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Family Tools is a light-hearted quirky comedy offering a look into the relationships of the Shea family as they each come to terms with recent upheavals in their lives. Released in 2013 Family Tools stars Kyle Bornheimer, J.K Simmons, Leah Remini, Johnny Pemberton, Edi Gathegi, and Danielle Nicolet.

Tony Shea, played by J.K Simmons, is a blue-collar hardworking father who has spent his life building up the family handyman business Jiffy Fix. After the recent diagnose of a heart condition sidelines him from the running business he sees no other option but to reluctantly ask his son Kyle to take over for him. Yet a medical condition is not enough to keep him away from Jiffy Fix. He constantly keeps one eye on Kyle expecting him to make a mistake at anytime.

Kyle is more idealistic than his father. Having been recently kicked out of seminary school for trying to make the Bible less preachy he accepts the offer from his father and moves back home. Back in his old stomping grounds things are less than ideal. He shares a bedroom with his step-brother Mason down in the home's dank dusty basement. He is constantly at odds with his employee Darren who never take anything too seriously. With all of these differences Kyle finds himself unsure of where he fits into his new surroundings.

Leah Remini plays Kyle's aunt Terry. Terry is the mediator of the family. In a house where father and son find it easier to communicate with tools than with words she is always there to translate their love for each other. A level head in a home that was built just slightly crooked. Yet as with all members of the Shea family she is not without here own quirks and faults.

Terry's son Mason, played by Johnny Pemberton, is a positive do-gooder. Mason always finds a way to smile in any situation. As the rest of the family muddles through self-imposed chaos he always keeps a calm pacifying demeanor about him. A counter-balance to those around him

Family tools is a sitcom about saving a business, learning from each other's differences and rebuilding family bonds.

ABC
1 Season, 10 Episodes
May 1, 2013
Comedy
5.3/10
Cast: Kyle Bornheimer, J.K. Simmons, Edi Gathegi, Johnny Pemberton
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  • After Terry offers valuable design advice to a client, she and Jack decide to expand the family business with "Designs By Terry."

  • When Jack is pestered by "the bug guys," Tony has a few suggestions on how to handle them, despite Jack's determination to handle them on his own. Meanwhile Aunt Terry is out to win the local art show.

  • When Terry gets sick, Tony must take care of her for a change. Meanwhile, Jack must decide if he should finally take the next step with Stitch.

  • After Jack and Darren accidentally lock themselves in a room at a client's house, the reason for their continuous conflict is revealed.

  • Terry recruits Jack to be a strong male role model for Mason.

  • Stitch anticipates her community college graduation, which influences Jack to seek out Darren and Stitch's estranged and elusive mother. Meanwhile, Terry challenges Tony to fix their shower, which doesn't end well.

  • When Jack lands a job in an affluent neighborhood, Tony can' help himself from stepping in to help.

  • Darren and Jack start working in a corporate office.

  • In the series premiere, Jack's father, Tony, suffers a heart attack and is forced to hand over his beloved handyman business to his son. Unfortunately Jack's past indicates he will fail despite his best efforts to succeed.

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