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- 1 Season
Polly (Sarah Chalke), a divorced single mother, goes back home with her young daughter to live with her mother Elaine (Elizabeth Perkins) and step dad Max (Brad Garrett) in How to Live with Your Parents. Polly's ex-husband Julian (Jon Dore) is a frequent visitor at Max and Elaine's home. Julian considers Max and Elaine his parents also and keeps figuring out reasons to visit their home. Polly just goes about her business, ignoring her social life and concentrating on raising her daughter the best she can and working at a smoothie shop. In the pilot episode, though, Polly is asked out on a date by one of her smoothie customers. Nervous about the first date after her divorce nearly a year earlier, Polly decides to accept the invitation and take the big step of restarting her social life. Polly, though, is nervous about leaving her daughter Natalie for the evening with her quirky and free-spirited mother and stepfather. Before heading out on her date, Polly leaves Max and Elaine a list of rules and guidelines for babysitting Natalie. The list includes Natalie's favorite television shows, the phone number for Natalie's pediatrician and what time Natalie should be given a bath and be put to bed. Polly's evening goes reasonably well except that her date makes the mistake of mixing alcohol with his medication and cannot drive home. Natalie drives the two of them back to her mother and step dad's house only to find Julian also there. The evening turns out to be a relative success when Julian helps bring Polly's date back to his house, Polly learns she can trust her parents with her daughter and discovers that she has taken a big step in coping with her new life as a divorced single mother living with her parents.