Based on the best-selling Nick Hornby novel, written/produced by Jason Katims and directed by Jon Favreau comes a different kind of coming-of-age story. Will Freeman lives a charmed existence as the ultimate man-child. After writing a hit song, he was granted a life of free time, free love and freedom from financial woes. He’s single, unemployed and loving it. So imagine his surprise when Fiona, a needy, single mom and her oddly charming 11-year-old son Marcus move in next door and disrupt his perfect world. When Marcus begins dropping by his home unannounced, Will’s not so sure about being a kid’s new best friend, until, of course, Will discovers that women find single dads irresistible. That changes everything and a deal is struck: Marcus will pretend to be Will’s son and, in return, Marcus is allowed to chill at Will’s house, play ping-pong and gorge on steaks, something his very vegan mom would never allow. Before he realizes it, Will starts to enjoy the visits and even finds himself looking out for the kid. In fact, this newfound friendship may very well teach him a thing or two that he never imagined possible — about himself and caring for others.
|1/13/2015||About a Boy Becoming a Man|
When Will learns Andy scored an invite to music mogul Johnny Idalis' son's Bar Mitzah, he sees an opportunity to get his music noticed and forces Andy to make him his plus one. With a push from Shea, Marcus convinces Fiona to let him stay home alone while she is on a date with Chris. During their night out alone, mischievous Shea takes Marcus party crashing while Andy and Will find themselves deep into a lie to impress Johnny.
|1/6/2015||About a Manniversary|
To celebrate a year of friendship, Marcus convinces Will to take him to the Golden Gate FemFest. Much to his chagrin, Will obliges and attempts to sneak backstage to fulfill Marcus’ dreams of meeting Lisa Loeb, who is headlining the festival. Meanwhile, Dakota helps Fiona prepare for a night of intimacy with Chris.
|12/9/2014||About a Christmas Carol|
The Christmas celebrations are now in full swing but Will is not having a good time. With the lawsuit still pending, Laurie advises him to settle and move on with his life. Fiona and Andy attempt to create the perfect white Christmas for Marcus.
|12/2/2014||About a Duck|
Feeling nervous about her first real date with Mr. Chris, Fiona wants Dakota to come with her as her safety net. Will ends up tagging along as well as he attempts to woo Dakota.
|11/25/2014||About a Balcony|
Marcus is ecstatic when a popular new teacher, Mr. Chris casts him as Romeo in the school production of notable Shakespeare scenes. Marcus asks Will to build the balcony set for his scene, however Will is more interested in watching "The Three Stooges" marathon with Marcus instead. Threatened by Mr. Chris’ growing relationship with Marcus, Will tries to impress them with the construction of his balcony. Elsewhere, Mr. Chris not only has gained a fan in Marcus, but Fiona as well.