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      Season 1 – The Cool Kids

      2018 Comedy List
      75% 16 Reviews Tomatometer 81% 100+ Ratings Audience Score This ensemble comedy follows some single parents as they lean on each other to help raise their 7-year-old kids and maintain some kind of personal lives outside of parenthood. When the parents in the group meet Will, a 30-something guy who's been so focused on raising his daughter that he's lost sight of who he is as a man, they see just how far down the rabbit hole of PTA, parenting and princesses he has gone. The friends decide to band together to get him out in the dating world and make him realize that being a great parent doesn't mean sacrificing everything about his own identity. Read More Read Less
      The Cool Kids — Season 1

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      While the jokes can be a little juvenile, Single Parents earns brownie points for a likable cast and a funny focus on parental struggles.

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      Episode 1 Aired Sep 26, 2018 Pilot The other single parents band together to help get Will out of the parental vortex he's become mired in. Details Episode 2 Aired Oct 3, 2018 Sleepover Ready Douglas is stuck hosting the kids' Saturday sleepover; Will uses this as an opportunity to try to bond with Douglas; Angie and Graham struggle with their own fear of sleepovers; Poppy tries to help Miggy become more responsible. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 10, 2018 A Leash Is Not a Guinea Pig Poppy encourages Douglas and the twins to stop repressing their feelings after their guinea pig dies; Angie becomes jealous when she sees how close Graham and Will are becoming. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 17, 2018 Beyoncé Circa Lemonade Angie and Douglas engage in a competition to see who can sleep-train the baby in one night; Poppy teaches Will how to take out his anger on the volleyball court. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 24, 2018 Politician, Freemason, Scientist, Humorist and Diplomat, Ben Franklin Will is crushed when Sophie wants to tone down Halloween and invites a boy over; Poppy and the twins attempt to convince Douglas to wear a silly costume; Angie struggles to tell her boss that she needs to leave work to be with her son on Halloween. Details Episode 6 Aired Oct 31, 2018 Lettuce Will hits it off with Angie and Graham's pediatrician, but Angie worries he'll ruin Graham's chances of getting on the list for the flu vaccine; Douglas gets sick, and while delirious with a fever, he accidentally reveals to Rory that he likes Poppy. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 7, 2018 They Call Me DOCTOR Biscuits! Graham and Rory are cast in their school's production of "Grease," with Graham as the lead and Rory with a lesser-known part; Poppy and Angie try to appeal to the drama teacher to make changes; Will lies to Sophie about Dr. Dewan. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 28, 2018 The Beast Will encourages Angie to rediscover her passion for heavy metal music by taking a guitar class; Douglas pursues his crush on Big Red; Poppy feels an instant connection with a musician. Details Episode 9 Aired Dec 5, 2018 Ronald Reagan's White House Collectible Pen Will ropes his new love interest into helping him plan the first-grade parent social; Douglas wants to exact revenge on his rival dermatologist, whom Douglas is convinced stole his prized pen. Details Episode 10 Aired Dec 12, 2018 The Magic Box Angie enlists Will's help in finding a last-minute gift for Owen; Graham begins to doubt the existence of Santa Claus; Douglas invites Poppy to compete in a series of cutthroat Christmas-themed competitions. Details Episode 11 Aired Jan 9, 2019 That Elusive Zazz Will decides to audition for his dream job as an on-camera weatherman; after Angie discovers that Graham has the word "farts" written on his forehead in permanent marker, she goes on a mission to obtain an apology from the responsible parties. Details Episode 12 Aired Jan 16, 2019 All Aboard the Two-Parent Struggle Bus When Will's ex shows up unexpectedly for Sophie's birthday, Will gets frustrated that she undermines his rules; Miggy and Graham decide to give some items to charity but regret it immediately and seek out help from Douglas to get the items back. Details Episode 13 Aired Jan 23, 2019 Graham D'Amato: Hot Lunch Mentalist Will wants to get back together with Mia but must choose which family he wants to pursue; Angie kicks Will off the baby-sitting grid and fills the spot with Dr. Mark, Douglas' rival dermatologist; Graham is nervous about competing in a talent show. Details Episode 14 Aired Jan 30, 2019 The Shed Douglas discovers that Amy is a math genius; Graham makes a new friend at school, causing Angie to have to spend time with his new friend's mom. Details Episode 15 Aired Feb 13, 2019 A Cash-Grab Cooked up by the Crepe Paper Industry Douglas agrees to baby-sit the kids on Valentine's Day; Douglas and Big Red band together to help Graham with his Valentine's Day emergency; Will and Miggy help Angie finish her deliveries so she can be with Owen on Valentine's Day. Details Episode 16 Aired Feb 20, 2019 John Freakin' Stamos When Poppy's ex-husband gets serious with his latest girlfriend, Poppy has to deal with the reality of another woman helping to raise her kid; Miggy gets cold feet after asking Douglas to remove his tattoo of Zara's initials. Details Episode 17 Aired Feb 27, 2019 Summer of Miggy Seeing that baby Jack is about to walk for the first time, Miggy tries to recapture his youth by throwing an epic party; when the party doesn't go as expected, he insists that Poppy and Douglas help him; Angie's boyfriend meets Graham. Details Episode 18 Aired Mar 13, 2019 A Radiant Cloak of Sexual Irresistibility In a magical encounter at the Bachelor mansion, Chris Harrison bestows his wisdom on a frustrated Poppy and Angie; Will saves one of the kids at school from a playground injury; Douglas insists Will capitalize on the glow from this heroic act. Details Episode 19 Aired Mar 20, 2019 Win a Lunch with KZOP's Will Cooper! When no one bids on "Lunch with KZOP's Will Cooper" at the school auction, Poppy and Sophie scheme to recruit Dr. Biscuits to bid on Will and play the role of his biggest fan; Douglas attempts to teach Angie how to cut back on extra spending. Details Episode 20 Aired Apr 3, 2019 Raining Blood To celebrate Angie's 30th birthday, Will throws a big party re-creating Ozzfest; Douglas takes Graham shopping to help him find the perfect gift for Angie. Details Episode 21 Aired Apr 10, 2019 Joust! Will starts to date someone new and ditches his TV-watching plans with Angie; Poppy and Douglas bond over working on Rory's class president campaign until Poppy finds out about some of Douglas' shady campaign tactics. Details Episode 22 Aired May 1, 2019 Lance Bass Space Cump Will forgets to send in Sophie's deposit for space camp, so he must woo the owner of the company to get her spot at camp back; Poppy deals with unwanted old feelings for her ex as she helps him plan his wedding. Details Episode 23 Aired May 8, 2019 Ketchup After learning that Angie's ex lives near Space Camp, Will convinces Angie to confront him about leaving her when she was pregnant; Poppy internally struggles with who she truly has romantic feelings for. Details

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      Ed Bark Uncle Barky Will's maturation, if it ever really comes to that, is the show's core objective. Otherwise the kids so far are stealing the show -- and this time it's a pleasure watching them do so. Rated: B Sep 27, 2018 Full Review Ben Travers indieWire Single Parents is an ensemble, and one that should get better, whether it embraces the formula or breaks it. Rated: B Sep 26, 2018 Full Review Lorraine Ali Los Angeles Times Single Parents takes its cues from the network's other family comedies, such as black-ish, but the jokes are too sophomoric to come close to the brilliance and humor of that award-winning show or the Emmy-amassing Modern Family. Sep 26, 2018 Full Review Allison Nichols Tell-Tale TV It's over the top but in the best way possible. Rated: 5/5 Oct 3, 2019 Full Review Funmi Sunmonu Add This To Your List Skip it. Oct 5, 2018 Full Review Melissa Camacho Common Sense Media Lively, sometimes-cheesy sitcom has some sexy stuff. Rated: 3/5 Oct 3, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      annie ann-magritt b So relatable and In 2020 it's been a lifesaver to have something so positive and funny to keep life going Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member This is one of my favorite shows, it's such a comfort show and I just finished the series finale. I'm absolutely heartbroken, it was such a good show and didn't deserve to end so quickly, especially ending with such a cliffhanger. I'll admit, it's obviously not perfect, but I often find myself binging it again and again. It's a wonderful family show as well, something that's great for both parents and children. I'm really disappointed that ABC decided to chop it. It could've gone on for at least one more season. The show is amazing and it has a huge rewatchability factor, so I'm desperately hoping that Hulu or some other service steps up to save it. Every single person in the cast does an amazing job in their role, and while I can agree it is at times cheesy and artificial, overall the great moments of the show outweigh the lackluster ones. It's a definite watch for anyone of any age, and it's sad to see it go so soon. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Doesn't really bring anything new to the table. Seems like Taran could do better then this with his abilities. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member I'm really trying to like the show. I really like the adult actors, but the biggest distraction is Rory.. I fast forward all of his scenes. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Really innovative and funny! Can't wait for Season 2. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member so funny and great acting! hope it gets renewed Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a review

      Season Info

      Erin O'Malley, Josh Greenbaum, Kat Coiro, Trent O'Donnell, Jason Winer
      Executive Producer
      J.J. Philbin, Katherine Pope, Jason Winer, Elizabeth Meriwether, Erin O'Malley
      Bridger Winegar, Ali Kinney, Lamar Woods, Kim Rosenstock, Alison Bennett, J.J. Philbin, Blake McCormick, Joe Wengert, Sarah Tapscott, Berkley Johnson
      TV-PG (L|V)
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Sep 26, 2018