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Season 1

Hank reels from the news that his beloved ex Karen is engaged, and considers his seemingly downward career trajectory from acclaimed novelist to screenwriter to local Los Angeles blogger; Charlie's dalliance with his assistant has dire consequences for his marriage; the sexy teenage Mia steals something valuable from Hank and he's forced to let her get away with it after realizing their sexual tryst will not be happy news to her pending stepmother: Karen.

Pilot Episode
Episode 1: Pilot Episode

Original Air Date: Aug 13, 2007

In the Season 1 premiere, Hank is dismayed when he sees the film version of his acclaimed novel, agrees to a blind date arranged by his agent that goes horribly awry, and learns that his ex-girlfriend Karen is engaged to another man.

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Hell-A Woman
Episode 2: Hell-A Woman

Original Air Date: Aug 20, 2007

Hank reluctantly accepts a blogger gig for a hip L.A. web site, and endures a dinner party with Karen and her fiance Bill that yields a scandalous romp with a sexy Scientologist.

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The Whore Of Babylon
Episode 3: The Whore Of Babylon

Original Air Date: Aug 27, 2007

Hank ponders whether or not to continue his blogging job after he discovers the identity of the web site's owner, and reconnects with Meredith, his one-time blind-date disaster; Charlie's relationship with his assistant takes a surprising turn.

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Fear And Loathing At The Fundraiser
Episode 4: Fear And Loathing At The Fundraiser

Original Air Date: Sep 3, 2007

The fiercely apolitical Hank is dragged to an environmental fundraiser at Charlie's agency, where he briefly displays his gallant side to both Meredith and Karen, and inadvertently discovers his agent's dirty little assistant secret.

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LOL
Episode 5: LOL

Original Air Date: Sep 10, 2007

A point of modern linguistic style comes between Meredith and Hank, who also guest-lectures Mia's creative writing class; Becca and Karen both crush on a cool guitar teacher but Mia breaks both their hearts.

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Absinthe Makes The Heart Grow Fonder
Episode 6: Absinthe Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

Original Air Date: Sep 17, 2007

Becca's impressive musical performance at a rock concert leads to a romantic, booze-fueled moment for Hank and Karen, but it doesn't last; Charlie's dalliance with his assistant is nearly discovered by Marcy.

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Girls, Interrupted
Episode 7: Girls, Interrupted

Original Air Date: Sep 24, 2007

Hank makes peace with his archenemy Todd and lands Karen a designing gig in the process, but a dilemma with Mia interrupts their temporary domestic bliss; Charlie attempts a disastrous threesome with his wife and assistant.

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California Son
Episode 8: California Son

Original Air Date: Oct 1, 2007

Hank receives bad news about his father and embarks on a grief-stricken bender of booze, drugs and even a prostitute as he remembers the last time they saw each other.

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Filthy Lucre
Episode 9: Filthy Lucre

Original Air Date: Oct 8, 2007

A manuscript for a new novel and a royalty check from his movie inspire Hank to go on a spending spree, but his purchases don't have the desired effect on his life; Marcy drops a bombshell on Charlie.

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The Devil's Threesome
Episode 10: The Devil's Threesome

Original Air Date: Oct 15, 2007

A creative meeting about a gig writing a female boxing movie turns into a mini-orgy for Hank and his new "roommate" Charlie, but their ecstasy soon turns to agony; Dani and Mia have a creative meeting of their own.

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Turn The Page
Episode 11: Turn The Page

Original Air Date: Oct 22, 2007

Bombshells start dropping on all fronts: Hank discovers Mia is peddling his book as her own, and she threatens to reveal their one-night stand if he reclaims his work; Becca tells Karen she wants to go live with her father.

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The Last Waltz
Episode 12: The Last Waltz

Original Air Date: Oct 29, 2007

In the Season 1 finale, the wedding of Karen and Bill provides the impetus for emotional crises and revelations that threaten to derail the entire ceremony unless Hank can put everything right.

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7 Seasons, 84 Episodes

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  • Season 7

    One of Hank's beautiful exes turns up with a big surprise that rocks his world, but ultimately his heart remains with Karen; Charlie and Marcy have financial woes, until Stu steps in with an offer that might be too good to refuse.

    Season 7
  • Season 6

    Hank collaborates on a musical with a rock star while taking up with his beautiful muse; Charlie and Stu compete for Marcy; Marcy falls under the spell of a radical feminist; Becca drops out of college to become a writer.

    Season 6
  • Season 5

    Hank writes the screenplay for a violent rap star and gets into hot water with his beautiful but dangerous girlfriend; Charlie dates his son's nanny; Karen's marriage deteriorates due to Bates' drinking.

    Season 5
  • Season 4

    Hank's literary sex scandal has caused a sensation, even as he prepares to defend himself in court and tries to get Karen and Becca to speak to him, and a movie based on his stolen book begins production.

    Season 4
  • Season 3

    Hank becomes a college writing professor and immediately gets romantically involved with a student, a fellow teacher and the dean's wife; Karen takes a job back in New York, leaving Becca with Hank; Charlie is seduced by his new boss.

    Season 3
  • Season 2

    Hank ghost writes the memoirs of a rock and roll legend while trying to reconcile with Karen; Becca's heart is broken by her first love; Charlie tries to enter the porn industry; Marcy goes to rehab for an addiction.

    Season 2
  • Season 1

    Hank is shocked that Karen is engaged and ponders his career trajectory from respected novelist to screenwriter to blogger; Charlie's fling with an assistant has dire marital consequences; a sexy teen steals something from Hank.

    Season 1
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