Out of Practice
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Out of Practice
First Aired: September 19th, 2005
Status: Ended
Genre: Comedy
Air Time: Monday, 09:30 PM
Network: CBS
Summary: Out of Practice was a half-hour sitcom, about a family of physicians who share the same profession but have little else in common. Ben Barnes is the youngest of the family and a marriage counselor; he is the only one in the family to be a non-physician.
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# of Episodes: 22
# of Episodes I watched: 0
# of Episodes I haven't watched: 22
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Season 1
Pilot
Episode 1: Pilot
Air Date: September 19th, 2005, 09:30 PM
Summary: Ben, who is a couples counselor, learns that his wife may be leaving him. This news comes to him at his own 30th birthday party with all his family present, including his father's new girlfriend.
We Wanna Hold Your Hand
Episode 2: We Wanna Hold Your Hand
Air Date: September 26th, 2005, 09:30 PM
Summary: Ben is thinking about flying out to Oregon to meet with Naomi about saving his marriage. However, his family is dead set against it, especially Lydia.
...and I'll Cry If I Want to
Episode 3: ...and I'll Cry If I Want to
Air Date: October 3rd, 2005, 09:30 PM
Summary: The whole hospital finds out about Stewart and Crystal's relationship, much to Lydia's dismay. So to prove to them she is moving on with her life, she throws a party. However, things don't turn out quite like she planned them.
The Truth About Nerds and Dogs
Episode 4: The Truth About Nerds and Dogs
Air Date: October 10th, 2005, 09:30 PM
Summary: Regina and Oliver begin fretting over Ben's new obsession with comic books and his new slacker friends. So the two come up with a plan to end the situtation by setting Ben up on blind dates. Elsewhere, Lydia is convinced that her dog likes Stewart more than her and is none to happy.
Brothers Grim
Episode 5: Brothers Grim
Air Date: October 17th, 2005, 09:30 PM
Summary: Oliver buys a huge luxury apartment and breaks a patient's confidentiality agreement by telling his family about who she is. Now his dream home may soon be lost when the famous actress reveals to the world he was the doctor who did plastic surgery on her and he may be forced to move in with Ben.
The Heartbreak Kid
Episode 6: The Heartbreak Kid
Air Date: October 24th, 2005, 09:30 PM
Summary: Ben becomes tired of always having to be Lydia's date. To make her confront her fear of dating after the divorce, he tries to set her up with a widowed doctor from the hospital who seems to like her.
Key Ingredients
Episode 7: Key Ingredients
Air Date: November 7th, 2005, 09:30 PM
Summary: Lydia and Regina are forced into a cooking class together and Lydia gets friendly with the Chef. Crystal misunderstands a simple gesture by Stewart so he asks Ben and Oliver for advice.
The Wedding
Episode 8: The Wedding
Air Date: November 14th, 2005, 09:30 PM
Summary: As the family attends the wedding of one of Oliver's old girlfriends, Lydia frets over feeling awkward at the ceremony since she is now divorced. Meanwhile, Oliver wants to show up the bride by bringing a hot date to the ceremony, but his companions keep leaving him.
Episode 9: Thanks
Air Date: November 21st, 2005, 09:30 PM
Summary: As Ben, Regina and Oliver gather at Lydia's for Thanksgiving, they recall all their disastrous past Thanksgivings which include the year they found out about Regina's sexuality and the year they found out their parents were breaking up.
Guilt Trip
Episode 10: Guilt Trip
Air Date: November 28th, 2005, 09:30 PM
Summary: Lydia becomes jealous when the kids befriend Crystal, then makes them go with her to visit their former housekeeper.
Episode 11: New Year's Eve
Air Date: December 19th, 2005, 09:30 PM
Summary: Ben, Oliver and Regina throw a wild New Year's Eve party so they can meet hot dates, but their plans are quickly thwarted by the arrival of their parents. Lydia has invited a handsome man she met at the hospital to the party and has no idea that he is Crystal's father.
Episode 12: Yours, Mine or His?
Air Date: January 9th, 2006, 09:30 PM
Summary: The whole family gets stuck together in a snowy mountain cabin and the guys find a pregnancy test, but they don't know if it belongs to Crystal or Olivers new girlfriend.
Model Behavior
Episode 13: Model Behavior
Air Date: March 22nd, 2006, 09:30 PM
Summary: Stewart and Lydia pretend to still be married to one another while his former receptionist visits. Oliver wants to stop dating a woman whom he finds annoying, but feels horrible because she happens to be friends with Ben.
Hot Water
Episode 14: Hot Water
Air Date: March 29th, 2006, 09:30 PM
Summary: Stewart ends up in the ER with a backache on of all days, Valentine's Day. Ben somehow gets locked in Crystal's bathroom while she is taking a bath and Oliver tries his best to get out of a Valentine's dinner with his mother.
You Win Some, You Use Some
Episode 15: You Win Some, You Use Some
Air Date: December 1st, 2009, 09:30 PM
Summary: Oliver, Regina and Lydia all decide to use family member for their own personal gain. Meanwhile, Stewart tries to find a way to get Ben to take his lazy housekeeper.
Doctor of the Year
Episode 16: Doctor of the Year
Air Date: December 1st, 2009, 09:30 PM
Summary: Stewart ends up being named one of the city's top doctors by a Manhattan magazine. However, he is less than thrilled when his old rival shows up at his celebration party with none other than Lydia.
Episode 17: Restaurant Row
Air Date: December 1st, 2009, 09:30 PM
Summary: While being on the funeral of an uncle Oliver and Ben meet a girl they both were in love with when they were kids. When she calls the next day and leaves a message to meet on a date, no one knows who she meant and both are convinced to be the one she asked for. While Lydia and Steward are arguing about what their inheritance might be.
Losing Patients
Episode 18: Losing Patients
Air Date: December 1st, 2009, 09:30 PM
Summary: Oliver and Ben fight over losing patients to one another's practice, while Lydia and Stuart start panicking when they realize they're about to be audited by the IRS.
Doctors without Bidders
Episode 19: Doctors without Bidders
Air Date: December 1st, 2009, 09:30 PM
Summary: Lydia is arranging a bachelor auction and Benjamin feels left out when his mother doesn't ask him to be in it. Oliver helps Lydia to set Regina up with a doctor she has interviewed, but they know it won't work if Lydia shows signs of support.
If These Floors Could Talk
Episode 20: If These Floors Could Talk
Air Date: December 1st, 2009, 09:30 PM
Summary: Stuart has the brilliant idea to put Lydia and Crystal in the same place in the hopes that they'll bond, but it backfires on him because they ended up sharing horror stories about Stuart instead. Meanwhile, Lydia's planning to have her living room floor redone, but unbeknown to her, Ben and Oliver had stashed a hidden treasure underneath her floorboards since childhood - a treasure which Lydia had accused Regina of stealing for 25 years.
The Lady Doth Protest Too Much
Episode 21: The Lady Doth Protest Too Much
Air Date: December 1st, 2009, 09:30 PM
Summary: While Stewart tries to hook Ben up with the new neighbor, he is far too busy keeping it a secret that his ex-wife Naomi has returned and possibly wants to re-kindle the relationship.
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do and Do and Do
Episode 22: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do and Do and Do
Air Date: December 1st, 2009, 09:30 PM
Summary: Stewart accidentally suffered a hernia and has to go to the hospital for a surgery. While he's waiting to be prepped, the other Barnes family members are suffering relationship problems all around him. As Stewart wonders if the distractions his doctor and his anesthesiologist are having might cause his untimely death during surgery, the rest of the Barnes are wondering if they're cursed to be alone forever.
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