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Growing Up Fisher

Growing Up Fisher


It's not every family that's brought closer together by divorce... but then again, the Fishers aren't exactly typical. Take Mel Fisher, for example. Whether it's chopping down trees, showing his daughter how to drive or playing football with his son, he's never let the fact that he's blind slow him down.

Then there's Joyce Fisher, possibly the only mom in Pasadena to smoke a pipe. For her, divorce is like a second coming of age, a chance to be the teen she never was. Just ask her '80s-obsessed teenage daughter Katie, whose clothes she's always borrowing (that is, when Mom's not tagging along with Katie to the mall).

At the center of all this is Henry, the Fishers' 11-year-old son. Having always been his dad's eyes, ears and wingman, Henry's less than thrilled when Mel shows up with Elvis, a guide dog... which is also how Henry learns about the pending divorce. Awkward. While reluctant to the changes this "big ball of fur" would bring, it's through an Adult Henry's voice-over (Jason Bateman) that we find out his parents' split would "allow all of us to finally discover... who we needed to be."

(Source: NBC)
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7.3/10 (8 Votes cast)


Episode Info

Next: 1x09 -- Desk/Job (Apr/22/2014)


When Mel thinks Henry is becoming a slacker, he takes him into work to show him what success looks like. Seeing his dad in action, Henry learns an unexpected lesson that helps him step out of his father's shadow. Meanwhile, Joyce and Katie decide that in Mel's absence, they need to stand up for themselves, which makes for a couple of bold, and embarrassing, confrontations in the returns department of a furniture store.


Prev: 1x08 -- The Man With the Spider Tattoo (Apr/15/2014)


Katie helps Mel look for a new friend to accompany him to a charity event, but she has ulterior motives. Joyce and Runyen's mother's disagreement spills over to the boys.

  • Currently 7/10
7/10 (1 Vote cast)

Cast
J.K. SimmonsJ.K. Simmons
As Mel Fisher
Eli BakerEli Baker
As Henry Fisher
Ava Deluca-VerleyAva Deluca-Verley
As Katie Fisher
Lance LimLance Lim
As Runyen
Jenna ElfmanJenna Elfman
As Joyce Fisher
Jason BatemanJason Bateman
voiced Henry Fisher (adult) / Narrator (Uncredited)
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Recurring Guests

Isabela Moner as Jenny (5 eps)
Matthew Glave as Principal Sloan (4 eps)
Carla Jimenez as Janice (4 eps)
Bill Fagerbakke as Glenn (3 eps)
Logan Miller as Anthony (3 eps)
Constance Zimmer as Allison (2 eps)
Lela Lee as Mrs. Han (2 eps)
Jean Villepique as Jenny (2 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Family
Status: New Series
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 09:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: February 23, 2014
Akas
• ...Then Came Elvis (Working title), (Used In USA)
• The Family Guide (2nd Working title), (Used In USA)
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