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Man with a Plan (formerly known as I'm Not Your Friend) is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS since October 24, 2016.

Summary Edit

The series is about a dad finds out that parenting is harder than he thought after his wife goes back to work and he's left at home to take care of the kids.

Cast Edit

Main Edit

  • Matt LeBlanc as Adam Burns
  • Liza Snyder as Andi Burns
  • Matt Cook as Lowell
  • Grace Kaufman as Kate Burns
  • Hala Finley as Emme Burns
  • Matthew McCann as Teddy Burns
  • Jessica Chaffin as Marie Faldonado (Season 1.1-1.13)
  • Diana-Maria Riva as Mrs. Rodriguez (Season 1)
  • Stacy Keach as Joe Burns (Season 2-current, recurring season 1)
  • Kevin Nealon as Don Burns

Recurring Edit

  • Kali Rocha as Marcy Burns
  • Swoosie Kurtz as Beverly Burns

Seasons overview Edit

Season Episodes First air date Last air date
Season 1 22 October 24, 2016 May 15, 2017
Season 2 21 November 13, 2017 May 21, 2018
Season 3 22 September 27, 2018 May 16, 2019

Production Edit

Development Edit

On September of 2015, it was announced that CBS had given the production, then titled I'm Not Your Friend, a pilot production commitment. The pilot was written by Jackie and Jeff Filgo who was also set to executive produce alongside with Michael Rotenberg and Troy Zien. Production companies involved with the pilot include Double Double Bonus Entertainment, CBS Television Studios, and 3 Arts Entertainment. On January 2016, the production officially received a pilot order. On February 8, 2016, it was announced that James Burrows would direct the pilot. On May 12, 2016, it was announced that CBS had given the production, now titled Man with a Plan, a series order. A day after that, it was announced that the series would premiere in the fall of 2016 and air on Mondays at 8:30 P.M.

Casting Edit

In March 2016, it was announced that Matt LeBlanc, Jenna Fischer, Jessica Chaffin, Matt Cook, Diana-Maria Riva, Grace Kaufman, Matthew McCann and Hala Finley had joined the pilot's main cast. On May 13, 2016, Fischer of the original pilot was announced to have left the series for unknown reasons. On August 1, 2016, it was announced that Liza Snyder had replaced Fischer in the role of Andi Burns. In August 2, 2016, it was reported that Kevin Nealon had joined the cast in a main role.

Reception Edit

Man with a Plan has received generally negative reviews from critics. On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 21%, based on 22 reviews, with an average rating of 3.5/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Man with a Plans flawed, unimaginative writing fails to properly showcase the charm of its unfortunately underperforming lead." On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the series has a score 36 out of 100, based on 25 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".

Awards and nominations Edit

Awards
Year Award Category Result
2017 People's Choice Awards Favorite New TV Comedy Won
Favorite Actor In A New TV Series – Matt LeBlanc

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