Crumbs

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Crumbs
Crumbs logo.jpg
Created by Marco Pennette
Starring Fred Savage
Jane Curtin
William Devane
Maggie Lawson
Eddie McClintock
Reginald Ballard
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Marco Pennette
Mike Tollin
Brian Robbins
Joe Davola
Camera setup Multiple cameras
Running time 21 minutes
Production company(s) Marco Pennette Productions
Tollin/Robbins Productions
Touchstone Television
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run January 12 – February 7, 2006 (2006-02-07)

Crumbs is an American television sitcom starring Fred Savage and Jane Curtin that ran on ABC from January 12, 2006 to February 7, 2006. It also starred William Devane, Maggie Lawson and Eddie McClintock. The show's slogan is "The normal American family turned upside down."

Savage played a gay screenwriter who leaves Hollywood to return home to take care of his mother (Curtin), who had recently been released from a mental institution after trying to run over her husband (Devane) after he left her for a younger woman. And, it turns out, the young girlfriend is also pregnant. Much of the show takes place at the family's restaurant.

The series was officially cancelled on May 13, 2006.

Cast[edit]

Guest stars[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Only the first five episodes were broadcast on ABC during the show's original run.

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
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1 "Pilot" Ted Wass Marco Pennette & Regina Stewart January 12, 2006 101
Mitch Crumb comes to his hometown to deal with his mother, who has just been released from a psychiatric facility. She has not yet learned that her ex-husband is about to have a baby with another woman.
2 "Whatever Happened to Baby Bodashka" Ted Wass David Walpert January 19, 2006 102
Suzanne decides to adopt a baby girl from the Ukraine after learning that Billy and new woman are having a girl. Meanwhile, Jody gets Mitch a job as manager of the restaurant and must confront an employee that is stealing.
3 "Friends in High Places" Ted Wass Marco Pennette & Sung Suh
Story by: Marco Pennette
January 26, 2006 103
Mitch worries about Suzanne's avoiding friends that she shared with her former husband. He then advises her to join a divorce group to sort out her problems. She instead joins a group for recovering drug addicts. Meanwhile, Billy seeks reconciliation with Jody.
4 "Jody Crumb, Superstar" Ted Wass Regina Stewart February 2, 2006 104
Billy takes control of the family restaurant, due to his financial problems. Mitch and Jody compete for his approval. Suzanne begins to shoplift to seek attention from her sons.
5 "Six Feet Blunder" Ted Wass Hayes Jackson
Story by: Marco Pennette
February 7, 2006 105
Mitch meets a guy (Rider Strong), but he will not go out with him unless Mitch comes out of the closet to his parents.
6 "Tennis, Any Crumb?" Ted Wass Heide Perlman
Story by: Marco Pennette
Never aired 106
Suzanne becomes jealous when Mitch begins spending more time with his girlfriend instead of her. So to make her happy he reveals to her that he is gay.
7 "Maybe I'm Tony Randall" Ted Wass Joel Stein Never aired 107
Mitch has a date with a woman, and he starts to think he might not be gay. Meanwhile, Billy tries to get closer to Jody.
8 "Sleeping with the Enemies" Ted Wass Sung Suh Never aired 108
Mitch becomes jealous when Jody and Andrea begin dating. Meanwhile, Billy hurts his back fixing Suzanne's roof; she takes him in and tries to win back his affections.
9 "The Gift of a Magpie" Ted Wass Marco Pennette Never aired 109
Suzanne expresses her dislike of Christmas, four months later as she missed the last one due to being in the psychiatric facility.
10 "Suzanne Gets Certified" Ted Wass Les Firestein & Heide Perlman Never aired 110
After learning Billy fixed her up with her boyfriend Frank (Elliott Gould), Suzanne pretends to be crazy to legalize her divorce papers. Meanwhile, Jody reunites with his old band for a gig.
11 "A Loon Again, Naturally" Ted Wass Roy Brown & David Grubstick Never aired 111
Suzanne tries to out-do a former mental patient who wrote an autobiography. Meanwhile, when Mitch learns that Billy spoke to the people who publish his alumni journal, he gets irate, so Billy fires him.
12 "He Ain't Hetero, He's My Brother" Ted Wass Story by: Regina Stewart
Teleplay by: Les Firestein & Hayes Jackson
Never aired 112
Jody blackmails Mitch when he discovers he is gay. Meanwhile, Suzanne butts heads with Frank's handicapped ex-wife (Teri Garr), and Shelley (Illeana Douglas) ruins Billy's bachelor party.
13 "And It All Came Crumbling Down" Ted Wass Marco Pennette Never aired 113
Billy doesn't take the news very well when Mitch comes out. Meanwhile, Shelley has second thoughts about her impending nuptials; and Suzanne decides to marry... herself.

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