Mike loses his confidence in his reporting skills after he's scooped on a story about a mobster who's his neighbor. Meanwhile, Ian and Eve are interested in a present the mobster gave Graham; and Leigh and Harris try to keep their romance under wraps.
Harris receives an award, so Mike throws a party in his honor. Elsewhere, Graham hosts a slumber party, and Annie wants to ensure it's safe, while his siblings try to make it fun; and Leigh borrows Harris' party limo to go to a store.
Mike must work on Christmas Eve, which complicates his and Annie's gift-exchange plans. Meanwhile, Ian attempts to make Christmas magical for Graham; and Eve becomes interested in Judaism after attending a Hanukkah party.
Mike's folks visit for Thanksgiving, and Mike struggles to have an earnest talk with his dad. Meanwhile, Annie has her hands full with Mike's demanding mom; and Eve and Harris try to spotlight the importance of traditions.
Ian attends homecoming at his girlfriend's high school, prompting Mike to discuss college with him. Meanwhile, Annie is hurt to learn that Eve confides in Leigh and not her; and Graham retaliates when his parents decide to clean up some clutter.
Mike interviews New Jersey governor Chris Christie for an important assignment at work. Meanwhile, Leigh moves in with Mike's family after bedbugs invade her home; and Eve regrets playing a prank on Ian.
Mike and Annie embark on a romantic getaway at a locale where Mike's playing in a golf tournament. Meanwhile, Ian and Eve try to make some money by renting out the apartment; and Leigh has a date night with Graham after her date backs out of their plans.
Annie's hot-tempered behavior prompts Mike to apologize to a stranger, much to Annie' chagrin. Elsewhere, Harris has a karaoke party at work; Eve winds up taking care of Leigh's new dog; and Ian tries to persuade Graham to trade bedrooms with him.
Mike gets Eve an internship at his station, and much to his dismay, she begins to admire his rival. Meanwhile, Ian hires an intern of his own; and Annie finds it difficult to give Leigh candid feedback on the young-adult novel she's writing.
Mike must work with his rival again after Harris hires her as an anchor. Meanwhile, Annie and Mike get competitive when they search for a new hobby for Graham; and Leigh and Ian enter into an online war of words with one of Eve's classmates.
Eve takes a photography class featuring racy subject matter. Elsewhere, Ian and his girlfriend have a fight, so Harris and Leigh counsel them on how to reconcile; and Graham tries to manipulate his way out of trouble by continually accepting blame.
Mike deals with a noisy neighbor (Tracy Pollan) who finds him attractive, though he pretends not to enjoy being the object of her crush. Elsewhere, Ian takes a romantic interest in Eve's new friend; and Leigh plays along when she's mistaken for being Graham's mom.
In the series premiere of this comedy, a popular news anchor heads back to work after a five-year break to focus on his family and health, and both his family and his boss are happy about his return—especially since they collaborated to orchestrate it.
Mike enlists a neighbor to run against Annie for co-op president; and Ian throws himself into work to recover from a recent breakup. Meanwhile Leigh wonders how to approach her date with a literary agent.