According to Jim

2001 TV-PG 5 seasons

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According to Jim

2001 TV-PG 5 seasons
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This popular sitcom stars Jim Belushi as a suburban dad whose tough-guy exterior often lands him in hot water, but whose softer side endears him to devoted wife Cheryl (Courtney Thorne-Smith) and their kids Ruby, Gracie and Kyle (Taylor Atelian, Billi Bruno and Conner Rayburn). Though they spar over Jim's headstrong ways and misguided schemes, the married lovebirds find that nothing matters more than family. Kimberly Williams-Paisley co-stars.
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  5

Summary of Season 1 (2001) - 4 discs

Jim and Cheryl (Jim Belushi and Courtney Thorne-Smith) enjoy a typical suburban existence with their three children. But Jim's mischievous schemes often create chaos as Cheryl tries to keep things running smoothly for the family. In the sitcom's debut season, Jim gets in trouble when he goes to the Bears game instead of burying Cheryl's beloved cat, and Cheryl learns her sister, Dana (Kimberly Williams), buys all her anniversary gifts from Jim.
Widescreen 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
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age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this comedy is about as tame a family sitcom as one will find on television today. There are references to sex, but they tend to be in the comedic context of the main married couple. Most characters are white.

Sexual Content

Comedic references to sex in the context of a married couple.


Not applicable


Some slang, such as description of breasts as "shakers."

Social Behavior

While the mom chooses to be home with kids and the dad is the breadwinner, they play equals roles in raising their children through discussion and negotiation.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Adults are seen drinking alcoholic beverages in the home, at restaurants and in bars.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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