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First Aired: September 22nd, 2010
Status: Ended
Genre: Comedy
Network: ABC
Summary: Maddie and Ben have been dating for nine years and they know each other inside and out. Maddie's younger sister, Mia, has been dating Casey for seven weeks. With a shared c'est la vie attitude, Mia and Casey announce they're getting married and having a baby. It's news that throws Maddie for a loop. Surprisingly, the girls' parents, who have recently adopted a carpe diem sort of philosophy, couldn't be more pleased.
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# of Episodes: 22
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# of Episodes I haven't watched: 22
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Season 1
Episode 1: Pilot
Air Date: September 22nd, 2010
Summary: Maddie is surprised when her little sister announces her engagement; Casey shares exciting news with Ben.
Episode 2: Better With Firehouse
Air Date: September 29th, 2010
Summary: Ben is secretly hurt when he is left out of the Putney family's Christmas card photo; Mia and Casey ask Maddie and Ben to be the people who say ``no'' to their future child
Episode 3: Better With Ben
Air Date: October 6th, 2010
Summary: Ben is secretly hurt when he is left out of the Putney family's Christmas card photo; Mia and Casey ask Maddie and Ben to be the people who say ``no'' to their future child.
Episode 4: Better With Fighting
Air Date: October 13rd, 2010
Summary: Casey implements a plan to avoid fights with Mia; Maddie inadvertently exposes a fault in her relationship with Ben.
Episode 5: Better With Little Buddy
Air Date: October 20th, 2010
Summary: Maddie plans to trick Vicky into choosing not to send frivolous emails to Ben.
Episode 6: Better With Halloween
Air Date: October 27th, 2010
Summary: Mia and Casey offer to give Maddie a Halloween-free party for her birthday, which falls on the same day as the holiday; Mia finds a mysterious videotape among Casey's things.
Episode 7: Better With Road Joel
Air Date: November 3rd, 2010
Summary: Joel and Ben accompany Casey on a road trip to Vermont to help him move his stuff out of storage. Ben looks at the trip as an opportunity to bond with Casey; but Joel sees the road trip as his annual chance to go off -- way off - of his salt-free diet. Meanwhile, the Putney women organize Mia's baby shower, and Casey's hard-to-please mother, the earthy but rather quirky Ariel, comes for a visit. Mia goes out of her way to be accepted by her future mother-in-law, but things get heated between Vicky and Ariel when both want their grandchild to call them "Nana."
Episode 8: Better With Flirting
Air Date: November 17th, 2010
Summary: Mia and Casey are excited when Maddie gets them a meeting with one of the top wedding planners in the city -- the charming but very expensive Lorraine Ashley. But the too-good-to-be-true arrangement turns awkward when it looks like Lorraine is trying to upstage the couple's pending nuptials. Meanwhile, Ben realizes that he has been with Maddie for so long that his "flirting muscle" has gone soft.
Episode 9: Better With Thanksgiving
Air Date: November 24th, 2010
Summary: This Thanksgiving, everyone but Vicky is relieved when her oven breaks down. For once, the rest of the family can enjoy a normal Thanksgiving dinner and won't have to endure one of her unsavory concoctions -- such as maple syrup turkey stuffed with shrimp and raisins. And while spending the holiday at Maddie's and Ben's apartment, Mia accidentally finds her late grandmother's presumably stolen ring hidden in their linen closet... Now the unmarried couple has some explaining to do.
Episode 10: Better With Christmas Crap
Air Date: December 8th, 2010
Summary: Maddie and Mia agree that they are not looking forward to the annual tradition of spending Christmas with everyone at the family lake house, so Mia and Casey use the pregnancy as their excuse and Maddie comes up with her own tall tale.
Episode 11: Better With Skinny Jeans
Air Date: January 5th, 2011
Summary: When Mia accuses Ben of ripping her favorite pair of jeans, she drags him to the store, where he has to break the tough news to Mia... it's time for pregnancy pants. Meanwhile Joel decides to get himself into shape after he finds out he's ranked last in Vicky and her girlfriends' fantasy husband draft website, and Maddie goes to extreme lengths to impress Casey with her high regard for the U.S. Postal Service.
Episode 12: Better With a Cat
Air Date: January 19th, 2011
Summary: After parents-to-be Mia and Casey adopt a cat, the pediatrician tells them they shouldn't have a stray animal around the baby. Maddie and Ben enter into a spirited competition with Vicky and Joel, all under the impression that if one of them takes in Mr. Meow-gi, then Mia and Casey will name that couple as the baby's guardian.
Episode 13: Better With Valentine's Day
Air Date: February 9th, 2011
Summary: Casey has big plans for his first Valentine's Day with Mia. But Ben and Joel tell him that their rule is to never buy expensive Valentine's Day gifts for their ladies because doing so would set a costly precedent. Casey goes ahead with his plans anyway, and Ben realizes that he too wants to show Maddie how he feels. When Joel finds out, he decides to compete with them no matter the cost - and gets singer/pianist Michael Feinstein to perform.
Episode 14: Better With a Leather Jacket
Air Date: February 16th, 2011
Summary: The job interview-bound Casey, unaware that bad luck always follows the wearer of a particular leather jacket, borrows it without telling anyone. Everyone recalls their own bad experience while wearing the jacket, including Ben, who accidentally dropped a blanket on New York Yankee outfielder Nick Swisher when he was trying to catch a fly ball.
Episode 15: Better With a Shamrock
Air Date: February 23rd, 2011
Summary: Ben hopes to get his name inscribed on a shamrock at his favorite bar, but it looks like he will strike out in his efforts when he learns the establishment's owner is New York Yankee Nick Swisher (appearing as himself), with whom Ben has a bad history. Meanwhile, Mia and Maddie use a secret language to convey their apprehension about attending a charity event with Vicky.
Episode 16: Better Without a Couch
Air Date: March 2nd, 2011
Summary: Casey's ex-girlfriend wants the couch she loaned him when they were still together; Maddie updates Vicky and Joel's wills.
Episode 17: Better Without a Job
Air Date: April 13rd, 2011
Summary: Maddie lies about getting laid off from the law firm; Mia and Casey suspect there is a hidden message in the children's books Vicky donated to them.
Episode 18: Better With Lying
Air Date: April 20th, 2011
Summary: Maddie gets a feeling that the story Mia tells about how she and Casey met is not true; Vicky and Joel have Mia and Casey's engagement party at the country club and use it to promote Joel's campaign to be the club's treasurer
Episode 19: Better With Dancing
Air Date: April 25th, 2011
Summary: After discovering Mia can't dance very well, Casey tries to conceal his skills; Ben runs into Larry King and asks him for relationship advice.
Episode 20: Better With Crying
Air Date: April 27th, 2011
Summary: Mia and Casey try to reschedule their wedding until after their baby is born; Ben learns that Joel is worried about crying during his wedding toast.
Episode 21: Better With a Bargain
Air Date: May 4th, 2011
Summary: Joel tries to use his bargaining skills to get Mia the baby stroller of her dreams; Maddie worries she's losing her passion to be a lawyer.
Episode 22: Better With the Baby
Air Date: May 11st, 2011
Summary: While in labor, Mia and Casey decide that they should be married before baby Charlie comes into the world. The rush is on to make the wedding happen, as Casey and Ben dash to City Hall for the marriage license; Maddie puts herself in charge of finding an authorized person to perform the ceremony; and Vicky and Joel hurry to the hospital's gift shop to find the "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" items.
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