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|Created by||Alan Kirschenbaum
Gregory Thomas Garcia
Jean Louisa Kelly
|Opening theme||"Family Is Family" performed and written by Bill Janovitz|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||6|
|No. of episodes||122 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Gregory Thomas Garcia|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Cherry Tree Entertainment
Amigos de Garcia Productions
20th Century Fox Television
|Picture format||4:3 (SD)
|Audio format||Dolby SR|
|Original run||October 2, 2000– February 15, 2006|
Greg Warner (Clark) is a motion picture executive, and Kim Warner (Kelly) is a stay-at-home mother to Sammy and, later, Emily. Kim's sister, Christine Hughes (Snyder), and Christine's husband, Jimmy Hughes (O'Malley), along with their two sons, Dominic (Joel Homan) and Logan (Brendon Baerg), live in the Warners' guest house.
Much of the show's humor comes from the fact that all four adult leads are largely stock characters. Greg is the stereotypical "nice guy," constantly being henpecked by his high-strung wife. Both the Warners, being of upper middle class, contrast to the decidedly working-class and less restrained Hugheses, with Jimmy having the personality of an oaf and Christine being somewhat more crass. The show's production and writing staff made efforts to move away from the stock-character humor beginning in the third season, adding some more physical comedy into the scripts in an effort to increase ratings.
Main cast members
- Anthony Clark as Gregory Thomas "Greg" Warner
- Jean Louisa Kelly as Kimberly "Kim" Warner (née Ludke)
- Mike O'Malley as James "Jimmy" Hughes Jr.
- Liza Snyder as Christine Hughes (née Ludke)
Recurring cast members
- Connor and Keenan Merkovic as Dominic Hughes (Episodes 1-2)
- Joel Homan as Dominic Hughes (Episodes 3-122)
- Blake, Easton and Hunter Draut as Logan Hughes (Pilot only)
- Christopher and Nicholas Berry as Logan Hughes (Episodes 2-47)
- Alexander and Shawn Shaprio as Logan Hughes (Episodes 50-57)
- Brendon Baerg as Logan Hughes (Episodes 58-122)
- Anthony and Michael Bain as Samuel "Sammy/Sam" Warner
- Madison and Marissa Poer as Emily Warner
- Tim Conway as Thomas "Tom" Warner
- Vicki Lawrence as Natalie Warner
- Jerry Van Dyke as James "Big Jimmy" Hughes Sr.
- Beth Grant as Katherine "Kitty" Hughes
- Dan Hedaya as Donald "Don" Ludke
- Alley Mills as Jennifer "Jenny" Ludke
- Billy Gardell as William "Bill" Colivita
- Phill Lewis as Roy Barr
- Brian Doyle-Murray as Mr. George Savitsky
|Season||Episodes||Season Premiere||Season Finale||TV Season||Ranking||Viewers
|1st||24||October 2, 2000||May 14, 2001||2000–2001||#28||13.1|
|2nd||24||September 24, 2001||May 13, 2002||2001–2002||#21||13.9|
|3rd||24||September 23, 2002||May 19, 2003||2002–2003||#25||13.3|
|4th||24||September 22, 2003||May 24, 2004||2003–2004||#40||10.7|
|5th||11||February 16, 2005||May 18, 2005||2005||#53||9.2|
|6th||15||September 14, 2005||February 15, 2006||2005–2006||#85||7.8|
CBS announced the cancellation of Yes, Dear in early 2004, but later ordered 13 episodes for mid-season. After canceling Center of the Universe, CBS began airing the new Yes, Dear episodes on Wednesday, February 16, 2005, at 9:30 p.m. EST. CBS ordered an additional season of 22 episodes for 2005–2006, but that order was later cut to 13.
During the second half of 2004, reruns aired on the cable station TBS at 1:00 p.m. As of January 2005, TBS began airing the show at 3:00 p.m. The show aired in local syndication in 2005–06; in the fall of 2006, 20th Television, the syndication subsidiary of 20th Century Fox, took the show out of barter syndication and replaced it with Still Standing. As of May 1, 2012, Yes, Dear began airing at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) Monday through Friday on Nicklodeon's Nick at Nite. As of May, 2014, it has been removed from the broadcast schedule. On August 1, 2012 CMT began showing reruns of the show weeknights from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also airs on Nick Jr. as part of their mother-oriented block NickMom. Similar to the Nick@Nite programming block, NickMom airs television series which are not aimed at a children's audience.
Connection to Raising Hope
In 2010, Garcia premiered a new show, titled Raising Hope on Fox Broadcasting Company. The new show has made numerous references since its inception to Garcia's other show, My Name Is Earl. In season three, episode sixteen, Brian Doyle-Murray is shown as a Hollywood studio executive, a reference to his role as Mr. Savitsky. The following episode, Jimmy and Christine are featured prominently as characters who have made a habit out of watching the sex tape made by the new show's characters, Virginia and Burt Chance. Dominic and Logan are also referenced in conversation.
|Country||Alternate title (translation)||TV network(s)|
|Albania||Po, Zemër||Fox Life|
|Austria||Yes, Dear||ATV (Austria)|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Da, draga (Yes Dear)||FOX Life|
|Brazil||Sim, Querida (Yes, Dear)||Fox, SBT|
|Bulgaria||Да, мило (Yes, Dear)||Fox Life, BTV Comedy|
|Canada||Yes, Dear||Global TV, Joytv|
|Croatia||Da, draga (Yes Dear)||FOX Life|
|Finland||Saman katon alla (Under the same roof)||MTV3|
|France||Oui, chérie! (Yes, Dear)||TF1, Virgin 17|
|Germany||Yes, Dear||RTL, RTL 2|
|Greece||Yes, Dear||Macedonia TV|
|Hungary||Igen Drágám(Yes, Dear)||Comedy Central|
|India||Yes, Dear||Star World, Comedy Central|
|Israel||כן מותק (Yes, Dear)||HOT3|
|Italy||Prima o poi divorzio! (Sooner or later, I'll divorce!)
Doppia coppia (Two pair)
|Canale 5, Italia1|
|Latvia||Jā, dārgā||TV3 Latvia, TV6 Latvia|
|Netherlands||Yes, Dear||NET 5, Comedy Central|
|Norway||Ja, Kjære (Yes, Dear)||TV2|
|Pakistan||Yes, Dear||Star World|
|Poland||Tak, Kochanie (Yes, Dear)||Polsat, Comedy Central|
|Portugal||Sim, Amor (Yes, Love)||RTP2|
|Romania||Bine, dragă! (Yes, Love)||ProCinema|
|Saudi Arabia||Yes, Dear||MBC4|
|Serbia||Да, драга (Da, draga) (Yes Dear)||FOX Life|
|Slovakia||Máš pravdu, miláčik||TV Doma|
|Slovenia||Da, draga||FOX Life, Kanal A|
|South Africa||Yes, Dear||SABC 3 Comedy Central|
|Sri Lanka||Yes, Dear||Channel 1 MTV|
|Sweden||Omaka systrar (Dissimilar sisters)||TV4|
|Thailand||Yes, Dear||True Series
|United States||Yes, Dear||CBS, TBS, Nick@Nite, CMT|
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