List of Kath & Kim (U.S. TV series) episodes

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The following is a list of episodes of Kath & Kim. Based upon the Australian series of the same name, the show was developed and is executive produced by Michelle Nader. Gina Riley and Jane Turner, creators of the original, also serve as executive producers. Kath & Kim premiered on NBC on October 9, 2008. The first season had seventeen episodes.[1]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally
aired
DVD release
date
1 17 20082009 July 7, 2009

Episodes[edit]

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
1 "Pilot"
"Love"
Jason Ensler Gina Riley & Jane Turner (Australian episode: "Sex")
Michelle Nader (teleplay)
October 9, 2008 (2008-10-09) 7.5[2]
In the series opener, mother Kath has finally found love in the form of a sandwich shop owner named Phil Knight, while daughter Kim is now newly separated from her husband of six weeks, Craig. When Kim decides to move back home, she starts putting a damper on Kath's new romance love and learns that her former room has just been remodeled.
2 "Respect" Jason Ensler Liz Astrof October 16, 2008 (2008-10-16) 6.01[3]
Kath wants to put her home salon business on the map, and Phil helps her do so by getting her a booth at a local mall event. Meanwhile, Kim gets Craig fired from his job, forcing him to work at a less desirable cinnamon bun shop. After another argument, Craig leaves to attempt to get his old job back, and Kim gets banned from the mall.
3 "Old" Jason Ensler Gina Riley & Jane Turner (Australian episode: "Old")
Michelle Nader (teleplay)
October 23, 2008 (2008-10-23) 4.97[4]
Kath is excited about planning her flamboyant wedding to Phil, but is later made insecure by Kim's remarks about how she might be too old for a big wedding. Meanwhile, Kim must deal with insecurities of her own when she begins to think that her husband might be having an affair.
4 "Money" Jason Ensler Gina Riley & Jane Turner (Australian episode: "Money")
Wil Calhoun (teleplay)
October 30, 2008 (2008-10-30) 5.46[5]
Phil creates a new sandwich at work, naming it after Kath and himself, but his marketing does not lead to a popular sandwich. Kim decides she wants to get back together with Craig when she learns that breeding his dog can produce large amounts of cash. These plans come under fire when her friend, who is trying to get in the good graces of a man working at the pound, brings over a small group of dogs when Craig's dog is in heat. Meanwhile, Kath finds that her plans for a flamboyant wedding are more expensive than she had thought. Kath has her eyes on an expensive 'pumpkin' carriage, but despite working overtime in her salon, she cannot earn the money needed to reserve the carriage. Phil on the other hand has been left at the altar more than once, and is reluctant to have a large wedding after the experiences. When Phil learns through Kim that Kath cannot afford her dream wedding, he arrives with the carriage, wearing a fairy tale styled tuxedo. The two profess that they want the kind of wedding the other one wants. Kim seems actually impressed by this, despite her dislike for Phil.
5 "Dating" Jason Winer Wil Calhoun & Liz Astrof November 6, 2008 (2008-11-06) 5.57[6]
Kath grows paranoid when she thinks that Phil is keeping secrets from her. Meanwhile, Kim decides that she will not get back together with Craig until he gets rid of his dog. To teach him a lesson, Kim joins her friend Tina in speed dating.
6 "Jealousy" Roger Kumble Gina Riley & Jane Turner (Australian episode: "Shower")
Jessica Steinbaum Lopez (teleplay)
November 13, 2008 (2008-11-13) 5.08[7]
Kath feels jealous when Phil's best friend Sandy visits. Meanwhile, Craig begins to stand up to Kim and her endless requests.
7 "Gay" Jason Ensler Gina Riley & Jane Turner (Australian episode: "Gay")
Wil Calhoun (teleplay)
November 20, 2008 (2008-11-20) 5.47[8]
Kath encounters a gay couple while shopping for her wedding; Kim's friendship with a former classmate piques Kath's curiosity; and Phil struggles with insecurity.
8 "Sacrifice" Randall Einhorn Dana Klein December 4, 2008 (2008-12-04) 4.88[9]
The stress from wedding planning is taking its toll on Kath and giving her insomnia. Phil suggests that Kath visit his life coach and spiritual advisor Athena Scooberman (Maya Rudolph). Kath agrees and is quickly taken with Athena and her teachings, but Phil soon realizes that his advice may have been a big mistake. Meanwhile, Kim must pay her outstanding parking tickets in order to get a boot removed from her car. Instead of paying the price, she asks Craig to help her get out of the bind no matter the cost.
9 "Friends" Danny Leiner Liz Astrof December 11, 2008 (2008-12-11) 5.33[10]
Kath and Phil invite the security guard from the mall and his wife to a Christmas party in an attempt to develop more "couple" friends. Meanwhile, Craig and Kim are having trouble holding on to a friend. Pamela Anderson makes the show's first star guest appearance during "Wine Time."
10 "Florida" Roger Kumble Liz Astrof January 8, 2009 (2009-01-08) 4.14[11]
After one of Kath's salon clients dies unexpectedly, Phil takes it upon himself to save one of his own customers from an untimely death by introducing him to a healthier lifestyle. Craig goes on a shopping spree with the money expected from his dog's soon-to-be-born purebred puppies, but Kim does not have the heart to tell him that the puppies may be mutts and that he is spending money that he does not have.
11 "News" Jason Ensler Wil Calhoun January 22, 2009 (2009-01-22) 4.89[12]
Kim decides to pursue a career as a news anchor for a local TV station. Craig has a mishap with Phil's car, which only gets worse when the police get involved.
12 "Idols" Robert Berlinger Adam Barr February 5, 2009 (2009-02-05) 4.72[13]
Kath and Kim are in the running to host a dinner for Wynonna Judd, but first they have to be interviewed by Wynonna's people; Craig tries to write a hit country song with his friend Derrick (Jay Phillips).
13 "Celebrity" Phil Traill Wil Calhoun February 12, 2009 (2009-02-12) 5.48[14]
Kath asks Athena (Maya Rudolph) for spiritual guidance before auditioning for a community production of "Cats"; Kim gets a job at Phil's sandwich shop.
14 "Competition" Randall Einhorn Jane Turner & Gina Riley (Australian episode: "Cactus Hour")
Jim Dubensky & Steve Gabriel (teleplay)
February 19, 2009 (2009-02-19) 5.13[15]
Kath searches for her ex, Rusty, after discovering they are still married; Kim falls in love with roller derby.
15 "Desire" Gail Mancuso Gina Riley & Jane Turner (Australian episode: "Money")
Michelle Nader (teleplay)
February 26, 2009 (2009-02-26) 3.44[16]
Kim embarks on a new business venture, but finds her plans hampered when Craig refuses to provide the funding. Also, Phil and Kath plan a romantic evening, but those plans are also quickly spoiled.
16 "Bachelorette" Ken Whittingham Gina Riley & Jane Turner (Australian episode: "Party")
Liz Astrof & Dana Klein (teleplay)
March 5, 2009 (2009-03-05) 4.16[17]
Phil and Kath get ready for their bachelor parties; Craig and Derrick hire a stripper for Phil's party.
17 "Home" Randall Einhorn Wil Calhoun & Michelle Nader March 12, 2009 (2009-03-12) 4.00[18]
Kath asks Phil to move in with her, Kim gets upset when Craig doesn't remember their second date anniversary.

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