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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."

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Episode Info

Prev: 1x13 -- Growing Up Fairbanks (Jun/11/2014)

When the divorce papers arrive in the mail, Mel is determined to preserve for Henry and Katie a sense of normalcy, and keeps their annual family trip on the books. When Joyce's online date walks out on her, Mel grudgingly invites her along. To their surprise, while on what has previously been a vacation from hell, Mel and Joyce discover that their separation has allowed them to finally appreciate one another - just as they're ready to sign the divorce papers. Meanwhile, Henry's crush, Jenny, tags along on the vacation, which forces Henry to overcome his fear of horses so he can make the most of this getaway with the girl of his dreams.

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Available Episodes

Growing Up Fairbanks
Jun 11, 2014
Season 1 episode 13

Madi About You
Jun 11, 2014
Season 1 episode 12

Secret Lives Of Fish..
May 06, 2014
Season 1 episode 11

First Time's The Cha..
Apr 29, 2014
Season 1 episode 10

Apr 22, 2014
Season 1 episode 9

The Man With the Spi..
Apr 15, 2014
Season 1 episode 8

Katie You Can Drive ..
Apr 08, 2014
Season 1 episode 7

J.K. Simmons
As Mel Fisher
Eli Baker
As Henry Fisher
Ava Deluca-Verley
As Katie Fisher
Lance Lim
As Runyen
Jenna Elfman
As Joyce Fisher
Jason Bateman
voiced Henry Fisher (adult) / Narrator (Uncredited)


Reviews: 10
Life LessensRating: 2 likes, 0 dislikes

I could go on about how this show has little life lessons that aren't smashed over your head. I could go on about how this is a modern divorced family that has managed to stay civil. I could even go on about how this show promotes the fact the handicapped people can have a life that's full of ups and downs just like everyone else. Read more

Review posted on Monday, June 30th 2014 at 4:44 am

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Recurring Guests

Isabela Moner as Jenny (7 eps)
Matthew Glave as Principal Sloan (6 eps)
Carla Jimenez as Janice (4 eps)
Logan Miller as Anthony (4 eps)
Bill Fagerbakke as Glenn (3 eps)
Constance Zimmer as Allison (3 eps)
Lela Lee as Mrs. Han (2 eps)
Jean Villepique as Jenny (2 eps)
Cynthy Wu as Nicole (2 eps)

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Warning: Growing Up Fisher guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Family
Status: Canceled
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 09:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: February 23, 2014
Ended: June 11, 2014
Episode Order: 13
• ...Then Came Elvis (Working title), (Used In USA)
• The Family Guide (2nd Working title), (Used In USA)
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