Yes, Dear
GenreSitcom
Created by
Starring
Opening theme
ComposerRick Marotta
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes122 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Jay Kleckner
  • Patrick McCarthy
  • Bobby Bowman
  • Erika Kaestle
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production companies
Original release
NetworkCBS
ReleaseOctober 2, 2000 (2000-10-02) –
February 15, 2006 (2006-02-15)

Yes, Dear is an American sitcom television series created by Alan Kirschenbaum and Gregory Garcia that originally ran on CBS for six seasons, from October 2, 2000, to February 15, 2006, with a total of 122 episodes. It starred Anthony Clark, Jean Louisa Kelly, Mike O'Malley, and Liza Snyder.

Critics panned the first season and anticipated it to be canceled during its first season. Despite this, Yes, Dear ended up being a sleeper hit for CBS.[1] In March 2006, CBS cancelled the series after 6 seasons, after star Anthony Clark was hired to host NBC's Last Comic Standing.[2]

Premise

Greg Warner, a successful businessman in the film industry, and Kim, his level-headed stay-at-home wife, do their best to be the perfect parents to their young son, Sammy (and later daughter, Emily). Things become difficult when Kim's sister Christine and her husband Jimmy Hughes move into the Warners' guest house with their two rambunctious boys, Dominic and Logan.

Episodes

Main article: List of Yes, Dear episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedAverage viewers
(in millions)
Rank
First airedLast aired
124October 2, 2000 (2000-10-02)May 14, 2001 (2001-05-14)13.1[3]#28[3]
224September 24, 2001 (2001-09-24)May 13, 2002 (2002-05-13)13.9[4]#21[4]
324September 23, 2002 (2002-09-23)May 19, 2003 (2003-05-19)13.3[5]#25[5]
424September 22, 2003 (2003-09-22)May 24, 2004 (2004-05-24)10.7[6]#40[6]
511February 16, 2005 (2005-02-16)May 18, 2005 (2005-05-18)9.2[7]#53[7]
615September 14, 2005 (2005-09-14)February 15, 2006 (2006-02-15)7.8[8]#85[8]

Cast

Main cast

Recurring

Children

Grandparents

Co-Workers

Cancellation

CBS originally announced the cancellation of Yes, Dear in early 2004, but later ordered a fifth season of 13 episodes to debut at midseason, after the show cut its license fee to secure the renewal.[9] After canceling Center of the Universe,[10] CBS debuted the fifth season of Yes, Dear on Wednesday, February 16, 2005, at 9:30 p.m. Eastern.[11] CBS then ordered a sixth season of 22 episodes to air from 2005 to 2006, but that order was then reduced to 13 episodes. Two episodes that were prevented from airing during season five due to news preemptions were pushed to season six.[12][13] On May 15, 2006, CBS announced that Yes, Dear has been cancelled after 6 seasons.[14]

Syndication

Reruns of Yes, Dear aired on TBS from 2004 until 2012,[15] Nick at Nite from 2012 until 2014,[16] CMT from 2012 until 2013,[17] and NickMom from 2013 until 2015.[18]

Connection with Raising Hope

In 2010, Garcia premiered a new show, titled Raising Hope from Fox. In the third season, in episode sixteen, Brian Doyle-Murray is shown as an executive of the Hollywood studio, a reference to his role as Mr. Savitsky.[19]

The next episode, Mike O'Malley and Liza Snyder reprise the characters of Jimmy and Christine Hughes and are prominently featured as characters who have made a habit of watching a sex video made by the characters in the new series, Virginia and Burt Chance. Dominic, Logan, and the guest house are also referred to in the conversation.[20] Jimmy makes another appearance in the fourth season, in episode 19 (a different actress portrays Christine and is renamed Christy).[21]

References

  1. ^ Lynette Rice (November 28, 2001). "Why Yes, Dear is a ratings hit and critical miss". Entertainment Weekly.
  2. ^ Lisa de Moraes (March 3, 2006). "Violence! Violence! Violence! Burps! Nose Picking!". Washington Post. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "2000-01 Ratings History". The TV Ratings Guide.
  4. ^ a b "How did your favorite show rate?". USA Today. May 28, 2002. Retrieved January 9, 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Nielsen's TOP 156 Shows for 2002–03".
  6. ^ a b "I. T. R. S. Ranking Report: 01 Thru 210". ABC Medianet. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved May 25, 2007.
  7. ^ a b "Primetime series". The Hollywood Reporter. Nielsen Business Media. May 27, 2005. Archived from the original on August 21, 2009. Retrieved September 12, 2009.
  8. ^ a b "Season Program Rankings from 09/19/05 through 05/28/06". ABC Medianet. May 28, 2006. Archived from the original on October 11, 2014. Retrieved July 3, 2009.
  9. ^ "2004 Broadcast Upfront Presentations Wrap-Up, Part 1". The Futon Critic. May 25, 2004. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  10. ^ "CBS Says 'Yes, Dear'". The Futon Critic. January 21, 2005. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  11. ^ "CBS Rocks and Rolls in February". The Futon Critic. January 27, 2005. Retrieved February 25, 2020.
  12. ^ Anna Johns (November 5, 2005). "The end for Yes, Dear?". TV Squad. Archived from the original on July 14, 2010. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  13. ^ Rachel Cericola (November 5, 2005). "No More "Yes, Dear"". TV Fodder. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  14. ^ "CBS Renews 'Home,' 'Queens,' 'Christine'; Picks Up Seven Pilots". The Futon Critic. May 15, 2006. Retrieved February 6, 2024.
  15. ^ John Eggerton (March 16, 2004). "TBS Says, Yes, Dear". Broadcasting & Cable.
  16. ^ "Nickelodeon Adds Friends and Yes, Dear to Nick At Nite's Powerhouse Roster of Modern Comedies". Viacom CBS. March 10, 2011. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  17. ^ "CMT Will Air Reba and Yes, Dear This Fall". CMT News. July 2, 2012. Archived from the original on May 29, 2022. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  18. ^ "NickMom Announces New Development Slate Including Whoopi Goldberg Project And Greenlights Second Season Of Docu-Comedy Take Me To Your Mother". PR Newswire. July 26, 2013. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  19. ^ Jessica Rawden (December 17, 2012). "Raising Hope Adds Emily Rutherfurd, Brian Doyle-Murray For Two-Part Episode". Cinema Blend.
  20. ^ Jessica Rawden (January 3, 2013). "Mike O'Malley And Liza Snyder To Guest Star On Raising Hope". Cinema Blend.
  21. ^ Phil Dyess-Nugent (March 21, 2014). "Raising Hope: "Para-Natesville Activity"". AV Club.