Twenty Good Years

Jim 2000s

Aired: 2006 NBC Twenty Good Years

DAD #1: John Mason (John Lithgow) / Single

DAD #1’S JOB: retired surgeon

KID #1: Stella Mason (Heather Burns) / twenties?

WHERE’S MOM #1?: Unknown

STAND-IN “MOM #1”: unknown

DAD #2: Jeffrey Pyne (Jeffrey Tambor) / Single

DAD #2’S JOB: Judge

KID #2: Hugh Pyne (Jake Sandvig) / 19

WHERE’S MOM #2?: Unknown

STAND-IN “MOM #2”: unknown

The Odd Couple meets Two and a Half Men.

John Lithgow’s free-spirit character tries to get his stodgy childhood friend (Jeffrey Tambor’s character) to live a little, as they’ve only got “20 years left” of fun-seeking to enjoy.

There hasn’t been a true double TV Single Dad show on television since Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. (Most people remember that Captain Sisko was a Single Dad, but forget that the Ferengi Rom was also a Single Dad for the majority of the run of the series.) Unfortunately, it didn’t play as well as Two and a Half Men did on CBS. Gone after just 3 episodes.