Grounded for Life is an American television sitcom created by Bill Martin and Mike Schiff and set in an Irish neighbourhood of Staten Island, New York which features the comedic interplay between a family in which the parents are young and torn between wanting to be responsible and to rediscover their wild youth.
The series aired in the USA on Fox (the first two seasons) and The WB (the last three seasons) from 10 January, 2001 to 28 January, 2005. There are 91 half-hour episodes in five seasons.
The series originally aired in South Africa on M-Net from 4 September, 2001 to 11 October, 2005, on Tuesdays at 18h30. It later aired on DStv's Comedy Central channel. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 3 originally aired on M-Net from 20 January to 25 May, 2004, on Tuesdays at 18h30. New episodes broadcast weekly.
Season 3 premiered on Comedy Central on Friday 6 April 2012, at 19h40. New episodes broadcast in a double bill daily, on weekdays. There are 13 episodes in the third season.
Grounded for Life returns for its third season with exciting changes in store for the Finnerty family.
The kids are growing up, Claudia's (Megyn Price) pregnancy scare is behind them and Sean (Donal Logue) is on top of the world. He feels so good, he quits his job with the subway system and, without telling his wife, buys a 100-year-old Irish bar, Staten Island's Red Boot Pub.
Claudia is stunned by Sean's decision to live without a financial safety net, and by his choice of a business partner - his freeloading younger brother Eddie (Kevin Corrigan).
Sean doesn't know any more about running a bar than he knew about being a teenaged dad but, with Claudia's help, he's sure he can make it work.
This is also the year when Claudia, who put her dreams on hold to raise three kids, gets to make a few surprising changes of her own.
Meanwhile, daughter Lily (Lynsey Bartilson) is turning 16 and has to make some big romantic decisions. Her brother Jimmy (Griffin Frazen) is now a teenager too, and eager to spread his wings.
And their little brother Henry (Jake Burbage) happily proves that the youngest kid can get away with anything.
Season 1 (15 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 4 Sep 2001 | Finale: 11 Dec 2001 | Tuesdays, 18h30
Channel: Comedy Central | Premiere: 12 Mar 2012 | Finale: 21 Mar 2012 | Weekdays, 19h40
Season 2 (22 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 16 Jul 2002 | Finale: 18 Mar 2003 | Tuesdays, 18h30
Channel: Comedy Central | Premiere: 22 Mar 2012 | Finale: 5 Apr 2012 | Weekdays, 19h40
Season 3 (13 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 20 Jan 2004 | Finale: 25 May 2004 | Tuesdays, 18h30
Channel: Comedy Central | Premiere: 6 Apr 2012 | Finale: 16 Apr 2012 | Weekdays, 19h40
Season 4 (28 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 8 Feb 2005 | Finale: 5 Jul 2005 | Tuesdays, 18h30
Channel: Comedy Central | Premiere: 16 Apr 2012 | Finale: 4 May 2012 | Weekdays, 19h40
Season 5 (13 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 12 Jul 2005 | Finale: 11 Oct 2005 | Tuesdays, 18h30
Channel: Comedy Central | Premiere: 4 May 2012 | Finale: 14 May 2012 | Weekdays, 16h10