Happy Family (American TV series)

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Happy Family
Created byMoses Port & David Guarascio
StarringChristine Baranski
John Larroquette
Jeff Bryan Davis
Melanie Deanne Moore
Tyler Andrews
Susan Gibney
Composer(s)Adam Gorgoni
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes22
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Guarascio/Port Productions
NBC Studios
Original networkNBC
Original releaseSeptember 9, 2003 (2003-09-09) –
April 20, 2004 (2004-04-20)

Happy Family is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 9, 2003 until April 20, 2004.


John Larroquette and Christine Baranski star as Peter and Annie Brennan, soon-to-be empty nesters who could not be happier about it. But when their youngest son Tim (Tyler Andrews aka Tyler Francavilla) flunks out of community college, Peter and Annie cannot escape the duties of parenthood. Their eldest son, Todd (Jeff Bryan Davis) decides to dump his fiancée only days before the wedding. Their daughter Sara (Melanie Paxson), while having a successful career, cannot find or keep a man and instead socializes with her parrot. If that isn't enough, after Tim drops out of college he moves in with Maggie, a divorced middle-aged family friend and neighbor, and announces that they are dating. Peter and Annie are constantly trying to find time without the kids and their problems, but while trying to maintain a happy family image, they end up involved with their kids more than ever.

The show ran for one complete season on Tuesdays at 8:30pm on NBC. However, the ratings were not up to NBC's standards and the show was not renewed for the following season.



Every episode of the series was directed by Pamela Fryman.

No.TitleWritten byOriginal air date
1"Pilot"Moses Port & David GuarascioSeptember 9, 2003 (2003-09-09)
2"Over and Out"Moses Port & David GuarascioSeptember 16, 2003 (2003-09-16)
3"Tooth"Moses Port & David GuarascioSeptember 23, 2003 (2003-09-23)
4"Dinner with Friends"David WalpertSeptember 30, 2003 (2003-09-30)
5"Tim's Blank"Joe Port & Joe WisemanOctober 7, 2003 (2003-10-07)
6"Sara Rebels"Jennifer CelottaOctober 14, 2003 (2003-10-14)
7"The Doghouse"Lester LewisOctober 21, 2003 (2003-10-21)
8"1:42"David WalpertOctober 28, 2003 (2003-10-28)
9"Not Thanksgiving"TBANovember 11, 2003 (2003-11-11)
10"Randall's Gift"Moses Port & David GuarascioNovember 18, 2003 (2003-11-18)
11"Bill's Back"Jennifer CelottaDecember 2, 2003 (2003-12-02)
12"Mother and Child Reunion"Stacy TraubDecember 9, 2003 (2003-12-09)
13"Wedding Plans"TBAJanuary 6, 2004 (2004-01-06)
14"Rules and Girls"Stacy TraubJanuary 13, 2004 (2004-01-13)
15"The One with the Friends"Dave Finkel & Brett BaerFebruary 3, 2004 (2004-02-03)
16"Bye Bye Birdie"TBAFebruary 24, 2004 (2004-02-24)
17"The Headboard"Jennifer CelottaMarch 2, 2004 (2004-03-02)
18"Secrets"TBAMarch 16, 2004 (2004-03-16)
19"The Juicer"David Finkel & Brett BaerMarch 23, 2004 (2004-03-23)
20"The Play"TBAMarch 30, 2004 (2004-03-30)
21"The Shampoo Effect"TBAApril 6, 2004 (2004-04-06)
22"Dear Mom"TBAApril 20, 2004 (2004-04-20)

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