Ruby & The Rockits

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  • 2009
  • 1 Season
  • 6.7  (522)

Ruby & The Rockits is a family comedy series that premiered on ABC Family (now known as Freeform) in 2009. The show follows the life of Ruby Gallagher (Alexa PenaVega), a teenage girl who is caught in the middle of her father David's (Patrick Cassidy) rockstar past and her uncle Patrick's (David Cassidy) present-day family man lifestyle.

David was once the lead singer of "The Rockits," a popular 80s rock band, but he now owns a music store and lives a much more low-key life with his wife and two sons. Patrick, on the other hand, is a successful businessman who is married with triplet sons. When Ruby comes to live with David and his family, she is eager to connect with her father's music-filled past, but quickly realizes that Patrick wants to keep that part of his life behind him.

Throughout the series, viewers watch as Ruby tries to balance her love for music and her desire to connect with her father's past, with the reality of Patrick's present-day family. The show explores themes of family dynamics, adolescence, and following your dreams.

One of the standout aspects of Ruby & The Rockits is the music. The show features original music, as well as classic hits from the 80s, which are used to underscore the nostalgia and sense of longing that is present in the show's themes. The music is also a source of conflict between David and Patrick, as they have different ideas about how much they should distance themselves from their former rockstar lives.

In addition to Alexa PenaVega, who delivers a charming and relatable performance as Ruby, the show features a strong supporting cast. Patrick Cassidy is particularly strong as David, bringing depth and nuance to his portrayal of a man who is torn between his past and his present. Kurt Doss is also memorable as Ruby's younger brother, Jordan, who is a bit of a troublemaker but ultimately has a heart of gold.

Overall, Ruby & The Rockits is a fun and engaging family comedy that offers a unique perspective on the intergenerational conflicts that can arise in families. The show balances its comedic elements with heartfelt moments, and the music adds a layer of nostalgia that makes the show even more enjoyable. While it only ran for one season, it has become a cult favorite among fans of family-friendly comedy.

Ruby & The Rockits is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on July 21, 2009.

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Smells Like Teen Drama
10. Smells Like Teen Drama
October 22, 2009
Ruby is upset with Jordan after discovering he's dating her best friend. Meanwhile, both David and Patrick give Ben advice on handling a bully at school.
50 Ways to Heave Your Mother
9. 50 Ways to Heave Your Mother
September 15, 2009
When Patrick and David's mother comes for a visit, Ruby feels neglected by her lack of interest in her life.
We Aren't the Champions
8. We Aren't the Champions
September 8, 2009
In order to get closer to Ruby, Patrick decides to coach her soccer team. Meanwhile, David helps Jordan write a new song.
We Are Family?
7. We Are Family?
September 1, 2009
David invites a magazine reporter to accompany him and Ruby on a day they spend bonding. Meanwhile, Jordan wants to know if Ruby is indeed David's offspring, so he tries to obtain DNA samples from them.
Hot For Spanish Teacher
6. Hot For Spanish Teacher
August 25, 2009
David develops an attraction to the Spanish teacher at Ruby's school. Meanwhile, Ben comes up with a way to make Jordan and him some money.
Papas Don't Preach
5. Papas Don't Preach
August 18, 2009
David and Patrick have different views when Ruby remarks she wants to date an older man.
It's My Party and I'll Lie If I Want to
4. It's My Party and I'll Lie If I Want to
August 11, 2009
Ruby throws a party in an attempt to impress her classmates, but is out-shined by bash thrown by David. Elsewhere, Patrick and Audie head off for a weekend getaway.
Do You Want to Blow a Secret
3. Do You Want to Blow a Secret
August 4, 2009
Patrick buys a new car and forbids anyone from driving it. Unfortunately, Ruby must break the rules when she has to pick up Jordan from a party.
Save the Last Dunce for Me
2. Save the Last Dunce for Me
July 28, 2009
Ruby joins the student social committee and helps plan a father-daughter dance. David and Patrick argue about who should escort Ruby to the dance. Ruby wants her father, David, to take her, and Patrick agrees to host the dance. Jordan works on a song expressing his frustration with the way Ruby has changed the Gallagher household. The family panics when it looks like David might not show up in time for his dance with Ruby, but arrives just in time - and performs much to their dismay.
1. Pilot
July 21, 2009
The teen daughter of an 80's pop star reunites with her irresponsible dad.
Where to Watch Ruby & The Rockits
Ruby & The Rockits is available for streaming on the FreeForm website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Ruby & The Rockits on demand at Amazon, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 21, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (522)