Surprise! You're a father! Bartender Ben comes home one day and finds that an ex-girlfriend has left a baby girl on his doorstep. The addition to Ben's family -- or having a family -- turns his life upside down. As a New York bachelor in his 20s, being a single dad doesn't fit his lifestyle. After much deliberation, Ben decides to raise the baby with help from his buddy Tucker, brother Danny, and hovering mom Bonnie. Also law student Riley -- once chubby, now slim -- wants Ben to take notice of her, but it's Danny who does.
Falling in love with a co-worker and pursuing a relationship is often a slippery slope that has a high probability of not ending well. So, of course, the best time to announce your love to a colleague is when you're about to begin a job overseas and know you'll never see that person again. That's the route Kevin takes, writing a letter to co-worker Audrey to declare his unrequited love for her after he accepts a position abroad. That opportunity falls through, though, and he is forced to go back to his old job. Can you say awkward? Kevin and Audrey must now continue their working relationship with his previously hidden feelings for her now out in the open.
When her sister ends up in prison and her brother-in-law disappears, local politician Mel Burke steps in to take responsibility for her teenage niece Lennox and adolescent nephew Ryder. Realizing quickly she's in over her head, Mel welcomes help in the unlikely form of Joe Longo -- formerly a commodities trader -- who moves in and becomes the family's "manny" ... that is until Joe goes from being Mel's employee to becoming her husband when they marry.
Mike Baxter is the quintessential man's man. Unfortunately, there isn't a lot of room for that at home where he lives with his three daughters and wife, Vanessa. The only other male in the house is his oldest daughter's young son, Boyd. Now, after being a stay-at-home mom for years, Vanessa goes back to work, forcing Mike to take on more parental responsibility than ever before. But his daughters aren't prepared for their old-fashioned, hotheaded patriarch to take over the house. When not at home, Mike is surrounded by men at his job at sporting-goods retailer Outdoor Man, which sells items like guns, jerky and camouflage recliners.
When their respective marriages fall apart, endearing slob Oscar Madison invites his former college friend Felix Unger to move in with him. Right away it becomes obvious that Felix's uptight, neat-freak ways are at odds with his habits, so Oscar worries he has made an enormous mistake, but together they decide that -- whatever their differences -- they can help each other move on from their divorces, make the living arrangement work and, possibly, learn a little more about themselves in the process.
Launching a startup is not an easy task. In this reality series, entrepreneurial millennials get help by spending a semester at Draper University. During the seven-week program led by billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper, he helps mentor the students who are looking to launch their own companies. Guest speakers also share their business knowledge and experience with the class. The candidates pitch their ideas to a panel of venture capitalists, hoping to get an investment that allows them to launch their businesses. The millennials face hard lessons along the way, but the payoff could be life-changing for the one who gets the seed money to launch a business.
Ronny McCarthy wants nothing more than to move away from his sports-crazed Boston family and hit the singles scene in search of a partner, but when his politically incorrect, outspoken father taps him to be the high-school assistant basketball coach instead of his more-athletic -- and straight -- siblings, he is touched by the gesture and rethinks his plans. With a new perspective, Ronny decides to embark on a different path, and he can be sure his tight-knit family will have plenty to say about it.
Accomplished actors Dianne Wiest and James Brolin star as the heads of a large, happy family, in which each member is approaching different milestones. Their eldest daughter, Heather (Betsy Brandt) and her husband consider having another child as they get closer to an empty nest; middle child Matt (Thomas Sadoski) thinks he has found true love; and the youngest of the three siblings, Greg (Colin Hanks) is overwhelmed after having his first child with his wife. Various perspectives are employed as each family member's story unfolds.