Kimberly Williams-Paisley in According to Jim

Kimberly Williams-Paisley

Born: 1971-09-14


Kimberly Williams-Paisley

Kimberly Williams was born on September 14, 1971 in Rye, New York to parents Gurney, a freelance medical journalist, and Linda, a fund-raiser. Kimberly has two younger siblings: Jay, a camera assistant, Torrence, California firefighter, and Ashley , also an actress.

She has been in show business since the age of thirteen, appearing in commercials for such companies as Pizza Hut and Clearasil. She got her first (and best known) film role as Annie Banks in the 1991 remake of Father of the Bride while she was a sophmore at Northwesten University in Evanston, Illinois.

She took a break from acting after filming to pursue her education, with the exception of the film Indian Summer, which she shot during her summer break.

After graduating from Northwesten in 1993, she filmed the sequel to Father of the Bride in 1994. Her next big role came when she starred as Isabel Lukens in the short-lived ABC drama Relativity in 1996. She also dated tennis star Pete Sampress from 1997 to 1999.

She then starred in a series of independent films, most noteably the epic mini series The 10th Kingdom opposite John Larroquette. Her most current TV role is that of Dana, sister-in-law of Jim Belushi in his sitcom According to Jim.

She got engaged to country music star Brad Paisley in late 2002, even appearing in his award-winning music video "I'm Gonna Miss Her" which also features Little Jimmy Dickens, ESPN sportscaster Dan Patrick, and even risque' talk show host Jerry Springer. She also appears briefly in Brad's video for "Little Moments", a song that she is the basis for. The couple married on March 15, 2003 in Southern California Kimberly's sister Ashley played Dylan Messenger on the NBC sitcom Good Morning Miami until cancellation in spring 2004.


Season 8

Heaven Opposed to Hell
WatchedS08E18: Heaven Opposed to Hell
Aired: Tue, 2009-06-02
Jim dies after choking on shrimp and ends up in Heaven, where he has to stand trial in front of God while being defended by Andy. His sister-in-law Dana represents the Devil, and the battle for Jim's future begins.

Season 7

The Devil Went Down To Oak Park
WatchedS07E18: The Devil Went Down To Oak Park
Aired: Tue, 2008-05-27
The Devil come to collect on a deal Jim made with him years ago when he was courting Cheryl - that he would give up his fifth child if the Devil would make Cheryl fall in love with him.
No Bedrest For The Wicked
WatchedS07E17: No Bedrest For The Wicked
Aired: Tue, 2008-05-27
Jim anxiously awaits for the moment when Cheryl is off bedrest so she'd take over all the chores, but Dana urges him to let Cheryl rest until she goes into labor. After meeting Cheryl's gynecologist, Jim learns that Cheryl wa...
The Cheater
WatchedS07E16: The Cheater
Aired: Tue, 2008-05-13
Cheryl insists on playing a game that she somehow always wins, but Dana is aware of the fact that Cheryl is cheating.
The Six-Week Curse
WatchedS07E15: The Six-Week Curse
Aired: Tue, 2008-05-13
Dana puts Andy under hypnosis to learn why all of his relationships don't last longer than six weeks. Upon learning that it's due to Andy's low self-esteem, Dana decides to boost up Andy's confidence, but she ends up making t...
The Chaperone
WatchedS07E14: The Chaperone
Aired: Tue, 2008-04-29
Andy finally meets the perfect girl, but things get rough when he lets Jim babysit the woman's daughters, who then end up missing while Andy is having dinner with Emily.
I Drink Your Milkshake
WatchedS07E13: I Drink Your Milkshake
Aired: Tue, 2008-04-22
Jim suggests a tribunal to sort out the kids differences since they keep arguing all the time. But the system comes back to haunt him when the children suggest their parents do the same after Jim and Andy have a dispute.
The Gift Certificate
WatchedS07E12: The Gift Certificate
Aired: Tue, 2008-04-15
Jim finds out that Andy has forgotten to use a gift certificate that he bought him for his birthday. Not wanting the money to be wasted, he uses it on himself. All is well until Andy remembers he has the gift certificate an...
Pregnancy Brain
WatchedS07E11: Pregnancy Brain
Aired: Tue, 2008-03-11
When pregnant Cheryl has memory problems, Jim takes advantage of the situation and builds a "man cave" in their basement instead of a child's room.
All Dolled Up
WatchedS07E10: All Dolled Up
Aired: Tue, 2008-03-04
Jim is forced to host Gracie's doll-themed birthday party while a pregnant Cheryl is on bed rest.
Goodwill Hunting
WatchedS07E09: Goodwill Hunting
Aired: Tue, 2008-02-26
Without consulting with Cheryl, Jim transforms the garage into a cigar lounge and donates the kids' old clothes and furniture to charity. When Cheryl informs Jim that she is pregnant with twins, he is forced to retrieve all t...
The Rendezvous
WatchedS07E08: The Rendezvous
Aired: Tue, 2008-02-19
While Cheryl visits, the kids demand all her free time, and a planned rendezvous with Jim at the airport, never quite gets started.
Period Peace
WatchedS07E07: Period Peace
Aired: Tue, 2008-02-12
Jim reads his daughter's diaries in hopes of discovering why they bicker so much, which informs him that as one daughter is coming of age and the other is jealous because she hadn't done so already.
Ruby's First Date
WatchedS07E06: Ruby's First Date
Aired: Tue, 2008-01-29
Jim is having trouble playing the role of both parents while Cheryl is out of town, taking care of her mom and reassigns the "mommy' duties to Dana after Ruby tries to talk a little "girl talk" with him.
Cheryl Goes to Florida
WatchedS07E05: Cheryl Goes to Florida
Aired: Tue, 2008-01-22
Jim uses the female neighbors to help keep the house clean and care for the kids, while Cheryl is away taking care of her mother.
The Perfect Fight
WatchedS07E04: The Perfect Fight
Aired: Tue, 2008-01-15
Jim and Cheryl feel an ease of their marital woes after having a food fight. That is, until Andy seeks revenge on Jim for some past pranks played against him by his children.
Safety Last
WatchedS07E03: Safety Last
Aired: Tue, 2008-01-08
When Cheryl takes a greater interest in general safety and health, Jim feels stifled by her new rules and regulations. Just after Cheryl forces Jim to wear an I.D. badge during his morning jog, Jim is head-butted by a bull on...
The Hot Wife
WatchedS07E02: The Hot Wife
Aired: Tue, 2008-01-01
Cheryl can't flirt her way into a reservation at a hot new restaurant, and she begins to worry that her beauty has faded. So Jim cooks up a scheme to cheer his wife up. When he starts to forge suggestive notes from the handso...
Jim Almighty
WatchedS07E01: Jim Almighty
Aired: Tue, 2008-01-01
Jim is dismayed to learn that Cheryl has joined a dinner party club. When he grumbles that he'd like to meet the moron who invented women, God suddenly appears to defend himself. If Jim thinks he can do a better job, he's wel...

Season 6

Jim's Birthday
WatchedS06E18: Jim's Birthday
Aired: Wed, 2007-05-16
Jim is turning 50 and doesn't want a birthday party, but Cheryl, not believing him, throws him a surprise party -- which he deliberately sabotages. Later Jim confesses to Cheryl about being humiliated at his 13th birthday par...
Any Man of Mine
WatchedS06E17: Any Man of Mine
Aired: Wed, 2007-05-09
In order to avoid attending another musical with Cheryl, Jim finds a gay man to accompany her.
Devlin in Disguise
WatchedS06E16: Devlin in Disguise
Aired: Wed, 2007-05-02
When Tim and Cindy Devlin crash Gracie's birthday party, they announce they're getting divorced. Soon thereafter, Cindy and Andy become an item -- resulting in Jim and Cheryl plotting to break the two up.
The Grill II
WatchedS06E15: The Grill II
Aired: Wed, 2007-04-25
Andy and Jim end up in a war after Andy tries to sell a grill at his garage sale that Jim gave him a few years ago.
What Lies Beneath
WatchedS06E14: What Lies Beneath
Aired: Wed, 2007-04-18
When Andy buys a metal detector, he unearths Jim's wedding ring -- which has been lost for over a year. Unbeknownst to Cheryl, Jim has been wearing a fake ring all along, hoping she wouldn't notice.
The At-Bat
WatchedS06E13: The At-Bat
Aired: Wed, 2007-04-04
Jim's repeated bad advice to Kyle during a softball game is thrown back in his face when the Ghost of Andy gives him a glimpse of a future Kyle as a loser because of Jim's failed attempts to help his son on that fateful day.
Coach Jim
WatchedS06E12: Coach Jim
Aired: Wed, 2007-03-28
Jim coaches his daughters' wimpy, non-competitive basketball team and turns them into tough, aggressive winners.
In Case of Jimergency
WatchedS06E11: In Case of Jimergency
Aired: Wed, 2007-03-14
After an argument with a claims representative about his bill, Jim's health insurance is canceled, and Jim decides to hide the truth from Cheryl, until she ends up sick and he gets her cold.
Separate Ways
WatchedS06E10: Separate Ways
Aired: Wed, 2007-03-07
Dana and baby Tanner stay with Jim and Cheryl while Ryan is away, but Jim complains the baby's crying keeps him up all night, so Cheryl urges Jim to stays over at Andy's. The guys end up enjoying some male bonding while Chery...
WatchedS06E09: Dino-Mite
Aired: Wed, 2007-02-28
Dana and Cheryl hesitantly entrust Ryan and Jim to watch the kids and baby Tanner while they have a girls' night out. But Jim sneaks the brood into the museum after hours to see the dinosaur exhibit, and their shenanigans res...
WatchedS06E08: Deliverance
Aired: Wed, 2007-01-31
Dana goes into labor early, and since Ryan is unable to get home in time to deliver the baby, Jim must fill in.
Cheryl Gone Wild
WatchedS06E07: Cheryl Gone Wild
Aired: Wed, 2007-01-24
Jim and Ryan are shocked to learn that images of Cheryl and Dana have surfaced in a "Chicks Gone Wild" video.
All the Rage
WatchedS06E06: All the Rage
Aired: Wed, 2007-01-17
A raging Jim accidentally backs into a police car while chasing down a guy who blasts his car stereo daily down his street. When arrested, Jim opts for anger management classes in lieu of paying the fine -- which thrills Cher...
Good Grief
WatchedS06E05: Good Grief
Aired: Wed, 2007-01-17
When Cheryl's beloved Uncle Donald dies, Jim takes over housekeeping, but soon starts to suspect that Cheryl is using him.
Hoosier Daddy
WatchedS06E04: Hoosier Daddy
Aired: Wed, 2007-01-10
Jim and Cheryl's plans to mark their 15th anniversary in Indiana are undone by Dana's labor pains and an impending natural disaster.
Guinea Pygmalion
WatchedS06E03: Guinea Pygmalion
Aired: Wed, 2007-01-10
Jim feels like a guinea pig in a test of humanity when the family pet needs a costly operation, and he's the one holding the purse strings.
The Flannelsexual
WatchedS06E02: The Flannelsexual
Aired: Wed, 2007-01-03
When Jim claims that men should not let woman feminize them, he ends up on a talk show. Then he goes to Dana's co-ed baby shower to prove his point.
The Punch
WatchedS06E01: The Punch
Aired: Wed, 2007-01-03
Jim thinks that Cheryl has been spoiling her son Kyle for way too long, and Jim's idea is to help Kyle throw the perfect punch when in self defense. However Jim's idea goes haywire when Kyle gets suspended for repeatedly hitt...

Season 5

Belaboring the Point
WatchedS05E22: Belaboring the Point
Aired: Tue, 2006-05-02
When an ecstatic Ryan announces that Dana is pregnant, Jim advises him on how to avoid the pitfalls of Dana’s upcoming fluctuating hormones. Then Jim dreams that he is pregnant.
Jim's Best Friend
WatchedS05E21: Jim's Best Friend
Aired: Tue, 2006-03-21
Andy starts to play chess with Ryan on a regular basis and a jealous Jim assumes Andy is no longer his best friend.
The Thin Green Line
WatchedS05E20: The Thin Green Line
Aired: Tue, 2006-03-14
Cheryl urges Jim to behave on St. Patty’s Day and forego his annual law-bending “Green Man” routine so she can assure herself an appointment to the church committee. Her chances are nevertheless diminished -- n...
Daddy Dearest
WatchedS05E19: Daddy Dearest
Aired: Tue, 2006-03-07
Jim believes that the father of one of Ruby’s and Gracie’s classmates is his father who abandoned his family as a child.
Polite Jim
WatchedS05E18: Polite Jim
Aired: Tue, 2006-03-07
Jim makes his own neighbour cry with complaining about his backyard barbeque, so he ends up taking polite lessons from Andy, in order to become a better person.
The Grumpy Guy
WatchedS05E17: The Grumpy Guy
Aired: Tue, 2006-02-28
Jim discovers that his neighbor has written a series of children’s books in which she models the series’ grumpy old man on him and chronicles the long-standing feud between them.
Get Your Freak On
WatchedS05E16: Get Your Freak On
Aired: Tue, 2006-02-21
Cheryl believes she's attending a tasteful lingerie party, but is shocked to learn the hostess is selling sex toys and Cheryl buys one, but won't tell Jim.
Mr. Right
WatchedS05E15: Mr. Right
Aired: Tue, 2006-02-07
Cheryl and Jim get into an argument about Erik Estrada, and Jim sets out to prove Cheryl wrong about an incident that occurred with the actor ten years ago.
The Stick
WatchedS05E14: The Stick
Aired: Tue, 2006-02-07
On his birthday, Jim accuses Cheryl of habitually choosing gifts intended to change him instead of to please him.
Renewing Vows
WatchedS05E13: Renewing Vows
Aired: Tue, 2006-01-24
Jim and Cheryl squabble during a ceremony to renew their wedding vows after Cheryl allowed Gracie and Ruby to get their ears pieced even though Jim had adamantly forbidden it.
Sex Ed Fred
WatchedS05E12: Sex Ed Fred
Aired: Tue, 2006-01-10
When Jim and Cheryl watch an sex education video that is shown at Ruby's school, Jim realizes that he is watching a young him.
The Gift of the Maggie
WatchedS05E11: The Gift of the Maggie
Aired: Tue, 2005-12-13
When Cheryl and Dana’s mother, Maggie, visits for the holidays, Jim and Cheryl compete with Ryan and Dana for her affection.
Lean on Me
WatchedS05E10: Lean on Me
Aired: Tue, 2005-11-29
Cheryl encourages Jim to meet a former girlfriend wants to discuss business for lunch, and then regrets it when she becomes convinced that the old flame has romantic intentions.
The Dream
WatchedS05E09: The Dream
Aired: Tue, 2005-11-15
Jim tries to blackmail Dana when he finds out she’s having erotic dreams about him.
James & the Annoying Peach
WatchedS05E08: James & the Annoying Peach
Aired: Tue, 2005-11-08
To teach Jim the value of communication, Cheryl doesn't speak to him for three days.
Chick Whisperer
WatchedS05E07: Chick Whisperer
Aired: Tue, 2005-11-01
Jim helps Andy pick up a beautiful woman in a bar, but she turns out to be crazy -- and eventually leaves Andy and stalks Jim instead.
WatchedS05E06: Anec-Dont's
Aired: Tue, 2005-10-18
Cheryl, upset that Jim thinks her daily anecdotes are boring, steals Dana's story about meeting Oprah. Jim, now determined to out-do Cheryl, makes up a story about his construction office catching fire. But when Cheryl take t...
The Race
WatchedS05E05: The Race
Aired: Tue, 2005-10-11
Out-of-shape Jim enters a 10K marathon to teach Kyle, who wants to quit basketball, a lesson about not being a quitter -- but he cheats to get first to the finish line.
Charity Begins at Hef's
WatchedS05E04: Charity Begins at Hef's
Aired: Tue, 2005-10-04
When Cheryl wins two tickets to visit Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion in a charity-raising contest that Jim secretly entered her in, she decides to take Dana instead of him.
The Tale of the Tape (2)
WatchedS05E03: The Tale of the Tape (2)
Aired: Tue, 2005-09-27
Jim worries that Cheryl's romantic expectations will increase when his new brother-in-law, Ryan, showers Dana with flowers and gifts. But then Jim learns that a special blues tape Cheryl supposedly made for him when they were...
The Tale of the Tape (1)
WatchedS05E02: The Tale of the Tape (1)
Aired: Tue, 2005-09-27
Jim worries that Cheryl's romantic expectations will increase when his new brother-in-law, Ryan, showers Dana with flowers and gifts. But then Jim learns that a special blues tape Cheryl supposedly made for him when they were...
Foul Ball
WatchedS05E01: Foul Ball
Aired: Tue, 2005-09-20
Jim sneaks Kyle out of his first day of kindergarten to go see a Cubs game -- against Cheryl's wishes.

Season 4

Wedding Bell Blues
WatchedS04E27: Wedding Bell Blues
Aired: Tue, 2005-05-17
On Dana's wedding day, Jim accidentally knocks the family's favorite reverend unconscious with the car door, so he has to scramble to find a replacement preacher at the last minute, on the Season Finale.
Wedding Bell Blues
WatchedS04E26: Wedding Bell Blues
Aired: Tue, 2005-05-17
Immediately following the 100th episode, a special half-hour retrospective episode takes a hilarious look at Cheryl and Jim's botched anniversary moments from years past.
Geronimo Jim
WatchedS04E25: Geronimo Jim
Aired: Tue, 2005-05-10
Cheryl and Dana think they have cause to worry when Dana's fianc - wants to race fast cars and Jim wants to take up skydiving.
The Bachelorette Party
WatchedS04E24: The Bachelorette Party
Aired: Tue, 2005-05-03
When Cheryl's prim and proper bachelorette party disappoints Dana, Jim and Andy treat Dana to a rowdy night she'll never forget - but now will she make it to the wedding?
The Competition
WatchedS04E23: The Competition
Aired: Tue, 2005-04-19
Jim, certain he will win the annual hot dog eating contest, is humiliated when instead he loses to a petit woman (Suzy Nakamura), and his problems are further compounded when Andy decides to date the female champion.
The Clock
WatchedS04E22: The Clock
Aired: Tue, 2005-04-12
Jim and Cheryl adjust the clocks to get the kids to bed earlier so they can have more quality time together.
Kentucky Fried Beltzman
WatchedS04E21: Kentucky Fried Beltzman
Aired: Tue, 2005-03-29
Jim is shocked to learn that his recently deceased friend will be buried with a rare baseball card he stole from Jim.
Spelling Bee
WatchedS04E20: Spelling Bee
Aired: Tue, 2005-03-22
Jim's pride in Gracie's new-found spelling-bee aptitude quickly turns to dismay when he has to drive her to tournaments all over the state.
Take My Wife, Please
WatchedS04E19: Take My Wife, Please
Aired: Tue, 2005-03-15
In order to avoid going to an opera with Cheryl, Jim asks an elderly widower to be her escort.
Shall We Dance
WatchedS04E18: Shall We Dance
Aired: Tue, 2005-03-08
When Andy decides to learn how to dance for his sister's wedding, he turns to Jim, a closet dancer, for help.
The Mustache
WatchedS04E17: The Mustache
Aired: Tue, 2005-03-08
A hot delivery girl gives Jim some fashion advice, prompting him to grow a mustache, which Cheryl hates. Cheryl retaliates by becoming a brunette - but Jim loves it. After a chance meeting with the girl, Cheryl asks her to gi...
The Wedding Dress
WatchedS04E16: The Wedding Dress
Aired: Tue, 2005-02-22
When Cheryl offers Dana the use of her wedding gown, Jim and Andy try to cover up the fact that the dress was destroyed in a fiery sports celebration years ago.
Guess Who's Cooking Your Dinner?
WatchedS04E15: Guess Who's Cooking Your Dinner?
Aired: Tue, 2005-02-15
Cheryl cooks dinner for Dana and her boyfriend and lets him believe that Dana actually did the cooking.
A Crying Shame
WatchedS04E14: A Crying Shame
Aired: Tue, 2005-02-08
Cheryl claims to like men who aren't afraid to cry, but when Jim bursts into tears after a movie, she is surprised to find herself turned off by his sensitivity.
The Jealous Husband
WatchedS04E13: The Jealous Husband
Aired: Tue, 2005-01-25
To make Cheryl feel desirable, Jim fakes a jealous rage in a restaurant and tries to teach Dana's date to do the same, but the lesson backfires when Dana fears her new beau is paranoid and possessive.
WatchedS04E12: Nanny-Cam
Aired: Tue, 2005-01-18
Jim buys a nanny-cam to spy on the sitter he didn't want Cheryl to hire but learns something about Cheryl instead, prompting her to buy a camera of her own.
Sympathy From the Devlins
WatchedS04E11: Sympathy From the Devlins
Aired: Tue, 2005-01-11
Jim befriends his obnoxious neighbors when he believes they bring good luck when he's watching the Chicago Bulls.
Stalking Santa
WatchedS04E10: Stalking Santa
Aired: Tue, 2004-12-14
Jim tangles with a department store Santa after the two are involved in a parking lot fender bender. Unfortunately, Jim's kids witness the skirmish and are fearful Santa won't leave them any gifts for Christmas.
Poking The Bear
WatchedS04E09: Poking The Bear
Aired: Tue, 2004-11-30
Cheryl's gynecologist forbids her from having sex with Jim until the time is right to get pregnant, and Jim eats crow in order to win a huge account from a blowhard potential client.
The Hunters
WatchedS04E08: The Hunters
Aired: Tue, 2004-11-23
To prove his worth as a man, Jim -- along with Andy -- hunt a turkey for Thanksgiving, but on the hunt Jim is pursued by a legendary 40-lb. psychotic bird christened "Angry Pete."
Plot Twist
WatchedS04E07: Plot Twist
Aired: Tue, 2004-11-16
Cheryl's mother, Maggie, wants Jim, Cheryl and the family to rest someday in a family plot she reserved years ago, but Jim insists on his own family plot -- then secretly reserves a plot for himself next to a star football pl...
Father-Daughter Dance
WatchedS04E06: Father-Daughter Dance
Aired: Tue, 2004-11-09
Jim feels hurt when Ruby invites Andy to the father-daughter dance instead of him.
Dress to Kill Me
WatchedS04E05: Dress to Kill Me
Aired: Tue, 2004-10-26
Jim worries that Kyle is becoming a sissy when the boy insists on wearing a Cinderella costume for Halloween.
The Garage Door
WatchedS04E04: The Garage Door
Aired: Tue, 2004-10-19
Cheryl and Dana are forced to smash their way out of a locked garage, because they ignored Jim's lesson on how to open the door from the inside.
The Grill
WatchedS04E03: The Grill
Aired: Tue, 2004-10-12
Jim offers to give Andy an old barbecue grill, then decides Andy should pay for it.
The Effort
WatchedS04E02: The Effort
Aired: Tue, 2004-09-28
When Cheryl's surprise romantic evening for Jim cuts into his planned TV boxing match, he dispatches her by getting her drunk.
A Hole in One
WatchedS04E01: A Hole in One
Aired: Tue, 2004-09-21
Cheryl wants Jim to give up his vices so he can get her pregnant.

Season 3

The Vast Difference (2)
WatchedS03E29: The Vast Difference (2)
Aired: Tue, 2004-05-25
Cheryl asks Jim to get a vasectomy after a pregnancy scare. Jim reluctantly agrees, but chickens out right before the procedure. When Cheryl lavishes him with praise for his unselfish move, he can't admit to her that he didn'...
The Swimming Pool (1)
WatchedS03E28: The Swimming Pool (1)
Aired: Tue, 2004-05-25
During a heat wave, Jim, the kids, Dana, Andy and Andy's new girlfriend sneak into a vacationing neighbor's pool to beat the heat -- despite Cheryl's initial protests. But then Cheryl starts sneaking over to the pool by herse...
Everyone Gets Dumped
WatchedS03E27: Everyone Gets Dumped
Aired: Tue, 2004-05-18
Tensions rise when Cheryl discovers that Dana is dating one of her ex-boyfriends, Doug, who dumped her without explanation 15 years ago. When Jim learns that Doug has season tickets to the Cubs, bygones are bygones and he's s...
The Marriage Bank
WatchedS03E26: The Marriage Bank
Aired: Tue, 2004-05-11
Thinking it might get Cheryl to let him go on a fishing trip with Andy, Jim makes a "deposit" in the "marriage bank" by agreeing to go to a couples seminar with her. Jim's plans are foiled, however, when Dr. Ted, the marriage...
WatchedS03E25: Trashed
Aired: Tue, 2004-05-04
Pack rat Cheryl asks Jim to rent a storage unit to house seven years' worth of the kids' art projects, but Jim refuses to pay the fee, so he tosses everything out, thinking Cheryl won't notice -- until she needs some of the p...
The Toilet
WatchedS03E24: The Toilet
Aired: Tue, 2004-04-27
Cheryl promises to take Jim's opinions seriously when she decides to remodel the bathroom, until Jim insists it include a hideous high-tech stainless steel toilet -- that talks.
The Truck
WatchedS03E23: The Truck
Aired: Tue, 2004-04-06
Cheryl ask Jim to use his truck to transport a giant paper-mâché grizzly bear the girls made for "spirit week" to their school -- except Jim just lost his truck in an arm wrestling match and, in a gesture of macho pride...
Who's The Boss?
WatchedS03E22: Who's The Boss?
Aired: Tue, 2004-03-30
Andy resents a rich, bossy client, then dates her.
The Baby
WatchedS03E21: The Baby
Aired: Tue, 2004-03-16
Jim's sister, Roxanne, shows up on his doorstep — pregnant — and Andy discovers he may be the father.
No Crime, But Punishment
WatchedS03E20: No Crime, But Punishment
Aired: Tue, 2004-03-09
Gracie's recent misbehavior spree makes Jim think she's lying when she claims her new Gameboy was a gift from a new friend.
When You Wish to Be a Star (2)
WatchedS03E19: When You Wish to Be a Star (2)
Aired: Tue, 2004-03-02
Dana's first task in her new ad agency job is to cast the perfect TV family for Disney's cruise line. Cheryl and the kids get the job, but for the role of "dad" Dana's new boss picks a handsome actor over Jim, on a two-part s...
When You Wish to Be a Star (1)
WatchedS03E18: When You Wish to Be a Star (1)
Aired: Tue, 2004-02-24
Dana's first task in her new ad agency job is to cast the perfect TV family for Disney's cruise line. Cheryl and the kids get the job, but for the role of "dad" Dana's new boss picks a handsome actor over Jim.
Cheryl Sings
WatchedS03E17: Cheryl Sings
Aired: Tue, 2004-02-17
Cheryl tries to impress her braggart cousin, Mindy , by telling her that she is the singer in Jim's band.
The Best Man
WatchedS03E16: The Best Man
Aired: Tue, 2004-02-10
Jim tries to convince his nervous friend, Danny, not to back out of his wedding plans with Laraine.
Dana Dates the Reverend
WatchedS03E15: Dana Dates the Reverend
Aired: Tue, 2004-01-27
Dana falls for the Reverend Pierson after he sets her up with a promising job lead.
House for Sale
WatchedS03E14: House for Sale
Aired: Tue, 2004-01-06
The Devlins return to haunt Jim and Cheryl when they decide to put a bid on the house across the street.
Secret Santa
WatchedS03E13: Secret Santa
Aired: Tue, 2003-12-09
Dana admits to Cheryl that she can't afford to buy Jim a Christmas present, so Cheryl lets Dana put her name on one of the presents she bought for him. Dana innocently picks out Cheryl's big present to Jim, but when Jim is th...
Rules of Engagement
WatchedS03E12: Rules of Engagement
Aired: Tue, 2003-12-02
Cheryl caters to Jim's every whim to make amends for a big fight they had the night before — except Jim doesn't remember the fight at all.
The Empty Gesture
WatchedS03E11: The Empty Gesture
Aired: Tue, 2003-11-25
Cheryl feels very much taken for granted as she prepares Thanksgiving dinner this year, especially when she gets stranded on the roof retrieving a tablecloth Jim had fashioned into a Halloween ghost — and no one notices ...
WatchedS03E10: Paintball
Aired: Tue, 2003-11-18
Cheryl cajoles Jim into attending a couples cooking class, which turns into a disaster, so she lets Jim pick out the next couples activity — paintball.
The Imaginary Friend
WatchedS03E09: The Imaginary Friend
Aired: Tue, 2003-11-11
Jim creates an imaginary friend to avoid going to a couple's baby shower with Cheryl.
Scary Movie
WatchedS03E08: Scary Movie
Aired: Tue, 2003-11-04
Gracie and Ruby have nightmares after Jim secretly takes them to see a scary movie.
Dana Dates Jim
WatchedS03E07: Dana Dates Jim
Aired: Tue, 2003-10-28
Dana falls for a guy just like Jim — but she denies the similarities.
ABC's and 123's
WatchedS03E06: ABC's and 123's
Aired: Tue, 2003-10-21
Jim tells Ruby's teacher that Cheryl is illiterate in order to lessen his struggling daughter's homework load.
The Lemonade Stand
WatchedS03E05: The Lemonade Stand
Aired: Tue, 2003-10-21
Jim encourages Gracie and Ruby to earn money for new scooters by opening a lemonade stand, but he doesn't anticipate fierce competition from the neighbor kid's stand — and his parents.
Getting to Know You
WatchedS03E04: Getting to Know You
Aired: Tue, 2003-10-14
When a girlfriend of Cheryl's gets an expensive necklace from her husband, Cheryl presses Jim to do the same for her.
We Have a Bingo
WatchedS03E03: We Have a Bingo
Aired: Tue, 2003-10-07
Jim wrestles with his conscience after he cheats at a church fundraiser bingo game.
The Packer Ball
WatchedS03E02: The Packer Ball
Aired: Tue, 2003-09-30
When Jim's son becomes attached to a Packers football, Jim tries to turn him into a Bears fan instead.
The Errand
WatchedS03E01: The Errand
Aired: Tue, 2003-09-23
Jim tries to prove his competence at running errands for Cheryl, but soon realizes that he's becoming her fetch-it boy. And Andy, in the meantime, thinks that flashing his wedding ring around will somehow transform him into a...

Season 2

Vegas, Baby (2)
WatchedS02E28: Vegas, Baby (2)
Aired: Tue, 2003-05-20
On a family trip to Vegas, Cheryl secretly plans a reunion with Jim and his estranged sister, Roxanne, on the special, one-hour season finale.
Vegas, Baby (1)
WatchedS02E27: Vegas, Baby (1)
Aired: Tue, 2003-05-20
On a family trip to Vegas, Cheryl secretly plans a reunion with Jim and his estranged sister, Roxanne, on the special, one-hour season finale.
Mom's Boyfriend
WatchedS02E26: Mom's Boyfriend
Aired: Tue, 2003-05-13
When Cheryl's recently widowed mother, Maggie, introduces her fiancÈ to the family, Cheryl and her siblings are wary of their whirlwind romance.
About a Girl
WatchedS02E25: About a Girl
Aired: Tue, 2003-05-06
Dana pretends to be Ruby's mother to gain the interest of a single dad she met in the park.
No Harm No Fowl
WatchedS02E24: No Harm No Fowl
Aired: Tue, 2003-04-29
When Gracie adopts an abandoned bird, the household cries fowl about the annoying addition to the family.
The Helmet
WatchedS02E23: The Helmet
Aired: Tue, 2003-04-08
Jim refuses to spend money for a new dryer for Cheryl, but he secretly spends money for pricey sports memorabilia online, which Cheryl discovers when she simultaneously bids against Jim for a Chicago Bears helmet for his birt...
Deal with the Devlins
WatchedS02E22: Deal with the Devlins
Aired: Tue, 2003-04-01
Jim and Cheryl are conflicted when their new friends turn out to be obnoxious — but are also able to get free Bears season tickets and discounts on hot tubs.
Bo Diddley
WatchedS02E21: Bo Diddley
Aired: Tue, 2003-04-01
Jim is torn between holding a nervous Cheryl's hand through her two-hour dental surgery or meeting his hero — blues legend Bo Diddley.
Dana Gets Fired
WatchedS02E20: Dana Gets Fired
Aired: Tue, 2003-03-11
Jim stands up to Dana's caustic boss — and gets her fired — and Andy has trouble delegating the arrangements for his birthday party.
The Pass
WatchedS02E19: The Pass
Aired: Tue, 2003-02-25
A childhood buddy of Jim's who "has it all" hires Jim to design his expensive new home. A resentful Jim doesn't want to take the job at first, until he learns the guy wants something that "belongs" to Jim — Cheryl.
Wonder Woman
WatchedS02E18: Wonder Woman
Aired: Tue, 2003-02-18
When Cheryl is mugged while shopping, Jim goes into protective overdrive.
The Ring
WatchedS02E17: The Ring
Aired: Tue, 2003-02-11
When Jim and Cheryl run into his old girlfriend, Jim worries that Cheryl may find out the truth about his past when she invites the woman to dinner.
Slumber Party
WatchedS02E16: Slumber Party
Aired: Tue, 2003-02-04
When Cheryl gets sick on the day of Ruby's birthday party, Jim is stuck trying to entertain a house full of little girls.
The Smell of Success
WatchedS02E15: The Smell of Success
Aired: Tue, 2003-01-28
Cheryl isn't very supportive of Jim's latest invention, a flatulent doll named "Gassy Gus."
You Gotta Love Somebody (2)
WatchedS02E14: You Gotta Love Somebody (2)
Aired: Tue, 2003-01-21
Cheryl and Jim try to play matchmaker to a cop and his female partner , and Jim and Cheryl's memory of how they met doesn't mesh with the recollections Andy and Dana have, on a special one-hour episode.
You Gotta Love Somebody (1)
WatchedS02E13: You Gotta Love Somebody (1)
Aired: Tue, 2003-01-21
Cheryl and Jim try to play matchmaker to a cop and his female partner, and Jim and Cheryl's memory of how they met doesn't mesh with the recollections Andy and Dana have, on a special one-hour episode.
Moral Dilemma
WatchedS02E12: Moral Dilemma
Aired: Tue, 2003-01-07
Jim treats Cheryl to a romantic weekend with money he knows was mistakenly credited to his card.
The Brother-in-Law
WatchedS02E11: The Brother-in-Law
Aired: Tue, 2002-12-17
Country singer Brad Paisley guest stars as Dana's new boyfriend, an amazing musician who can get Jim the gig of his dreams — once Andy is out of the way.
The Christmas Party
WatchedS02E10: The Christmas Party
Aired: Tue, 2002-12-10
Cheryl and the kids are invited to a neighbor's annual Christmas party, but Jim, who is feuding with the neighbor, isn't invited.
Thanksgiving Confidential
WatchedS02E09: Thanksgiving Confidential
Aired: Tue, 2002-11-26
When Jim and Cheryl are caught fooling around after hours on the set of their kid's Thanksgiving play, Jim tries to find a way to reinstate Cheryl in the good graces with the PTA.
Father Disfigure
WatchedS02E08: Father Disfigure
Aired: Tue, 2002-11-19
The charismatic new preacher at Cheryl and Jim's church holds a grudge against Jim for a childhood dodge-ball incident.
The Bachelor
WatchedS02E07: The Bachelor
Aired: Tue, 2002-11-12
When Dana is picked to be a bachelorette on the reality series The Bachelor, Jim gives her a little advice on how not to be herself.
Punch & Ruby
WatchedS02E06: Punch & Ruby
Aired: Tue, 2002-11-05
Cheryl is concerned that Jim is being a bad influence on the kids when he takes them to a Bears game and they witness him punching a spectator; but Cheryl's disparaging remarks about her body image put her equally at fault as...
The Closet
WatchedS02E05: The Closet
Aired: Tue, 2002-10-29
Jim is upset when Cheryl's stuff takes over the entire house, leaving him with no private place of his own.
The Pizza Boy
WatchedS02E04: The Pizza Boy
Aired: Tue, 2002-10-22
Jim's pizza delivery boy moves in with him and Cheryl after the boy's father kicks him out of the house because of his dream of doing standup comedy.
The Baby Monitor
WatchedS02E03: The Baby Monitor
Aired: Tue, 2002-10-15
Cheryl is dying to be "couple friends" with Ted and Janet, some new neighbors. Against Jim's wishes, she sets up a dinner date with the couple. After a pleasant evening and the guests are gone, Jim and Cheryl manage to overhe...
Cars and Chicks
WatchedS02E02: Cars and Chicks
Aired: Tue, 2002-10-08
Jim claims women aren't capable of getting a good deal on a car, and prophetically, when Cheryl helps Dana buy a new car, it turns out to be a lemon. Dana begs Jim to use his macho influence at the dealership to help her, but...
The Importance of Being Jim
WatchedS02E01: The Importance of Being Jim
Aired: Tue, 2002-10-01
Cheryl and Jim clash when he breaks a promise to save a digital photo she values.

Season 1

No Surprises
WatchedS01E22: No Surprises
Aired: Wed, 2002-05-15
When Cheryl goads Dana into admitting Jim has planned a surprise party for her, a furious Jim cancels the party. A guilt-ridden Cheryl then decides to throw a party for him on her birthday instead — but Jim is too busy b...
Cheryl's Day Off
WatchedS01E21: Cheryl's Day Off
Aired: Wed, 2002-05-08
Jim and Andy leave Ruby and Gracie with one of several moms they met at a park while they go to the movies — then they forget who they gave them to! Meanwhile, Cheryl decides to spend the day with Dana at the movies and ...
Old Friends
WatchedS01E20: Old Friends
Aired: Wed, 2002-05-01
Jim tries to revisit his wilder days when his old buddy, Danny returns to town.
The Receipt
WatchedS01E19: The Receipt
Aired: Wed, 2002-04-24
Jim loses a receipt to return a defective DVD player and Cheryl berates him for it — until she discovers that she's the one who lost it.
Birthday Boys
WatchedS01E18: Birthday Boys
Aired: Wed, 2002-03-20
Jim is compelled to prove his worth by buying his kids an expensive gift after he learns that Dana makes more money than he does.
Date Night
WatchedS01E17: Date Night
Aired: Wed, 2002-03-13
Jim and Cheryl's quiet night on the town turns into a fiasco, while Andy is cajoled by Dana into doing her delinquent taxes.
Under Pressure
WatchedS01E16: Under Pressure
Aired: Wed, 2002-03-06
When Jim develops high blood pressure, Cheryl tries to create a stress-free environment.
WatchedS01E15: Racquetball
Aired: Wed, 2002-02-27
When Cheryl reminds Jim that she beat him at racquetball years ago, he claims he was only letting her win to gain her affections, so Cheryl challenges him to a no-holds-barred re-match.
WatchedS01E14: Blow-Up
Aired: Wed, 2002-02-13
When Cheryl has a revealing photo of herself taken as a Valentine gift to Jim, he proudly shows it to all his friends.
The Money
WatchedS01E13: The Money
Aired: Wed, 2002-01-30
Cheryl decides to go behind Jim's back and loan Andy $1,000 for a downpayment on a new condo.
Model Behavior
WatchedS01E12: Model Behavior
Aired: Wed, 2002-01-23
When Ruby is hired for a cookie ad, Jim sees an opportunity for a lucrative modeling career for his daughter.
The Bad Word
WatchedS01E11: The Bad Word
Aired: Wed, 2002-01-16
While watching a Bears game, Jim blurts out profanity which is repeated by a little friend of Ruby's and Gracie's, then later by both girls. Jim denies uttering it, but gets busted.
An According to Jiminy Christmas
WatchedS01E10: An According to Jiminy Christmas
Aired: Wed, 2001-12-12
Cheryl is hurt when her mother gives Dana a cherished heirloom for Christmas, and Ruby and Gracie think Andy, decked out as Santa, is the real thing.
Andy's Girlfriend
WatchedS01E09: Andy's Girlfriend
Aired: Wed, 2001-11-28
Andy brings tension to dinner when he announces that, like his new girlfriend, Alicia, he's become a vegetarian. Meanwhile Dana is frustrated when her dream date, a renowned physician, can't seem to commit to more than five m...
The Turkey Bowl
WatchedS01E08: The Turkey Bowl
Aired: Wed, 2001-11-21
Jim can't tear himself away from a Thanksgiving Day bowling tournament, though Cheryl and her guests anxiously wait to start dinner.
The Crush
WatchedS01E07: The Crush
Aired: Wed, 2001-11-14
When Andy decides Dana is responsible for his inferiority complex, he asks her to join him in his therapy - but she falls for his therapist; Jim and Cheryl disagree about letting the kids to have their own TV; Jim admits to r...
Cheryl's Old Flame
WatchedS01E06: Cheryl's Old Flame
Aired: Wed, 2001-11-07
Jim sets Dana up with a guy so perfect that even Cheryl falls for him.
Unruly Spirits
WatchedS01E05: Unruly Spirits
Aired: Wed, 2001-10-31
Jim sneaks Gracie out for some Halloween trick or treating, though Cheryl has forbidden her to go, and Andy is convinced he's being stalked by a former girlfriend when he receives a series of creepy phone calls and packages.
WatchedS01E04: Anniversary
Aired: Wed, 2001-10-24
Jim persuades Dana to buy a gift for Cheryl for their tenth anniversary. Dana chooses a beautiful charm bracelet, with little trinkets symbolizing the special moments in Jim and Cheryl's relationship. Cheryl loves the gift fr...
The Cat Came Back
WatchedS01E03: The Cat Came Back
Aired: Wed, 2001-10-17
Cheryl is upset by the death of her cat, Mr. Feeney. She asks Jim to give the cat a proper burial, but he sticks the cat in the freezer so he can watch a football game. Cheryl discovers the cat, and she is upset by Jim's inse...
No Nookie
WatchedS01E02: No Nookie
Aired: Wed, 2001-10-10
Tired of rushing to have sex in whatever few moments they can spare, Cheryl arranges a romantic getaway to the Bahamas. Dana will babysit the kids, leaving Cheryl and Jim free to rekindle their romantic flame. Cheryl even con...
WatchedS01E01: Pilot
Aired: Wed, 2001-10-03
In the premiere episode, six-year-old Ruby suffers separation anxiety during her first week of kindergarten and won't let Cheryl leave the classroom. Jim boasts the situation just needs the emotionally strong heart of a dad. ...