Guys with Kids

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Guys with Kids
Guys with Kids promo.jpg
Promotional image for Guys with Kids
Genre Sitcom
Created by Jimmy Fallon
Charlie Grandy
Amy Ozols
Starring Anthony Anderson
Jesse Bradford
Zach Cregger
Tempestt Bledsoe
Erinn Hayes
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Theme music composer Amy Miles, Jimmy Fallon[citation needed]
Opening theme "Why Would You Walk When You Can Run"[citation needed]
Ending theme "(I Said) Why Would You Walk When You Can Run"[citation needed]
Composer(s) Amy Miles
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 17 (List of episodes)
Production
Camera setup Multiple camera
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Holiday Road
Charlie Grandy Productions
Universal Television
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV) (ATSC)
Audio format Stereo (ATSC)
First shown in Canada (September 11, 2012 (2012-09-11)[1])
Original run September 12, 2012 (2012-09-12) – February 27, 2013 (2013-02-27)
External links
Official website

Guys with Kids is an American television comedy series that aired on NBC, from September 11, 2012 to February 27, 2013, as part of the 2012–13 television schedule. The series was created by Jimmy Fallon and Charlie Grandy and starred Anthony Anderson, Jesse Bradford, Zach Cregger, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Erinn Hayes, and Tempestt Bledsoe. The series chronicles the lives of three friends, and their respective partners, as they raise their children in a modern environment.[2]

Guys With Kids also aired on Global as part of the 2012–13 Canadian network television schedule. Guys With Kids also aired on Comedy Central India

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Children[edit]

  • Brian Mganga as Clark
  • Marleik Walker II as Yoda
  • Mykayla Sohn as Violet

Recurring cast[edit]

Cast members appearing in at least two episodes include:[3]

Development and production[edit]

NBC placed a 13-episode order in May 2012.[4]

It was announced in June 2012 that Sara Rue, who portrayed Sheila in the original pilot, would be replaced by Erinn Hayes, a change necessitated when ABC decided to pick up the comedy Malibu Country, which also starred Rue.[5][6]

The series ran from September 12, 2012 to February 27, 2013. The series aired in Canada on Global, premiering one day early, on September 11, 2012.[1]

On November 15, 2012, NBC announced it has ordered four more episodes, bringing the series to a total of 17 episodes.[7][8]

On May 9, 2013, Guys with Kids was canceled by NBC.[9]

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release dates
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 17 September 12, 2012 (2012-09-12) February 27, 2013 (2013-02-27) June 24, 2013 (2013-06-24) TBA TBA
No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(million)
U.S. rating
18–49 (million)
1 "Pilot" Scott Ellis Story by: Jimmy Fallon, Charlie Grandy & Amy Ozols
Teleplay by: Charlie Grandy
September 12, 2012 (2012-09-12) 101 6.25[10] 2.2
2 "Chris' New Girlfriend" Michael Lembeck Keith Heisler September 26, 2012 (2012-09-26) 103 4.84[11] 1.6
3 "Marny Wants A Girl" Ken Whittingham Courtney Lilly October 3, 2012 (2012-10-03) 104 4.76[12] 1.6
4 "The Standoff" Michael Lembeck Story by: Charlie Grandy
Teleplay by: Rick Wiener & Kenny Schwartz
October 10, 2012 (2012-10-10) 102 4.19[13] 1.4
5 "Gary's Day Off" Ken Whittingham Matt Lawton October 17, 2012 (2012-10-17) 105 4.41[14] 1.4
6 "Apartment Halloween" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Donald Diego October 24, 2012 (2012-10-24) 106 3.83[15] 1.4
7 "The Bathroom Incident" Michael Lembeck Charlie Grandy October 31, 2012 (2012-10-31) 107 3.62[16] 1.4
8 "First Birthday" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Alan R. Cohen & Alan Freedland November 14, 2012 (2012-11-14) 108 3.91[17] 1.3
9 "Thanksgiving" Betsy Thomas Keith Heisler November 21, 2012 (2012-11-21) 109 3.47[18] 1.1
10 "Christmas" Michael Lembeck Story by: Charlie Grandy
Teleplay by: Rick Wiener & Kenny Schwartz
December 5, 2012 (2012-12-05) 110 3.59[19] 1.4
11 "First Word" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Story by: Rick Weiner & Kenny Schwartz
Teleplay by: Charlie Grandy
January 2, 2013 (2013-01-02) 111 4.39[20] 1.7
12 "Marny's Dad" Betsy Thomas Courtney Lilly January 9, 2013 (2013-01-09) 112 3.97[21] 1.3
13 "Me Time" Michael Lembeck Alan R. Cohen & Alan Freedland January 30, 2013 (2013-01-30) 113 2.93[22] 1.1
14 "The Will" Mark Cendrowski Lauren Caltagirone February 6, 2013 (2013-02-06) 114 3.20[23] 1.2
15 "Gary's Idea" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Lauren Caltagirone & Donald Diego February 13, 2013 (2013-02-13) 115 2.85[24][25] 1.3[25]
16 "Rare Breed" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Story by: Charlie Grandy
Teleplay by: Rick Weiner & Kenny Schwartz
February 20, 2013 (2013-02-20) 116 2.83[26] 1.2
17 "Divorce Party" Betsy Thomas Matt Lawton February 27, 2013 (2013-02-27) 117 3.07[26][27] 1.1[26]

Reception[edit]

Guys With Kids received a 38 out of 100 aggregate score, from 25 reviews, indicating "generally unfavorable" reception at Metacritic.[28] Glenn Garvin of the Miami Herald was only one of a few who gave a positive Metacritic review, saying "Guys With Kids is a perfect confection of witty dialogue and slapstick action."[29] Matt Zoller Seitz of New York Magazine stated "I expected to hate Guys With Kids... My animosity faded after about five minutes, when it became clear that the show wasn't terribly interested in the kids."[30] Diane Wertz of Newsday gave it a D and stated "Nothing to see here. Move on."[31] Matt Rouse of TV Guide wrote, "The season's most depressingly generic and retro sitcom, so squishy and lacking in edge it might as well been written in nerf".[32]

On December 11, 2012, Anthony Anderson was nominated for an NAACP Image Award, as Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series.[33] The award went to Don Cheadle for his work on Showtime's House of Lies.

See also[edit]

  • House Husbands, a 2012 Australian television comedy with a similar premise

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Guys with Kids | Watch Guys with Kids Online - Full Episodes". GlobalTV.com. Retrieved March 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ McNamara, Mary (September 25, 2012). "Review: NBC's new comedy 'Guys With Kids' dumbs daddy down". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ Guys with Kids at the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2013-05-17.
  4. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (May 9, 2012). "NBC Pickups Continue With Series Order for Comedy From Jimmy Fallon". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 27, 2012). "Erinn Hayes Joins Cast Of NBC's Upcoming 'Guys With Kids'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 
  6. ^ "'Malibu Country' Canceled: ABC Will Not Order Season 2 Of Reba McEntire-Fronted Comedy". The Huffington Post. May 10, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  7. ^ Nellie Andreeva (November 15, 2012). "NBC's 'Guys With Kids' Gets Order For Four More Episodes". deadline.com. Retrieved November 20, 2012. 
  8. ^ "NBC Extends "Guys with Kids" to 17 Episodes". The Futon Critic. November 15, 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 9, 2013). "UPDATE: 'Guys With Kids', 'Up All Night', 'Whitney' & '1600 Penn' Cancelled, 'Parks & Recreation' Renewed". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 9, 2013. 
  10. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (September 12, 2012). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'The Voice' 'The X Factor' & 'Big Brother' Adjusted Up, No Adjustments for 'America's Got Talent' or 'Guys With Kids'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 13, 2012. 
  11. ^ Bibel, Sara (September 27, 2012). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'X Factor', 'Survivor', 'The Middle' Adjusted Up, 'The Neighbors' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 27, 2012. 
  12. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 4, 2012). "Wednesday Final Ratings:'The X Factor', 'Survivor' Adjusted Up; 'Animal Practice', 'Guys With Kids' & 'The Neighbors' Adjusted Down Plus Final Debate Numbers". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 4, 2012. 
  13. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (October 11, 2012). "Wednesday Final Ratings:'The X Factor', 'Survivor', 'The Neighbors' & 'Modern Family' Adjusted Up; No Adjustments for 'Arrow'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  14. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 18, 2012). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Modern Family', 'Survivor', 'Animal Practice' Adjusted Up; 'CSI' Adjusted Down Plus Unscrambled FOX Ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  15. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (October 25, 2012). "TV Ratings Wednesday: ‘Arrow’ & ‘Supernatural’ Down, ‘Animal Practice’, ‘Law & Order’, ‘Modern Family’ & ‘Chicago Fire’ Up + World Series". TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Retrieved 2012-11-06. 
  16. ^ Bibel, Sara (November 1, 2012). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Survivor', 'The Neighbors', 'Modern Family', 'CSI' & 'Chicago Fire' Adjusted Up; '30 Rock', 'Guys With Kids', & 'Supernatural' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 1, 2012. 
  17. ^ Bibel, Sara (November 15, 2012). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'The Middle', 'Law & Order: SVU', & 'CSI' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  18. ^ Bibel, Sara (November 26, 2012). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'CSI' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 27, 2012. 
  19. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (December 7, 2012). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Chicago Fire' Rises to Tie Series Debut, 'The X Factor' Dips + 'The Middle' & 'Arrow' Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 9, 2012. 
  20. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (January 4, 2012). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Law & Order: SVU' and 'Nashville' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  21. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (January 10, 2013). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'People's Choice Awards', 'The Neighbors' & 'Nashville' Adjusted Up; 'Suburgatory' & 'I Get That A Lot' Adjusted Down (Updated)". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 11, 2013. 
  22. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (January 31, 2013). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'American Idol' & 'Chicago Fire' Adjusted Up; 'Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  23. ^ Bibel, Sara (February 7, 2013). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Supernatural', 'Criminal Minds' & 'Chicago Fire' Adjusted Up; 'Modern Family', 'The Neighbors' & 'Suburgatory' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Retrieved February 7, 2013. 
  24. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (February 14, 2013). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'CSI', 'Suburgatory' & 'Law & Order: SVU' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 
  25. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (January 30, 2013). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'NCIS', 'Raising Hope', 'New Girl' & 'Go On' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  26. ^ a b c Bibel, Sara (February 21, 2013). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'The Middle' & 'Modern Family' Adjusted Up; 'Survivor', 'Guys With Kids', 'Criminal Minds' & 'Law & Order: SVU' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  27. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (February 28, 2013). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Chicago Fire', 'American Idol', & 'CSI' Adjusted Up; 'Suburgatory' Adjusted down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  28. ^ "Guys with Kids - Season 1 Reviews, Ratings, Credits and More". Metacritic. September 11, 2012. Retrieved September 12, 2012. 
  29. ^ Garvin, Glenn (September 12, 2012). "A hilarious riff on a familiar theme". Miami Herald. Retrieved September 13, 2012. 
  30. ^ Zoller Seitz, Matt (September 12, 2012). "Seitz: Guys With Kids Is Charming Pro-Bro Propaganda". Vulture.com. New York Magazine. Retrieved September 13, 2012. 
  31. ^ Wertz, Diane (September 11, 2012). "'Guys With Kids' review: A crying shame". Newsday. Retrieved September 13, 2012. 
  32. ^ TV Guide September 17-23, 2012. pg.58. 
  33. ^ "The "44th NAACP Image Award" Nominees Announced" (PDF). Press release. NAACP Image Awards. December 11, 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 

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