The Exes

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  • TV-PG
  • 2011
  • 4 Seasons
  • 6.7  (5,737)

The Exes is a TV Land original sitcom that aired from 2011 to 2015, spanning four seasons and a total of 64 episodes. The show stars a talented ensemble cast including Kristen Johnston, David Alan Basche, Donald Faison, Wayne Knight, and Kelly Stables. The Exes follows the lives of three recently divorced men who live together in a New York City apartment owned by their divorce attorney, Holly Franklin (Kristen Johnston). The trio consists of Stuart Gardner (David Alan Basche), a successful dentist who is still mourning his failed marriage to his high school sweetheart; Haskell Lutz (Wayne Knight), a lazy ladies' man who has been divorced multiple times; and Phil Chase (Donald Faison), a sports agent who struggles to move on from his ex-wife.

When Holly's sister, Valentina (Kelly Stables), moves in next door, the men's lives become even more complicated. Valentina is a struggling actress who always seems to get herself into hilarious mishaps and disastrous relationships, much to the amusement of the men.

Throughout the series, the characters deal with the ups and downs of dating and relationships, while also navigating their own personal and professional challenges. Stuart tries to balance his dental practice with his love life, while Haskell uses his charm to swindle women out of their money. Meanwhile, Phil struggles to overcome his commitment issues and Holly juggles her job as a divorce attorney with her own romantic pursuits.

The show's writing is sharp and witty, delivering plenty of laughs and memorable moments. The chemistry between the cast is evident, and they all bring their own unique personalities and comedic timing to the table. Kristen Johnston, in particular, shines as the outspoken and sometimes outrageous Holly, stealing many scenes with her boisterous personality and quick comebacks.

The Exes is also known for its various guest stars, with appearances by notable actors such as Kristen Chenoweth, Leah Remini, and Judy Greer. The show's themes and comedy are relatable to audiences of all ages, making it a beloved sitcom for many.

In addition to the comedic aspects, The Exes also tackles more serious issues such as infidelity, divorce, and single parenthood. These themes are handled with sensitivity and humor, adding depth to the characters and their relationships.

Overall, The Exes is a delightful and entertaining sitcom that brings laughs and heart to its viewers. With its talented cast, strong writing, and relatable themes, the show has rightfully earned a place in the pantheon of great TV Land comedies.

The Exes is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (64 episodes). The series first aired on November 30, 2011.

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Along Came Holly
22. Along Came Holly
September 16, 2015
Stuart and Holly persuade Margo to have the wedding at the restaurant, but Haskell tries to stop her.
What Dreams May Come
21. What Dreams May Come
September 9, 2015
Holly inadvertently forces Stuart to change careers. Also, Haskell encourages his ex-wife Margo to marry her fiancé, so that he can stop paying alimony.
Gone Girls
20. Gone Girls
September 2, 2015
Holly and Nicki have a girl's night out, but it doesn't go as planned when they fight over the same man.
10 Things They Hate About You
19. 10 Things They Hate About You
August 26, 2015
Phil makes a big mistake on his first date with a movie star so Holly swoops in to save the day. Stuart and Haskell compete over who can get the most Twitter followers.
Knotting Phil
18. Knotting Phil
August 19, 2015
Phil's stint on a movie set leads to romance with the female star. Holly struggles with having to fire someone for the first time.
Haskell Doesn't Live Here Anymore
17. Haskell Doesn't Live Here Anymore
August 12, 2015
After getting into a fight with Phil and Stuart, Haskell moves out. Holly tells them they have to make him come back.
The Forty Year Old Her-Gin
16. The Forty Year Old Her-Gin
August 5, 2015
Stuart's sister is back from holiday in Europe and she's brought home a female lover, which inspires Holly to begin dating women.
Good Will Hinting
15. Good Will Hinting
July 29, 2015
After Stuart convinces Phil to become a member of his a cappella group, Phil leads a rebellion. Haskell leaves Holly out of his will and she seeks revenge.
Finding Mr. Wrong
14. Finding Mr. Wrong
July 22, 2015
Holly, tired of all the drama that comes with dating, decides to only pursue men she's not interested in. Haskell takes all his money out of the bank to show it off
13. Him
July 15, 2015
Holly becomes obsessed with a voice-activated operating system she was given as a gift.
The Wedding
12. The Wedding
February 4, 2015
It's Holly's special day. Now in business together, Haskell and Nicki get rich.
A Bride Too Far
11. A Bride Too Far
January 28, 2015
Holly's engagement to Congressman Charles Hayward is threatened when a risque photo of her lands in the media. Haskell has an idea for a great new app, but needs an investor.
Holly Franklin Goes to Washington
10. Holly Franklin Goes to Washington
January 21, 2015
Holly's new boyfriend, Congressman Charles Hayward, receives a grand introduction to the crew.
Get Her to the Greek
9. Get Her to the Greek
January 14, 2015
Holly is determined to find out why she was rejected by a sorority years ago now that Eden is pledging. Haskell turns the guys' apartment into a pretend AirBnB to attract a woman.
Requiem for a Dream
8. Requiem for a Dream
January 7, 2015
A silent auction scores Haskell a police ride-along, Phil a dinner with a sitcom star, and Stuart and Holly a cooking lesson from a celebrity chef.
Catch It 'Cause You Can
7. Catch It 'Cause You Can
December 17, 2014
There's a big event planned honoring Haskell for his past bowling glory, unfortunately he's quarantined with Phil and Stuart. Holly secretly rewrites Eden's college paper, but it doesn't turn out well.
Dawn of the Dad
6. Dawn of the Dad
December 10, 2014
Holly has ulterior motives when she hosts a birthday party for Stuart and Nicky.
Oh Brother Here Art Thou
5. Oh Brother Here Art Thou
December 3, 2014
Haskell's estranged brother shows up and asks him for his kidney. Holly mentors a teenager who ends up liking Eden's job more than hers.
An Officer and a Dental Man
4. An Officer and a Dental Man
November 26, 2014
Haskell starts dating a beautiful woman, but Phil is convinced she is actually a he. Phil persuades Holly to dress up in drag to try and see if Haskell's date shows any interest. Stuart feels guilty for sleeping with a woman who believes he is a war hero.
Love and Death
3. Love and Death
November 19, 2014
In an effort to meet new men, Holly joins a grief support group. Stuart and Haskell help prepare Phil for a talk show appearance after he develops a lisp.
The Wedding Unplanner
2. The Wedding Unplanner
November 12, 2014
Holly represents Nicki in her divorce, but her past interrupts the process. Phil tries to prove he is not getting old.
The Devil Wears Hanes
1. The Devil Wears Hanes
November 5, 2014
In the aftermath of Haskell declaring his love for Nicki, Holly tries to play matchmaker. Stuart secretly arranges a meeting for Phil and his high school crush.
Where to Watch The Exes
The Exes is available for streaming on the TV Land website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Exes on demand at Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, Google Play, Apple TV and TV Land.
  • Premiere Date
    November 30, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (5,737)