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Growing Up Fisher

Growing Up Fisher poster
Air weekdate: Tuesday
Genre: Comedy, Family
Channel: NBC
Status: Ended
7 (3 votes)
J.K. Simmons J.K. Simmons as Mel Fisher
Jenna Elfman Jenna Elfman as Joyce Fisher
Ava Deluca-Verley Ava Deluca-Verley as Katie Fisher
Eli Baker Eli Baker as Henry Fisher
Jason Bateman Jason Bateman as Narrator
Lance Lim Lance Lim as Runyen

Mel Fisher is no stranger to overcoming hardships -- he has never let blindness hold him back -- so when he and wife Joyce divorce, family members rally and use the transition as an opportunity to learn more about themselves and grow closer. Joyce takes the freedom of the split as a chance to revisit her youth, constantly borrowing clothes from her teenage daughter, Katie, and joining her on trips to the mall. For 11-year-old Henry (whose adult self narrates the story), the upheaval is marked by the arrival of his father's new guide dog, Elvis.

It’s not every family that’s brought closer together by divorce, but then again, the Fishers aren’t exactly typical. Take Mel Fisher, for example. Whether it’s chopping down trees, showing his daughter how to drive or playing football with his son, he’s never let the fact that he’s blind slow him down. Then there’s Joyce Fisher, possibly the only mom in Pasadena to smoke a pipe. For her, divorce is like a second coming of age, a chance to be the teen she never was. Just ask ’80s-obsessed teenage daughter Katie, whose clothes Joyce is always borrowing. At the center of all this is Henry, the Fisher’s 11-year old son. Having always been his dad’s eyes, ears and wingman, Henry’s less than thrilled when Mel shows up with Elvis, a guide dog… which is also how Henry learns about the pending divorce.

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