In this family comedy created by Katie Ford and Jane Cooper Ford, a family of ne'er-do-wells must band together to keep their heads above water when their father and breadwinner passes away, leaving them a mountain of debt.
The Engels must all go to work running Dad's storefront law firm, with one minor problem: daughter Jenna Engel is the only one who is qualified to practice law. Unfortunately for Jenna, this also means taking on her eccentric relatives as co-workers. Ceil, the self-absorbed and overly dramatic but fiercely protective mother works as the firm's paralegal; Sandy, a former pill-popper who has never worked a day in her life, is the receptionist and first line of defense at the firm; and Jimmy, a petty criminal and bad boy who is utterly devoted to his family, is the firm's investigator. Jenna, the youngest sibling and "the good one," becomes the unlikely family patriarch, running the law firm and keeping her crazy family together.
It's not pretty, but it's family.
- imDb Rating: 3.9 (429 Votes)
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A family are forced to band together to keep their heads above water when their father and breadwinner passes away, leaving them all in a mountain of debt.
- Rated: N/A
- Released: N/A
- Runtime: 30 min
- Genre: Comedy
- Director: N/A
- Writer: Jane Ford, Katie Ford
- Actors: Andrea Martin, Kacey Rohl, Azura Skye, Benjamin Arthur
- Language: English
- Country: USA, Canada
- Awards: 6 nominations.
- Total Seasons: 1
Episode 1x12; May 29, 2014
1x12: Family Therapy
1x11: Jenna vs. Big Pastry Part II
1x10: Jenna vs. Big Pastry
1x9: The Book Club
1x8: Jenna vs. the Momfia
1x7: The Crazy Family
1x6: Jenna's Presentation
1x5: Meet Irene Horowitz
1x4: Picture Night
Andrea Martin as Ceil Engel
Kacey Rohl as Jenna Engel
Benjamin Arthur as Jimmy Engel
Azura Skye as Sandy Engel
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After the accidental suicide attempt of their mother, Ceil, the youngest member of the Engel family, Jenna leaves her job at a big corporate law firm to take over her late father's law practice with help from her sweet ex-con brother, narcissistic mother, and self-help obsessed sister.
Jenna takes her first case as the new head of the Engel's law firm and Jimmy is all too happy to help out - unfortunately in trying to draw out a confession from their opponent, he winds up sleeping with her. Meanwhile Ceil is at her post "suicide" mandatory group therapy meeting, she has a breakthrough realization - in jumping off the roof, she could have died! And Sandy, who has recently become an ordained minister online, plans a symbolic funeral for Ceil's "old self".
When Jimmy gives their grandmother's ring to a stripper, Jenna is forced to intervene to get it back - and makes an unlikely friend in the process. Meanwhile, Sandy wins free mother/daughter hip-hop classes and brings Ceil along, but they quickly realize the class isn't meant for them. Ceil is ready to get out of there, until a former friend makes fun of Sandy, and then Ceil is determined not only that they stay, but that they win the dance competition.
Jenna is approached by a former client from her old firm, billionaire software genius Sam Taylor, to handle a merger on his behalf. However, it's the worst time for such a high profile client as Ceil, has infected all the office computers with a virus. In addition, Jenna must also help Jimmy calm down Sandy, who has just been served divorce papers.
|5||5||Meet Irene Horowitz||2014-08-07||30||
Just when the office is starting to fall apart, the Engel's neighbor and well-loved lawyer, Arthur Horowitz, offers Jenna a posh new client - clothing line owner, Harry Le Maire. Jenna must try to impress him, at any cost, in order to keep his much needed business. Ceil and Sandy, also trying to earn some extra cash, start their own dessert company. Meanwhile Jimmy hooks up with the girl of his dreams - his nutty, bad girl neighbor, Irene Horowitz.
|7||7||The Crazy Family||2014-04-23||30|
|8||8||Jenna vs. the Momfia||2014-04-30||30|
|9||9||The Book Club||2014-05-07||30|
|10||10||Jenna vs. Big Pastry||2014-05-14||30|
|11||11||Jenna vs. Big Pastry Part II||2014-05-22||30|
|Andrea Martin||as Ceil Engel|
|Kacey Rohl||as Jenna Engel|
|Benjamin Arthur||as Jimmy Engel|
|Azura Skye||as Sandy Engel|