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All About the Andersons
Created by
  • Stephen Cullo
  • Gary Brown
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes16
Executive producers
ProducerFaye Oshima Belyeu
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production companyWarner Bros. Television
Original release
NetworkThe WB
ReleaseSeptember 12, 2003 (2003-09-12) –
February 12, 2004 (2004-02-12)

All About the Andersons is an American sitcom television series that originally aired on The WB from September 12, 2003 to February 12, 2004. It was canceled after one season.


Anthony Anderson is a single father and struggling actor who moves back into his parents' house only to find that his room has been rented out to a nursing student. Upon return, he realizes why he moved out in the first place.



No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Pilot"James WiddoesAnthony Anderson, Adam Glass and Marco PennetteSeptember 12, 2003 (2003-09-12)
Anthony and his son moves in with Anthony's parents to create a stable environment.
2"Don't Be a Dater Hater"James WiddoesMarco PennetteSeptember 19, 2003 (2003-09-19)
Anthony asks his parents for advice when he is about to go out on his first date in 10 years.
3"Go with the Flo"James WiddoesChristopher VaneSeptember 26, 2003 (2003-09-26)
The men of the house are left to fend for themselves after Flo becomes more independent.
4"It's My Son, I Can Raise Him If I Want To"James WiddoesDevon ShepardOctober 3, 2003 (2003-10-03)
Anthony's parenting style is criticized by Joe and Flo.
5"The Golden Child"Joe RegalbutoAdam GlassOctober 10, 2003 (2003-10-10)
Lydia takes the blame when Anthony wrecks the Car.
6"My Hero"Joe RegalbutoTommy CareyOctober 17, 2003 (2003-10-17)
Anthony finds out that Tuga is embarrassed of his father's profession.
7"Flo's Dream"James WiddoesJay DyerOctober 31, 2003 (2003-10-31)
Anthony plans a surprise birthday party for Flo.
8"Everyone Plays"James WiddoesPeter MurrietaNovember 7, 2003 (2003-11-07)
Joe insists on taking over for Anthony as a Tee Ball coach.
9"Joe's Big Break"James WiddoesJacque Edmonds CoferNovember 14, 2003 (2003-11-14)
Anthony and Joe bets on who can land an acting job first. Lydia discovers that the only reason she has been asked to speak at a fundraiser is because of her nationality.
10"Training Wheels"James WiddoesChristopher Vane and Jay DyerNovember 21, 2003 (2003-11-21)
Anthony has to confess that he can't ride a bike. A young medical genius, who Lydia has been tutoring, develops a crush on her.
11"Get Out of Dodge... Ball"James WiddoesChristopher Vane and Jay DyerJanuary 8, 2004 (2004-01-08)
Dodgeball is about to get banned at Tuga's school because some parents thinks it's too rough, Anthony and Joe challenge the skeptical parents to a dodgeball game where the winning team gets to give their recommendation to the school board. Lydia's future in medicine is in jeopardy because she faints every time she sees blood.
12"One Flew Over the Kai-Kai's Nest"Joe RegalbutoDevon Shepard and Adam GlassJanuary 15, 2004 (2004-01-15)
Anthony discovers that Tuga has an imaginary friend. Lydia tries to improve her love life by improving her cleavage.
13"Home Movie"Joe RegalbutoMarco Pennette and Peter MurrietaJanuary 22, 2004 (2004-01-22)
Tuga is worried when he has to do a school project about his family.
14"Time Bandit"Joe RegalbutoJacque Edmonds CoferJanuary 29, 2004 (2004-01-29)
Joe is worried that a childhood friend of Anthony might be a bad influence.
15"Into the Woods"Jerry ZaksAdam Glass and Devon ShepardFebruary 5, 2004 (2004-02-05)
Anthony and Joe takes a group of kids camping.
16"Face the Music"Jerry ZaksAdam Glass and Devon ShepardFebruary 12, 2004 (2004-02-12)
Anthony takes clarinet lessons again in order to encourage Tuga to continue his piano lessons.


Michael Speier of Variety was generally positive in his review of All About the Andersons, noting that it was "a routine sitcom with tried-and-true mechanisms, but there's something brewing here that feels more distinct", and praised the series' star, stating "As a leading man, Anderson is a delight."[1] Tom Shales of The Washington Post praised the "surprisingly effective dramatic moments between Anthony Anderson as a struggling actor and John Amos as Joe, his very hard-shelled dad."[2] Tom Jicha of Sun-Sentinel was more mixed in his assessment of the series, declaring "There's a lot to like about All About the Andersons" but also warning that "Unfortunately, the material is boilerplate sitcom..."[3]


  1. ^ Michael Speier (September 9, 2003). "All About the Andersons". Variety. Retrieved 2021-03-03.
  2. ^ Tom Shales (September 12, 2003). "'All About the Andersons': A Reunion With Reality". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2021-03-03.
  3. ^ Tom Jicha (September 12, 2003). "Andersons Have Star Power, Occasional Twinkle". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Archived from the original on 2020-10-27. Retrieved 2021-03-03.