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The American sitcom The Goodwin Games is a Fox Television Studios production based on the popular board game Trivial Pursuit. Created by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, who are best known as the creators of How I Met Your Mother and Chris Harris of Fox TV Studios the show uses many actors, writers and directors from How I Met Your Mother. Premiering in 2013 The Goodwin Games was originally scheduled to appear for 13 episodes, but was cut to seven episodes by Fox prior to its debut in the Summer 2013 season.

The Goodwin Games opens with the death of the patriarch of the Goodwin family, Benjamin, played by Beau Bridges. Apparently unhappy with the choices his three children have made in their lives and the breakdown of their relationships Benjamin sets a series of challenges that must be completed before his children can inherit his $23 million fortune. Throughout the seven episodes of the first season of The Goodwin Games the three siblings, Henry, Chloe and Jimmy must combine their knowledge of Goodwin family history and use their given skills to navigate Benjamin's challenges.

Throughout the first season a series of flashbacks show the childhood of the three siblings and begin to explain why their relationships broke down. The three siblings are very different in their outlook on life with Henry Goodwin a successful surgeon and his sister Chloe is the most intelligent, but has given everything up to work in a bar. Finally, brother Jimmy is lazy with a history of taking part in petty crime. Although The Goodwin Games focuses on the search for answers leading to a fortune the show also has moments of drama as the family look to repair their broken relationships. The Goodwin Games follows the traditional U.S. sitcom format featuring episodes of around 22 minutes in length and features a number of well known guest stars throughout the season.

FOX
1 Season, 7 Episodes
May 20, 2013
Comedy
6.6/10
Cast: Becki Newton, Scott Foley, T.J. Miller, Melissa Tang
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  • Chloe and Jimmy try to keep their love lives a secret from Henry. Meanwhile, the siblings realize how much their father is controlling their lives beyond the grave, which leads them to a revelation about the final clue.

  • Chloe reconnects with her childhood friend Ivan, who has had a crush on her since their math club days. Meanwhile, Jimmy attempts to revive his unsuccessful country music career, and Henry accidentally texts a racy photo of himself to his ex-girlfriend.

  • Jimmy decides he wants to have a bigger presence in his daughter Piper's life, so he brings Henry and Chloe along to meet their niece. Jimmy tries to persuade Piper's mom to trust him, and Chloe forms a unique bond with Piper.

  • Chloe is faced with a dilemma when her father presents her with an opportunity to forgo acting and pursue academics. Meanwhile, Henry is forced into wedding planning since his fiancee is too busy running for political office.

  • Chloe becomes suspicious of Jimmy's behavior when she sees him with a mysterious man. Meanwhile, Henry lies to his siblings about being a workaholic, and Chloe is caught off guard by a phone call from her roommates.

  • In the series premiere, three estranged siblings return home to pay their respects to their late father and discover he has left them $20 million - if they can adhere to his wishes.

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