
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Sectre Lives of Fishers

Season 1, Episode 11 - Air Date: 5/6/2014
From NBC: Stress gets the better of Mel (J.K. Simmons), causing him back problems. Not wanting the family to worry about him, Mel discovers that sneaking into Joyce's (Jenna Elfman) when no one's home to take bubble baths is just the remedy to unwind and cure his aches.
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First Time's the Charm

Season 1, Episode 10 - Air Date: 4/29/2014
From NBC: Joyce (Jenna Elfman) finds out Katie (Ava Deluca-Verley) has big plans for after the Spring Formal with her boyfriend, Anthony (guest star Logan Miller).
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Season 1, Episode 9 - Air Date: 4/22/2014
From NBC: When Mel (J.K. Simmons) thinks Henry (Eli Baker) is becoming a slacker, he takes him into work to show him what success looks like.
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The Man with a Spider Tattoo

Season 1, Episode 8 - Air Date: 4/15/2014
From NBC: When Sloan (guest star Matt Glave) cancels on Mel (J.K. Simmons), Mel struggles to find a new plus-one for an important charity event, and he's determined to show his peers that his post-divorce life is going smoothly.
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Katie You Can Drive My Car

Season 1, Episode 7 - Air Date: 4/8/2014
From NBC: Mel's (J.K. Simmons) little girl is growing up. Katie (Ava Deluca-Verley) is getting her driver's license and there's nothing he can do about it.
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Season 1, Episode 6 - Air Date: 4/1/2014
From NBC: Mel (J.K. Simmons) flips out when he finds marijuana in his daughter Katie's (Ava Deluca-Verley) bag - only to discover his ex-wife Joyce (Jenna Elfman) put it there.
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Work With Me

Season 1, Episode 5 - Air Date: 3/25/2014
From NBC: In her ongoing quest to assert her independence, Joyce (Jenna Elfman) is determined to get a job.
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Trust Fall

Season 1, Episode 4 - Air Date: 3/18/2014
From NBC: Mel (J.K. Simmons) discovers he has trust issues when he and Joyce (Jenna Elfman) disagree over how to discipline Katey (Ava Deluca-Verley).
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The Date from Hell-nado

Season 1, Episode 3 - Air Date: 3/11/2014
From NBC: Father and son, Mel (J.K. Simmons) and Henry (Eli Baker), push each other to ask out women in their building, only to discover the women they're pursuing are mother and daughter (guest stars Constance Zimmer and Isabela Moner).
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Blind Mans's Bluff

Season 1, Episode 2 - Air Date: 3/4/2014
From NBC: After years of cleverly hiding his blindness, with Elvis now at his side, Mel (J.K. Simmons) must reveal he is blind to his biggest client without losing his business.
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Season 1, Episode 1 - Air Date: 2/23/2014
From NBC: 11-year old Henry (Eli Baker) met the most amazing person he'll ever meet in his life when he was four-and-a-half minutes old, his dad, Mel Fisher (J.