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  • TV-14
  • 2020
  • 1 Season
  • 5.8  (2,264)

Outmatched is a new family sitcom that premiered in 2020 on FOX, starring Jason Biggs, Maggie Lawson, Tisha Campbell, and a cast of talented child actors. The series revolves around a working-class couple, Mike and Kay, who are raising three genius children: Nicole, Brian, and Marc.

As parents, Mike and Kay are constantly struggling to keep up with their gifted children, who never fail to outsmart them. Nicole is a math prodigy who can solve complex equations in her head, Brian is a tech whiz who can hack into any system, and Marc is a gifted athlete with a photographic memory. Despite their intelligence, the kids struggle to fit in socially, and often feel isolated from their peers.

Mike and Kay are determined to give their children a normal upbringing, but they often find themselves at odds with the school system, which is ill-equipped to handle the challenges of raising gifted kids. They also face resistance from their own families, who are jealous of their children's abilities and resentful of the time and attention they require.

The show is a blend of physical comedy, irreverent humor, and heartwarming family moments. The cast is uniformly excellent, with Biggs and Lawson holding down the comedic center while Campbell adds a touch of dramatic depth as Kay's best friend and confidante. The child actors are also perfectly cast, each one bringing a unique personality and set of quirks to their role.

One of the show's strengths is its willingness to tackle serious issues like education, parenting, and social isolation, while still keeping things light and entertaining. The writers are clearly invested in exploring the complexities of raising gifted children, as well as the challenges of being working-class in a world that often values intelligence and wealth over hard work and talent.

At the same time, the show never loses sight of its roots as a silly, feel-good sitcom. There are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, as Mike and Kay try to keep up with their children's schemes and shenanigans. The show also has a lot of heart, as the family members learn to accept and appreciate each other's differences, and work together to overcome their challenges.

Overall, Outmatched is a refreshing take on the family sitcom genre, with a talented cast, sharp writing, and a willingness to explore complex themes in a lighthearted way. Whether you're a parent of gifted children, or just looking for a fun, heartwarming comedy to watch with your loved ones, this show is definitely worth checking out.

Outmatched is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on January 23, 2020.

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Royal Rumble
10. Royal Rumble
March 26, 2020
When Mike and Kay get caught in a lie about Leila's birthdate, they offer to throw her a party with a theme of her choice, but have trouble keeping their ideas to themselves. Meanwhile, Brian, Nicole and Marc try to come to terms with the news that Rita and Irwin would be their guardians should something happen to Mike and Kay.
Black Mold
9. Black Mold
March 19, 2020
When the basement has to be renovated, keeping Mike and Kay from their safe space, the kids get together and hatch a plan to help them get away for the night. As a result, Nicole and Brian are left to babysit, which they realize is not as easy as their parents make it seem.
Couple's Friends
8. Couple's Friends
March 12, 2020
After realizing they have lost most of their adult friends since having kids, Mike and Kay try to befriend Beth and Sigmund, parents from Brian and Nicole's school. Meanwhile, Marc tries to find a sense of humor.
7. Failing
March 5, 2020
After realizing that Nicole has never failed at anything she's ever tried, Mike and Kay devise a plan to teach her about failure so she is equipped to handle it later in life. Meanwhile, after losing to Marc in a game of chess, Brian turns to Leila for some play time.
6. Bullying
February 27, 2020
Mike and Kay look into a charter school for Marc, after he is brought into the principal's office for bullying his teacher. However, Kay fears Marc's chances of getting accepted might be ruined due to her own bullying past.
5. Dating
February 20, 2020
When Nicole invites a boy over who isn't ideal boyfriend material, Kay tries to make sure her daughter doesn't end up with a broken heart. Meanwhile, Mike attempts to understand Marc's strange crush.
Bad Guy
4. Bad Guy
February 13, 2020
When the kids propose the idea of moving out of the house, Kay forces Mike tell them no, but he has trouble dealing with the backlash.
3. Grandparents
February 6, 2020
Mike's parents visit from Florida; Mike gets insecure when his dad zones in on his parenting style.
The Talk
2. The Talk
January 30, 2020
After giving their kids "the talk," Mike and Kay start to overthink their own sex life and turn to Rita and Irwin for advice. Meanwhile, Brian and Nicole fear they are behind when they realize neither of them has had their first kiss.
1. Pilot
January 23, 2020
For most parents, parenting is hard. But for Kay, a caustic, take-no-prisoners casino pit boss, and husband Mike, a handyman and uncultivated guy's guy, parenting may as well be advanced calculus. Dealing with the demands and egos of three high-IQ children would be tricky for any parent, but it's especially hazardous for two working stiffs who barely got through high school. Mike and Kay are committed to bringing some normalcy to their kids' hectic, unconventional childhoods, but these geniuses don't make it easy.
Where to Watch Outmatched
Outmatched is available for streaming on the FOX website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Outmatched on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 23, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    5.8  (2,264)