STATUS: previously in development (2004-2005 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release) One look tells you Professor Tom Nash is a new dad. Despite his compulsion to baby-proof the world, he's also obsessed with giving his newborn son, Dexter, a normal childhood. But his chances aren't looking too good. For starters, he didn't have a normal childhood himself. His dad left when Tom was a baby to "find himself" and his mother's a therapist – all theory, no practice. Secondly, Dad Kip just popped back up at the hospital. Tom's first guess is that he's trying to make amends, but no, he and his girlfriend Misti have just had a son, too. No stranger to strange, Tom deals... until his wife Linda decides to go back to work. While day care doesn't fit Tom's "perfect childhood" model, an infant doesn't go over well in his lecture hall. Tom caves and looks for a babysitter, but what he finds is Kip, who's dying for a second chance. Grandpa/babysitter? It's worth a shot. Where's that nanny-cam? Two of the producers of Cheers have created the ultimate scenario for exploring father issues and exploit it with great comic zeal. Starring Nicole Sullivan (The King of Queens) and Tom Everett Scott (That Thing You Do). Two generations of fathers. Two generations of sons. Two generations of women who just want to stay out of the way.