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First Aired: October 5th, 2005
Status: Ended
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Network: ABC (US)
Summary: Freddie Prinze, Jr. makes his television series starring debut in this offbeat family comedy from the team behind "The Drew Carey Show" and "George Lopez." Freddie Moreno had finally escaped from the raucous house of women with whom he grew up. Having achieved some success as head chef at a trendy Chicago restaurant, he's ready for love and everything else that single life has to offer, including hanging out with his best friend and neighbor, Chris. Unfortunately, there's one slight hitch - After the death of his older brother and the collapse of his sister's marriage, goodhearted Freddie took in his impulsive sister-in-law, his pragmatic sister with her 13-year-old daughter and their irascible grandma, who refuses to speak English and only responds in Spanish -- even though she understands every word. But while the members of this unconventional brood may test Freddie's patience endlessly, they also support and take care of one another, just as they always have. Now all Freddie has to do is figure out how to maintain his thriving bachelor lifestyle in a house overflowing with estrogen.
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Season 1
Episode 1: Pilot
Air Date: October 5th, 2005, 08:30 PM
Summary: Freddie makes a date with a hostess from his restaurant on the same night he's agreed to watch Zoe. Luckily, Chris steps in to babysit, but when Sofia returns early, Freddie's busted. Meanwhile Freddie's wild sister-in-law, Allison, is having a breakdown after the death of Freddie's brother, Joe, so he reluctantly invites her to come live with the family until she gets herself together.
Rich Man, Poor Girl
Episode 2: Rich Man, Poor Girl
Air Date: October 12nd, 2005, 08:30 PM
Summary: Freddie and Chris take a new approach to meeting women. After a series of unsuccessful dates with spoiled rich girls, the two decide to find ""down to earth"" women at a laundromat in their old neighborhood. Freddie runs into Gina, a nice girl from high school, and Chris meets Krystal, a girl easily impressed by his money. But when Freddie dates the woman he and his family think could be a perfect match for him, he ends up learning more about himself than he bargained for.
Food Critic
Episode 3: Food Critic
Air Date: October 19th, 2005, 08:30 PM
Summary: Freddie is excited to learn that a top food critic will be reviewing the restaurant, but he becomes stressed out when he learns that the critic is a guy he beat up in high school. Sofia is even more worried because she doesn't want Freddie to find out the truth about what really happened between her and the boy. Allison gives 13-year-old Zoey a makeover.
Episode 4: Halloween
Air Date: October 26th, 2005, 08:30 PM
Summary: Freddie tries to be the ""cool"" uncle by taking Zoey to see The Rocky Horror Picture Show. But when Zoey tries to impress her friends by inviting them along, and his best buddy, Chris, dresses up as a transvestite, Freddie ends up with more than he bargained for. Meanwhile, Allison and Grandma are stuck at home handing out candy, so they entertain themselves with a drinking game.
After Hours
Episode 5: After Hours
Air Date: November 2nd, 2005, 08:30 PM
Summary: Freddie and Chris have turned the restaurant into an after hours nightclub and, while Zoey is away on a school trip, Sofia decides to go out and have some fun. But the fun turns into a one-night stand for Sofia, so Freddie has to teach her the ""rules of engagement"" after her fourteen-year absence from the dating scene.
The War of the Rose
Episode 6: The War of the Rose
Air Date: November 9th, 2005, 08:30 PM
Summary: Freddie finds himself falling for the beautiful woman who opens a bakery down the street--and who is putting a serious dent into his dessert business. There's only one problem - Chris asks her out first, and seems to be really falling for her too. Meanwhile, Allison decides to send her resume around to drum up job offers.
The Italian Job
Episode 7: The Italian Job
Air Date: November 16th, 2005, 08:30 PM
Summary: Freddie tries to date Rose, a girl who recently broke up with Chris. But when Chris finds out that Rose wants to get back together with her ex-boyfriend, he seeks fun revenge on Freddie by setting up an embarrassing evening for him -- which includes cooking and serving the lovey-dovey couple a romantic dinner. And later, Chris and Freddie work together to try and break the couple up.
The Courtship of Freddie's Father
Episode 8: The Courtship of Freddie's Father
Air Date: November 30th, 2005, 08:30 PM
Summary: Freddie and Sofia's father, whom they haven't seen in twenty-four years, comes to visit from Puerto Rico for Grandma's birthday. He brings news that his girlfriend is pregnant. They're understandably reluctant to let him back into their lives; however, Carlos charms the family and wants Freddie to consider letting him move to Chicago permanently.
Dollars and No Sense
Episode 9: Dollars and No Sense
Air Date: December 7th, 2005, 08:30 PM
Summary: Freddie decides to override Sofia's judgment by buying Zoey an expensive phone that she wants. When they are caught, Freddie and Chris are supposed to take Zoey to a soup kitchen to teach her a lesson, but instead decide to take her to an auction that they'd been planning on going to. The real lesson is learned when Zoey makes Freddie bid a ridiculous amount of money on an item she wants, and Freddie makes her work it off at the restaurant, finally teaching her the value of a dollar.
I'll Be Homeless for Christmas
Episode 10: I'll Be Homeless for Christmas
Air Date: December 14th, 2005, 08:30 PM
Summary: 'Tis the season for a Christmas party, so Freddie invites his neighbors in the complex to celebrate with his family and friends. But when a jealous neighbor reports to the board that Freddie is breaking the rules by having too many people living in his condo, Freddie has to get a petition signed by the majority of the tenants allowing them to stay. However, when Freddie goes door to door, he realizes his neighbors share no good will towards his family, who has not been very conscientious -- but can he win them over now?
Freddie the Himbo
Episode 11: Freddie the Himbo
Air Date: January 25th, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: Sofia tries to kiss up to her med school's Dean by suggesting that Freddie's restaurant be the location for a fundraiser, which leads to Freddie and the beautiful Dean having a fling. Meanwhile, Chris has a good idea for once.
The Mixer
Episode 12: The Mixer
Air Date: February 1st, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: Freddie feels a lot of pressure from Grandma to settle down, so he begrudgingly agrees to have a Catholic singles mixer at the restaurant to please her. There he's happily surprised to meet Denise, a beautiful young woman that Grandma handpicked for him. The only problem is, Denise is a virgin and is waiting to meet the right man, but is Freddie the one?
Eligible Bachelor
Episode 13: Eligible Bachelor
Air Date: February 8th, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: Freddie and Chris are both nominated as finalists for the title of ""Chicago's Most Eligible Bachelor."" They invite the other nominees to the restaurant for an informal get together and team up to scope out the competition. But, when they realize that only one man will be featured on the cover of a magazine, they become highly competitive and try to out-do one another to win.
The Two That Got Away (1)
Episode 14: The Two That Got Away (1)
Air Date: February 15th, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: 1) Freddie hopes to see Denise again when he drives Grandma to church. He has to work hard to win her over because Denise tells him that she has a boyfriend already. 2) Rose (Tamara Braun), a former girlfriend is back in town. Chris tells her Freddie's true feelings for her and she feels the same. Now Freddie is torn between two wonderful women -- but which one will he choose?
Two Times a Lady (2)
Episode 15: Two Times a Lady (2)
Air Date: February 22nd, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: Freddie is torn between two women he finds irresistible and just can't choose one, try though he might. Chris suggests dating each girl to find out who is right for him. Freddie is excited about Rose, who is fun and impulsive like him, but he's also charmed by Denise's caring heart and sensitivity. However, when these women learn that he's dating both of them, will either want to stay?
Recipe for Disaster
Episode 16: Recipe for Disaster
Air Date: March 1st, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: Freddie has a lovely dream that The Pussycat Dolls (Ashley Roberts, Carmit Bachar, Jessica Sutta, Kimberly Wyatt, Melody Thornton, and Nicole Scherzinger) are in his bedroom, but is sadly awakened by Grandma's nagging. Freddie helps Chris interview potential chefs for his new restaurant, and they meet the eccentric Martin and easygoing, inexperienced Spyder--whom Chris hires on the spot, over Freddie's objections. Chris has some wild ideas for his new restaurant that Freddie tells him won't work. But when Chris gets upset, Freddie realizes he has to be a supportive friend, so he buries his objections to help Chris create a restaurant that is truly his own.
The Search for Grandpa Four
Episode 17: The Search for Grandpa Four
Air Date: March 8th, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: Freddie and the gang feel that something is bothering Grandma and assume it's because all of her friends have found mates. So Freddie and Chris decide to help her find a man's man, while Sofia and Allison search for their version of the perfect man for Grandma. They try to fix her up with someone but are surprised to find she may not need their help at all.
To Have Loved Way Too Much and Lost
Episode 18: To Have Loved Way Too Much and Lost
Air Date: March 15th, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: Freddie's girlfriend Denise receives an offer to work in Hawaii.
Freddie Gets Cross Over George
Episode 19: Freddie Gets Cross Over George
Air Date: March 22nd, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: George, Ernie and Max travel to Chicago to meet Zoey.
Freddie and the Hot Mom
Episode 20: Freddie and the Hot Mom
Air Date: March 29th, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: Zoey gets jealous when Freddie starts to treat her friend well just to gain permission to date her mom. Meanwhile, Chris tries a new honesty policy for dating.
Open and Shut
Episode 21: Open and Shut
Air Date: April 5th, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: Chris' new restaurant is about to open, and he wants to make all the decisions himself. He refuses to let Freddie see it in advance, which drives his friend crazy. Freddie, Sophia and Allison sneak in one night and discover a rather chic and technologically advanced restaurant. Freddie's concerns are eased until he gets a panicky call from Chris when his chef quits at the last minute. Chris relents and asks his friend to cook for opening night, but can Freddie help Chris' restaurant become a success, or will everything fall apart and even put Freddie's own restaurant in jeopardy?
Mother of All Grandfathers
Episode 22: Mother of All Grandfathers
Air Date: April 12nd, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: Season Finale - After finding out that Chris used his share of Freddie's restaurant as collateral for his own failed restaurant venture, Freddie insists that Chris ask his wealthy grandfather, Carl (played by Burt Reynolds), for money to pay off the debt. Carl is displeased with Chris' slacker lifestyle and impressed with Freddie's work ethic, so he makes Chris work as his chauffeur to teach him a lesson about money and responsibility. When Chris feels humiliated, he pushes back, and the result is that grandfather pays off the loan but takes Chris's trust fund and condo in return. So Chris ends up homeless at Freddie's already crowded apartment.
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