Yes, Dear

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For the 1970s British sitcom, see Yus, My Dear.
Yes, Dear
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Created by Alan Kirschenbaum
Gregory Garcia
Starring Anthony Clark
Jean Louisa Kelly
Mike O'Malley
Liza Snyder
Opening theme "Family Is Family" performed and written by Bill Janovitz (seasons 4–6)
Composer(s) Rick Marotta
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 122 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Alan Kirschenbaum
Gregory Thomas Garcia
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Amigos de Garcia Productions
Cherry Tree Entertainment
CBS Productions
20th Century Fox Television
Distributor 20th Television
CBS Studios International
Original network CBS
Picture format 4:3 (SD)
16:9 (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby SR
Original release October 2, 2000 (2000-10-02) – February 15, 2006 (2006-02-15)

Yes, Dear is an American television sitcom that aired from October 2, 2000, to February 15, 2006, on CBS. It starred Anthony Clark, Jean Louisa Kelly, Mike O'Malley, and Liza Snyder.

In the United States, reruns of the show can be seen on Nick at Nite, Nick Jr. (as part of the NickMom block), and CMT. In Canada, it can be seen on Joytv.


Season Episodes Originally aired Nielsen ratings
First aired Last aired Average viewers
(in millions)
1 24 October 2, 2000 (2000-10-02) May 14, 2001 (2001-05-14) 13.1[1] #28[1]
2 24 September 24, 2001 (2001-09-24) May 13, 2002 (2002-05-13) 13.9[2] #21[2]
3 24 September 23, 2002 (2002-09-23) May 19, 2003 (2003-05-19) 13.3[3] #25[3]
4 24 September 22, 2003 (2003-09-22) May 24, 2004 (2004-05-24) 10.7[4] #40[4]
5 11 February 16, 2005 (2005-02-16) May 18, 2005 (2005-05-18) 9.2[5] #53[5]
6 15 September 14, 2005 (2005-09-14) February 15, 2006 (2006-02-15) 7.8[6] #85[6]

Greg Warner (Clark) is a motion picture executive, and Kim Warner (Kelly) is a stay-at-home mother to Sammy and, later, Emily. Living in the Warners' guest house are Kim's sister Christine Hughes (Snyder), her husband Jimmy Hughes (O'Malley), and their sons Dominic (Joel Homan) and Logan (Brendon Baerg).

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 upper-middle-class Warners contrast to the decidedly working-class, less-restrained Hugheses; Jimmy has an oafish personality and Christine is somewhat more crass. From the third season, the show's production and writing staff tried to move away from the stock-character humor, adding more physical comedy to the scripts in an effort to increase ratings.

Cast members[edit]

Main cast members[edit]

Recurring cast members[edit]

  • 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 Sammy/Sam Warner
  • Madison and Marissa Poer as Emily Warner
  • Tim Conway as Tom Warner
  • Vicki Lawrence as Natalie Warner
  • Jerry Van Dyke as James "Big Jimmy" Hughes Sr.
  • Beth Grant as Kitty Hughes
  • Dan Hedaya as Don Ludke
  • Alley Mills as Jenny Ludke
  • Billy Gardell as Bill Colivita
  • Phill Lewis as Roy Barr
  • Brian Doyle-Murray as Mr. George Savitsky

Airing changes[edit]

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 down to 13.


During the second half of 2004, reruns aired on the cable station TBS at 1:00 p.m. In 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. On May 1, 2012, Yes, Dear began airing at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) Monday through Friday on Nickelodeon's Nick at Nite. In May 2014, it was 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 aired 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[edit]

In 2010, Garcia premiered a new show, titled Raising Hope on Fox. 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.


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  3. ^ a b "Nielsen's TOP 156 Shows for 2002–03". 
  4. ^ a b "I. T. R. S. Ranking Report: 01 Thru 210". ABC Medianet. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved May 25, 2007. 
  5. ^ a b "Primetime series". The Hollywood Reporter. Nielsen Business Media. May 27, 2005. Archived from the original on August 21, 2009. Retrieved September 12, 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Season Program Rankings from 09/19/05 through 05/28/06". ABC Medianet. May 28, 2006. Retrieved July 3, 2009. 

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