Every new fall season there´s a bet on which is the first show to go, and this one was my bet. I didn´t win, as it was not the first cancelled show, but it was quite close though as NBC cancels Welcome To The Family after only three episodes.
I decided when the pilots came to me that We Are Men, Dads and Welcome To The Family were the weakest links. And among those would be the one to go, and I bet on Welcome To The Family. It was Lucky 7 the first one to go, and We Are Men and Welcome To The Family followed closely; but Dads appears to be getting a fair chance as the show got an order for extra scripts.
So, why did Welcome To The Family get cancelled? Because the ratings were subpar and the show wasn´t there creatively either. Now, Sean Saves The World will not get paired with it, and maybe improve its numbers.
Dan Yoder (Mike O’Malley, “Glee,” “My Name Is Earl”) and wife, Caroline (Mary McCormack, “In Plain Sight,” “The West Wing”), think they finally have it made. Their daughter, Molly (Ella Rae Peck, “Deception,” “Gossip Girl”) — not the most diligent of students — has managed to graduate from high school and has been accepted to college. The proud parents are looking forward to an empty nest and are breathing a heavy sigh of relief.
Across town, Molly’s secret boyfriend, Junior Hernandez (Joseph Haro, “Glee,” “Awkward”), is graduating from his high school with top honors and has plans to go to Stanford. Parents Miguel (Ricardo A. Chavira, “Desperate Housewives”) and Lisette (Justina Machado, “Six Feet Under,” “ER”), who also have a younger son, Demetrio (Fabrizio Guido, “World War Z”), are bursting with pride. Everything seems like it is falling into place for them, but unbeknownst to both families, Molly and Junior are about to become parents themselves.
Once the teens break the big news, these two very different families are thrown together, which goes anything but smoothly… and the news that Molly and Junior are engaged to be married doesn’t exactly make things better.
Dan and Miguel have the most difficult time adjusting to their new situation (and each other), while Caroline and Lisette take a softer approach to getting to know one another. When each of the parents realizes the kids are serious about making a life together, the adults exhale and begin to come to terms with this new blended family. Clearly, it will take understanding, humor, love and patience to make it all work.
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