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Grounded For Life is an American sitcom that aired on Fox from January 10, 2001 to January 28, 2005. The series had a total of 85 episodes.

Plot

The show, set in an Irish neighborhood of Staten Island, New York, is about the comedic interplay of the Irish-American Catholic Finnerty family. One of the central aspects of the show is that Sean and Claudia Finnerty had their first child and got married when they were only 18 years old. Thus, although their eldest is a teenage daughter, the parents are themselves relatively young and not finished with their "wild" years. (In an episode where Sean goes to fetch Lily from the police station and is mistaken for her drug dealer, his father quips, "That's what happens when you're 18 and don't know what a rubber is!") The show features an unusual style of storytelling, often starting with a scene at the end of the story or sometimes in the middle and filling in the gaps with flashbacks. Its main concepts are an Irish/Italian Catholic family with one daughter and two sons, surviving endless catastrophes, utilizing flashbacks to further explain each current situation. Music is important in the production of the series, as musical cues introduce and conclude flashbacks. Episodes are also named after songs or are a play on song names or lyrics. Each episode has slightly different music in the opening sequence, differing at the end of the sequence.

Cast

  • Donal Logue as Sean Finnerty
  • Megyn Price as Claudia Finnerty
  • Griffin Frazen as Jimmy Finnerty
  • Jake Burbage as Henry Finnerty
  • Kevin Corrigan as Eddie Finnerty
  • Richard Riehle as Walt Finnerty

Series Overview

Season Episodes Originally aired (U.S. dates)
Season premiere Season finale
1 15 January 10, 2001 May 23, 2001
2 22 September 26, 2001 May 8, 2002
3 10 September 17, 2002 May 9, 2003
4 25 September 5, 2003 May 7, 2004
5 13 September 17, 2004 January 28, 2005

Season 1: (2001)

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Title Directed by Written by
1 1 "Episode 1.01" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
2 2 "Episode 1.02" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
3 3 "Episode 1.03" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
4 4 "Episode 1.04" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
5 5 "Episode 1.05" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
6 6 "Episode 1.06" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
7 7 "Episode 1.07" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
8 8 "Episode 1.08" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
9 9 "Episode 1.09" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
10 10 "Episode 1.10" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
11 11 "Episode 1.11" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
12 12 "Episode 1.12" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre

Season 2: (2001-02)

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Title Directed by Written by
13 1 "Episode 2.01" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
14 2 "Episode 2.02" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
15 3 "Episode 2.03" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
16 4 "Episode 2.04" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
17 5 "Episode 2.05" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
18 6 "Episode 2.06" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
19 7 "Episode 2.07" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
20 8 "Episode 2.08" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
21 9 "Episode 2.09" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
22 10 "Episode 2.10" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
23 11 "Episode 2.11" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
24 12 "Episode 2.12" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
25 13 "Episode 2.13" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
26 14 "Episode 2.14" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
27 15 "Episode 2.15" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
28 16 "Episode 2.16" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
29 17 "Episode 2.17" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
30 18 "Episode 2.18" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
31 19 "Episode 2.19" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
32 20 "Episode 2.20" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
33 21 "Episode 2.21" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
34 22 "Episode 2.22" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
35 23 "Episode 2.23" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
36 24 "Episode 2.24" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre

Season 3: (2002-03)

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Title Directed by Written by
37 1 "Episode 3.01" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
38 2 "Episode 3.02" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
39 3 "Episode 3.03" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
40 4 "Episode 3.04" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
41 5 "Episode 3.05" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
42 6 "Episode 3.06" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
43 7 "Episode 3.07" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
44 8 "Episode 3.08" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
45 9 "Episode 3.09" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
46 10 "Episode 3.10" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
47 11 "Episode 3.11" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
48 12 "Episode 3.12" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
49 13 "Episode 3.13" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
50 14 "Episode 3.14" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
51 15 "Episode 3.15" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
52 16 "Episode 3.16" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
53 17 "Episode 3.17" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
54 18 "Episode 3.18" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
55 19 "Episode 3.19" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
56 20 "Episode 3.20" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
57 21 "Episode 3.21" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
58 22 "Episode 3.22" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
59 23 "Episode 3.23" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
60 24 "Episode 3.24" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre

Season 4: (2003-04)

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Title Directed by Written by
61 1 "Episode 4.01" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
62 2 "Episode 4.02" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
63 3 "Episode 4.03" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
64 4 "Episode 4.04" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
65 5 "Episode 4.05" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
66 6 "Episode 4.06" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
67 7 "Episode 4.07" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
68 8 "Episode 4.08" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
69 9 "Episode 4.09" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
70 10 "Episode 4.10" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
71 11 "Episode 4.11" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
72 12 "Episode 4.12" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
73 13 "Episode 4.13" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
74 14 "Episode 4.14" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
75 15 "Episode 4.15" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
76 16 "Episode 4.16" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
77 17 "Episode 4.17" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
78 18 "Episode 4.18" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
79 19 "Episode 4.19" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
80 20 "Episode 4.20" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
81 21 "Episode 4.21" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
82 22 "Episode 4.22" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
83 23 "Episode 4.23" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
84 24 "Episode 4.24" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre

Season 5: (2004-05)

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Title Directed by Written by
85 1 "Episode 5.01" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
86 2 "Episode 5.02" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
87 3 "Episode 5.03" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
88 4 "Episode 5.04" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
89 5 "Episode 5.05" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
90 6 "Episode 5.06" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
91 7 "Episode 5.07" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
92 8 "Episode 5.08" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
93 9 "Episode 5.09" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
94 10 "Episode 5.10" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
95 11 "Episode 5.11" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
96 12 "Episode 5.12" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
97 13 "Episode 5.13" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
98 14 "Episode 5.14" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
99 15 "Episode 5.15" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
100 16 "Episode 5.16" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
101 17 "Episode 5.17" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
102 18 "Episode 5.18" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
103 19 "Episode 5.19" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
104 20 "Episode 5.20" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
105 21 "Episode 5.21" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
106 22 "Episode 5.22" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
107 23 "Episode 5.23" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
108 24 "Episode 5.24" Mark Cendrowski Chuck Lorre
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