Starring standup comedian Ray Romano in the title role, Everybody Loves Raymond revolves around Ray Barone, a successful sportswriter living on Long Island with his wife Debra, 13-year-old daughter, Ally, and 9-year-old twin sons, Geoffrey and Michael.
Ray's meddling parents, Frank and Marie, live directly across the street and embrace the motto "Su casa es mi casa," managing to infiltrate their son's home to an unparalleled extent.
In the Season 5 premiere, "Italy (1)": When Marie surprises the family with the news that she's treating them all to a two-week vacation in Rome, everybody loves the idea, except Raymond.
Not willing to let his sour mood spoil it for the rest of the family, Debra, Frank, Marie, Robert and the kids go on their merry way and soak up the atmosphere, sights, smells and tastes of the city of love and try their best to ignore Ray.
Meanwhile, Robert meets the girl of his dreams — she's stunningly beautiful, unbelievably sexy, and works in a gelato shop.
Everybody Loves Raymond was produced by Worldwide Pants Incorporated and HBO Independent Productions with executive producers Philip Rosenthal, Stu Smiley, Rory Rosegarten, Ray Romano, Lew Schneider, Tucker Cawley, Steve Skrovan and Jeremy Stevens.
Season 5 premiered on Comedy Central on Tuesday 10 June 2014, at 20h30. New episodes broadcast daily at the same time for five episodes, on weekdays, after which the timeslot changed to weekdays at 20h55.