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Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

13 Episodes 2009 - 2009

A recently retired NFL player strapped for cash moves in with his parents and younger brother. With his father (Carl Weathers) beginning to have memory issues, and his wheelchair-bound brother (Darryl "Chill" Mitchell) struggling to keep his sports-bar running, Mike (Michael Strahan) returns to his home in Houston, Sibling rivalry becomes a primary issue, but adding to the family dynamic is his mother (CCH Pounder), who has definite ideas about keeping her reunited family in line.

Episode 1


Fri, Sep 25, 2009 30 mins

A cash-strapped ex-NFL player (Michael Strahan) living the high life in New York City is coerced into moving back home to Houston with his family, including a brother who runs a struggling restaurant that could use the cache a famous pro athlete could provide.

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Episode 2

House Rules; Anniversary

Fri, Sep 25, 2009 30 mins

Coach finds himself in hot water when he forgets his wedding anniversary.

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Episode 3

Mom at the Bar; Train Buddy

Fri, Oct 2, 2009 30 mins

Ongoing friction between Mike and Chill leads to staff quitting at the restaurant, so as part of her scheme to improve the two brothers' relationship, Adele takes a job tending bar. At home, Coach revels in having the house to himself.

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Episode 4

Snoop; Fat Kid

Fri, Oct 9, 2009 30 mins

Mike and Chill hire their cousin Kenny (Snoop Dogg), a shyster lawyer, to try to recoup Mike's misappropriated fortune, but what he discovers when he tracks down some of the funds leaves Mike with a tough decision to make; Coach and Adele help an overweight kid pass his gym class.

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Episode 5


Sun, Oct 11, 2009 30 mins

Adele implores Coach to be on his best behavior when her sister (Tichina Arnold) and her obnoxious husband (Lenny Clarke) come to town. Other visitors stir up different responses as Mike Tyson stops by the bar, as does Mike's high-school sweetheart, which throws the Trainor brothers into a romantic competition.

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Episode 6

Commercial; Coach DMV

Sun, Oct 18, 2009 30 mins

Mike lands some lucrative side jobs, including a postgame-commentary show with a former NFL rival (Will Sasso) and a commercial endorsement with Adele. But both of his costars prove difficult to work with. Meanwhile, Chill tries to coach Coach when his father needs to pass his driver's test to renew his license.

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Episode 7

Meet Mike Trainor; Assistant Coach

Fri, Oct 23, 2009 30 mins

Coach's football squad goes on a losing streak, so he sacks assistant coach Chill and asks Mike to help out with the play calling. Back at the bar, the new hostess stokes the gossip mill to attract customers, including Nancy O'Dell and Kim Kardashian (appearing as themselves). Clarence Clemons, of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, also appears.

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Episode 8

Mike's Comeback

Sun, Nov 8, 2009 30 mins

When Mike gets the chance at an NFL comeback, it becomes a family affair as Coach and Chill help him get in shape to pass the league physical. And Adele offers him some sage advice. Elsewhere, Adele interferes in the decision of a student who dreams of playing professional baseball.

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Episode 9

Week in the Chair

Sun, Nov 22, 2009 30 mins

Mike contends that being in a wheelchair has certain advantages, so Chill challenges him to last a week in one to see how that sits with him. At stake is Mike's Super Bowl ring.

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Episode 10

Snoop Returns

Sun, Dec 13, 2009 30 mins

Cousin Kenny the lawyer (Snoop Dogg) helps get Coach's brother Maurice (Fred Williamson) sprung from prison, and the ex-con heads to the Trainors' to spend some quality free time with the family, much to Adele's displeasure. At the restaurant, Mike sweet-talks a new waitress (Ryan Michelle Bathe) and gets to talk football with former NFL coach-turned-commentator Jimmy Johnson (playing himself).

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Episode 11


Sun, Dec 13, 2009 30 mins

'Tis the season to be jolly, but not for Adele, who pulls the plug on Christmas after an argument with her sister Cynthia (Tichina Arnold). Coach and Cynthia's husband (Lenny Clarke) conspire as they sit by the fire to reconcile the women and get the holiday back on schedule. Meanwhile, Mike and Chill conspire to crash an exclusive Yuletide party being thrown by a well-known couple.

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Episode 12

Girls, Girls, Girls

Sun, Dec 27, 2009 30 mins

There's romance in the air, and Adele takes a personal interest in the love lives of her sons. She plays matchmaker for Chill with a social worker from school, but doesn't look approvingly on Mike's attraction to one of her friends. Meanwhile, Coach gets into the swing of things also, and shows his affectionate side to his wife by bringing her lunch at work, among other things.

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Episode 13

Follow the Story

Sun, Dec 27, 2009 30 mins

In the Season 1 finale, Mike steps up his game when an attractive sportswriter (Toni Trucks) for a national magazine arrives in town to do a story on him. He hopes everyone in the family is on his team when she decides to interview all of the Trainors.

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