Out of Practice: Season 1


# Air Date Title
1 Sep 19


Ben, who is a couples counselor, learns that his wife may be leaving him. This news comes to him at his own 30th birthday party with all his family present, including his fath…

2 Sep 26

We Wanna Hold Your Hand

Ben is thinking about flying out to Oregon to meet with Naomi about saving his marriage. However, his family is dead set against it, especially Lydia.

3 Oct 03

And I'll Cry if I Want To

The whole hospital finds out about Stewart and Crystal’s relationship, much to Lydia’s dismay. So to prove to them she is moving on with her life, she throws a part…

4 Oct 10

The Truth About Nerds and Dogs

Regina and Oliver begin fretting over Ben’s new obsession with comic books and his new slacker friends. So the two come up with a plan to end the situtation by setting Be…

5 Oct 17

Brothers Grim

Oliver buys a huge luxury apartment and breaks a patient’s confidentiality agreement by telling his family about who she is. Now his dream home may soon be lost when the…

6 Oct 24

The Heartbreak Kid

Ben becomes tired of always having to be Lydia’s date. To make her confront her fear of dating after the divorce, he tries to set her up with a widowed doctor from the h…

7 Nov 07

Key Ingredients

Lydia and Regina are forced into a cooking class together and Lydia gets friendly with the Chef. Crystal misunderstands a simple gesture by Stewart so he asks Ben and Oliver fo…

8 Nov 14

The Wedding

As the family attends the wedding of one of Oliver’s old girlfriends, Lydia frets over feeling awkward at the ceremony since she is now divorced. Meanwhile, Oliver wants…

9 Nov 21


As Ben, Regina and Oliver gather at Lydia’s for Thanksgiving, they recall all their disastrous past Thanksgivings which include the year they found out about Regina’…

10 Nov 28

Guilt Trip

Lydia becomes jealous when the kids befriend Crystal, then makes them go with her to visit their former housekeeper.

11 Dec 19

New Year's Eve

Ben, Oliver and Regina throw a wild New Year’s Eve party so they can meet hot dates, but their plans are quickly thwarted by the arrival of their parents. Lydia has invit…

12 Jan 09

Yours, Mine or His?

The whole family gets stuck together in a snowy mountain cabin and the guys find a pregnancy test, but they don’t know if it belongs to Crystal or Olivers new girlfriend.…

13 Mar 22

Model Behavior

Stewart and Lydia pretend to still be married to one another while his former receptionist visits. Oliver wants to stop dating a woman whom he finds annoying, but feels horribl…

14 Mar 29

Hot Water

Stewart ends up in the ER with a backache on of all days, Valentine’s Day. Ben somehow gets locked in Crystal’s bathroom while she is taking a bath and Oliver tries…


You Win Some, You Use Some

Oliver, Regina and Lydia all decide to use family member for their own personal gain. Meanwhile, Stewart tries to find a way to get Ben to take his lazy housekeeper.


Doctor of the Year

Stewart ends up being named one of the city’s top doctors by a Manhattan magazine. However, he is less than thrilled when his old rival shows up at his celebration party…


Restaurant Row

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Losing Patients

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Doctors without Bidders

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If These Floors Could Talk

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The Lady Doth Protest Too Much

While Stewart tries to hook Ben up with the new neighbor, he is far too busy keeping it a secret that his ex-wife Naomi has returned and possibly wants to re-kindle the relatio…


Breaking Up Is Hard To Do and Do and Do

About Out of Practice

The half-hour sitcom Out of Practice will air on CBS at 9:30 PM on Mondays, beginning September 2005. The show is about a family of physicians who share the same profession but have little else in common. Ben Barnes (Christopher Gorham (Medical Investigation, Jake 2.0) is an earnest young couples’ counselor whose family doesn’t consider him to be a “real” doctor because he doesn’t have “M.D.” after his name. But despite their lofty credentials, Ben might be the best prescription for the future of this family. Stockard Channing (The West Wing), Henry Winkler (Happy Days), Ty Burrell (In Good Company) and Paula Marshall (Spin City) also star. Ben’s just a psychologist, but older brother Oliver (Ty Burrell) is a successful plastic surgeon, sister Regina (Paula Marshall) is an ER-action junkie, Mom (Stockard Channing) is a prominent surgeon whose career eclipsed Dad’s long before their divorce, and Dad (Henry Winkler) is dating his receptionist. But all the real docs look as though t