Man with a Plan

Man with a Plan is a American sitcom television series created by Jackie and Jeff Filgo which was premiered from CBS on October 22, 2016. The series is produced by Double Double Bonus Entertainment, 3 Arts Entertainment in association with CBS Television Studios, with Filgo's serving as showrunners.

In May 2018, it was renewed for a third season with 13 episodes which was premiered on February 4, 2019.[1] In May 2019, the series was renewed for a fourth season by CBS which was premiered in April 2, 2020.

Plot Edit

Adam Burns is a newly construction worker living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with wife Andi, daughters Katie and Emme, and son Teddy. He looks forward to spending time with his family and hanging out with his friends, who are also co-educators: Lowell, Marie and Ms. Rodriguez. However, his elder daughter Katie, who was away at middle school; Teddy is becoming dimwitted child, whose intelligence is often issues; and youngest daughter Emme is a innocent child who often knows her parents will never let her get away with a lot issues.

The show is about a dad finds out that parenting is harder than he thought after his wife goes back to work and he's left at home to take care of the kids.

Cast Edit

Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Adam Burns
Andi Burns
Kate Burns
Teddy Burns
Emme Burns
Marie Faldonado
Mrs. Rodriguez
Don Burns
Joe Burns
Marcy Burns

Main Edit

Recurring Edit

Episodes Edit

Main article: Episodes
Season Episodes Originally aired (U.S. dates)
Season premiere Season finale
1 22 October 24, 2016 May 15, 2017
2 21 November 13, 2017 May 21, 2018
3 13 February 4, 2019 May 6, 2019
4 11 April 2, 2020

Production Edit

Development Edit

On September of 2015, it was announced that CBS had given the production, then titled I'm Not Your Friend, a pilot production commitment. The pilot was written by Jackie and Jeff Filgo who was also set to executive produce alongside with Michael Rotenberg and Troy Zien. Production companies involved with the pilot include Double Double Bonus Entertainment, CBS Television Studios, and 3 Arts Entertainment. On January 2016, the production officially received a pilot order. On February 8, 2016, it was announced that James Burrows would direct the pilot. On May 12, 2016, it was announced that CBS had given the production, now titled Man with a Plan, a series order. A day after that, it was announced that the series would premiere in the fall of 2016 and air on Mondays at 8:30 P.M. On November 14, 2016, CBS picked up the series for a full season of 19 episodes and on January 6, 2017, CBS ordered three additional episodes, increasing the first season order to 22 episodes. On March 23, 2017, it was renewed by CBS for a second season which premiered in November 13, 2017 and [2] recently ordered eight additional episodes for the second season, bringing the total to 21 episodes. On May 12, 2018, it was renewed for a third season with 13 episodes. [3] On May 10, 2019, the series was renewed for fourth season.

Casting Edit

In March 2016, it was announced that Matt LeBlanc, Jessica Chaffin, Matt Cook, Diana-Maria Riva, Grace Kaufman, Matthew McCann and Hala Finley had joined the pilot's main cast. Jenna Fischer played the role of Andrea in the pilot, but on August 1, 2016 she was replaced by Liza Snyder two months later and the character name changed to Andi. On August 2, 2016, it was reported that Kevin Nealon had joined the cast in a main role. In 2016, Kali Rocha was cast in the role of Don's wife Marcy Burns, and was later promoted to series regular status for season three on September 4, 2018.

Reception Edit

Man with a Plan has received generally negative reviews from critics. On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 21%, based on 22 reviews, with an average rating of 3.5/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Man with a Plans flawed, unimaginative writing fails to properly showcase the charm of its unfortunately underperforming lead." On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the series has a score 36 out of 100, based on 25 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".

Nielsen Ratings Edit

Based on average total viewers per episode of Man with a Plan on CBS:

Season Timeslot (ET) No. of


Premiered Ended TV season Rank Avg. viewers

(in millions)

18-49 rating


Date Premiere viewers

(in millions)

Date Finale viewers

(in millions)

1 Monday 8:30 PM 22 October 24, 2016 7.42 May 8, 2017 5.73 2016–17 #47 7.41 1.5
2 21 November 13, 2017 5.38 May 21, 2018 5.69 2017–18 #61 6.78 1.2
3 13 February 4, 2019 6.17 May 6, 2019 4.87 2018–19 #67 6.35 1.1
4 Thursday 8:30 PM 11 April 2, 2020 TBA TBA TBA 2019–20 TBA TBA TBA

Awards and nominations Edit

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2017 43rd People's Choice Awards Favorite Actor in a New TV Series Matt LeBlanc Won
Favorite New TV Comedy Man with a Plan

Other media Edit

Streaming Edit

All episodes appear to be available for online streaming on CBS All Access and others.

DVD Release Edit

CBS/Paramount which was release the first season DVD on November 16, 2018. The second season was release on July 8, 2019.

Images Season No. of


DVD Release dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
Man with a Plan (S1) DVD 1 22 November 16, 2018 TBA TBA
Man with a Plan (S2) DVD 2 21 July 8, 2019 TBA TBA

Trivia Edit

  • The original title was I'm Not Your Friend.

References Edit

  1. Man with a Plan, Season Three Renewal for Matt LeBlanc TVSeriesFinale by Cindy McLennan, May 12, 2018.
  2. Man with a Plan, Season Two Renewal for Matt LeBlanc series TVSeriesFinale by Cindy McLennan, March 23, 2017.
  3. Man with a Plan, Season Three Renewal for Matt LeBlanc TVSeriesFinale by Cindy McLennan, May 12, 2018.

External links Edit

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