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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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Runtime:

(91 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The kitchen changes colors: it goes from white with red accents to red with red accents back to white with red accents. 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

[repeated line]
Lily: I'm going over to
[one of her friend's place]
Lily: .
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Referenced in 500 Days of Summer (2009) 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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Tasty Treat
20 April 2001 | by loristSee all my reviews

There aren't many sitcoms worth watching on TV, but 'Grounded For Life' is the exception. A fresh approach, an intelligent look at family life, and a wry sense of humor bring 'Grounded' head and shoulders above the other lame competitors in the field.

Are there other original sitcoms out there... yes, if you search long and hard. But this brings together elements that haven't seen the little screen and leave you screaming with laughter.

The buzz is low but good on this one. I encourage everyone to watch it, otherwise another bright, intelligent bit of TV will bite the dust.


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