|Welcome to the Family|
|Created by||Mike Sikowitz|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||9|
|Executive producer(s)||Mike Sikowitz|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
|Original run||October 3 – October 17, 2013|
Welcome to the Family is an American television series that aired on NBC from October 3, to October 17, 2013 on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. Eastern/7:30 p.m. Central, after Parks and Recreation. On May 10, 2013, the network placed a series order for the single camera comedy, which was canceled from NBC television schedule on October 18, 2013 after three episodes had aired. However, the series continues on STAR World India and is also available on Hulu.
The series follows a clash of cultures involving two American families brought together by the couple formed by Junior, the valedictorian son of a Latino family, and Molly, the less academic daughter of an Anglo family. The two are finishing high school and Junior is Stanford bound. On graduation day, they discover that Molly is pregnant. The pair decide to get married, forcing a bonding and blending of their two very different families.
Cast and characters
- Mike O'Malley as Dr. Daniel Stacy "Dan" Yoder - Molly's father
- Mary McCormack as Caroline Yoder - Molly's mother
- Ella Rae Peck as Molly Yoder
- Joey Haro as Junior Hernandez
- Ricardo Antonio Chavira as Miguel Hernandez - Junior's father
- Justina Machado as Lisette Hernandez - Junior's mother
- Fabrizio Zacharee Guido as Demetrio Hernandez
- Eva Longoria as Miguel's ex-girlfriend and Demetrio's teacher
- Diedrich Bader as Rick, Mike's friend and business partner.
- Josh Meyers as Rollins, Caroline's annoying coworker.
- Joel Murray as Gabe, Caroline's coworker and a recovering alcoholic.
- Bonita Friedericy as Sandra, Molly's spiritual adviser.
- Craig Cackowski as Todd, Mike's basketball teammate.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers
|1||"Pilot"||Michael Engler||Mike Sikowitz||October 3, 2013||2.99|
|Dan and Caroline Yoder are attending the high school graduation of their daughter Molly, who barely passed her classes, and have to get her to stop texting long enough to receive her diploma. At the same time, Junior Hernandez, the eldest son of Miguel and Lisette Hernandez and a valedictorian at his high school, is just starting a speech to his class when he receives a text from Molly, announcing that she's pregnant. Dan, not knowing of his daughter's relationship with Junior, has a shouting match with Miguel when he tries to use a "free boxing lesson" coupon at the gym that Miguel owns. Later, when Junior insists his parents meet Molly's parents, Miguel and Dan continue to berate each other. While Caroline and Lisette attempt to deal with the situation and each other's families, it appears that Miguel and Dan want to continue being antagonistic.|
|2||"Dan Finds Out"||Michael Engler||Mike Sikowitz||October 10, 2013||2.49|
|Caroline finds out she is pregnant and wants to keep it a secret, but Junior finds out. At their children's request, Miguel and Dan try to work out their differences at the gym.|
|3||"The Big RV Adventure"||Michael Engler||Michael Borkow||October 17, 2013||2.42|
|Dan buys an RV to have more family time, while Miguel and Lisette discover Demetrio's teacher is Miguel's ex.|
|4||"Molly and Junior Find a Place"||Linda Mendoza||Peter Murrieta||October 25, 2013(India)||N/A|
|Molly and Junior decide to move into their own place.|
|5||"Halloween"||Linda Mendoza, Rebecca Asher||Vanessa McCarthy||November 1, 2013(India)||N/A|
|It's Halloween and Molly and Junior go to a costume party. In the meantime, Caroline tries to hide her pregnancy to an important client.|
|6||"Dan and Miguel Play Ball"||Rebecca Asher||Dylan Morgan, Josh Siegal||November 8, 2013(India)||N/A|
|Dan asks Miguel to play in his weekly basketball game. Miguel loses a tooth in the game by accident. later at the dental clinic, Miguel bites Dan's finger. In the meantime, Caroline and Lisette get into a fight. Junior gets a job in the biology lab.|
|7||"Lisette's Abuela Visits"||Jay Chandrasekhar & Michael Engler||November 15, 2013(India)||N/A|
|Lisette's grandmother comes to visit, putting the women in trouble, as she has been hiding the real lifestyle of her family. Meanwhile, Junior worries when he thinks that Molly has gone into denial about the pregnancy.|
|8||"Thanksgiving"||Jay Chandrasekhar||Mike Sikowitz||November 29, 2013(India)||N/A|
|9||"Date Night"||Peter Murrieta||December 6, 2013(India)|
Reviews were decidedly negative. In a review for Variety, Brian Lowry said Welcome to the Family was "a sitcom with all the depth of a knock-knock joke." The Washington Post's Hank Steuver anointed it as his "nominee for quickest and most punitive cancellation" and gave it an F. A writer for TV by the Numbers described the viewership as "dismal", falling to "anemic" by the second week.
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- Bibel, Sara (October 4, 2013). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory', 'Grey's Anatomy' & 'The Originals' Adjusted Up; 'Parks And Recreation', 'Welcome to the Family', 'Sean Saves the World', 'Michael J. Fox Show', & 'Parenthood' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 4, 2013.
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- "Welcome to the Family : Season 1". Retrieved November 30, 2013.
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- Steuver, Hank (September 13, 2013). "‘Welcome to the Family’ on NBC". Retrieved November 30, 2013.
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