Cousins for Life
GenreComedy
Created byKevin Kopelow & Heath Seifert
Starring
Theme music composerRick Butler & Fred Rapoport
ComposerRick Butler & Fred Rapoport
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes20
Production
Executive producers
  • Kevin Kopelow & Heath Seifert
  • Jeny Quine
Producers
  • Vincent Brown
  • Wayne Conley
  • Craig Wyrick-Solari
Cinematography
  • Bryan Hays
  • Joseph W. Calloway
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original networkNickelodeon
Picture formatHDTV 720p
Audio format5.1 surround sound
Original releaseNovember 24, 2018 (2018-11-24) –
June 8, 2019 (2019-06-08)
External links
Website

Cousins for Life is an American comedy television series created by Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert that aired on Nickelodeon from November 24, 2018 to June 8, 2019. The series stars Scarlet Spencer, Dallas Dupree Young, Micah Abbey, Ron G, and Ishmel Sahid.

Premise

When his wife is deployed on a mission across the sea, Clark takes his son Stuart where they move to Portland to live with Clark's uptight brother Lewis and his children Ivy and Leaf. Since moving in together, Stuart and Ivy partake in different activities together while having different misadventures along the way.

Cast

Main

Recurring

Notable guest stars

Production

The series was green-lit with a 20-episode order on March 8, 2018, and premiered in November 2018. Production began in Los Angeles in summer 2018. Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert serve as executive producers.[7][8] On October 29, 2018, it was announced that a sneak peek of the series would air on November 24, 2018.[9] New episodes of the series resumed on January 5, 2019.

Episodes

No.Title [10][11]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [10][11]Prod.
code [10]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Movin' In"Jonathan JudgeHeath Seifert & Kevin KopelowNovember 24, 2018 (2018-11-24)1010.62[12]
Guest star: Emma Shannon
2"Space Invader"Jonathan JudgeHeath Seifert & Kevin KopelowJanuary 5, 2019 (2019-01-05)1020.68[13]
Guest star: Jolie Hoang-Rappaport
3"Scammer Time"Katy GarretsonRachel McNevinJanuary 12, 2019 (2019-01-12)1040.86[14]

Special guest star: Lizzy Greene

Guest star: Jolie Hoang-Rappaport
4"Hot Dog Day Afternoon"Katy GarretsonJim Hope & Loni Steele SosthandJanuary 19, 2019 (2019-01-19)1050.69[15]
Guest stars: Stephanie Lemelin, Tyler Chase, Jasmine T.R. Gatewood
5"This Little Piggy Went to Market"Eric Dean SeatonWayne ConleyJanuary 26, 2019 (2019-01-26)1080.85[16]
Guest star: Cate Scott Campbell
6"The Fearsome Foursome"Robbie CountrymanJeny QuineFebruary 2, 2019 (2019-02-02)1121.12[17]
Guest stars: Jolie Hoang-Rappaport, Tait Blum
7"Super Ivy"Jody Margolin HahnRachel McNevinFebruary 16, 2019 (2019-02-16)1110.83[18]
Guest stars: Preston Jones, Carsyn Rose
8"Art-Thur"Trevor KirschnerHeath Seifert & Kevin KopelowFebruary 23, 2019 (2019-02-23)1130.80[19]
Guest stars: Kendall Rae, Emma Shannon, Jolie Hoang-Rappaport, Tait Blum
9"A Farewell to Arthur?"Brian StepanekShawnté McCallMarch 2, 2019 (2019-03-02)1150.77[20]

Special guest star: Roman Reigns

Guest star: Emma Shannon
10"Clothes Call"Robbie CountrymanVincent BrownMarch 9, 2019 (2019-03-09)1060.85[21]

Ivy and Stuart create biodegradable clothes using food around the house, though they both do so for different reasons. Ivy wants to support the environment and have Lady Elle recognize her work, while Stuart wants to use it to become rich and famous. However, in all of the excitement, Stuart reveals that he promised Lady Elle that he and Ivy would have all the clothes done in a day, which leads to bugs not being worked out. When Lady Elle stops by to evaluate the clothes, they begin falling apart due to their being biodegradable. Meanwhile, Leaf and Clark are enjoying a television show called "Judge Jerky", but Lewis walks in and cannot understand why they like the show so much, as he has to get to an actual court trial. Leaf wants to see his father in action and asks if he can go court with him, to which agrees, and Clark tags along as well. However, things later fall apart when a biodegradable suit he got from Ivy and Stuart starts falling apart on him, leaving him in his underwear in the courtroom, despite Ivy and Stuart's efforts to save him after racing over there. Stuart ultimately decides not to discipline Ivy and Stuart after they apologize to him and instead engages in a pillow fight with them.

Guest stars: Jolie Hoang-Rappaport, Judy Kain, Violet Lux
11"Those Medal-ing Kids!"Jonathan JudgeKuamel StewartMarch 16, 2019 (2019-03-16)1180.78[22]

Special guest star: Annie LeBlanc

Guest star: Kheris Rogers
12"Green Girl Returns"Trevor KirschnerLoni Steele Sosthand & Jim HopeMarch 30, 2019 (2019-03-30)1140.55[23]
Guest stars: Savannah May, Carsyn Rose, Carlton Byrd
13"Cousins Day"Jody Margolin HahnKuamel StewartApril 6, 2019 (2019-04-06)1160.75[24]

Special guest star: Daniella Monet

Guest stars: Jolie Hoang-Rappaport, Tait Blum
14"Eyes on the Prize"Robbie CountrymanJeny QuineApril 13, 2019 (2019-04-13)1070.62[25]
Guest stars: O'Neill Monahan, Frank Cappello
15"Operation: Mom"Jonathan JudgeKevin Kopelow & Heath SeifertApril 20, 2019 (2019-04-20)1170.68[26]
Guest stars: Stephanie Lemelin, Jasmine T.R. Gatewood
16"Trapped for Life"Robbie CountrymanRachel McNevinApril 27, 2019 (2019-04-27)1200.55[27]
Guest star: Brendan Hunt
17"IvyScares"Jonathan JudgeSteve FreemanMay 4, 2019 (2019-05-04)1030.60[28]
Guest stars: John Paul Green, Emma Shannon
18"Service for the Service"Adam WeissmanKevin Kopelow & Heath SeifertMay 11, 2019 (2019-05-11)1090.63[29]
Guest stars: Tyler Chase, Jasmine T.R. Gatewood (V.O.)
19"Blending a Hand"Robbie CountrymanSteve FreemanJune 1, 2019 (2019-06-01)1190.57[30]

Special guest star: Daniella Monet

Guest star: Tait Blum
20"Stain-cation"Jody Margolin HahnSteve FreemanJune 8, 2019 (2019-06-08)1100.47[31]
Guest star: Stephanie Lemelin

Ratings

Viewership and ratings per season of Cousins for Life
Season Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 20 November 24, 2018 (2018-11-24) 0.62[12] June 8, 2019 (2019-06-08) 0.47[31] 0.71

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