“The Michael J. Fox Show”: Episode Guide Season 1

EPISODE NUMBER :: 1.01
EPISODE TITLE :: Pilot
ORIGINAL AIR DATE :: September 26, 2013
GUEST STARS :: Matt Lauer as ‘Matt Lauer’; Al Roker as ‘Al Roker’; James Martinez as Mr. Diaz; Lance Kerfuffle as Businessman; Vitaly Benko as Russian Delivery Guy 1; Yury Tsykun as Russian Delivery Guy 2; Brendan Burke as Cop 1; Alan R. Rodriguez as Cop 2; I.J. Shin as MTA Worker; Jimmy Gary Jr. as Sanitation Worker; Peter Alexander as ‘Peter Alexander’ (uncredited); David Boston as Buss Passenger (uncredited); Tim Falter as Guy Standing on Bus (uncredited)
WRITER :: Will Gluck & Sam Laybourne
DIRECTOR :: Will Gluck
PLOT DESCRIPTION :: Mike Henry’s former boss and his wife conspire to get Mike back to work as a TV anchor. He is ready to return to work after a five year absence due to his health. His wife Annie is a teacher at the same school as one of their daughter’s.
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EPISODE NUMBER :: 1.02
EPISODE TITLE :: Neighbor
ORIGINAL AIR DATE :: September 26, 2013
GUEST STARS :: Tracy Pollan as Kelly; Alice Kremelberg as Reese; Dwayne Clark as Signing Waiter #1; Ali Ewoldt as Singing Waiter #2; Derek Roche as Handsome Waiter; Christina Rodriguez as Singing Waiter #4 (credit only); Christopher Sears as Goth Guy; Danielle K. Thomas as Elise; Julia Tokarz as Singing Waiter #3; Karen Walsh as Sylvia
WRITER :: Lon Zimmet & Dan Rubin
DIRECTOR :: Victor Nelli Jr.
PLOT DESCRIPTION :: The Henrys have a new upstairs neighbor who turns the TV up too high and is interested in getting to know Mike personally. Eve’s new friend is a lesbian and Ian finds her attractive. Mike’s sister tries to start a new job.
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EPISODE NUMBER :: 1.03
EPISODE TITLE :: Art
ORIGINAL AIR DATE :: October 3, 2013
GUEST STARS :: Alice Kremelberg as Reese; Todd Barry as Security Guard; Erika Woods as Attractive Woman
WRITER :: Amy Aniobi
DIRECTOR :: Andrew Fleming
PLOT DESCRIPTION :: Eve takes up nude photography, much to Mike and Annie’s chagrin. Ian gets bad relationship advice from Harris, which Leigh tries to fix. Graham learns a technique to stay out of trouble.
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EPISODE NUMBER :: 1.04
EPISODE TITLE :: Hobbies
ORIGINAL AIR DATE :: October 10, 2013
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PLOT DESCRIPTION :: Mike and Annie try to get Graham into a afterschool hobby. Susan Rodriguez Jones, a mean news reporter that Mike previously worked with, gets a job at WNBC. Ian and Leigh help Eve deal with a cyberbully.
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EPISODE NUMBER :: 1.05
EPISODE TITLE :: Interns
ORIGINAL AIR DATE :: October 17, 2013
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PLOT DESCRIPTION :: Mike and Annie realize their daughter has reached the age where she pulls away from parents. Mike gets her an internship at his work as a way to keep connected. It does not go well, especially since Eve likes his nemesis Susan.
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EPISODE NUMBER :: 1.06
EPISODE TITLE :: Teammates
ORIGINAL AIR DATE :: October 24, 2013
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PLOT DESCRIPTION :: Annie gets aggressive with a man who rudely gets on an elevator before letting passengers out. Mike apologizes for her, which upsets Annie even more.
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EPISODE NUMBER :: 1.07
EPISODE TITLE :: Golf
ORIGINAL AIR DATE :: October 31, 2013
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PLOT DESCRIPTION :: Mike is asked to play in a charity golf tournament, so he and Annie decide to make it a romantic getaway weekend. Another celebrity golfer becomes the bane of his existence. The kids rent out their home to make money while the parents are gone.
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EPISODE NUMBER :: 1.08
EPISODE TITLE :: Bed Bugs
ORIGINAL AIR DATE :: November 7, 2013
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PLOT DESCRIPTION :: Mike’s love for his sister, Leigh, is put to the test when a bed bug infestation forces her to move in with his family. Meanwhile, Eve has trouble getting out of a practical joke she’s played on her brother Ian.
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EPISODE NUMBER :: 1.09
EPISODE TITLE :: Homecoming
ORIGINAL AIR DATE :: November 14, 2013
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PLOT DESCRIPTION :: Mike & Annie clear Graham’s room of toys he no longer uses, so he finds all items they no longer use and starts to throw them out. Ian plans for a high school dance instead of thinking of college. Annie is upset when Eve confides in Leigh.
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EPISODE NUMBER :: 1.10
EPISODE TITLE :: Thanksgiving
ORIGINAL AIR DATE :: November 21, 2013
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PLOT DESCRIPTION :: Mike’s parents come to town. This upsets Leigh because her mother is always critical of her, but it delights Annie because she enjoys her in-laws. Leigh turns the tables and sets the mother’s critical eye on Annie. The guys play football.
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EPISODE NUMBER :: 1.11
EPISODE TITLE :: Christmas
ORIGINAL AIR DATE :: December 12, 2013
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PLOT DESCRIPTION :: Ian offers to bake cookies with Graham, but Graham is uninterested. Ian decides to instill holiday cheer in Graham. Mike has to work on Christmas Eve when he and Annie already had plans for the night. Eve wants to celebrate Hanukkah.
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EPISODE NUMBER :: 1.12
EPISODE TITLE :: Party
ORIGINAL AIR DATE :: January 2, 2014
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PLOT DESCRIPTION :: Annie wants to make sure Graham’s slumber party is tame. Ian and Eve decide to make it exciting. Mike holds a party for Harris for receiving an honor, but none of Harris’ friends want to attend-until Mike says it is an engagement party.
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EPISODE NUMBER :: 1.13
EPISODE TITLE :: Secret
ORIGINAL AIR DATE :: January 9, 2014
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PLOT DESCRIPTION :: The Henry’s neighbor, a mobster who has been in hiding, is arrested. Mike thinks he is losing his reporting touch because he did not get the story. Ian & Eve want the statue the mobster gave to Graham because it might hold a treasure.
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EPISODE NUMBER :: 1.14
EPISODE TITLE :: Couples
ORIGINAL AIR DATE :: January 16, 2014
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PLOT DESCRIPTION :: Mike and Annie befriend a married couple in the building having marriage problems, Eve pretends to be troubled to impress a boy, and Graham thinks Ian is a spy.
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EPISODE NUMBER :: 1.15
EPISODE TITLE :: Sochi
ORIGINAL AIR DATE :: January 23, 2014
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PLOT DESCRIPTION :: Mike covers the Olympics. Eve joins a pageant.
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EPISODE NUMBER :: 1.16
EPISODE TITLE :: Surprise
ORIGINAL AIR DATE :: March 12, 2014 (Australia)
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PLOT DESCRIPTION :: Leigh wants her and Mike to go to couples counseling after she foils his plans to throw her a surprise birthday party. Eve has a crush on her substitute History teacher.
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EPISODE NUMBER :: 1.17
EPISODE TITLE :: Co-Op
ORIGINAL AIR DATE :: March 19, 2014 (Australia)
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PLOT DESCRIPTION :: Annie is overwhelmed by her position as president of the building co-op, but Mike’s efforts to ease her burden don’t go as planned. A break-up motivates Ian to take on “The Returner” at work. Leigh lands a new prospect after a book reading.
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EPISODE NUMBER :: 1.18
EPISODE TITLE :: Biking
ORIGINAL AIR DATE :: March 26, 2014 (Australia)
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PLOT DESCRIPTION :: Mike’s rights to the father-son rite of passage: bike riding lessons, may be threatened. Leigh goes to dancing lessons to pick up men, but not alone. Harris and Eve bond over whether behind-the-scenes work is as important as being on stage.
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EPISODE NUMBER :: 1.19
EPISODE TITLE :: Health
ORIGINAL AIR DATE :: April 2, 2014 (Australia)
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PLOT DESCRIPTION :: When the new principal at Eve’s school disagrees with Annie about her English curriculum, he forces her to teach Health class instead. Ian and Harris get a hold of a copy of the manuscript for Leigh’s book.
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EPISODE NUMBER :: 1.20
EPISODE TITLE :: Brandon
ORIGINAL AIR DATE :: April 9, 2014
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PLOT DESCRIPTION :: Leigh’s no-good ex comes back to town. Ian’s relationship with an older woman may be heating up. Eve starts trading Lego time with Graham for dirt on her former BFF.
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EPISODE NUMBER :: 1.21
EPISODE TITLE :: Dinner
ORIGINAL AIR DATE :: April 16, 2014 (Australia)
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PLOT DESCRIPTION :: Ian decides it’s time for his family to meet his girlfriend, but may have neglected to mention some details. He plans dinner party, but the guest list keeps growing. Eve starts hanging out with some older bad-girls who prompt her to try new things. Harris isn’t content with being “just friends” with Leigh.
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EPISODE NUMBER :: 1.22
EPISODE TITLE :: Changes
ORIGINAL AIR DATE :: April 23, 2014 (Australia)
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PLOT DESCRIPTION :: Ian wants to move out, so Eve and Annie help him apartment hunt. The news station gets a visit from a corporate bigwig who announces some changes for Harris, which might alter his plans for his relationship with Leigh.