Episode 01 - "Pilot"
Written by:
Alan Ball
Directed by:
Andy Cadiff

Hunter gets a surprise visit from his daughter, Chloe , whom he never knew he had and has to come to grips of becoming an "instant father". Norris shows off his art at a local gallery, only to have one interested buyer. Ford has moved in with his high school pals, Hunter and Norris, after the divorce from his wife, Suzanne, after telling her that he is "gay". Suzanne is still bitter over Ford's "coming out" during their marriage and drinks in excess to calm her bitter nerves. Chloe comes to visit her dad during her break to check out N.Y.U., only to find the truth that Hunter never knew about her. Ford and Suzanne try to figure out where their relationship stands, while Hunter and Chloe try to figure out how to be father and daughter.

Regular Cast Members

Character Name Actor Name
Joseph "Hunter" Franklin, Jr. Stephen Dunham
Norris Ringo Michelsky David Alan Basche
Ford Geoffrey Francis Lowell John Ducey
Suzanne Margaret Vandermeer Rena Sofer
Chloe Ann Sheffield Niesha Trout
Mom Beans

Guest Stars

Character Name Actor Name
Janet Lisa Cerasoli
Doris Cristi Conaway
Art Critic Liz Ard
Australian Guy Warwick Hutton
Bartender Timmons Moore

Production Crew and Important People

Occupation Name
Created by Alan Ball
Executive Producers Alan Ball
Robert Greenblatt
David Janollari
Produced by Kent Zbornak
Casting by Bonnie Zane, C.S.A.
Associate Producers Barbara O'Connell
Todd "Spider" Chambers
Director of Photography Wayne Kennon, A.S.C.
Production Designer Brandy Alexander
Edited by Skip Collector
Unit Production Manager Kent Zbornak
First Assistant Director Shawn Shea
Second Assistant Director Guy Distod
Music by Jonathan Wolff
Costume Designer Lwellyn Harper Thomas
Key Make-Up Bruce Grayson
Key Hair Stylist Maria Yaldivia
Technical Coordinator Tom Dock
Set Decorator Bonnie Dermer
Property Master James "Skip" Torvinen
Script Supervisor Susan Harris
Production Coordinator Marisa Tambornini
Sound Mixer Laura Osborn-King
Re-Recording Todd Grace
John Cook
Craig Porter