Sean and Beverly get into an ugly dispute with Matt when he demands a writing credit on their new show. Meanwhile, Carol decides to leave television, move home to Michigan and raise Merc's child on her own.
Matt's game show "The Box" is a runaway hit but, unfortunately for Matt, that means he has daily contact with his producer, Merc Lapidus. Meanwhile, Sean and Beverly are forced to work for Sean's loathsome ex-partner Tim after Helen puts him in charge of their new show; and Carol goes into a dope and real estate show induced tailspin. Season 5 premiere.