List of Man Up! episodes

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Man Up! is an American sitcom that premiered on ABC on October 18, 2011. Created by Christopher Moynihan, the series stars Christopher Moynihan as Craig, Mather Zickel as Will, and Dan Fogler as Kenny, and is about three modern men who try to get in touch with their inner tough guys and redefine what it means to be a "real man". On December 8, 2011, ABC pulled the series from the line-up, leaving 5 episodes unaired.[1] Those 5 unaired episodes were posted on the ABC website on December 13, 2011 as online exclusive episodes.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Series premiere Series finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 13[2] October 18, 2011 (2011-10-18) December 6, 2011 (2011-12-06) N/A N/A N/A

Episodes[edit]

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(million)
1 "Pilot" Beth McCarthy-Miller Christopher Moynihan October 18, 2011 (2011-10-18) 101 7.78[3]
Will tries to find the perfect gift, that expresses manliness, for his son's 13th birthday. Meanwhile, Kenny becomes jealous of his ex-wife's new boyfriend, Grant, who attends the party. Elsewhere, Craig pines for an ex-girlfriend, who is getting married the same day.
2 "Finessing the Bromance" Beth McCarthy-Miller Christopher Moynihan October 25, 2011 (2011-10-25) 102 6.74
Kenny gets jealous when Will and Grant strike up an unlikely "bromance". Things go from bad to worse when he finds out Grant is coming to the weekly Keen Sunday dinner. In an attempt to strike some common ground, the guys try a Star Wars screening.
3 "Digging Deeper" Alex Hardcastle Victor Fresco November 1, 2011 (2011-11-01) 103 6.36
When roommates Kenny and Craig clash, Will suggests they try doing a project together, but that simple suggestion turns into the pair trying to dig their own swimming pool.
4 "Wingmen" Bryan Gordon Ric Swartzlander November 8, 2011 (2011-11-08) 104 6.22
When Kenny admits he hasn't had a date since his divorce from Brenda and that she is the only woman he has ever slept with, the guys, including Grant, take him clubbing to jumpstart his love life.
5 "Acceptance" Eyal Gordin Franklin Hardy & Shane Kosakowski November 15, 2011 (2011-11-15) 105 6.27
As a rite of passage, Will decides to buy his son, Nathan, a cell phone, which in turn gives Brenda the idea to also purchase one for Grant to replace his old brick phone. Kenny is nervous about meeting his new girlfriend Jane's parents.
6 "High Road Is the Guy Road" Michael Trim Kat Likkel & John Hoberg November 22, 2011 (2011-11-22) 106 6.29
Theresa wants to save the Science Club at Nathan's school, which forces Will, Kenny and Craig to face a high school bully, Dennis.
7 "Disciplining the Keens" John Scott Barbie Adler November 29, 2011 (2011-11-29) 107 6.59
After they find out that Nathan's allergic, the whole family goes on a gluten-free diet, which leads to a weird competition between Will and Theresa to see who can keep the diet up longer, and for Brenda, who's trying to convince health-conscious Grant that she can live without it. The problem is that they are all cheating. Meanwhile, it's all fast food, all the time for Craig and Kenny as they romance two ladies who work at Big Burger.
8 "Men and Their Chickens" John Fortenberry Shawn Simmons December 6, 2011 (2011-12-06) 108 4.82
Will hopes that adopting a baby chick for little Lucy will be a "teachable moment" about where food comes from, but things get out of hand when all of the guys decide they want to adopt chicks too; Craig dates an attractive doctor, but finds himself intimidated by her bully of a son.
9 "Camping" Beth McCarthy-Miller Michael Shipley Aired Online 109 TBA
The guys camp out at a department store to buy a video game. Will finds out his son is also camping out with his friends and decides to scare him so he won't lie to him again.
10 "Fear" Eyal Gordin Michael Shipley Aired Online 110 TBA
Will installs a new home security system, but instead of making everyone feel safer, the system keeps tripping and wreaks havoc in all of their lives. Meanwhile, Craig reconnects with Lisa, the girl whose wedding he broke up, and Grant convinces Kenny to play a "trust the universe" game with him with his new GPS, letting the GPS randomly select their destination. Kenny is convinced it will eventually lead to disaster, but instead he and Grant end up on a series of wild adventures, which eventually finds Kenny meeting his Star Wars hero, Billy Dee Williams.
11 "Up All Night" Alex Hardcastle Ric Swartzlander Aired Online 111 TBA
Because Will's late night video game sessions with the guys have been keeping Theresa up at night, Kenny gives Will a pill that will help her sleep, but the medication has odd side effects and the guys have to keep the house in order.
12 "Letting Go" Lee Shallat-Chemel Kat Likkel & John Hoberg Aired Online 112 TBA
Theresa tries to force her brother to throw away a car that their father gave him. Meanwhile, because Will can't see anything through to the end, he chooses the feud between him and Kenny to be the first thing he does see through to the end.
13 "Be Who You're Not" Beth McCarthy-Miller Barbie Adler Aired Online 113 TBA
Will's promotion causes his wife and brother to lie in an executive club. Meanwhile, Craig needs to act gay in front of his boss or risk being fired, and he does so by using Grant without him knowing. Will struggles with his promotion after he is asked to fire a fellow co-worker.

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