List of Whitney episodes

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Whitney is an American television sitcom starring and created by Whitney Cummings for NBC, who also serves as one of the writers and executive producers. The program ran in the United States from September 22, 2011 to March 27, 2013. The series follows Cummings as an opinionated self-employed photographer and her live-in boyfriend of three years as they deal with trying to keep their relationship growing even if they're not married, with help from their friends.

A total of 38 episodes of Whitney were produced over two seasons, between September 22, 2011 and March 27, 2013.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired Nielsen ratings
First aired Last aired Viewers
(millions)
Rank
1 22 September 22, 2011 (2011-09-22) March 28, 2012 (2012-03-28) 5.11[1] #122[1]
2 16 November 14, 2012 (2012-11-14) March 27, 2013 (2013-03-27) 4.19[2] #115[2]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2011–12)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(million)
1 1 "Pilot"
"Spicing Things Up"
Andy Ackerman Whitney Cummings September 22, 2011 (2011-09-22)^ 01701 6.84[3]
Feeling that the sexual activity has been less active in the bedroom, photographer Whitney Cummings decides to heat things up by visiting a sex shop, where she buys an outfit that she hopes will draw live-in boyfriend Alex's attention.
2 2 "First Date" Andy Ackerman Whitney Cummings September 29, 2011 (2011-09-29)^ CFK02 5.40[4]
Whitney sets up a date for her and Alex.
3 3 "Silent Treatment" Andy Ackerman Danielle Sanchez-Witzel October 6, 2011 (2011-10-06) CKF03 4.89[5]
After Whitney catches Alex looking at another girl, she decides to "punish" him, but it appears this tactic may be backfiring on her. Meanwhile, Roxy decides to make her ex jealous by throwing a fake party and placing photos of the "event" online.
4 4 "A Decent Proposal" Andy Ackerman John Quaintance October 13, 2011 (2011-10-13) CKF04 4.25[6]
Whitney and Alex try to out-romance each other; Neal pops the question to Lily.
5 5 "The Wire" John Fortenberry Ethan Sandler October 27, 2011 (2011-10-27) CKF05 4.19[7]
Whitney tries to prove Alex uses a condescending tone; Alex and his brother, Brian (Ken Marino), come to blows.
6 6 "Two Broke-Up Guys" Andy Ackerman Mathew Harawitz November 3, 2011 (2011-11-03) CKF08 4.31[8]
Mark's jealousy of Alex's relationship with Whitney causes the friends to break-up.
7 7 "Getting to Know You" Henry Chan Adrian Wenner November 10, 2011 (2011-11-10) CFK06 4.28[9]
After a double date with Roxanne reveals that Alex had a full life before meeting Whitney, they decide to play a game of raquetball. Meanwhile, Lily tries to embrace Neal's Indian heritage in order to win over his mother.
8 8 "Clarence!" Mark Cendrowski Sam Sklaver November 17, 2011 (2011-11-17) CKF07 3.97[10]
Whitney and Alex decide to adopt a dog, but the process is complicated after the pound owner (Lisa Lampanelli) takes a disliking to them. Roxanne asks Neal for financial advice, but soon tries to avoid him after a series of increasingly awkward encounters.
9 9 "Up All Night" Andy Ackerman Whitney Cummings & John Quaintance December 1, 2011 (2011-12-01) CFK10 3.93[11]
Whitney is chosen to be the maid of honor for Lily and Neal's wedding, resulting in sleepless, stressful nights ultimately requiring a visit to her therapist (Chelsea Handler).
10 10 "Christmas is Cummings" Andy Ackerman John Quaintance December 8, 2011 (2011-12-08) CKF09 4.08[12]
Whitney and Alex try to escape their holiday traditions with their families in order to spend time with their friends, but their plans are derailed after a surprise visit by Whitney's parents (Jane Kaczmarek and Peter Gallagher).
11 11 "Private Parts" Andy Ackerman Mathew Harawitz January 11, 2012 (2012-01-11) CFK12 5.79[13]
Whitney tries to use Alex's phone but finds that it's password-protected. Whitney tells Alex that the fact that he uses a password indicates he doesn't trust her. Alex argues that he does trust her and that he's just protective about his phone. Whitney counters that they live together, so there should be no "my" things, just "our" things. After Mark promises he can crack the password, he and Whitney unsuccessfully try to guess it.
12 12 "Faking It" Fred Savage Theresa Mulligan Rosenthal January 18, 2012 (2012-01-18) CFK11 4.15[14]
Whitney and Lily disagree over Lily's wedding plans. Roxanne and Mark donate blood, while Alex asks for Neal's help in pitching a new idea for a website.
13 13 "Codependence Day" Andy Ackerman Ethan Sandler & Dan Levy January 25, 2012 (2012-01-25) CKF13 4.40[15]
With her photography career in a rut, Whitney lands a job working as Roxanne's assistant, and her first assignment is to spy on Roxanne's coworkers. Meanwhile, Alex reorganizes the apartment and Mark approaches Neal and Lily for advice.
14 14 "Mind Games" Linda Mendoza Betsy Thomas & Adrian Wenner February 1, 2012 (2012-02-01) CKF14 4.33[16]
Alex and Whitney go to couples therapy after Alex becomes jealous of one of Whitney's co-workers. Lily and Neal host a game night, where Mark and Roxanne discover that they are good partners.
15 15 "Lance!" Andy Ackerman Sam Sklaver February 8, 2012 (2012-02-08) CKF15 4.06[17]
Whitney discovers that Lance, Roxanne's ex-husband, is back in Chicago. Lily loses her engagement ring, and Neal is confronted with racism.
16 16 "48 Hours" David Trainer John Quaintance February 15, 2012 (2012-02-15) CKF16 4.48[18]
Mark mentions his theory that couples know within 48 hours of meeting whether they want to be together. Whitney disagrees, but Alex recounts the night they met in order to prove Mark right.
17 17 "Mad Women" Betsy Thomas Whitney Cummings February 22, 2012 (2012-02-22) CKD17 4.11[19]
Whitney tries to tempt Alex by using a bust-enhancing bra. Roxanne goes to Mark for advice, and Lily and Neal discuss a prenup.
18 18 "Homeland Security" Andy Ackerman Adrian Wenner February 29, 2012 (2012-02-29) CFK18 4.13[20]
Whitney's encounter with a mugger leads to an unexpected reaction. After Lily and Neal's wedding is called off, Lily's attempts to keep herself busy start to wear on Roxanne, while Mark tries to get Neal to be honest about his feelings.
19 19 "The Ex Box" Andy Ackerman Zachary Rosenblatt March 7, 2012 (2012-03-07) CKF19 4.23[21]
While in the basement, Whitney discovers a box of things from Alex's ex.
20 20 "G-Word" Andy Ackerman Mathew Harawitz March 14, 2012 (2012-03-14) CKF20 3.91[22]
Lily considers dating again. Whitney discovers Neal on a date with another man.
21 21 "Something Old, Something New"  (Part 1) Andy Ackerman Kirk J. Rudell March 21, 2012 (2012-03-21) CKF21 4.18[23]
Alex makes a drunken proposal to Whitney. Lily and Neal work on their redefined relationship, while Mark helps Roxanne regain her allure. To be continued...
22 22 "Something Black, Something Blue"  (Part 2) Betsy Thomas Whitney Cummings March 28, 2012 (2012-03-28) CKF22 4.09[24]
Alex and Whitney try to get married. After a series of bad omens, Alex gets cold feet. Mark tries to get Roxanne to date him, but Lily realizes she has feelings for Mark.
  1. ^ The first episode was available via NBC.com/NBC On-Demand on September 15. The second was available via Yahoo![25] on September 27.

Season 2 (2012–13)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(million)
23 1 "Bawl and Chain" Andy Ackerman Eric Zicklin November 14, 2012 (2012-11-14) CLL01 4.22[26]
Whitney's mother destroys the celebratory mood of her daughter's marriage to Alex, after discovering that the wedding was unofficial. Lily and Roxanne have trouble choosing a wedding gift for Whitney.
24 2 "Poor Whitney" Andy Ackerman Liz Astrof November 21, 2012 (2012-11-21) CLL02 3.94[27]
As they set up a joint account, Whitney is shocked to discover that Alex doesn't have nearly as much money in the bank as she expected. Meanwhile, Mark quits the police force and buys a bar.
25 3 "Sex, Lies, and Alibis" Steve Zuckerman Wil Calhoun & Liz Astrof December 5, 2012 (2012-12-05) CLL03 3.92[28]
After a revelation from Alex, Whitney decides to confess previous lies. Mark hires a new bartender, R.J.
26 4 "Hello Giggles" Andy Ackerman Dan Levy December 12, 2012 (2012-12-12) CLL04 3.77[29]
Whitney laughs at Alex after his fall for saying "Please god, not like this" and couldn't control herself.
27 5 "Three's Company" David Trainer Zachary Rosenblatt January 2, 2013 (2013-01-02) CLL05 4.96[30]
Alex lets his ex-fiancee crash on the couch without consulting Whitney first. Lily has a date and wants to be alone with him at Roxanne's apartment, forcing a reluctant Roxanne to stay with Mark.
28 6 "Two Broke Hearts" Andy Ackerman Owen H. M. Smith January 9, 2013 (2013-01-09) CLL06 4.11[31]
While trying to figure out what is making Alex's allergies act up, Whitney reveals she has a heart condition. Lily introduces her new boyfriend Eddie (John Ross Bowie) to the gang.
29 7 "Sorry!" Andy Ackerman Whitney Cummings & Linda Wallem January 30, 2013 (2013-01-30) CLL07 3.64[32]
30 8 "Space Invaders" Andy Ackerman Zachary Rosenblatt February 6, 2013 (2013-02-06) CLL08 3.56[33]
Whitney takes things.
31 9 "Snapped" Andy Ackerman Liz Astrof February 13, 2013 (2013-02-13) CLL09 3.59[34]
32 10 "Breaking Dad" Andy Ackerman Theresa Mulligan Rosenthal February 20, 2013 (2013-02-20) CLL10 3.14[35]
Whitney thinks her father (Peter Gallagher) has changed for the better when he visits and gives her $5,000. While Alex thinks Whitney should rent an art gallery and display her photos, Whitney gives the money to Lily, who is very short on cash.
33 11 "Slow Ride" Linda Mendoza Eric Zicklin February 27, 2013 (2013-02-27) CLL11 3.41[36]
34 12 "Lost in Transition" Andy Ackerman Debby Wolfe March 6, 2013 (2013-03-06) CLL12 3.83[37]
35 13 "Nesting" Andy Ackerman Theresa Mulligan Rosenthal March 13, 2013 (2013-03-13) CLL13 3.38[38]
36 14 "Crazy, Stupid, Words" Andy Ackerman Zachary Rosenblatt & Eric Zicklin March 20, 2013 (2013-03-20) CLL14 3.13[39]
37 15 "Alex, Meet Lily" Andy Ackerman Megan Hearne March 27, 2013 (2013-03-27) CLL15 2.92[40]
Whitney sets up Alex with Lilly.
38 16 "Cake, Cake, Cake" Andy Ackerman Whitney Cummings & Dan Levy March 27, 2013 (2013-03-27) CLL16 2.88[40]
Whitney goes to Therapy every week to discuss issues with her (Chelsea Handler). However, Whitney comes to find that her Therapist also has an issue. Her's deals with cake.

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