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Paul Hennessy is a sports writer. His wife, Cate, stays at home with his three kids: Bridget, 16, Kerry, 15, and Rory, 13. That all changes when Cate gets a job as a nurse at the hospital and Paul has to stay at home with the kids. Paul has a big problem when Bridget starts dating his co-worker's son, Kyle. And both Paul and Cate are shocked when Kerry, an honor student, is suspended for ditching school.
17.3 million people watched the pilot episode, easily #1 for the timeslot and the entire night.
This episode premiered on the same day as John Ritter's 54th birthday.
Paul: I'm mad at you about something you said.
Paul: Let's start a family.
Kerry: I just think it's funny that your'e worried about me when Bridget says stuff like "I'm going to the library."
Paul: You should have seen the way my daughter dressed this morning.
Tommy: Which one? The hot one?
Paul: No! You can't call her that!
Paul: Kerry, sweetie.
Paul: Problem in the coven?
Bridget: Mom says I'm ready to drive.
Paul: Mom also thought I was ready for fatherhood.
Paul: You know this is a really bad day for me. I've got a huge deadline. Ed needs 800 words on the boat show at Auburn Hills.
Cate: I'll just tell the guy without a liver to hold on because there's a boat show.
Paul: I owe you.