One Big Happy (TV series)
|One Big Happy|
|Created by||Liz Feldman|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Running time||22 minutes|
A Very Good Production
Warner Bros. Television
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Original release||March 17– April 28, 2015|
One Big Happy is a television sitcom produced by Ellen DeGeneres starring Elisha Cuthbert, Nick Zano and Kelly Brook, about a gay woman, Lizzy, who is pregnant with her best friend Luke's baby, while he is in love with another woman, Prudence. The show was created by Liz Feldman, and it premiered on March 17, 2015. Six episodes were ordered by NBC. The series was canceled after one season.
- Elisha Cuthbert as Lizzy
- Nick Zano as Luke
- Kelly Brook as Prudence
- Rebecca Corry as Leisha
- Chris Williams as Roy
- Brandon Mychal Smith as Marcus
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|1||"Pilot"||Scott Ellis||Liz Feldman||March 17, 2015||276080||5.47|
|Best friends Lizzy and Luke's plans to have a baby together are suddenly derailed when Luke meets British woman Prudence. Luke marries Prudence on their second date so that she can stay in the country but then Lizzy reveals that her pregnancy attempt has been a success.|
|2||"Out of the Closet"||David Trainer||Liz Feldman||March 24, 2015||4X6902||3.79|
|While the trio attempt to adjust to their new living arrangements, Prudence's attempt to help Lizzy move on from an old girlfriend result in Lizzy going on another date with her ex, while Luke is uncomfortable about Prudence's old puppets.|
|3||"Crushing It"||Linda Mendoza||Vanessa McCarthy||March 31, 2015||4X6904||3.82|
|Lizzy scores a date with a woman she has been crushing on at her local gym, but the relationship is abruptly halted when the woman is revealed to be a nurse working for Lizzy's gynecologist; meanwhile, Prudence feels dejected when she realizes that there is no clear term for her role in Luke and Lizzy's developing family.|
|4||"Flight Risk"||Shelley Jensen||Nastaran Dibai||April 14, 2015||4X6903||3.57|
|Luke's concerns that Prudence may get bored with him result in him alienating Lizzy and pushing himself too hard on various risky stunts.|
|5||"A Tale of Two Hubbies"||Katy Garretson||Gregg Mettler||April 21, 2015||4X6905||3.76|
|Prudence, Lizzy and Luke head to Vegas and learn that the marriage wasn't legal. Lizzy decides to help them have a new wedding. However they learn that Prudence was married to Martin (Steve Valentine) in England and despite her signing divorce papers, he didn't.|
|6||"Wedlocked"||Shelley Jensen||Liz Feldman||April 28, 2015||4X6906||3.08|
|Luke disappears after learning about Prudence being married in England. While Lizzy tries to console Prudence and fix the situation, Luke hits the bars with Marcus.|
One Big Happy received generally negative reviews from critics. At Metacritic (which assigns a weighted mean—out of 100—based on reviews from mainstream critics) the show received a weighted mean score of 37 from 21 reviews.
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- Bibel, Sara (April 15, 2015). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'The Flash', 'NCIS', 'The Voice', 'Fresh Off The Boat', 'Hell's Kitchen' & 'Person of Interest' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
- Kondolojy, Amanda (April 22, 2015). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'The Flash', 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.', 'Undateable', 'The Voice' & 'Hell's Kitchen' Adjusted Up; 'iZombie' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 22, 2015.
- Bibel, Sara (April 29, 2015). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.', 'The Voice', 'NCIS', 'NCIS: New Orleans', & 'Chicago Fire' Adjusted Up; 'One Big Happy' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
- "One Big Happy – Season 1 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 16, 2015.