Better With You
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Better With You
First Aired: September 22nd, 2010
Status: Ended
Genre: Comedy
Network: ABC (US)
Summary: The series revolved around three different relationships that are tightly intertwined in one family, as it follows a couple, Maddie and Ben, who had been dating for nine years and are happy just living together despite not taking the next step, marriage. Maddie's life is thrown for a loop when her younger sister Mia announces that she is pregnant and is about to marry Casey, a guy whom she has only known for seven weeks. To make matters worse, Maddie is stunned that their parents, who have been married for 35 years and have their issues, approve of the union, leaving Maddie and Ben questioning themselves about their own relationship. The story followed their lives and struggles.
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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
Episode 1: Pilot
Air Date: September 22nd, 2010, 08:30 PM
Summary: Maddie is distressed to learn her younger sister, Mia, is engaged to a guy she's only known a short while. Meanwhile, the siblings' parents are overjoyed with the news.
Better with Firehouse
Episode 2: Better with Firehouse
Air Date: September 29th, 2010, 08:30 PM
Summary: Mia and Casey go house hunting and she becomes concerned when he takes a liking to an old, run-down firehouse. Meanwhile, already retired Vicky sees her ordered life become unsettled as recently retired Joel has trouble keeping himself occupied.
Better with Ben
Episode 3: Better with Ben
Air Date: October 6th, 2010, 08:30 PM
Summary: Ben is a little put out when, after nine years of being left out of the Putneys' annual Christmas-card photo, new-to-the-family Casey is asked to sit in. So Ben and Maddie design their own holiday greeting card.
Better with Fighting
Episode 4: Better with Fighting
Air Date: October 13rd, 2010, 08:30 PM
Summary: The course of true love hits a pothole when Casey and Mia have their first fight, but Casey comes up with a foolproof plan to help smooth over all disagreements. Meanwhile, Maddie inadvertently exposes a fault in her relationship with Ben, while Vicky and Joel share their unique take on resolving marital spats.
Better with Little Buddy
Episode 5: Better with Little Buddy
Air Date: October 20th, 2010, 08:30 PM
Summary: Ben tries to get Vicky to stop sending him silly e-mails, and Maddie has a plan to help. Meanwhile, Mia tries to convince Casey that being pregnant is no reason to curtail lovemaking.
Better with Halloween
Episode 6: Better with Halloween
Air Date: October 27th, 2010, 08:30 PM
Summary: Maddie boo-hoos the fact that her birthday falls on Halloween and overshadows her special day, so Mia and Casey offer to treat her to a party at their new home. Meanwhile, Ben forgets what Maddie wants for a gift, and Joel offers him some advice on how he always handled such a situation; and Mia finds a mysterious videotape among Ben's things and wonders whether she should sneak a peek at it.
Better with Road Joel
Episode 7: Better with Road Joel
Air Date: November 3rd, 2010, 08:30 PM
Summary: When the guys take a road trip to Vermont to get Casey's stuff out of storage, Ben sees the journey as a chance to get to know Casey better, while Joel envisions it as an opportunity to become a father-in-law gone wild. Back at home, the women throw a baby shower for Mia and invite Casey's quirky and demanding mother, who causes a ruckus with Vicky when both future grannies want to be known as Nana.
Better with Flirting
Episode 8: Better with Flirting
Air Date: November 17th, 2010, 08:30 PM
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.
Better with Thanksgiving
Episode 9: Better with Thanksgiving
Air Date: November 24th, 2010, 08:30 PM
Summary: Vicky's oven breaks down just before Thanksgiving, which is actually a blessing since now the rest of the family won't have to gobble down one of her outlandish, unpalatable turkey-based fiascoes. When the celebration is moved to Maddie and Ben's, Mia discovers her late grandmother's ring that was supposedly stolen, and now Maddie has some serious explaining to do.
Better with Christmas Crap
Episode 10: Better with Christmas Crap
Air Date: December 8th, 2010, 08:30 PM
Summary: When Maddie discovers Mia is using her pregnancy as an excuse to opt out of the dreaded family Christmas at their parents' lake house, Maddie fabricates a yarn of her own to get out of the trip.
Better with Skinny Jeans
Episode 11: Better with Skinny Jeans
Air Date: January 5th, 2011, 08:30 PM
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 prove to Casey that the U.S. Postal Service is a first-class operation.
Better with a Cat
Episode 12: Better with a Cat
Air Date: January 19th, 2011, 08:30 PM
Summary: After the pediatrician tells Mia and Casey that their newly adopted cat should not be around the baby, the news triggers a competition between Mia's parents and Maddie and Ben, who believe whoever takes in the feline will also be named the baby's guardian.
Better with Valentine's Day
Episode 13: Better with Valentine's Day
Air Date: February 9th, 2011, 08:30 PM
Summary: Ben and Joel tell Casey, who is marking his first Valentine's Day with Mia, that it sets a bad precedent to spend too much on a gift, but he ignores their advice, which leads the other two to break the bank to impress their ladies.
Better with a Leather Jacket
Episode 14: Better with a Leather Jacket
Air Date: February 16th, 2011, 08:30 PM
Summary: Casey heads out for a job interview and borrows a leather jacket without telling anyone, unaware that the coat has a history of bringing bad luck to its wearer. Each family member recalls a calamitous experience while sporting the coat. Among the tales of woe - Ben once accidentally interfered with the New York Yankee's Nick Swisher as the outfielder was trying to snag a fly ball.
Better with a Shamrock
Episode 15: Better with a Shamrock
Air Date: February 23rd, 2011, 08:30 PM
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, 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.
Better Without a Couch
Episode 16: Better Without a Couch
Air Date: March 2nd, 2011, 08:30 PM
Summary: Casey finds out that his ex-girlfriend wants to pick up the couch she lent him before their breakup - the same couch Mia and Casey are currently using. Since the Putney girls are known to be the jealous type, Ben assures Casey that he'll come up with the perfect plan to help him get rid of it without Mia knowing the real reason. Meanwhile, Maddie updates Vicky and Joel's wills, but finds they won't take her professional efforts seriously.
Better Without a Job
Episode 17: Better Without a Job
Air Date: April 13rd, 2011, 08:30 PM
Summary: Maddie's joy at being named partner at her law firm is short-lived when she is laid off, and she tells everyone she quit to take a better job. Meanwhile, Mia and Casey suspect there is a secret negative message in a children's book that has been passed down through generations.
Better with Lying
Episode 18: Better with Lying
Air Date: April 20th, 2011, 08:30 PM
Summary: On the eve of Mia and Casey's engagement party, the sisters begin to suspect there is something fishy about each other's tales about how they met their men. Meanwhile, since the celebration is at Vicky and Joel's country club, Joel thinks it could afford him the opportunity to save money in his campaign to be elected club treasurer.
Better with Dancing
Episode 19: Better with Dancing
Air Date: April 25th, 2011, 08:30 PM
Summary: To prep for their wedding reception, Casey and Mia take a dance class, where he, a very accomplished dancer, discovers that she has two left feet. Meanwhile, Ben seeks relationship advice from talk-show host Larry King who is staying at Ben's hotel.
Better with Crying
Episode 20: Better with Crying
Air Date: April 27th, 2011, 08:30 PM
Summary: When a very pregnant Mia realizes her condition will prevent her from participating in many of the wedding-day festivities, she and Casey decide to postpone the ceremony until after the baby is born, and then set out to recoup their deposits. Meanwhile, Ben decides to have some fun with Joel when he discovers the father of the bride is unable to stop shedding tears while preparing his wedding-day toast to his little girl.
Better with a Bargain
Episode 21: Better with a Bargain
Air Date: May 4th, 2011, 08:30 PM
Summary: Mia covets a top-of-the-line stroller for the baby, so granddad-to-be Joel does his wheeling-and-dealing best to score a hefty discount on one. Meanwhile, jobless Maddie ponders whether she still has the drive to be an attorney.
Better with the Baby
Episode 22: Better with the Baby
Air Date: May 11st, 2011, 08:30 PM
Summary: Mia goes into labor, only to decide that she and Casey should bring their baby into the world as a married couple. So Casey and Ben zip over to City Hall for a license, while Maddie scrambles to find an authorized official to perform the ceremony. Meanwhile, the grandparents-to-be scour the gift shop for the traditional something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.
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