Air Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Time Slot: 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#501) "I Wish That I Had Sammy's Girl"
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"I Wish That I Had Sammy's Girl" -- The two couples compete to see whose son is more popular with a little girl, on the fifth season premiere of YES, DEAR, Wednesday, Feb. 16 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Mark Cendrowski directed the episode written by Executive Producer Greg Garcia.

YES, DEAR is a comedy about two young couples and their outrageously contrasting views on parenting. Greg and Kim Warner (Anthony Clark and Jean Louisa Kelly) struggle on a daily basis to become perfect at the job. Kim is a neurotic, stay-at-home mother, and although her husband, Greg, is a success in his career, his more difficult job is keeping his wife calm as they raise their two young children. While Kim is determined to be the perfect mother and perfect wife and to raise the perfect children, her sister, Christine Hughes (Liza Snyder), a very down-to-earth mother of two, continually reminds her that life will never be perfect. Christine's husband, Jimmy (Mike O'Malley), often feels compelled to share with his brother-in-law his philosophy about being a husband and a parent while still remaining a man.

In the season premiere, Logan unintentionally steals Sammy's girlfriend so Kim and Greg try to bribe her back with fancy toys. Their sneaky plan starts a competition with Jimmy and Christine to see who is the more desirable child, Sammy or Logan.

Anthony Clark's feature film credits include "Dogfight," "The Thing Called Love," "Killing Cinderella" and "The Rock." On Broadway, he appeared in the Tony Award-winning production of "The Grapes of Wrath." His television credits include "Boston Common," "Soul Man" and "Ellen."

Mike O'Malley's big break came when he hosted a Nickelodeon game show called "Get the Picture." He went on to host the network's sports-action fantasy show "Guts." His feature film credits include the upcoming, "The Perfect Man," "28 Days," "Pushing Tin," "Deep Impact" and "Above Freezing." His television credits include "Law & Order," "Life with Roger" and "The Mike O'Malley Show." He is also well-known for his portrayal of sports fanatic "The Rick" in ESPN's promotional spots.

O'Malley is also an accomplished playwright. Two of his plays, "Three Years from Thirty" and "Diverting Devotion," have been published and produced Off Broadway. A third play, "Searching for Certainty," was recently produced in Los Angeles.

Jean Louisa Kelly starred as Rowena Morgan in the feature film "Mr. Holland's Opus." Her other feature film credits include "Uncle Buck," "Landfall," "Origin of the Species," "Stranger in the Kingdom" and "The Fantasticks." Kelly's television credits include "Cold Feet," "Mad About You" "Law & Order" and "Cyber Stalking." Her theatre credits include the title role of "Annie" at the Theater by the Sea in Rhode Island when she was 11 years old. At age 15 she appeared in the original Broadway cast of "Into the Woods."

Liza Snyder's television credits include "Jesse," "Sirens," "Chicago Hope" and "Murder, She Wrote," both on CBS, and "Down the Shore." Snyder made her feature film debut in "Pay It Forward." Her father was a professor of theater at Smith College and her mother is a singer-songwriter. Her maternal grandparents were five-time Oscar´┐Ż-winning composer Johnny Green and actress and consumer reporter Betty Furness.

YES, DEAR is produced by Twentieth Television in association with CBS productions. Greg Garcia is executive producer. Alan Kirschenbaum is consulting producer. Jay Kleckner is co-executive producer.

Greg Warner: Anthony Clark
Jimmy Hughes: Mike O'Malley
Kim Warner: Jean Louisa Kelly
Christine Hughes: Liza Snyder
Dominic Hughes: Joel Homan
Sam Warner: Anthony and Michael Lamar
Logan Hughes: Brandon Baerg
Claire: Gigi Goff
Joan: Shulie Cowen
Man: Jeffrey Nicholas Brown
Kevin: Cody Klop
Lizzie: Stephanie Patton
Young Greg: Cooper Green

RATING: To Be Announced

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