Raising Dad

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Raising Dad
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Created byJonathan Katz
Theme music composerNoah Hartman
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes22
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production companies
Original networkThe WB
Original releaseOctober 5, 2001 (2001-10-05) –
May 10, 2002 (2002-05-10)

Raising Dad is an American television sitcom that aired on The WB from October 5, 2001, to May 10, 2002. The series stars Bob Saget,[1] Kat Dennings, Brie Larson, Riley Smith, Beau Wirick and Jerry Adler,[2] and was produced by Albion Productions in association with Paramount Television.


Matt Stewart (Saget) is a widower trying to raise his two daughters, Sarah (Dennings) and Emily (Larson), with the help of his live-in father, Sam (Jerry Adler), a former baseball player for the Boston Red Sox. Further complicating matters, Matt works as an English teacher at Sarah's high school. Matt struggles to keep his nose out of his daughter's social life while attempting to find his own.





No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Pilot"Andy AckermanJonathan KatzOctober 5, 2001 (2001-10-05)
2"Sex Ed"Lee Shallat ChemelBill BraudisOctober 12, 2001 (2001-10-12)
3"Baby, You Can't Drive My Car"Lee Shallat ChemelBill MastersOctober 19, 2001 (2001-10-19)
4"For Mature Audiences Only"Philip Charles MacKenzieNancy CohenOctober 26, 2001 (2001-10-26)
5"Fight for Your Right to Party"Philip Charles MacKenzieB. J. NovakNovember 2, 2001 (2001-11-02)
6"We'll Always Have Scrabble"Dana DeVally PiazzaKimberly Karp & Phil BremanNovember 9, 2001 (2001-11-09)
7"The Drama Club"Dana DeVally PiazzaStory by : Jonathan Katz
Teleplay by : Jonathan Katz & Bill Braudis
November 16, 2001 (2001-11-16)
8"The New Room"Lee Shallat ChemelMiriam TrogdonDecember 7, 2001 (2001-12-07)
9"Teacher Evaluations"Wil ShrinerChuck SklarDecember 14, 2001 (2001-12-14)
10"Matt&Sarah@Gossip.com"Wil ShrinerAdam Markowitz & Marc RubelJanuary 11, 2002 (2002-01-11)
11"First Date"Wil ShrinerNorman SteinbergJanuary 18, 2002 (2002-01-18)
12"Sam's Enchanted Evening"John WhitesellJim & Steve ArmogidaJanuary 25, 2002 (2002-01-25)
13"Mentor Matt"Ken WhittinghamB. J. NovakFebruary 1, 2002 (2002-02-01)
14"The Math Problem"Philip Charles MacKenzieNancy CohenFebruary 15, 2002 (2002-02-15)
15"Attending a Family Dysfunction"Wil ShrinerEd DriscollFebruary 22, 2002 (2002-02-22)
16"Miss Communication"Wil ShrinerBill Braudis & Jonathan KatzMarch 22, 2002 (2002-03-22)
17"A Kiss Is Still a Kiss"Wil ShrinerRobert BruceApril 5, 2002 (2002-04-05)
18"Home Plates"Lee Shallat ChemelJimmy Aleck & Jim KeilyApril 12, 2002 (2002-04-12)
19"The House of Stewart"Will MackenzieKimberley Karp & Phil BremanApril 19, 2002 (2002-04-19)
20"Bully"Will MackenzieChuck SklarApril 26, 2002 (2002-04-26)
21"Daughter Nose Beat"Wil ShrinerEd CrasnickMay 3, 2002 (2002-05-03)
22"Losing It"Norman SteinbergNorman Steinberg & Bill MastersMay 10, 2002 (2002-05-10)


Carole Horst of Variety reviewed the first episode of Raising Dad and wrote: "a family trying to cope with the death of the mother... isn’t funny, but it is touching at times", and added that the cast "is fine, and "Dad" shows some promise. It probably will keep Reba's audience tuned in to end a nice family night of TV."[3]


  1. ^ Scott D. Pierce (September 10, 2001). "Saget a single dad again". Deseret News. Retrieved May 24, 2022.
  2. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 977. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.
  3. ^ Carole Horst (September 14, 2001). "Raising Dad". Variety. Retrieved 2019-09-20.

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