Better With You

Better With You

Which kind of love is better, the slow and steady kind that grows over time or the truly, madly deeply kind that happens in a flash? Two couples, from two different generations, have very different outlooks on love. But together, they discover that when it comes to relationships, everyone has to find their own way. Ben and Maddie followed every rule, except for getting married. After nine years together, they're totally committed to each other and they don't need a stupid piece of paper to prove it, thank you very much. At least until Maddie's little sister Mia gets engaged. Mia and Casey are completely different from Ben and Maddie. Young and impulsive, Mia and Casey live in the moment which might have something to do with how Mia and Casey ended up both pregnant and engaged after only two months of dating. At first, Ben and Maddie are shocked... and maybe even a little jealous. Should they have gotten married at some point? They're even more jealous when Maddie and Mia's notoriously high-maintenance, meddling parents, the Putneys, welcome their new son-in-law with open arms. Maddie and Ben have to ask themselves... is their slow, cautious love as strong as Mia and Casey's untamed version? As Ben and Maddie welcome Casey into their lives and help guide him through the minefields of Maddie and Mia's eccentric family little by little both of these couples discover that married or not, it's the togetherness that counts. From creator Shana Goldberg-Meehan (Friends, Mad About You) comes a fresh, funny look at couplehood. No two relationships are quite alike. That's part of what makes them so great. (Source: ABC)

Episode Info

Prev: 1x22 -- Better with the Baby (May/11/2011)

While in labor, Mia and Casey decide that they should be married before baby Charlie comes into the world. The rush is on to make the wedding happen, as Casey and Ben dash to City Hall for the marriage license; Maddie puts herself in charge of finding an authorized person to perform the ceremony; and Vicky and Joel hurry to the hospital's gift shop to find the "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" items.

Debra Jo RuppDebra Jo Rupp
As Vicky Putney
Jake LacyJake Lacy
As Casey Davenport
Jennifer FinniganJennifer Finnigan
As Maddie Putney
Joanna GarciaJoanna Garcia
As Mia Putney
Josh CookeJosh Cooke
As Ben Coles
Kurt FullerKurt Fuller
As Joel Putney

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1x22: Better with the Baby recap: The scene opens with Mia calling Maddie and Ben and she tell them that the contractions are coming now. Casey grabs the phone and tells them that they are on their way to the hospital and that they will call them because it is going to be about six hours before they need to come. Maddie tells them that they will wait for their call, but in reality, they are getting in a cab and telling the cab driver to drive to the hospital. Meanwhile, Vicky and Joel are out trying to get to the hospital and Joel says that they will walk there because they don’t have to be there for a while. However, Vicky waves down a cab and tells him to go to the hospital quickly. Maddie and Ben get to the hospital first and Maddie laughs that they got there before Mia and Casey. Vicky comes in and asks where Mia is. Maddie says that they beat them. Ben says that he wants to be called “Uncle B-Money” by Casey and Mia’s baby and Maddie tells that he is not a rapper... read more.

1x21: Better with a Bargain recap: The scene opens with Mia and Casey opening their fortunes from the cookie. Mia says that hers says that she will come into some money soon. Casey tells her that she has to eat the fortune or it won’t come true. He says that it worked for him when he got one that said that he would meet the woman of his dreams. She eats the paper and then Casey realizes that it is the cookie that she was supposed to eat. Maddie and Ben get the fortune cookies and Maddie’s says that love is around the corner. Ben gets upset and says that love is right beside her. She opens another one that says that she will meet a tall dark stranger. Ben gets up and tells her that she can leave him and storms off. Vicky and Joel eat their fortune cookies and Vicky’s is blank. She says that she say this in a movie and she only has two weeks to live. Joel tells that her fortune is on the other side and she reads the fortune. It says that she will live until an old age and she says that doesn’t sound good either... read more.

1x20: Better with Crying recap: The scene opens with Mia having the hiccups. Casey tells that the doctor called and they are having twins. Mia is shocked, but Casey tells that it’s not true, but her hiccups are cured. However, the baby now has them. Joel has the hiccups and Vicky tells him to go to the bathroom and turn on the shower so that she doesn’t have to hear them. Maddie has the hiccups and Ben tells her to sit on the couch and allow him to breathe in her nose and curse them. Ben tells that a guy at work did that to him. Maddie asks if the guy used his tongue too and Ben tells that was only special for her. Later, Maddie and Vicky tell that they are going to see another fitting and Joel tells them to say that Mia looks great so that he doesn’t have to pay for another altering. They leave and Joel asks if he can run his toast by Ben and he tries to get out of it, but Joel starts anyways. He starts to get emotional and then stares blankly. Ben asks why he does that and he says that he has to switch to a manly emotion so that he can push the emotions down. Ben asks what emotions are there and Joel tells that anger, arousal and itchy... read more.

1x19: Better with Dancing recap: The scene opens with Mia and Casey getting home talking about the vows and Mia wants to say, “until death do us part” in them. Casey tells that death won’t part them and tells he would keep her head in a jar. Maddie and Ben get in and Maddie tells that she would hate to have to die like the girl in the movie. Ben tells that he could never get married again. Maddie is flattered and Ben ruins it by telling that he would travel the world. Maddie tells that they can still do that, but Ben says that he’ll wait. Meanwhile, Joel and Vicky are home and Joel is about to eat pasta. Vicky tells that if he eats that before bed, she is going to leave him. He doesn’t listen and eats it anyways... read more.

1x18: Better with Lying recap: The scene opens with Casey and Ben in the Putney Summer Home where Casey and Ben are in the basement. Ben tells that they are sleeping on their backs and no spooning. Casey tells that it was cold, but Ben tells that it is not going to happen. He asks how they got in the situation to begin with. The scene flashbacks to six months ago where Casey and Mia are having Chinese food and Mia tells that they are going to be having their engagement party and that they are going to have to tell a good story on how they met. Casey asks what is wrong with the way they did meet and Mia tells that they have to lie. She tells that her parents turn on her boyfriends quickly. She tries to snap, but can’t. Casey tells her that he is the bringer of grandchildren and they are going to love him. She tells that they did like her other boyfriends but one didn’t like dogs and Vicky made him eat at the kid table and the other boyfriend got busted drinking in the park and they pasted a picture of Kelsey Grahmer over his. Casey tells that he gets nervous when he is lying and calls people by weird nicknames. Mia tells that Maddie and Ben met building houses for the poor and her parents met at Yankee Stadium where they were holding the same fowl ball. Casey tells that was a good story. She tells that they have to be better. Casey calls Mia “Ladybug” and says that he is nervous already. Back at the summer home, Casey wishes he never lied... read more.

Creator: Shana Goldberg-Meehan
Executive Producer: Shana Goldberg-Meehan, Greg Malins
Co-Executive Producer: Adam Chase, John Hoberg, Kat Likkel
Producer: Lisa Helfrich, Peter Chakos
Associate Producer: Holli Gailen
Production Designer: Cabot McMullen
Editor: Pat Barnett

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Recurring Guests

Hannah Smith as Young Maddie (4 eps)
Loanne Bishop as Elaine Dickinson (3 eps)
Jonathan Slavin as Glen (3 eps)
Emma Hall as Young Mia (3 eps)
Peter MacKenzie as Neil (2 eps)
Ron Ostrow as Gate Attendant (2 eps)
Michael J. Silver as Mark (2 eps)
Todd Stashwick as Miles (2 eps)
Valorie Hubbard as Bakery Manager (2 eps)
Nick Swisher (2 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Family
Status: Canceled
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 08:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September 22, 2010
Ended: May 11, 2011
Better With You by Ben Kweller Lyrics
• Até que o Amor os Separe (Used In Brazil)
• Better Together (working title)
• Jobb veled (Used In Hungary)
• Leapfrog (Alternate title), (Used In USA)
• That Couple (Alternate title), (Used In USA)
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