Season Cast 17

  1. Hank Azaria
  2. Paget Brewster
  3. Oliver Platt
  4. Anton Yelchin
  5. Blythe Danner
  6. Kimberly Brooks

    Kimberly Brooks

    (13 Episodes)

  7. Faith Prince

    Faith Prince

    (13 Episodes)

  8. Andy Comeau

    Andy Comeau

    (13 Episodes)

  9. Liza Lapira

    Liza Lapira

    (13 Episodes)

  10. January Jones

    January Jones

    (2 Episodes)

  11. Noel Fisher

    Noel Fisher

    Sam Johnson (1 Episode)

  12. Adrian Holmes
  13. Malcolm Stewart

    Malcolm Stewart

    (1 Episode)

  14. Teryl Rothery

    Teryl Rothery

    Norma (1 Episode)

  15. Brad Sihvon

    Eric (1 Episode)

  16. Jewel Staite

    Jewel Staite

    Carolyn (1 Episode)

  17. Jesse Plemons

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Season Crew 8

Directing

  1. Scott Winant

    Director (2 Episodes)

  2. Matt Shakman

    Matt Shakman

    Director (1 Episode)

  3. Dan Lerner

    Dan Lerner

    Director (1 Episode)

  4. Sarah Pia Anderson
  5. Paris Barclay

    Paris Barclay

    Director (1 Episode)

  6. Tucker Gates

    Director (1 Episode)

Production

  1. Mike Newell

    Mike Newell

    Producer (13 Episodes)

Writing

  1. David Maples

    Writer (1 Episode)

Show

Episodes 13

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Pilot

November 7, 2004

Dr. Craig ""Huff"" Huffstodt is a Los Angeles psychiatrist whose life and career is sent reeling when a tragedy occurs in his office. Huff's nurturing nature is also tested at home as he endures and deals with the conflicting personalities and small insanities within his own family.

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November 14, 2004

Huff is forced to defend himself and his practice in front of a Medical Board hearing, with his reckless best friend and attorney Russell by his side. As if this weren't enough, Huff is besieged by Melody Coatar, a dangerously belligerent bipolar patient and is informed that he's being sued by a patient's parents.

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November 21, 2004

With the pressure of the parents' lawsuit building, it's almost a relief for Huff to deal with a normal family crisis. But when his 14-year-old son Byrd sneaks off for a disturbing teenage party and is found out, Huff has trouble convincing his wife Beth that there's anything normal about it.

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Control

November 28, 2004

Control is an issue in Huff's life, professionally and personally. He goes to Russell's office who pulls no punches when hitting Huff with tough questions in preparation for the insurance hearing to help save his job. At home, Beth gets into a tangle with her mother-in-law Izzy about preserving family privacy early in the morning and Byrd heads off to help tutor Gail, a cute high-school senior. Meanwhile, day two of the hearing begins with a body blow as Huff's bipolar patient takes the witness stand.

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Flashpants

December 5, 2004

Huff is the recipient of two unlikely visits, as his estranged father attempts to use him as a go-between to settle his affairs with his mother Izzy and Doris, a patient's mother, shows up in his office seeking answers she thinks only Huff can provide. Russell is pinned in his own corner when he is enlisted to track down his high-powered TV star client and convince him to sober up and get back to work.

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Is She Dead?

December 12, 2004

Russell has a new client. It turns out to be Pepper in disguise, a girl he picked up at the liquor store for a wild night a few weeks back. She is up on grand larceny charges and has come to him for help. Beth tries to stay busy with her party planning business but her mother's cancer weighs heavily on her mind, while Izzy weighs heavily on her nerves. In the meantime, Huff and Doris attempt to heal each other's emotional and psychological wounds. Huff becomes worried when he finds out that Teddy, who went on a field trip with his group from the facility, is missing.

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December 19, 2004

Huff is awakened from a disturbingly surreal dream about his estranged father and Byrd. Throughout the dream, Huff hallucinates back to his childhood, seeing his young self, his brother Teddy, father Ben and mother Izzy. This leads Huff into a much-dreaded camping trip with his father and son. Three generations of Huffstodt men together for the first time in the family cabin in the woods. Russell embarks on a liver detoxification and cleansing program, which in typical Russell-style, ends somehow with a client being blown up in a trailer.

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December 26, 2004

Huff is not happy when Melody returns in his sexual fantasies, and at the most inopportune times. Russell is coming out of his body cleansing and purification regime in time to take Laura, one of the partners in his law firm, out to dinner. Byrd is under tremendous peer pressure to steal drug samples from his father. Meanwhile, Beth has a verbal run-in with the cops in a convenience store. Russell lobbies Izzy to sign her divorce papers.

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January 2, 2005

Huff's optimistic enthusiasm for this year's Christmas celebration meets its match when Beth's family, including her sick mother and competitive sister, arrive for the festivities. Izzy strains to be hospitable and good-natured, particularly when Russell comes with an unusual date, and pays one last visit to her best friend in the hospital. Byrd plays host of his own when his lost flame Gail shows up with an unexpected present.

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January 9, 2005

Huff grapples with the dangers of psychiatry when a young, eager and attractive pharmaceutical rep does her best to persuade him to aggressively prescribe. But Beth discovers an item in Izzy's closet that may be alarming enough to distract him from his flirtation. Over in the land of Russell, Huff's lawyer friend may be the victim of federal surveillance or simply the victim of his own paranoia.

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January 16, 2005

With the guilt of his near-miss infidelity weighing down on him, Huff misinterprets Beth's partnership with a young, attractive business client. Russell does the best he can to council his best friend while getting news that puts him in a position where somebody has him by the balls for the first time in his life and there's nothing he can do to change it.

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January 23, 2005

As Beth prepares for the arrival of her gravely ill mother, the rift between she and Huff escalates, putting them both in a position we've never seen them in before. With Huff realizing that there's no way he'll ever be able to ""put the toothpaste back into the tube,"" Russell confronts the horrifying possibility that he may have unintentionally started a family during a recent ecstasy binge.

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January 30, 2005

Huff's sanity is seriously called into question by his family after a series of unfortunate and wildly unpredictable events and circumstances, one involving Melody, threaten to make a big tear in the fabric of the Huffstodt family. Russell has to decide if he wants to be a father or not. Izzy refuses to allow Teddy to take a new anti-psychotic drug, one that could also possibly kill him. Beth learns her mother's cancer has spread to the spine. Byrd is a little stunned by the adults pinballing around him. Huff screams at Russell that he's in for a fall.

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