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Grounded for Life

Grounded for Life
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NameGrounded for Life
Created byBill Martin
Mike Schiff
StarringDonal Logue
Megyn Price
Kevin Corrigan
Lynsey Bartilson
Griffin Frazen
Jake Burbage
Bret Harrison
Richard Riehle
Theme music composerBen Vaughn
Dean Ween
Gene Ween
ComposerBen Vaughn
Dean Ween
Gene Ween
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes91
List of episodesList of Grounded for Life episodes
Executive producerMarcy Carsey
Tom Werner
Caryn Mandabach
(entire run)
Bill Martin
Mike Schiff (seasons 1-4)
David M. Israel &
Jim O'Doherty (season 2)
Jeff Astrof
Mike Sikowitz (season 5)
Camera setupFilm; Multi-camera
Running timeApprox. 22 minutes
Production companyMike and Bill Productions
The Carsey-Werner Company
Tujunga Productions
DistributorCarsey-Werner Distribution
Original channelFox (2001 - 2003)
WB (2003 - 2005)
Picture format480i (SDTV)
First airedJanuary 10, 2001
Last airedJanuary 28, 2005

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'Grounded for Life' is an American television sitcom that debuted on January 10, 2001 as a mid-season replacement on the FOX Network. It was created by Mike Schiff and Bill Martin. It ran for two seasons on the network until being cancelled only two episodes into its third season. It was immediately picked up for the rest of the third season by The WB Television Network, where it aired for two additional seasons until it ended on January 28, 2005.

The show starred Donal Logue and Megyn Price as Sean and Claudia Finnerty, an Irish American couple who lived in Staten Island, New York, while raising their three kids, Lily (Lynsey Bartilson), Jimmy (Griffin Frazen), and Henry (Jake Burbage). The show also stars Kevin Corrigan, Bret Harrison and Richard Riehle. The show has featured guest stars such as Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Mila Kunis, Wilmer Valderrama (cast of That '70s Show), Mike Vogel, Natasha Lyonne, Vincent Pastore, Miriam Flynn, Stephen Root, Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Scott Thompson (cast of The Kids in the Hall), and Elizabeth Berridge (Kevin Corrigan's real life wife).

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Fanning enjoys 'normal' home life - Belfast Telegraph Tweet this news
Belfast Telegraph--Elle Fanning reckons the key to Hollywood success is simple - just keep your -life- as -grounded- as possible. The 13-year-old Super 8 actress, who plays a teenage filmmaker drawn into a series of mysterious disappearances in the new mo - Date : Thu, 09 Jun 2011 09:25:02 GMT+00:00
British television 'failing to make long running hits' - The Independent Tweet this news
The Independent--In With The Flynns has developed some of the stories first explored in the New York-based comedy -Grounded for Life-, which Mandabach made for the Fox Network. Like the BBC show, which is produced by Jamie Glazebrook (The IT Crowd and Man - Date : Wed, 15 Jun 2011 12:16:10 GMT+00:00
Beady Eye provide theme tune for In With The Flynns - Metro Tweet this news
Metro--It is said to be a UK version of -Grounded For Life-, a US sitcom. Beady Eye will be taking to the stage at the Isle of Wight Festival this week, ahead of Kasabian's headline slot on the Sunday night. They announced they would be shooting thei - Date : Thu, 09 Jun 2011 15:30:42 GMT+00:00
Exclusive Video Premiere: Theory of a Deadman - 'Lowlife' - Crave Online Tweet this news
Crave Online--For those who can remember the days when MTV actually played videos, the clip for "Lowlife" features Donal Logue, the comedian who played Jimmy the Cab Driver in those classic MTV commercial spots years ago; he also started - Date : Thu, 16 Jun 2011 15:35:04 GMT+00:00
Beady Eye to Provide TV Theme Song - Gibson Tweet this news
Gibson--In with the Flynns is a remake of the short-lived US TV show, -Grounded for Life-, and will star Will Mellor of Waterloo Road and White Van Man fame. Liam Gallagher and company's “For Anyone” will serve as the show's theme song. Mean - Date : Mon, 13 Jun 2011 05:04:59 GMT+00:00
Lunch with Bethanieand Justin - Charleston Post Courier Tweet this news
Charleston Post Courier--The couple's jet-set and surprisingly -grounded life- is like a reality show. And, hey, check it out. Now playing: The "Xperia Hot Shots" online reality show featuring six WTA players. The latest installment - Date : Wed, 06 Apr 2011 04:12:05 GMT+00:00
New show, good omens for veteran of canceling | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-04-05 - Philadelphia Inquirer Tweet this news
Philadelphia Inquirer--He jumped from a struggling -Grounded for Life- to That '70s Show, where he briefly attempted to fill the gap left by departing star Topher Grace. The Loop gave him his first leading role as a young airline executive in way ove - Date : Tue, 05 Apr 2011 07:05:48 GMT+00:00
Breaking In Character Preview - TVOvermind Tweet this news
TVOvermind--You may remember Harrison as Brad O'Keefe from the comedy -Grounded For Life- or more recently as Dr. Sidney Miller on V. No word if Breaking In will cause Harrison to leave V. Cash is the resident nerd at the office and also the guy who - Date : Tue, 05 Apr 2011 17:46:51 GMT+00:00
“Phillip Morris” lands in town (for rental) - (blog) Tweet this news (blog)--Russell had been lying for years, to himself, to everyone. But truth didn't really set him free; it focused his -life-, -grounded- it, and removed the recklessness. The recklessness made Russell truly alive which made him d - Date : Wed, 06 Apr 2011 02:55:08 GMT+00:00
Untitled Shark Thriller 3D Gets a New Title - Horror Yearkbook Tweet this news
Horror Yearkbook--The movie stars Sara Paxton from The Last House on the Left, the cunt who helped ruin American Idol, Katharine McPhee, and -Grounded For Life- star Donal Logue. I hope McPhee writes a song called Shark Night! If she does I will buy 50 ti - Date : Sat, 02 Apr 2011 12:47:30 GMT+00:00

Main cast :
Actor Character Appearances
S 1 S 2 S 3 S 4 S 5
Donal Logue Sean Finnerty
Megyn Price Claudia Finnerty
Kevin Corrigan Eddie Finnerty
Lynsey Bartilson Lily Finnerty
Griffin Frazen Jimmy Finnerty
Jake Burbage Henry Finnerty
Richard Riehle Walt Finnerty 3 4 1
Bret Harrison Brad O'Keefe 4 13

Recurring cast :
Season Ep # Time Slot First Airdate Last Airdate Rank Viewership Network
Season 1 15 Wednesday 8:30 January 10, 2001 May 23, 2001 #87 8.9 FOX
Season 2 22 Wednesday 8:30 September 26, 2001 May 8, 2002 #96 7.2 FOX
Season 3 13 Friday 9:30 September 17, 2002 May 9, 2003 #95 8.10 FOX/WB
Season 4 28 Friday 9:00 September 5, 2003 May 7, 2004 #187 2.79 WB
Season 5 13 Friday 8:30 September 17, 2004 January 28, 2005 #145 2.7 WB

International :
Country Channel(s) Notes
Australia The Comedy Channel Currently airing
Belgium Plug TV In French; currently airing
Belgium 2BE In English with Dutch subtitles; currently airing
Bulgaria Bulgaria BTV Comedy (the former GTV) Currently airing
Finland TV Viisi Goes by the name Perhe Paketissa, meaning "Family in a Package"; currently airing in English, with Finnish subtitles
France France 2, France 4
Germany Comedy Central Goes by the name Keine Gnade für Dad, meaning "No Mercy for Dad"
Hungary HBO Comedy Currently airing. Goes by the name Sorscsapás család, meaning "Setback Family"
Switzerland 4uTV Goes by the name Keine Gnade für Dad, meaning "No Mercy for Dad"
Ireland RTÉ Two Aired up until the show's cancellation in 2005
Israel HOT3 Goes by the name ככה זה בחיים (Kacha Ze BaChayim), meaning "That's How Life Works"
Macedonia Nasa TV Goes by the name Доживотно казн
Norway TV Norge Goes by the name Familietrøbbel, meaning "Family Trouble"
The Netherlands Comedy Central In English with Dutch subtitles; currently airing
Romania HBO Comedy
Serbia HBO Comedy Currently airing
Montenegro HBO Comedy Currently airing
Sweden TV3
TV4 Komedi
Currently airing
Turkey ComedyMax Currently airing
United Kingdom Trouble
Trouble closed 1 April 2009; no longer broadcasts on ITV1

International :
Result Category
2001   Artios Best Casting For TV, Comedy Pilot - Meg Liberman, Camille H. Patton
2001   Teen Choice Award TV - Choice Comedy
2001   Emmy Outstanding Choreography - Kenny Ortega for episode: "Mrs Finnerty, You Have a Lovely Daughter"
2002   Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Supporting Young Actor - Griffin Frazen
2002   Young Artist Award Best Family TV Comedy Series
2002   Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Guest Starring Young Actor - Eddie Carr
2002   Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Guest Starring Young Actor - Kevin G. Schmidt
2003   GLAAD Media Award Outstanding Individual Episode (In a Series Without a Regular Gay Character) for episode: "Relax"
2004   Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young Actor - Griffin Frazen

International :
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
Season 1 15 February 7, 2006 March 5, 2007 June 7, 2010
Season 2 22 May 16, 2006 March 3, 2008 September 6, 2010
Season 3 13 August 8, 2006 TBA September 2010
Season 4 28 November 7, 2006 TBA TBA
Season 5 13 September 27, 2007 TBA TBA

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