Back from X-games, Ryan's #1 priority is to salvage his relationship with Julia. When efforts to win her back ultimately lead to their break up, Taylor promises to set him up with a cool girlfriend of hers. Meanwhile, it's been a year since the Sheckler's divorce and Ryan and Shane come face to face with Bruce, the first guy in their mom's life since their dad. Can the boys handle both their parents moving on? And will Taylor's setup date help Ryan get over his recently wounded heart? watch
Going against the advice of Mom and his agent Steve, Ryan decides to bring all of his friends, and new girl Julia, to the X-games in LA. Even before the qualifying round, Ryan gets in an argument with Julia over the phone. Then Ryan is torn between hanging out with his buddies and prepping for the most important competition of the year. Girlfriend trouble, entourage chaos, and two injuries all prove to be minor distractions compared to drama with dad at a time when Ryan needs his family’s support the most. watch
Former adolescents Michael Davis and Mark Nollinger can still summon their inner middle-schooler when they watch tween TV. They got together the other day to compare notes on the new season for kids who are approximately 5 feet tall, wear braces and inject the word "like" between words, like, all the time.
Michael Davis: Which new or returning shows will send parents screaming out of the room?
Nollinger: It's too early to tell with the new shows, although I can imagine that even some folks who loved Beavis and Butt-Head as college students might not welcome Mr. Meaty (premiering Sept. 22, on Nickelodeon) into their living rooms as parents. Personally, I can handle just about anything as long as I don't have to hear the Camp Lazlo theme song ever again. I doread more