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Ben & Kate

Ben & Kate

Photo Credit:  Patrick Ecclesine / FOX
  • Premiered: 
    September 25, 2012
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  • Network: Fox
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Dana Fox 
  • Subject Matter: Family
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Plot Synopsis

Kate's aimless and free-spirited brother, Ben, moves in to help her raise her five-year-old daughter -- but he also helps his tightly wound sister re-enter the world to become a better co-worker, sister, friend, and mother. Kate followed the rules all her life...until she got pregnant in college and dropped out just shy of graduation. After the birth of her daughter, Maddie, Kate put her 20s on hold. Now working as a bar manager to make ends meet and maximize her time with Maddie, she's uber-prepared for every possible catastrophe -- except for the arrival of her older brother. Ben likes trouble a lot more than his sister does. His infectious energy makes everyone want to follow him into any number of bad ideas. He'll totally screw up their lives, but somehow, they'll feel good about it. Where Kate is all about planning and preparing, Ben is big on spontaneity and out-of-the-box ideas. When Ben comes to crash on Kate's couch, he looks after Maddie so Kate can get back to making mistakes, since the one real "mistake" she's made turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to her. Always there to help with Ben's crazy schemes is his partner-in-crime, Tommy, who worships Ben like a hero and nurses a serious crush on Kate. Kate's British best friend, BJ, is a cocktail waitress at the bar and an all-around hot mess who would do anything for Kate. The character of Ben is based on the real-life brother of Dana Fox, the show's creator.


Other Titles

  • Previously known as Ben Fox Is My Manny
  • Previously known as Ned Fox Is My Manny

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by 20th Century Fox Television
  • Produced by Chernin Entertainment