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Grounded for Life 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (2001–2005)
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Thirty-something Irish Catholic couple Sean and Claudia deal with their three children as well as Sean's judgmental father and his carefree brother.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Donal Logue ...  Sean Finnerty / ... 91 episodes, 2001-2005
Megyn Price ...  Claudia Finnerty 91 episodes, 2001-2005
Kevin Corrigan ...  Eddie Finnerty 91 episodes, 2001-2005
Lynsey Bartilson ...  Lily Finnerty 91 episodes, 2001-2005
Griffin Frazen ...  Jimmy Finnerty 91 episodes, 2001-2005
Jake Burbage Jake Burbage ...  Henry Finnerty 78 episodes, 2001-2005
Bret Harrison ...  Brad O'Keefe 65 episodes, 2001-2005
Richard Riehle ...  Walt Finnerty 45 episodes, 2001-2005
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Storyline

Irish Catholic couple Sean and Claudia Finnerty live in Staten Island, New York, with their three children, Lily, Jimmy, and Henry. They get into all sorts of trouble, usually because of Sean's brother, Eddie, who's got connections all over town. Sean and Eddie's father, Walt, often drops by and shares in the disaster. Most adventures are later recalled and they find out exactly what happened, like when the family car was supposedly stolen or when Sean's credit card was mysteriously maxed out, and even when Sean causes a blackout on Super Bowl Sunday. All this and more, and because Sean and Claudia were young and carefree when they got married and had kids, they are now grounded for life, so to speak. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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A new comedy about the art of raising parents. See more »

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Comedy

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Carsey-Werner-Mandabach

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grounded for Life See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(91 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The show was originally pitched with the title "Don't Get Me Started". However, when no one was happy with that name, network and production company executives began to pitch new titles. Suggestions included "The Young Parent Show" and "Egg, Sperm - Now This" before settling on "Grounded For Life". See more »

Goofs

The Finnerty family is said to live on Staten Island, but none of the outdoor scenes look at all like Staten Island. See more »

Quotes

Sean: Hello, Rochelle? No, I do not want to give you my account number and I shall tell you why: because I have already keyed it in three times and given it to several different people including a Beth, a José, and someone who was really rude to me named Kevin. And I think I speak for all Americans when I say that we are SICK of having to call something in and key in the number and then being asked what the number was we keyed in before! All right? So why don't you get a piece of paper - have you ...
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Referenced in I Love the '70s (2003) See more »

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Walking On Sunshine
Written by Kimberley Rew
Performed by Katrina & The Waves (as Katrina and The Waves)
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HILARIOUS
18 July 2001 | by hs407See all my reviews

This has got to be one of the funniest shows to come along in a long time. Just when it seemed like there were no more traces of good 80's-esque sitcoms.......here comes another. There are very few good shows on nowadays. This is a great one in an era of too many "reality-shows". Yet this could be some peoples' reality. Don't miss this one! Megyn Price is terrific....what a find!


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