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A sitcom about a working-class family in the U.S. heartland follows the daily strife of frazzled mom Frankie who, alongside her husband, raises their three kids, the youngest being an outcast at school because of his unusual behavior.

Premiered: September 30, 2009

Rating: TV-PG

TV Guide Rating:(2,169 ratings)

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The Show Must Go On Season 7, Episode 24 May 18, 2016 Free

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Frankie comes up with a plan to keep tabs on her kids.

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Sue's Departure Finally Hits Frankie
02:12 — Frankie shares what she's been feeling through the walkie talkie.
Brad and Sue Do Improv
01:56 — Brad and Sue lose at "sex chicken."
Frankie Is an Authentic Corner Cutter
01:50 — Frankie refuses to mash potatos by hand.
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Tue Sep 27 3:00pm
The Play(Season 3, Episode 9) FREFM

Frankie and Sue are cast in a community-theater production of "The Wizard of Oz," but things get awkward when Sue's role is in jeopardy. Elsewhere, Brick invites Uncle Rusty (Norm Macdonald) to participate in Special Friends Day at school.

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Tue Sep 27 3:30pm
Thanksgiving III(Season 3, Episode 10) FREFM

Frankie and her sister (Molly Shannon) clash over their opposing parenting styles while spending Thanksgiving with their folks (Marsha Mason and Jerry Van Dyke). Meanwhile, Mike coaches Axl on pickup lines; and Sue gets to gossip with the grown-ups.

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Tue Sep 27 4:00pm
A Christmas Gift(Season 3, Episode 11) FREFM

Frankie hosts a holiday party, despite Mike's protests. Meanwhile, Sue asks Rev. TimTom to explain Christmas to Brick; Mike struggles to keep Frankie's present a secret; and Axl and Bob clash as coworkers on a tree lot.

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  • Premiered: September 30, 2009
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: A sitcom about a working-class family in the U.S. heartland follows the daily strife of frazzled mom Frankie who, alongside her husband, raises their three kids, the youngest being an outcast at school because of his unusual behavior. (more)

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