Ben and Kate

Season 1
 (77)6.62012TV-14
When Ben comes to crash on Kate's couch for a few days, he finds a sad state of affairs. For the first time in their lives, Kate needs Ben's help, and he's determined to bring some much-needed chaos into her overly stable world. He starts by looking after Maddie so Kate can get back to making mistakes, since the one real "mistake" she made turned out to be the best thing that ever happened.
Starring
Dakota JohnsonNat FaxonLucy Punch
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Pilot
    September 25, 2012
    23min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Nat Faxon and Dakota Johnson star.
  2. 2. Bad Cop/ Bad Cop
    October 2, 2012
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kate lies about her residence in order to get Maddie into a better school district, but when her plan falls apart, she must admit the truth to Maddie's principal (Alan Ruck).
  3. 3. The Fox Hunt
    October 9, 2012
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Ben and Kate challenge each other to a scavenger hunt.
  4. 4. 21st Birthday
    October 16, 2012
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kate gets the 21st birthday party she never had.
  5. 5. Emergency Kit
    October 23, 2012
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Love is in the air.
  6. 6. Scaredy Kate
    October 30, 2012
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    BJ helps create "The new Kate" for Halloween.
  7. 7. Career Day
    November 13, 2012
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Jimmy discovers a long-lost older brother.
  8. 8. Reunion
    November 20, 2012
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Will pushes Kate out of her comfort zone.
  9. 9. Guitar Face
    November 27, 2012
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kate's reaction to Will's expression may jeopardize their relationship.
  10. 10. The Trip
    December 4, 2012
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kate and Will's romantic getaway gets crashed.
  11. 11. B-Squad
    January 8, 2013
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kate takes Maddie and her "B-Squad" classmates on a special trip.
  12. 12. Girl Problems
    January 15, 2013
    21min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Ben tries to get his new business idea off the ground.
  13. 13. Bake Off
    January 22, 2013
    22min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kate gets back into the dating game after her breakup.
  14. 14. Gone Fishin'
    September 28, 2012
    22min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A surprise visit from Ben and Kate's father prompts Kate to start asking tough questions, leading to a big fight between her and BJ. Meanwhile, Ben teams up with Tommy to confront another deadbeat parent.
  15. 15. Father-Daughter Dance
    September 28, 2012
    22min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Ben and Kate's father, Randy (guest star Bruce McGill), lines up a meeting for his latest business venture, and recruits Kate to tag along with him so she can help close the deal.
  16. 16. Ethics 101
    September 28, 2012
    22min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Ethics 101

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Season year
2012
Network
FOX
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JCReviewed in the United States on July 28, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Don't miss the chance to see Ben and Kate!
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This little sitcom is a lost gem. There's wonderful chemistry among the cast members, along with great comic timing. I was sad to hear it was cancelled after only 13 episodes, and read that there were three additional shows filmed but left unaired. This Amazon series includes all 16, and I look forward to seeing the complete set.

Much of the comedy is in quiet one-liners and afterthoughts, not to mention the hilarious doubletakes. I'm baffled that more people didn't get into this show. I would have bought a Blu-ray set in a heartbeat, but I'm grateful simply to have discovered that Amazon is streaming the one and only, and complete, season of this greatly underappreciated show.

Did I mention how terrific the cast and writing are? Well, not enough!! I laughed my posterior off.
8 people found this helpful
CazbazReviewed in the United States on January 2, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Such an ADORABLE and FUNNY show
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I am a huge Dakota Johnson fan. I want to see anything she has been in so this was of course way up on the list. At this moment in time you can not buy them on DVD so I got the digital version and I am so glad I did. I will never understand how this show got canceled. It is delightful. Very light hearted with a great message about family. It shows you that family is not necessarily your mom and dad. Sometimes your family is a little different and the friends you make on the way can be just as important as your own blood. Everyone in the show did a great job with their acting.
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ShazbotReviewed in the United States on April 22, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Goofy siblings at their goofiest
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I absolutely loved this when it was on. Every single character is a unique head-case except Maddy, Kate's little girl. Nat Faxon is wonderful, crooked smile and all. Dakota Johnson's character is just a little to weird for me, but in her less weird moments, she is brilliant. Her reaction to her brother Ben is always enjoyable, and friends Tommy and B.J. could have a show on their own. Love it all! So they cancelled it after one precious season. Delightfully goofy. Check it out and see.
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baileyReviewed in the United States on June 14, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
an incredibly sweet and well done show
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I loved the show when it originally aired and love it still. I return to it when I want a nice sweet fun funny well written and performed show with a wonderful cast. I wish it had more than one season. I'm glad I bought it.
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K, WisconsinReviewed in the United States on January 25, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Why didn't this series find an audience?
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Clever story with interesting characters. One refreshing difference is the little daughter is NOT a smart-mouthed, know it all like so many children populating television these days. She's a real kid.
Too bad there was only one season. It would have been fun to see where the characters went in season 2 or even 3.
gmt7kReviewed in the United States on November 18, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Funny Stuff!
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Very funny show and I'm so sorry it was cancelled prematurely before people really got acquainted with it! The show only got better and funnier as it went along. Nat Faxon is one of the most hilarious actors around, and totally underrated. His timing is impeccable and the way he interacts with children on the show is one of the funniest things you'll ever see. BRING IT BACK!!
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Michael J JanavelReviewed in the United States on June 29, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
50 Shades of Dumb
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It’s astounding that someone gave this a green light. One dimensional characters who never grew up and enable each other. Maddie, the actual child, is more grown up.

Dakota Johnson was lucky din that this show didn’t end her career.
JGleemReviewed in the United States on June 3, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
You really enjoy spending time with these characters
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The outstanding chemistry between the cast really elevates the material, which is not otherwise far from standard sitcom plots. You really enjoy spending time with these characters, and their relationships feel very real without requiring too much exposition. All signs pointed to an even better second season. Unfortunately, it wasn't meant to be.
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