Worst Week (CBS 2008-2009, Kyle Bornheimer)

Sam Briggs is an entertainment magazine editor who will do anything to please his girlfriend’s parents … but instead becomes a one-man wrecking crew whenever he’s around them. Sam and his girlfriend, Melanie Clayton, have only one hurdle left to clear as they start their life together: breaking the news to Mel’s conservative parents that they have a wedding in the works and a baby on the way.

Dick, a stern Judge, and his wife, Angela, are protective of their daughter, and are really trying to let go of the anger they feel toward Sam … after all, disaster follows whenever he visits their house. But despite his best efforts, every time Sam takes one positive step forward in winning over his future in-laws, he inevitably takes two crushing steps back. But with support and love from Melanie who stands up for him despite his knack for making himself look bad, Sam will hopefully charm his way into her family.

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Based on a funnier UK original called Worst Week Of My Life.

Erinn Hayes as Melanie Clayton
Jay Malone as Adam (Pilot)
Kurtwood Smith as Dick Clayton
Kyle Bornheimer as Sam Briggs
Nancy Lenehan as Angela Clayton

key behind the scenes crew
Adam Bernstein as Director of Pilot
Gail Lerner as Co-Executive Producer
Garrett Donovan as Executive Producer
Gregg Mettler as Co-Executive Producer
Jimmy Mulville as Executive Producer
Matt Tarses as Executive Producer
Matt Tarses as Writer of pilot
Matthew Nodella as producer
Neil Goldman as Executive Producer

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show type

broadcast from
9/22/2008 – 6/6/2009
1 season with 16 episodes in total.

network and production companies
CBS – CBS Television Studios – Hat Trick Productions – Two Soups Productions – Universal Television

Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.