How to Live with Your Parents

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  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 5.8  (1,914)

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.

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Seasons
How to Be Gifted
13. How to Be Gifted
June 26, 2013
Having always felt ordinary, Polly rallies her family to help Natalie get into the gifted Magnet program, only to discover she's gifted in her own way.
How to Help the Needy
12. How to Help the Needy
June 19, 2013
When Polly becomes the life of the party at Elaine's birthday lunch, Elaine starts to feel boring. Polly intervenes and suggests she audition for a movie to boost her ego. But Polly soon realizes she's fallen into an old pattern of putting her mother's dream before her own.
How to Not Waste Money
11. How to Not Waste Money
June 12, 2013
Max helps Polly learn to follow through with things -- like Groupons that she amassed while coping with her separation from Julian.
How to Have a Playdate
10. How to Have a Playdate
June 5, 2013
Polly attempt for Natalie to fit at her new school turns sour when she arranges a playdate and Elaine tries to steal the show.
How to Get Involved
9. How to Get Involved
May 29, 2013
Elaine and Max intervene when Polly is hesitant to put herself up for a promotion and Natalie announces she's playing a "hillside" in the school play.
How to Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life
8. How to Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life
May 22, 2013
Max is anxious about the opening of his second comedy club, resulting in tension between him and Polly.
How to Stand on Your Own Two Feet
7. How to Stand on Your Own Two Feet
May 15, 2013
In her effort to be independent, Polly decides to go back to school and make something of herself.
How to Fix Up Your Ex
6. How to Fix Up Your Ex
May 8, 2013
Natalie persuades Polly into helping Julian find a date.
How to Run the Show
5. How to Run the Show
May 1, 2013
Elaine and Max offer to babysit so Polly can go out with Scott, but they soon learn a lesson in parenting when Natalie disappears.
How to Not Screw Up Your Kid
4. How to Not Screw Up Your Kid
April 24, 2013
Natalie invents a bully as a way of dealing with her parent's divorce.
How to Live with the Academy Awards Party
3. How to Live with the Academy Awards Party
April 17, 2013
The family celebrate the Academy Awards - which is treated as their favorite holiday.
How to Get off the Couch
2. How to Get off the Couch
April 10, 2013
When Polly injures herself while training for a 5K, her parents step in to take care of Natalie. Elaine finds herself in an awkward situation with Natalie's classmates when they ask her to explain heaven and religion.
Pilot
1. Pilot
April 3, 2013
If you think visiting your parents is painful, try moving back in with them. Sometimes you have to move home to move on, and that's what Polly is about to do.
Description

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.

How to Live with Your Parents is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on April 3, 2013.

Where to Watch How to Live with Your Parents

How to Live with Your Parents is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch How to Live with Your Parents on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    April 3, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    5.8  (1,914)