Season 3

Karen takes an assignment in New York, leaving Hank to care for Becca; Hank becomes a college professor, where he quickly entangles himself romantically with a student, a fellow teacher and the dean's wife; a family reunion seems to be on the table until Karen learns the truth about Hank's fling with Mia; Charlie is seduced by his new boss (Kathleen Turner) at a boutique agency.
Wish You Were Here
Episode 1: Wish You Were Here

Original Air Date: Sep 27, 2009

In the Season 3 premiere, Hank struggles to fulfill his duties as a now-single father to the increasingly rebellious Becca, who brings him into the orbit of an academic circle; Charlie moves back in with Marcy even as they work out a divorce.

The Land Of Rape And Honey
Episode 2: The Land Of Rape And Honey

Original Air Date: Oct 4, 2009

Hank becomes a reluctant college professor and immediately lands in hot water over a too-honest critique of a student's work; Charlie becomes overly involved in Marcy's romantic life, with negative results.

Verities & Balderdash
Episode 3: Verities & Balderdash

Original Air Date: Oct 11, 2009

Hank attends a university mixer and consoles his jilted assistant the only way he knows how; Charlie celebrates his first talent signing at his new agency by falling into the arms of his boss, Sue Collini.

Episode 4: Zoso

Original Air Date: Oct 18, 2009

Hank objects to Becca's new, more adult fashion sense, and drags Charlie to a strip club in an effort to discover the secret life of a talented student; Charlie and Marcy's house sale goes awry for an unexpected reason.

Slow Happy Boys
Episode 5: Slow Happy Boys

Original Air Date: Oct 25, 2009

Hank spends a bachelor weekend with an old buddy and shows him a debauched good time at a party hosted by Sue Collini and her eccentric husband; the rekindled relationship of Charlie and Marcy hits a speed bump.

Glass Houses
Episode 6: Glass Houses

Original Air Date: Nov 1, 2009

A weekend visit from Karen is interrupted by trouble with Becca and her best friend Chelsea; Charlie is crushed when Marcy consummates her girlhood crush on rocker Rick Springfield.

So Here's The Thing ...
Episode 7: So Here's The Thing ...

Original Air Date: Nov 8, 2009

Hank tries to set things right with Karen but his multiple romantic entanglements become ever more entangled; Becca calls out her father on the terrible example he sets for her; Charlie fights to keep Sue's favorite client.

The Apartment
Episode 8: The Apartment

Original Air Date: Nov 15, 2009

A night of hedonistic abandon with one of his students and a pair of strippers ends badly when Hank is besieged by Charlie, an angry Rick Springfield, two of his other lovers, and his boss - resulting in an epic showdown.

Mr. Bad Example
Episode 9: Mr. Bad Example

Original Air Date: Nov 22, 2009

Hank's exploits with his boss's wife are exposed when Becca and Chelsea get into a campus brawl; Charlie scrambles to keep Marcy away from cocaine-addicted client Rick Springfield, jeopardizing his job.

Episode 10: Dogtown

Original Air Date: Nov 29, 2009

Hank takes Charlie on a bender to console him over losing his job, but they both end up having a near-death experience during a convenience store robbery; Karen hosts Becca and Marcy on a girls night out.

Comings & Goings
Episode 11: Comings & Goings

Original Air Date: Dec 6, 2009

An end-of-semester mixer at his boss's house results in a Civil War-style duel between the host and Hank, which ends in catharsis for all concerned; Charlie and Marcy's house is sold on the same day their divorce papers arrive.

Mia Culpa
Episode 12: Mia Culpa

Original Air Date: Dec 13, 2009

In the Season 3 finale, Hank is surprised by a visit from Mia and her slimy boyfriend-manager (James Frain), which results in Karen learning Hank's of long-hidden dalliance with her stepdaughter; Charlie faces losing Marcy for good.


7 Seasons, 84 Episodes

  • 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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