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Family Tools Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

10 Episodes 2013 - 2013

In this enjoyable sitcom, which was based on the British-TV comedy "White Van Man," middle-aged Tony Shea (J.K. Simmons), who runs a fix-it business, develops heart problems, which necessitate having his luckless, prodigal screw-up son Jack (Kyle Bornheimer) return home to take over the family operation. As the new Mr. Jiffy-Fix, Jack inherits slacker co-worker Darren (Edi Gathegi) and sets out to make a go of the biz. Jack's vocational track record, however, isn't good, having been tossed out of the military, the police academy and the seminary (three times). And having a buttinsky father constantly looking over his shoulder and throwing a monkey wrench into things isn't exactly a blueprint for success either. On the plus side, Jack gets encouragement and help from his sassy and opinionated Aunt Terry (Leah Remini) and square-peg cousin Mason (Johnny Pemberton), to whom he becomes a big-brother figure. Also in Jack's corner is Darren's saucy, sexy and flirtacious sister Stitch (Danielle Nicolet), who runs the local hardware store where Jack does plenty of business and Stitch isn't shy about giving him the business.

Episode 1


Wed, May 1, 2013 30 mins

In the series premiere, a father takes ill and his prodigal screw-up son returns home to take over the family fix-it business.

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Episode 2

Now You See Me, Now You Don't

Wed, May 8, 2013 30 mins

At a job in a corporate complex, Jack attempts to reconnect with a former high-school crush. Meanwhile, Darren has questions about his status after he has an idea stolen; and Terry butts in on Mason's new relationship, while Tony has problems with the girlfriend's offbeat style.

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Episode 3

Beachwood Approved

Wed, May 15, 2013 30 mins

Jack scores a plum job in an affluent neighborhood, where an interfering Tony disagrees with most of his decisions. Later, Terry preps Tony for his physical, while Darren continuously dumps Ellis on Stitch.

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Episode 4

Book Club Romance

Wed, May 29, 2013 30 mins

Tony gets back into the dating game, but Jack learns a disturbing secret about his new girlfriend. Meanwhile, Terry won't let Mason drive, so he asks Darren to intercede; and Stitch may have a secret crush.

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Episode 5

Waiting for Mrs. Bichette

Wed, Jun 5, 2013 30 mins

With Stitch readying for community-college graduation, Jack tries to track down her estranged mother, while Terry's challenge to fix the shower puts her and Tony at odds. Later, Darren deals with a stalker ex-girlfriend.

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Episode 6

Role Model

Wed, Jun 12, 2013 30 mins

Terry reluctantly enlists Jack as a possible role model for Mason, while Tony, Darren and Stitch purchase a new wheelchair for Ellis and add some special upgrades to it.

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Episode 7

The Big Event

Wed, Jun 19, 2013 30 mins

Jack and Darren get locked in a room at a client's house, where their bickering reveals some of the reasons behind their long-standing conflict. Meanwhile, the guys' mysterious absence impacts Terry, Tony, Mason and Stitch as they ready for the annual classic-car parade.

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Episode 8

Jack Steps Up

Wed, Jun 26, 2013 30 mins

Tables are turned when Terry takes ill and Tony has to take care of her for a spell. Meanwhile, Jack discovers that Stitch's new boyfriend feels threatened by her feelings for him, and now Jack must determine whether it's time to step up.

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Episode 9

Pest Side Story

Wed, Jul 3, 2013 30 mins

Jack gets bullied by some pest-control guys and then gets bugged when Tony advises him on how to handle the matter, which he'd rather deal with in his own way. Meanwhile, Terry sets her sights on winning a neighborhood art show.

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Episode 10

Terry by Design

Wed, Jul 10, 2013 30 mins

In the series finale, Terry's impressive work for a client leads Jack to add her design talents to the family business, but soon her division of Mr. Jiffy Fix seems to be taking over, so Jack and Darren try to come up with a way to separate the businesses. Meanwhile, Mason's new CPR certification has him champing at the bit to put his lifesaving talents to the test.

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