Ben and Kate: Season 1 (2012-2013)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: It may not be a laugh riot, but Ben and Kate sports a likable cast and just enough funny -- with a touch of charm -- to make it worth rooting for.

Episodes

Air date: Sep 25, 2012
Air date: Oct 2, 2012
Air date: Oct 9, 2012
Air date: Oct 16, 2012
Air date: Oct 23, 2012
Air date: Oct 30, 2012
Air date: Nov 13, 2012
Air date: Nov 20, 2012
Air date: Nov 27, 2012
Air date: Dec 4, 2012

Season Info

Fox's situation comedy "Ben and Kate" follows the experiences of an adult brother and sister who move back in together in a heartfelt attempt to help each other out. On the surface, thirtysomething Ben Fox (Nat Faxon) seems irresponsible and impractical; he regards himself as an inventor and businessman, but his ill-fated attempts at entrepreneurship typically either fizzle out, or result in someone else striking it rich. Beneath the surface, however, Ben possesses an unshakeable sense of … More

Cast

Nat Faxon
Nat Faxon
as Ben Fox
Jon Foster
Jon Foster
as George
Tom Wright
Tom Wright
as Melvin Adams
Michael Patrick McGill
Michael Patrick McGi...
as Ron/Working Dad
Melinda McGraw
Melinda McGraw
as Vera Everson
Rachel Cannon
Rachel Cannon
as Joanne/Hot Mom
Marliss Amiea
Marliss Amiea
as Saleswoman
Rafi Silver
Rafi Silver
as Soroush
Kai Scott
Kai Scott
as Norman
Sarah Burns
Sarah Burns
as Stephanie
Olivia Moss
Olivia Moss
as Young Kate
Jaylan Tucker
Jaylan Tucker
as Young Tommy
Nicci Claspell
Nicci Claspell
as Drunk Girl
Rene Rube
Rene Rube
as Michael
Henry Shotwell
Henry Shotwell
as Young Ben
Alan Ruck
Alan Ruck
as Principal Feeney
Art LaFleur
Art LaFleur
as Mr. Carlson
Andy Forrest
Andy Forrest
as Justice of the Peace
Jayne Taini
Jayne Taini
as Babysitter
Rob Gleeson
Rob Gleeson
as Dancing Dude
Tara Holt
Tara Holt
as Hot Party Girl
Robert Craighead
Robert Craighead
as Old Man #1
Ayumi Iizuka
Ayumi Iizuka
as Receptionist
Art La Fleur
Art La Fleur
as Mr. Carlson
Marty Dew
Marty Dew
as Drunk Dude
Colleen Smith
Colleen Smith
as Woman #1
David Hornsby
David Hornsby
as Matt Swan
Sam Daly
Sam Daly
as Kate's Boyfriend
Austin Michael Coleman
Austin Michael Colem...
as Zitty Teenage Superv...
Ryan Pinkston
Ryan Pinkston
as Kenny/Sam
Jerry Boyd
Jerry Boyd
as Old Man #2
Aleksei Archer
Aleksei Archer
as Slutty Princess #1
Rachel Risen
Rachel Risen
as Slutty Princess #2
Jeffery S. Smith Jr.
Jeffery S. Smith Jr.
as Counter Worker
Dave Holmes
Dave Holmes
as Director
Brandon Gibson
Brandon Gibson
as Darcy's Groom
Akinsola Aribo
Akinsola Aribo
as Hall Monitor
Dagney Kerr
Dagney Kerr
as Karen
Keisuke Hoashi
Keisuke Hoashi
as Golfer #1
René Ashton
René Ashton
as Woman #2
Mikey McKernan
Mikey McKernan
as Ramone's Pizza Plus
Lou Richards
Lou Richards
as Golfer #2
Raymond Lee
Raymond Lee
as Wonton Wok
Thor Edgell
Thor Edgell
as Business Man
Gita Reddy
Gita Reddy
as School Mom
Doug Simpson
Doug Simpson
as UPS Guy
S.E. Perry
S.E. Perry
as Sergeant Edwards
Dalton Grant
Dalton Grant
as Manager
Claire Lanay
Claire Lanay
as Retail Girl
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Critic Reviews for Ben and Kate: Season 1

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (22)

Ben and Kate differentiates itself by the confidence of its direction and the shrewdness of its casting.

Full Review… | September 25, 2012
Slant Magazine

There's a fair amount here to like -- at least enough to warrant another family gathering in front of the TV

Full Review… | September 25, 2012
Variety
Top Critic

It shares New Girl's belief that spacey, immature adults with zero impulse control are free-spirited, liberating life forces rather than deeply annoying and possibly disturbed.

Full Review… | September 25, 2012
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

It helps significantly that Johnson is INCREDIBLY likable. Even as the writing dips into cliche, she makes it easy to root for Kate.

Full Review… | September 25, 2012
HollywoodChicago.com

Faxon's performance is reminiscent of what Will Ferrell might have done with this role a dozen or so years ago. Which by and large isn't bad.

Full Review… | September 25, 2012
Uncle Barky
Top Critic

The dynamic works incredibly well.

Full Review… | September 25, 2012
USA Today
Top Critic

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