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Season 1

1 :01x01 - Pilot

Sep/22/2010
Maddie is surprised when her little sister announces her engagement; Casey shares exciting news with Ben.

Source: ABC TV
Guest Stars: Tiya Sircar as Reena |
Co-Guest Stars: Jerrika Hinton as Saleswoman
Director: James Burrows

2 :01x02 - Better with Firehouse

Sep/29/2010
Jake and Mia look for a larger place now that they are expecting. Joel's retirement is driving Vicky crazy.
Guest Stars: Jeff Austin as Donny | Harrison White as Carl | Patrick O'Connor as Paul | Sean Moran as Richie
Director: John Pasquin

3 :01x03 - Better with Ben

Oct/06/2010
Ben is secretly hurt when he is left out of the Putney family's Christmas card photo; Mia and Casey ask Maddie and Ben to be the people who say ``no'' to their future child.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Adam Shapiro as Steve
Director: Andy Cadiff

4 :01x04 - Better with Fighting

Oct/13/2010
When Casey and Mia have their first fight as an engaged couple, Casey implements his plan that stops all arguments cold. In an effort to help, Maddie decides to show them how arguing can actually be healthy for a relationship, but ends up exposing a fault in her own nine-year relationship with Ben. Meanwhile, the longtime married Vicky and Joel quietly resolve their arguments by simply hiding each other's things.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Michael J. Silver as Mark |
Co-Guest Stars: Aaron Farb as Tall Hat Guy
Director: Andy Cadiff

5 :01x05 - Better with Little Buddy

Oct/20/2010
Maddie tries to convince her Dad not to do their taxes; Ben tries to get off Vicky's into e-mail list; Mia tries to convince Casey that their romantic activities will not harm their unborn baby.
Guest Stars: Edward James Gage as Tom | Nikita Ager as Wendy
Director: John Pasquin

6 :01x06 - Better with Halloween

Oct/27/2010
It's Halloween, which is also the date of Maddie's birthday. Because Maddie feels like she can never have a real birthday -- since the holiday always steals the spotlight -- Mia and Casey offer to give her a Halloween-free party at their new home, the renovated firehouse. Ben, however, wasn't listening when Maddie told him what she wanted for a gift, so Joel tells him about what he does whenever he messes up. Meanwhile, Maddie and Vicky warn Mia that couples living together shouldn't look behind each other's "curtain," for fear they might learn things they should never know about each other; when Mia finds a mysterious videotape among Casey's things, she wonders what it might reveal behind his curtain.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Jonathan Slavin as Glen | Dennis Cockrum as Phil |
Co-Guest Stars: Ben Tolpin as Darth Waiter | Frank Arend as Man on TV | Anabelle Munro as Woman on TV
Director: John Pasquin

7 :01x07 - Better with Road Joel

Nov/03/2010
Joel and Ben accompany Casey on a road trip to Vermont to help him move his stuff out of storage. Ben looks at the trip as an opportunity to bond with Casey; but Joel sees the road trip as his annual chance to go off -- way off - of his salt-free diet. Meanwhile, the Putney women organize Mia's baby shower, and Casey's hard-to-please mother, the earthy but rather quirky Ariel, comes for a visit. Mia goes out of her way to be accepted by her future mother-in-law, but things get heated between Vicky and Ariel when both want their grandchild to call them "Nana".

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Valerie Mahaffey as Ariel Davenport
Director: Shelley Jensen

8 :01x08 - Better with Flirting

Nov/17/2010
Mia and Casey are excited when Maddie gets them a meeting with one of the top wedding planners in the city -- the charming but very expensive Lorraine Ashley. But the too-good-to-be-true arrangement turns awkward when it looks like Lorraine is trying to upstage the couple's pending nuptials. Meanwhile, Ben realizes that he has been with Maddie for so long that his "flirting muscle" has gone soft.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Reba McEntire as Lorraine Ashley |
Guest Stars: Joanna Canton as Amy | Jennifer DeMille as Tami | Rich Ceraulo as Rory | Lynn A. Henderson as Lucy
Director: Gary Halvorson
Writer: Greg Malins

9 :01x09 - Better with Thanksgiving

Nov/24/2010
This Thanksgiving, everyone but Vicky is relieved when her oven breaks down. For once, the rest of the family can enjoy a normal Thanksgiving dinner and won't have to endure one of her unsavory concoctions -- such as maple syrup turkey stuffed with shrimp and raisins. And while spending the holiday at Maddie's and Ben's apartment, Mia accidentally finds her late grandmother's presumably stolen ring hidden in their linen closet... Now the unmarried couple has some explaining to do.

Source: ABC
Co-Guest Stars: Jared Butler as Elevator
Director: Gary Halvorson
Writer: Adam Chase

10 :01x10 - Better with Christmas Crap

Dec/08/2010
Mia and Maddie know their parents will give them an avalanche of guilt if they don't uphold the Putney family Christmas tradition of spending the holiday together at their lake house. When Maddie finds out Mia and Casey are using their pregnancy as an excuse, she tells Vicky and Joel her own tall tale to keep from having to go.

Source: ABC
Co-Guest Stars: Ron Ostrow as Gate Attendant
Director: Gary Halvorson

11 :01x11 - Better with Skinny Jeans

Jan/05/2011
When Mia accuses Ben of ripping her favorite pair of jeans, she drags him to the store, where he has to break the tough news to Mia it's time for pregnancy pants. Meanwhile Joel decides to get himself into shape after he finds out he's ranked last in Vicky and her girlfriends' fantasy husband draft website, and Maddie goes to extreme lengths to impress Casey with her high regard for the U.S. Postal Service.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Loanne Bishop as Elaine Dickinson |
Co-Guest Stars: Hannah Smith as Young Maddie | Lamont Thompson as Mailman | Joe Dietl as Mailman #2
Director: Rob Schiller

12 :01x12 - Better with a Cat

Jan/19/2011
After parents-to-be Mia and Casey adopt a cat, the pediatrician tells them they shouldn't have a stray animal around the baby. Maddie and Ben enter into a spirited competition with Vicky and Joel, all under the impression that if one of them takes in Mr. Meow-gi, then Mia and Casey will name that couple as the baby's guardian.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Tommy Dewey as Ron |
Co-Guest Stars: Olanrewaju Idewu as Waiter (as Lanre Idewu)
Director: Shelley Jensen
Writer: Chris Luccy

13 :01x13 - Better with Valentine's Day

Feb/09/2011
Casey has big plans for his first Valentine's Day with Mia, but Ben and Joel tell him that their rule is to never buy expensive Valentine's Day gifts for their ladies because doing so would set a costly precedent. Casey goes ahead with his plans anyway, and Ben realizes that he too wants to show Maddie how he feels. When Joel finds out, he decides to compete with them no matter the cost - and gets singer/pianist Michael Feinstein to perform.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Michael Feinstein as Himself |
Guest Stars: Jonathan Slavin as Glen | Martin Spanjers as Hunter |
Co-Guest Stars: Hannah Smith as Young Maddie | Emma Hall as Young Mia | John O'Brien as Florist
Director: Gary Halvorson

14 :01x14 - Better with a Leather Jacket

Feb/16/2011
The job interview-bound Casey, unaware that bad luck always follows the wearer of a particular leather jacket, borrows it without telling anyone. Everyone recalls their own bad experience while wearing the jacket, including Ben, who accidentally dropped a blanket on New York Yankee outfielder Nick Swisher when he was trying to catch a fly ball.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Nick Swisher as Himself |
Guest Stars: Katherine Von Till as Cynthia | Dee Dee Rescher as Sophia |
Co-Guest Stars: Brian Treitler as Guy | Brittany Alexis Phillips as Hooker | Sean Abbott as Quizmaster
Director: Gary Halvorson

15 :01x15 - Better with a Shamrock

Feb/23/2011
More than anything, Ben wants his name on a shamrock posted on the wall of his favorite bar. But his dream may be dashed when he learns that the bar's new owner is New York Yankee outfielder Nick Swisher. Ben can only hope that Nick won't remember that it was he who accidentally dropped a blanket on him during a baseball game, preventing Nick from making a fly ball catch. Meanwhile, Mia and Maddie communicate in their own secret language their reluctance to accompany Vicky to a charity event.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Nick Swisher as Himself |
Guest Stars: Loanne Bishop as Elaine Dickinson |
Co-Guest Stars: Emma Hall as Young Mia | Hannah Smith as Young Maddie | Brady Matthews as Jake the bartender | Michael Paul Gibben as Bar Regular #3 | Wolfgang Track as Bar Regular #1 | Tory N. Thompson as Pizza Guy #2 | Jonathan Margolis as Pizza Guy | Ron Ostrow as Bar Regular #2
Director: Gary Halvorson

16 :01x16 - Better with A Couch

Mar/02/2011
Casey finds out that his ex-girlfriend wants to pick up the couch that she lent him before their breakup - the same couch that Mia and Casey are currently using. Since the Putney girls are known to be the jealous type, Ben assures Casey that he'll come up with the perfect plan to help him get rid of it without Mia knowing the real reason. Meanwhile, Maddie updates Vicky and Joel's wills, but finds they won't take her professional efforts seriously.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Samaire Armstrong as Jessica | Jonathan Slavin as Glen |
Co-Guest Stars: Michael Patrick McGill as Cop | Melissa Cook as Waitress

17 :01x17 - Better with a Job

Apr/13/2011
Maddie is ecstatic when she's told that she has made partner at her law firm. But just as soon as she tells everyone about her promotion, she gets laid off and, to save face, tells everyone she quit because she got a better job. Meanwhile, Vicky gives Mia and Casey a children's book passed down through the generations. Upon closer scrutiny, they parents-to-be wonder if there's a hidden, negative message between the lines.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Peter MacKenzie as Neil | Todd Stashwick as Miles | Leslie Grossman as Francine | Rachel Eggleston as Katie |
Co-Guest Stars: Valorie Hubbard as Bakery Manager
Director: Gary Halvorson

18 :01x18 - Better with Lying

Apr/20/2011
On the eve of Mia and Casey's engagement party, Maddie gets a feeling that the oh so romantic and charming story Mia has been regaling everyone with about how she and Casey met isn't true; and Mia starts to doubt her sister's story that she and Ben met while building houses for the poor. Meanwhile, Vicky and Joel, who have always said they met chasing a foul ball at a baseball game, have the engagement party at their country club and realize they can save some money at the same time by promoting Joel's campaign for the club's treasurer.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Loanne Bishop as Elaine Dickinson | Michael J. Silver as Mark |
Co-Guest Stars: Symba Smith as Hostess
Director: Andy Cadiff
Writer: Greg Malins

19 :01x19 - Better with Dancing

Apr/25/2011
During their "first wedding dance" class, expert dancer Casey realizes that Mia has two left feet on her. He purposely tanks his moves so he can let his bride-to-be look better, and asks Phillip, the dance instructor, to keep his secret. Also, Ben runs into the legendary Larry King at his hotel and asks him for advice on how to handle a spat he had with Maddie about Vicky and Joel - but plays down what he really said about them.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Larry King as Himself |
Guest Stars: Derek Hough as Phillip | Justin Jones as Cameron
Director: Gary Halvorson
Story: Eve Weston | Teleplay: Chris Luccy

20 :01x20 - Better with Crying

Apr/27/2011
Once the very pregnant Mia realizes her condition won't let her take part in all of her wedding festivities, she and Casey decide to reschedule the wedding until after the baby is born. As they go about trying to get their deposits back, the bridal shop manager refuses to refund Joel's money. Also, Ben finds that out that Joel is trying to keep from crying while preparing his wedding toast. He tries everything possible to make Joel shed some tears to get him back for the time Ben was ridiculed for crying when his childhood dog died.

Source: ABC
Co-Guest Stars: Emma Hall as Young Mia | Lauren Benz Phillips as Other Bride | Indira G. Wilson as Bridal Shop Manager | John Brantley Cole, Jr. as Flower Shop Manager | Valorie Hubbard as Bakery Manager | Laurie Landry as Bridal Shop Employee
Director: Gary Halvorson

21 :01x21 - Better with a Bargain

May/04/2011
Joel works his bargaining skills and goes to extremes to get Mia the high-end baby stroller of her dreams. Meanwhile, an unemployed Maddie wonders if she's losing the passion it takes to be a lawyer.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Todd Stashwick as Miles | Peter MacKenzie as Neil | Terry Rhoads as Gerard | Bob Morrisey as Mr. Straf | Yolanda Snowball as Natalie | Susan Boyajian as Patrice |
Co-Guest Stars: Hannah Smith as Young Maddie | Doug Simpson as Lawyer #1 | Jeffrey Muller as Lawyer #2 | Anthony Holiday as Lawyer #3
Director: Gary Halvorson

22 :01x22 - 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.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Tara Karsian as Arletta | Gregor Manns (1) as Dennis | Candace Kita as Dr. Rettig | Elizabeth Tobias as Sylvia |
Co-Guest Stars: Jonathan Spencer as Guy in Line #1 | Justin Jones as Guy in Line #2 | Jean Paul San Pedro as Guy in Line #3 | Edward Herrmann as Judge | Treisa Gary as Woman in Line
Director: Gary Halvorson
Warning: Better With You guide may contain spoilers
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
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