The Goodwyn Games

Jim 2010s

Aired: 2013 (FOX)The Goodwyn Games

DAD: Bejamin Goodwin (Beau Bridges) / Dead

DAD’S JOB: Currently a corpse

KIDS: Henry (Scott Foley) (30-ish), Chloe (Becki Newton) (20-ish), Jimmy (Jake Lacy)(20-ish)


STAND-IN “MOM”: April (Melissa Tang), Dad’s attorney

It’s as though the producers of “How I Met Your Mother” (who came up with this series) stopped by the website and asked, “How can we stretch the limits of the TV Single Dad show?” Their answer was to make Dad a dead guy, and have the adult children move back to the departed Pop’s mansion.

The plot is simple enough: Rich dad Beau Bridges leaves a bunch of pre-recorded messages for his spoiled kids, offering the promise of a $20 million inheritence if the grown-up brats change their selfish ways.

Dreadful ratings and bad reviews put Dad Goodwin back in his grave after just seven episodes. Sorry, Goodwins!