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16 Episodes 2012 - 2013
Fox's situation comedy "Ben and Kate" follows the experiences of an adult brother and sister who move back in together in a heartfelt attempt to help each other out. On the surface, thirtysomething Ben Fox (Nat Faxon) seems irresponsible and impractical; he regards himself as an inventor and businessman, but his ill-fated attempts at entrepreneurship typically either fizzle out, or result in someone else striking it rich. Beneath the surface, however, Ben possesses an unshakeable sense of responsibility to his family. Ben's sister Kate Fox (Dakota Johnson), is a devoted single mom in her mid-20s; though she has all of the practical basics down in supporting herself and raising her six-year-old daughter Maddie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones), she feels very uneasy about the prospect of dating. The two decide to share a residence in LA, where Ben helps Kate raise Maddie. Episodes depict such adventures as Ben throwing Kate a 5-year-belated 21st birthday party, the family's trip to a uncomfortable Thanksgiving party, and Ben's failed attempt to start a new career as a wine salesman.
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 30 mins
Comedy series about Kate, a straitlaced single mom raising her young daughter with assistance from her new houseguest, older brother Ben, who's a young-at-heart dreamer. In the opener, Kate prepares for a first date with help from a coworker, while Ben reunites with his childhood buddy, and together they try to stop Ben's ex from getting married.
Tue, Oct 2, 2012 30 mins
Kate lies about her residence in order to get Maddie into a better school district, but when her plan falls apart, she must admit the truth to Maddie's principal (Alan Ruck).
Tue, Oct 9, 2012 30 mins
Ben and Kate discover a list from an unfinished scavenger hunt that their dad created 15 years earlier, and they set out on a mission to find the remaining items. Meanwhile, BJ asks Kate for help retrieving her things from a former beau's home.
Tue, Oct 16, 2012 30 mins
Ben throws Kate the 21st-birthday party she never had. He invites her high-school friend Molly to the bash, but Tommy isn't happy about the additional guest. Meanwhile, Ben discovers that his ex-girlfriend Darcy is moving into his former dream home with her new husband.
Tue, Oct 23, 2012 30 mins
Kate wants Ben to be more prepared for emergencies, but he argues that he can't plan for everything. Meanwhile, Ben's ex-girlfriend visits; and BJ falls for her boss.
Tue, Oct 30, 2012 30 mins
BJ helps Kate find a costume to wear to an attractive neighbor's Halloween party. Meanwhile, Ben and Tommy stay home and hand out candy in hopes of meeting women, but the evening goes in an unexpected direction when Tommy accidentally eats some of BJ's "special" candy from Amsterdam.
Tue, Nov 13, 2012 30 mins
Ben scrambles to find a job so he can participate in Maddie's Career Day at school. Elsewhere, Kate is drawn to an attractive neighbor; and BJ deals with jealousy at work after she gets a raise.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 30 mins
Kate attends a high-school reunion the night before Thanksgiving, and Will suggests that she stand up to a woman who bullied her when they were students. Elsewhere, Ben and BJ are keeping a secret from Kate.
Tue, Nov 27, 2012 30 mins
Kate has a hard time taking Will seriously after she sees the face he makes while playing guitar in his cover band; Tommy hooks Ben up with a job at the country club; BJ goes to a support-group meeting and gains insight about her friendship with Kate.
Tue, Dec 4, 2012 30 mins
Kate and Will go on a camping trip together, but their romantic getaway is interrupted by some extra guests. Meanwhile, BJ tries to help Tommy get over his feelings for Kate.
Tue, Jan 8, 2013 30 mins
Kate takes action after Maddie fails a test to get into the gifted program at her school. Elsewhere, Ben encounters a friend from college who stole one of his business ideas; and BJ's mother (Jane Seymour) visits town.
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 30 mins
Tommy introduces his new girlfriend, Lila, to the gang, and Kate tries to get to know her better. Meanwhile, Ben works on his Rail Mall business plan.
Tue, Jan 22, 2013 30 mins
Ben grows concerned about the future of Rail Mall when his new business partner starts bringing in more associates to expand their plan. Meanwhile, Kate learns that Will has started dating again; and BJ and Maddie go to a commercial audition as mother and daughter.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 30 mins
A surprise visit from Ben and Kate's father prompts Kate to start asking tough questions, leading to a big fight between her and BJ. Meanwhile, Ben teams up with Tommy to confront another deadbeat parent.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 30 mins
Ben feels left out when Kate helps their dad close a business deal, so he tries to gain the upper hand by organizing the annual father-daughter dance at Maddie's school.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 30 mins
Kate goes back to school to finish her college degree. Meanwhile, Ben plans a two-month-anniversary celebration with Vera, but he soon learns that they have different views of their relationship.