Home Free is an American sitcom created by Tim O'Donnell and Richard Gurman about a young, free-spirited freelance journalist still living with his mother who is forced to become more responsible when his divorced sister and her two children return home.
The series originally aired in the USA on ABC from 31 March to 2 July, 2003. There are 13 half-hour episodes in the series.
Home Free premiered in South Africa on SABC3 on Sunday 5 April 2009, at 21h30.
Matthew Perry stars as Matt Bailey, a free-spirited, if somewhat lazy, 22-year-old freelance journalist enjoying the good life at home with his indulgent mom Grace (Marian Mercer).
He wasn't so concerned about completing his ascent into full-fledged adulthood, nor was in a hurry to get out on his own, until his older, recently divorced sister Vanessa (Diana Canova) returned home with her two kids so they could pick up the pieces to get a fresh start.
The unexpected arrangements force Matt to take some crash courses in responsibility, to not only help out around the house, but to be a good role model to his niece Abby (Anndi McAfee) and nephew Lucas (Scott McAfee), with whom he had particularly close bond.
Matt's struggle to maintain his wild, free-living lifestyle while facing his new realities is the focus of the show.
Matt's other world includes his job at a newspaper, inhabited by his co-worker and best friend Walter Peters (Dan Schneider), foxy photographer Laura (Brooke Theiss) and their gruff editor, Ben Brookstone (Alan Oppenheimer).