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Living with Fran 

A mother of two ends up falling in love with a man half her age as she tries to make him part of the family.
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Series cast summary:
Fran Drescher ...  Fran Reeves 26 episodes, 2005-2007
Ryan McPartlin ...  Riley Douglas Martin 26 episodes, 2005-2007
Misti Traya ...  Allison Reeves 26 episodes, 2005-2007
Ben Feldman ...  Josh Reeves 26 episodes, 2005-2007
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Fran Reeves, a frantic Jewish divorcée, fell madly in love with Riley Douglas Martin, a lovely, hunky contractor half her age, who moves in with her and her nasty ex Ted's two adolescent children, Joshua 'Josh', a timid med school drop-out, and Allison, a bitchy high-school girl. They all have a hard enough time finding out where they fit in this reconstituted, unofficial household, not an actual family, and things are even worse whenever outsiders wonder or ignore how it all works, given the shifted generations, Riley being barely older then his 'step-kids', actually an ideal big brother if only he were a sibling rather than the provider. Alliances and antagonisms shift, but ultimately true love triumphs and things work out. Written by KGF Vissers

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English

Release Date:

4 April 2005 (USA) See more »

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Robbing the Cradle See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The show was originally called "Shacking Up" and focused on a young man who returns home after having a mental breakdown at college, only to discover his divorced mother is living with a man his age. Ben Feldman was cast as the lead, but when Fran Drescher was cast as the mother, the show was reconceived to focus on her character and the title was changed to "Living with Fran". In Season 2, with every episode title included "... with Fran". See more »

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Referenced in What I Like About You: Girls Gone Wild (2005) See more »

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lackluster
18 April 2005 | by iceprincess74See all my reviews

My best friend and I were really looking forward to Living With Fran, and we must say we are totally disappointed. The writing was trite, the acting below average. We did like the daughter, Allison. The actress playing that role was the only believable character. The handsome 'goy toy', easy on the eyes, but needs a few more acting lessons.

I expected more from Fran, whom I just love. She is selling herself short on this sitcom. The second episode was a flip of the first episode. How many times will we have to see family members be shocked to learn of their age difference?

Fran would have been better off going for a more dramatic role, like the guest starring role she played on Lifetimes 'Strong Medicine'. She was sensational in that role.

To sum it up, its not what we expected at all. To those who enjoy it, good for you. We won't be watching, sorry Fran.


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