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Season 8

164 :08x01 - The Blankie

Dec/02/2008
Cheryl finally smaps from loss of sleep after being up all night with the twins, so Jim has to take care of the children When he realizes Jonathan's special Christmas snowman blankie has gone missing he, immediately blames the older kids who, out of guilt, comply with Jim's request to complete the household chores. When Jim realize the blanke was with him the whole time, he and Cheryl enjoy the best of both worlds--kids doing the chores and sleeping babies, but not for long.

Source: ABC
Writer: Sung Suh

165 :08x02 - The New Best Friend

Dec/02/2008
Jim has to find Cheryl a new best friend after her sister Dana moved away.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Mo Collins as Emily
Director: Steve Zuckerman

166 :08x03 - Jami McFame

Dec/09/2008
After Jim and his band win a contest and have the opportunity to play in front of child pop diva Jami McFame.
But after hearing her intimidating ego mouth off, Jim tries to set her straight.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Jamison Belushi as Jami | Tony Braunagel as Tony | John Rubano as John
Director: Jim Belushi
Writer: Sung Suh

167 :08x04 - Andy's Proposal

Dec/09/2008
Jim convinces Andy to propose to his girlfriend, Emily, before he loses her. But when Jim catches Emily having dinner with another man, he questions the wisdom of his own advise.
Guest Stars: Mo Collins as Emily
Director: Jim Belushi

168 :08x05 - Two For The Money

Dec/16/2008
To earn some money for Christmas gifts for his five kids, Jim goes behind Cheryl's back and gets the twins parts in a Steve Guttenberg movie.It wasn't until after Jim had devised the plot and the director had cut the twins hair that he learns what the meaning of Christmas is all about.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Steve Guttenberg as Himself |
Co-Guest Stars: April Hall as Caroler | Rob Moran as Director
Director: Steve Zuckerman

169 :08x06 - Cabin Boys

Dec/30/2008
Andy and Jim are excited to have a "guys only" weekend at Andy's fiancee's cabin in the woods. However Emily breaks up with Andy via text message, and then the guys encounter her depressed ex-husband in the cabin. So Jim goes to great lengths to cheer up his old friend and his new friend in hopes of salvaging the weekend.

Source: ABC

170 :08x07 - The Ego Boost

Apr/14/2009
When Jim runs into and old flame, Victoria, who happens to be the owner of a new restaurant that he Andy are trying, he becomes convinced she wants him back. But when Jim discovers she wants to date Andy, his ego is bruised and he has a tough time letting go.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Constance Marie as Victoria |
Co-Guest Stars: Jennifer Candy as Hostess
Director: Jim Belushi

171 :08x08 - The Yoga Bear

Apr/14/2009
When Jim realizes that Cheryl has taken a strong interest in yoga with a male instructor she raves about, he becomes jealous and tries to figure what the hype is all about. He joins her class realizing he, too, enjoys moments of Zen with Cheryl. But peace and tranquility are replaced by rage as Jim and Cheryl take yoga classes behind each other's backs to escape the chaos of family life.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Patrick Fabian as Daniel
Director: Penny Marshall
Writer: David Feeney

172 :08x09 - Kyle's Crush

Apr/21/2009
Jim prepares Kyle for his first "date" with Ruby's slightly older piano teacher, Mandy, whom Andy has fallen for and is secretly dating behind Kyle's back.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Jackie Debatin as Mandy
Director: Jim Belushi

173 :08x10 - The Meaningful Gift

Apr/21/2009
Andy, desperate to impress Mandy with the perfect birthday gift, turns to Jim for advice. Jim counsels against givivng fancy jewelry, urging Andy instead to give a sentimental gift to win her over. But Andy's recollection of what has meaning to Mandy is way off base, and instead of being pleased with the gift, she thinks he's cheating on her.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Jackie Debatin as Mandy
Writer: David Feeney

174 :08x11 - The Daddy Way

Apr/28/2009
Cheryl and her friends, eager to get an afternoon away from the kids, arrange a "Daddy and Me" group for Jim and other dads with young kids at their home. Jim makes the best of a potentially boring situation by turning babysitting into a sporting event--staging baby races where the dads bet on their kids and drink beer.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Robert Belushi as Phil | Harry Hannigan as Harry | Madison Dirks as Todd
Director: Steve Zuckerman

175 :08x12 - Physical Therapy

Apr/28/2009
Jim convinces Andy to play snow football even though Andy's girlfriend, Mandy, warns him against it. Now injured, Andy has to hide his injury from Mandy, so Jim stages a freak accident for Andy in his home.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Jackie Debatin as Mandy | Anastasia Ganias as Megan | Roland Kickinger as Sven |
Co-Guest Stars: Garry Marshall as Doctor
Director: Penny Marshall
Writer: David Feeney

176 :08x13 - The Cooler One

May/12/2009
Jim attempts to look cool in the eyes of Ruby and her friends, until he realizes that he may be undermining Cheryl's authority due to his behavior.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Alec Hogan as Josh | Lacey Ellison as Micaela
Writer: Sung Suh

177 :08x14 - Happy Jim

May/12/2009
Jim's bad back has him on prescription pain pills which has him in an altered state and opens up an opportunity for the family to share information which usually would upset him.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Wendy Benson-Landes as Meredith | Joe Liss as Merv
Director: Lauren Breiting

178 :08x15 - King of the Nerds

May/26/2009
Jim uses his passion for sports to connect with son Kyle. But sports-challenged Kyle identifies more with fellow sci-fi nerd Andy, forcing a reluctant Jim to dress up as a Cyclops at a sci-fi convention in order to win his son back.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: William Perry (2) as Himself

179 :08x16 - I Hate the High Road

May/26/2009
Cheryl forces Jim to donate time to charity. His reluctance turns to elation when he's rewarded with a thousand-dollar check for his efforts. Cheryl insists he return the check, but Jim is itching to buy himself somthing frivolous with the money. And to really test Cheryl's integrity, he spends the money on a pricey designer handbag for her.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Patricia Belcher as Mrs. Kretzer |
Co-Guest Stars: Fitz Houston as Police Officer | Kelsey Crane as Saleswoman
Director: Dennis Capps
Writer: Sylvia Green

180 :08x17 - Diamonds Are a Ghoul's Best Friend

Jun/02/2009
It's Cheryl's birthday and Jim decides to buy her a diamond necklace. But in an attempt to save money, he buys the necklace from Andy's unreliable source and soon learns that it was taken off of a dead woman whose ghost now begins to haunt him.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Jackie Debatin as Mandy
Writer: Warren Bell

181 :08x18 - Heaven Opposed to Hell

Jun/02/2009
When Jim chokes on a shrimp puff, he dies and arrives at Heaven's gate. With Jim on trial to prove his selfless acts on earth, best friend Andy is summoned to heaven to defend him. As Jim attempts to prove his good works to God, his sister-in-law, Dana, represents the Devil, arguing that Jim's selfishness should mean a certain trip to hell.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Kimberly Williams as Dana |
Guest Stars: Erik Estrada as The Devil | Lee Majors as God | Dan Aykroyd as Officer Danny Michalsky | Willie Amakye as Willie | Mitch Rouse as Dr. Ryan Gidson | Jackie Debatin as Mandy |
Co-Guest Stars: Jesse Donnelly as Man | Bruce Jarchow as Gatekeeper | Madison Dirks as Delivery Boy
Director: Jim Belushi
Warning: According to Jim guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: Canceled
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 08:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: October 03, 2001
Ended: June 02, 2009
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