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Season 1

1 :01x01 - Pilot

Oct/01/2007
Franny hatches a plan to help her son Justin, an unpopular 16 year old high school student, find friends and improve his social status. The plan is to join the international exchange student program. The plan goes awry when the expected athletic Nordic teen fails to arrive and instead Raja Musharaff, a 16 year old Muslim from Pakistan joins the family.
Guest Stars: Christopher B. Duncan as Mr. Matthews | Alex Alexander (1) as Ms. Mirante |
Co-Guest Stars: Ian Crossland as high school boy | Matthew Hill (1) as Todd Palladino | Nathan Mitchell as Jeffrey | Louis Kiss as Alien | Marcella Lentz-Pope as Amy | Siri Miller as Stephanie | Paulina Olszynski as Debbie (as Paulina Olszyinski) | Justin Shenkarow as Chaz Palladino
Director: Luke Greenfield
Songs: Pussycat Dolls -- Buttons (Insturmental)

2 :01x02 - No Man Is An Island

Oct/08/2007
Raja explains to a class that he's close to Justin, causing the entire school to tease them about being a couple. Horrified, Justin turns to Claire for help and she tells him to ignore Raja. But the strategy backfires when Raja befriends the geekiest kid at school, nicknamed "Small Paul," and Justin is completely alone. Meanwhile, when Claire decides to break up with Jeffrey, Gary gets involved.
Guest Stars: Nathan Mitchell as Jeffrey |
Co-Guest Stars: Willem Jacobson as small Paul | Nolan Gerard Funk as Todd Palladino | Joey Pierce as Chaz Palladino | Kwesi Ameyaw as Mr. Papazian | Christina Schild as small Paul's mom | Brandon Barton as student #1 | Danielle McEown as student #2 | Christina Trinh as Mindy (as Christie Trinh) | Cleo Holmquist as cute girl | Christine Connolly as Tracy
Director: Gail Mancuso
Writer: Emily Kapnek

3 :01x03 - Rocket Club

Oct/15/2007
When Franny has Raja join Justin's Rocket Club, Justin is forced to reveal to Raja that the club doesn't actually exist. Horrified to continue with the lie, Raja builds a rocket anyway, but when he tries to buy parts for it he's suspected of being a terrorist. Meanwhile, the cheerleading tryouts are not what Claire had expected.
Guest Stars: Christopher B. Duncan as Mr. Matthews | Gary Chalk as Arnie (as Garry Chalk) | Adam Rose as Dooley | Alex Pimm as Craig |
Co-Guest Stars: Brittney Irvin as Becky (Becky Himmler) | Jacob Blair as Dan Archer | Karissa Tynes as cheerleader #1 | Amber Borycki as cheerleader #2 | Henry Mah as Mr. Lester | Dolores Drake as cafeteria lady | Michael O'Shea (1) as clerk | Tyronne L'Hirondelle as Mr. Mayweather
Director: Luke Greenfield
Writer: Richard Day

4 :01x04 - The Metamorphosis

Oct/22/2007
Raja persuades a sexy girl in school to dress more modestly and concentrate on developing her mind. While working with Raja and the girl on a project, Justin begins to think she likes him. At home, Franny gives Gary a fashion makeover.
Guest Stars: Adam Rose as Dooley | Whitney Anderson as Anita |
Co-Guest Stars: Chad Krowchuk as Brad | Josh Emerson as Buck | Laura Konechny as Tanner | Karissa Tynes as Bryn | Paul Herbert as salesman | Adrien Dorval as Mr. Keil | Ralph Alderman as Mr. Graves | Kerry James as jock #1 | Nathan Witte as jock #2 | Dawson Dunbar as Little Justin | Megan Charpentier as Little Anita
Director: Michael Zinberg

5 :01x05 - Help Wanted

Oct/29/2007
Gary, not wanting to tell his family that he was fired, tries to get the family to reduce spending. Raja, thinking he's a financial burden on the family, gets a job at a convenience store. Justin, Craig and Dooley visit Raja and learn that the parking lot at the store is where the cool kids hang out. However, things are disrupted when Raja doesn't sell alcohol to the kids with fake IDs.
Guest Stars: Shelley Malil as Mr. Patel |
Co-Guest Stars: Brittney Irvin as Becky | Jacob Blair as Dan Archer | Matthew McLellan as Eddie | Anthony Shim as Chad | James Pizzinato as Stoner Randy | Chad Krowchuk as Brad | David Allan Pearson as homeless man | Peter Kawasaki as Ray | Daryl Shuttleworth as Bo Sanford | Michael Charrois as Ferguson | David Beairsto as Rick Potter | Kimberly Unger as Suzanne Potter | Andrew McIlroy as Head Hunter
Director: Linda Mendoza
Writer: Robia Rashid
Songs: Lifehouse -- All In All

6 :01x06 - Homecoming

Nov/05/2007
It's Homecoming and Justin is serving on the Junior Float Committee since his idea for last year's float was a hit. However, when Raja questions Justin's idea for this year, the committee chooses Raja's idea instead. Meanwhile, Franny tries on Claire's dress and Gary finds the sight irresistible. But when he learns that the dress is Claire's, he forbids his daughter from wearing it.
Guest Stars: Christopher B. Duncan as Mr. Matthews | Adam Rose as Dooley |
Co-Guest Stars: Valerie Tian as Nicole | Nolan Gerard Funk as Todd Palladino | Joey Pierce as Chaz Palladino | Matthew McLellan as Eddie | Avan Jogia as Sam | Matt Drake as Adam | Andrew Jenkins as Rob | Ashley Whillans as Emily | David Richmond-Peck as Evan | Peter Benson (2) as Mr. Jenkins
Director: Dennie Gordon

7 :01x07 - Purple Heart

Nov/12/2007
Raja starts smoking due to stress from school exams. When Franny and Gary find out, it leads to them resuming their habit. Claire embarrasses Justin at school so he ignores her.
Guest Stars: Adam Rose as Dooley | Chad Krowchuk as Brad |
Co-Guest Stars: Nathan Mitchell as Jeffrey | Amber Borycki as Melanie | Laura Konechny as Tanner | Keanu Pires as boy #1 | Carlos Rodriquez as boy #2 | Kaela Bahrey as girl #1 | Katlin Long-wright as love soldier | Kerry James as Tim Chegley | Matt Clarke as student | Heather Feeney as Audrey (as Heather Feeny) | Royal Munro as low-lifer | Toby Hargrave as homeless Harold
Director: Fred Savage

8 :01x08 - My Musky, Myself

Nov/19/2007
Claire talks Justin into becoming the school's mascot, but he experiences stage fright; Gary struggles to find work so spends his time at a local hardware store and even helps out the customers.
Guest Stars: Christopher B. Duncan as Mr. Matthews |
Co-Guest Stars: Brittney Irvin as Becky | Danielle McEown as Jill | Anwar Hasan as Toby (as Anway Hasan) | Lorena Gale as Helen | Bob Westerholm as doctor | Ted Cole as floor manager | Raphael Kepinski as male customer | Michelle Addison as female newlywed | Tom Belding as male newlywed
Director: Andy Fickman
Writer: Emily Kapnek

9 :01x09 - Junior Prank

Nov/26/2007
Justin and Raja feel guilty after carrying out the annual junior-class school prank. Meanwhile, Gary searches for a job, Franny sells things over the internet from the household and Claire feels a bond with a herd of alpaca after being left in charge of them.
Guest Stars: Christopher B. Duncan as Mr. Matthews |
Co-Guest Stars: Nolan Gerard Funk as Todd Palladino | Jacob Blair as Dan Archer | Henry Mah as Mr. Lester (as Henry J. Mah) | Leonard Tenisci as petting zoo Bob (as Leonard F. Tenisci) | Josh Emerson as Buck | Malcolm Stewart as Chalmers | Alex Corr as Jess | Jaren Brandt Bartlett as Alex | Toby Berner as Kevin | Simon Pidgeon as freshman student | Brett Dier as junior #1 | Richard Harmon as junior #2
Writer: Richard Day

10 :01x10 - Church

Dec/10/2007
Franny decides the Tolchuks should resume church services again after Raja has doubts about their spirituality over the Christmas holiday. Justin uses the power of prayer in an attempt to have sex with a pretty girl in his school.
Guest Stars: Adam Rose as Dooley |
Co-Guest Stars: Matthew McLellan as Eddie | Kwesi Ameyaw as Mr. Papazian | Josh Emerson as Buck | Fiona Hogan as Debbie | Emily Perkins as Brenda | Ryan Lovelock as Joseph | Tracy Spiridakos as Liz (Liz Sherman) | Daniel Deorksen as fast food worker | Julia Anderson as clerk | Dana Blankenberg as Louise | Marcus Champagne as usher
Director: Michael Fresco
Writer: Rob Ulin

11 :01x11 - Mom's Coma

Mar/02/2008
Justin finds himself being preyed on by the school bully, Trey, and makes up a story about Franny being in a coma to win Trey's sympathy. Raja objects to the lie, until he finds himself a target of Trey's actions as well. Meanwhile, Franny has an automobile accident, and Gary has a little accident of his own.
Guest Stars: Christopher B. Duncan as Mr. Matthews | Adam Rose as Dooley (as Adam Rosen) | Dylan Taylor as Trey Tozer |
Co-Guest Stars: Chad Krowchuk as Brad | Anthony Shim as Chad | Travis MacDonald as shop teacher | Eric Hempsall as sports memorabilia clerk | Cully Borodenko as security guard | Biski Gugushe as doctor | Nicola Anderson as nurse | Laura Gavini as Mrs. Warner
Director: Michael Spiller
Writer: Rob Ulin

12 :01x12 - Hunting

Mar/09/2008
Justin's lack of career direction leads him to decide to be a stay at home dad. Gary is troubled by this and decides to take Justin and Raja hunting in an attempt to sway Justin in a more macho direction. Franny and Claire's argument reaches a climax at a local nightclub.
Guest Stars: Christopher B. Duncan as Mr. Matthews | Adam Rose as Dooley | Jennifer Irwin as Maureen |
Co-Guest Stars: Kwesi Ameyaw as Mr. Papazian | Adrien Dorval as Mr. Keil | Tanya Champoux as Mrs. Mitchell | Roger Haskett as Darren Dooley | Melanie Papalia as Alicia | Paul Tryl as bouncer | Sophie Collins as girl | Darien Provost as young Justin
Writer: Robia Rashid

13 :01x13 - Community Theater

Mar/16/2008
Justin decides to try out for a part in a local play when he discovers a pretty girl has the starring role. Claire volunteers for a teen hotline and fails miserably, so Raja decides to call in to help her.
Guest Stars: Adam Rose as Dooley | Larisa Oleynik as Zoe |
Co-Guest Stars: Chad Krowchuk as Brad | Bill Mondy as Dr. Feldman | Richard Side as Lionel | Tanya Champoux as Mrs. Mitchell | Darien Provost as young Justin | Mikayla Faria as young Claire | Allison Riley as Teagan | Sera-lys McArthur as Cyra | Elizabeth Gorrie as drama teacher
Director: Michael Fresco

14 :01x14 - One Hundred Thousand Miles

Mar/23/2008
The Tolchuk's decide to go on vacation, but Raja's need to say his prayers at the airport leads to problems with security. Raja is upset with the Tolchuk's insensitive reaction to his plight, so he decides to seek new sponsors.
Guest Stars: Christopher B. Duncan as Mr. Matthews |
Co-Guest Stars: Nimet Kanji as Dalwah | Sunita Prasad as Sadika | Cam Chai as Umar | Lars Anderson as Silvio | Darien Provost as seven year-old Justin | Colton Burbidge as three year-old Justin | Sonny Litt as Ahmad | Ahmad Sharmrou as Fazal | Balinder Johal as Huma | Robyn Driscoll (1) as airline official
Director: Fred Savage
Writer: Richard Day
Songs: David Bowie -- Space Oddity

15 :01x15 - The Muslim Card

Apr/27/2008
Raja befriends Mindy, a girl that is avoided by everyone in her class. Raja soon learns why however, when he learns she thinks she is in love with him, and he tries to let her down easy by playing the religion card. Gary and Franny meet their new neighbors who seem perfect, until they reveal some shocking news.
Guest Stars: Kala Savage as Mindy | James McCauley as Ted |
Co-Guest Stars: Chad Krowchuk as Brad | April Telek as Leslie (as April Amber Telek) | Willem Jacobson as small Paul | Anna Cummer as Mrs. Quercioli | Tony Alcantar as Mr. Weinblau | Marcy Goldberg as Mrs. Weinblau | Terri O'neill as angry patron | Rachel Sehl as hostess | Diana Bang as student
Director: Linda Mendoza
Writer: Emily Kapnek

16 :01x16 - Smutty Books

May/04/2008
When Justin's class is assigned to read the book "Madame Bovery," his mother insists that all smutty books be banned from the schools. Also, Justin's parents learn of his new talent, drawing nude women.
Special Guest Stars: Christopher B. Duncan as Mr. Matthews | Nora Dunn as Sandy |
Guest Stars: Adam Rose as Dooley |
Co-Guest Stars: Kwesi Ameyaw as Mr. Papazian | Alexa Devine as Claire's English Teacher | Matty Finochio as Counselor | Kimberly Paris as Pregnant Teen | Darien Provost as young Justin | Carrie Ruscheinsky as ESL Teacher | Steven Phan as ESL Student
Director: Fred Savage
Writer: Rob Ulin

17 :01x17 - Wake at the Lake

May/11/2008
Raja goes against tradition when he chooses Justin as his mock victim for the school's annual Students Against Drunk Driving campaign instead of the school's most popular student.
Special Guest Stars: Christopher B. Duncan as Mr. Matthews |
Guest Stars: Adam Rose as Dooley |
Co-Guest Stars: Jacob Blair as Dan Archer | Laura Konechny as Tanner | Betty Phillips as Mrs. Lockard | Karissa Tynes as Bryn | Henry Mah as Mr. Lester | James Pizzinato as Stoner Randy | Tony Kim as Stoner #2 | Christine Lippa as Lauren | Sandra Ferens as Lady at Funeral | Melanie Papalia as Alicia | Brittney Irvin as Becky (as Britt Irvin) | Fija Diepenbeck as Emo Kid | Burkely Duffield as Beekeeper Kid | Bonn Smith as Student | Troy Hatt as Dead Kid | Kerry Sandomirsky as Heidi | Brent David Fraser as Male Stripper

18 :01x18 - Raja at Sixteen

May/18/2008
Raja's interest is a local Muslim girl brings out the matchmaker in Frannie. When Justin is made fun of as the last child to have a girlfriend, he decides to go out with a strange girl that worships him.
Co-Guest Stars: Sunita Prasad as Sadika (Sadika Sadaqatmal) | Nimet Kanji as Dalwah | Lars Anderson as Silvio | Carol Hodge as Donna | Maya Washington as Hostess | Nathan Clark (1) as Car Passenger | Tarun Chaudhary as Mr. Sadaqatmal | Farouk Ahmed Afify as Grandpa Sadaqatmal | Rosina Karim as Grandma Sadaqatmal
Director: Fred Savage
Writer: Richard Day
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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CW ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 08:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: October 01, 2007
Ended: May 18, 2008
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