Help Me Help You

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Help Me Help You
Format Situation comedy
Created by Jennifer Konner
Alexandra Rushfield
Starring Ted Danson
Jere Burns
Darlene Hunt
Charlie Finn
Suzy Nakamura
Jim Rash
Jane Kaczmarek
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Alex Reid
Jennifer Konner
Alexandra Rushfield
Producer(s) Victor Hsu
Jimmy Simons
Camera setup Single-camera setup
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run September 26, 2006 –
December 12, 2006 (2006-12-12)

Help Me Help You is an American television situation comedy that aired from September 26, 2006 to December 12, 2006. It was first broadcast at 9:30pm Tuesdays on ABC in the United States and on Global in Canada. Help Me Help You was a comedy about a collection of eccentric individuals in group psychotherapy with a respected therapist—who may quite possibly have more problems than his patients.

The series was pulled from the schedule on December 14, 2006,[1] leaving four episodes unaired.

On May 15, 2007, ABC officially canceled the show after the network announced their 2007–2008 fall schedule.

Cast[edit]

Regulars[edit]

  • Ted Danson as Dr. Bill Hoffman, a brilliant therapist with a huge ego and a failed marriage.
  • Jere Burns as Michael, a high-powered executive with anger issues, in court-ordered therapy.
  • Darlene Hunt as Darlene, a woman with constant need of approval, secretly in an affair with Michael but obsessed with Dr. Hoffman.
  • Charlie Finn as Dave, a man who tried to kill himself in his office because no one likes him.
  • Suzy Nakamura as Inger, a deeply lonely woman with a complete lack of social skills.
  • Jim Rash as Jonathan, a married gay man in denial.
  • Jane Kaczmarek as Anne Hoffman, Bill's estranged wife. (6 episodes)

Recurring[edit]

  • Jane Lynch as Raquel Janes, a therapist, part of Dr. Hoffman's "therapy for therapists" group.
  • Philip Rosenthal as Phil, a therapist, part of Dr. Hoffman's "therapy for therapists" group.
  • Judd Apatow as Judd, a therapist, part of Dr. Hoffman's "therapy for therapists" group.
  • Larry Wilmore as Larry, a therapist, part of Dr. Hoffman's "therapy for therapists" group.
  • Lindsay Sloane as Sasha, Bill's daughter with deep-rooted daddy issues.
  • Brenda Strong as Linda, Dr. Hoffman's new neighbor and romantic interest.
  • Thomas F. Wilson as Kenny, a car salesman and Anne's new boyfriend.
  • Meredith Roberts as Francesca, the girl at work Dave is in love with.
  • Kathleen Rose Perkins as Jocelyn, Jonathan's Wife.
  • Bruce Altman as Ira, Sasha's much, bada boyfriend and a huge fan of Dr. Bill Hoffman's.
  • Mykel Shannon Jenkins as Shannon, a coffee barista Jonathan seems to find attractive.
  • Tim Meadows as Petey, a colleague of Dr. Hoffman's who he shares a practice with.
  • Toby Huss as Lenny, a patient of Petey's.
  • Michael Cotter as Glen, a young man Inger meets on JDate and whom she becomes obsessed over.

Notable guests[edit]

  • Kevin Hart as Kevin, a boxer who has trouble finding the anger to fight.

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Pilot" Brian Dannelly Jennifer Konner & Alexandra Rushfield September 26, 2006
2 "The Mattress" Peter Lauer Alex Reid October 3, 2006
3 "Fun Run" Peter Lauer Rodney Rothman October 10, 2006
4 "Pink Freud" Jason Ensler Ron Weiner October 17, 2006
5 "Sasha's Birthday BBQ" Jason Ensler Jennifer Konner & Alexandra Rushfield October 24, 2006
6 "Inger Management" Peter Lauer Daley Haggar October 31, 2006
7 "Raging Bill" Bryan Gordon Chester Tam November 28, 2006
8 "Perverse Psychology" Victor Nelli, Jr. Joel Madison December 5, 2006
9 "Perseverance" David Steinberg Craig DiGregorio December 12, 2006
10 "The Sheriff" Matthew Diamond Rodney Rothman 2010 (Australia)
11 "Working Women" Linwood Boomer Ron Weiner 2010 (Australia)
12 "Boxer" N/A N/A 2010 (Australia)
13 "Moving On" Linda Mendoza N/A 2010 (Australia)

International broadcasters[edit]

Country TV Network(s) Series Premiere Weekly Schedule
Australia Nine Network December 21, 2006 Cancelled after Episode 7
Australia Go! May 11, 2010 Will be playing the last 4 unaired episodes
Canada Global Television Network
Hong Kong TVB Pearl May 19, 2007 Saturday After News Roundup
Singapore MediaCorp Channel 5 July 2, 2007
United Kingdom Virgin1 October 7, 2007 Cancelled after Episode 5
United States American Broadcasting Company September 26, 2006 Cancelled after Episode 9
Latin America Fox February 10, 2008
Norway TV 3 (Viasat) July 22, 2007 Sunday
Finland MTV3 September 4, 2009 Friday
Hungary Comedy Central October 27, 2009 Every Wednesday
Turkey Comedy Smart January 2008 Every Saturday
Spain laSexta February 2008
Sweden TV3 August 2010 Every Saturday
Russia Channel One September 2009 Every Weekday
New Zealand TV3 August 2009 Every Sunday
Belgium 2BE February 1, 2010 Every Weekday
Italy Italia 1 August 2, 2010 Every Weekday

References[edit]

  1. ^ ABC Pulls "Help Me Help You", Digital Spy, December 14, 2006

External links[edit]