Series finale. Cathy gets a visit from her estranged dad. Sean develops mixed feelings about his impending kidney surgery. Andrea receives an opportunity of a lifetime. Adam surprises his family by fulfilling one of Cathy's wishes.
Cathy experiences problems with her new roommate after she checks in to hospice. Adam confronts Paul about his extreme lack of parental guidance. Cathy inadvertently inspires Andrea to get her sparkle back. Cathy gets a visit from Dr. Sherman (Alan Alda).
Cathy upsets Paul when she tries to help him move on by signing him up for an online dating service. Andrea fails to impress her design instructor, Isaac Mizrahi (Himself). Sean feels inspired to make a charitable donation.
Limited series premiere. Cathy (Laura Linney) plans a birthday party for Adam's sweet sixteen. Paul brings in a new assistant. Andrea has trouble fitting in with her new roommate at fashion school.
After getting lost during a scuba diving lesson, Cathy (Laura Linney) lands in the boat of a local fisherman. And unaware of the frantic search for his missing wife, Paul (Oliver Platt) creates an alter ego when he is approached by a woman at the hotel bar.
Stepping in for the late Joy Kleinman, Paul (Oliver Platt) takes the family to Puerto Rico for his own self help seminar. And as Cathy (Laura Linney) gets some bad news about her cancer treatments, she vows to use the vacation to face her fears of the water and her own mortality.
As Cathy (Laura Linney) puts an end to the Coopers’ adoption scam, she and Paul (Oliver Platt) stumble upon each other’s secrets. Meanwhile, Sean’s (John Benjamin Hickey) ménage à trois founders.
As Paul (Oliver Platt) discovers that life on the road with Joy (Susan Sarandon) will require much more from him than he thought, and Cathy (Laura Linney) uses the nursery renovation to help the Coopers, Adam (Gabriel Basso) makes a surprise donation to a church charity bazaar.
As he and Cathy (Laura Linney) prepare to adopt, Paul (Oliver Platt) entertains a big shot producer’s (guest star Allison Janney) offer to turn his blog into movie. But when Cathy decides she doesn’t like where the film is going, she balks. Meanwhile, Sean’s (John Benjamin Hickey) face-to-face date with a phone sex client produces a surprising result.
As Cathy (Lara Linney) looks to enlist a reluctant Adam (Gabriel Basso) in an effort to impress a couple who are interviewing prospective adoptive parents for their baby, Paul (Oliver Platt) fights back his nerves as he prepares for his first outing as a motivational speaker.
When Cathy’s (Laura Linney) health problems become a roadblock to their chances for adoption, Paul’s (Oliver Platt) inspiring blog posts could provide a solution. Meanwhile, Sean’s (John Benjamin Hickey) ownership of a gay sex phone line is disputed, and Adam’s (Gabriel Basso) new girlfriend challenges his faith in God.
As Cathy (Laura Linney) treats a skeptical Paul (Oliver Platt) to a cancer survivor’s personal growth seminar, a Valentine’s Day concert causes Adam (Gabriel Basso) to rethink his relationship with his girlfriend.
Adam (Gabriel Basso) accuses his parents of being hypocrites after Paul (Oliver Platt) uses his blog to reveal that Cathy (Laura Linney) had an affair. And as Andrea (Gabourey Sidibe) tries to revive the school’s Black Student Association, a new phone number provides Sean (John Benjamin Hickey) with a lucrative business opportunity.
With Paul (Oliver Platt) recovering from his near-fatal heart attack, and Andrea (Gabourey Sidibe) returning from her African adventure, Cathy (Laura Linney) creates an alter ego as she gets some good news about her chemotherapy trial.
Laura Linney stars as Cathy, a reserved suburban wife and mother whose recent cancer diagnosis forces her to shake up her life and find hope, humor and the light side of a dark situation while managing her immature but well- meaning husband, played by Oliver Platt.
To honor her late friend Lee, Cathy (Laura Linney) sets out to run in a New Year’s Eve marathon. But as she forges ahead against the advice of her doctor (Reid Scott), Paul’s (Oliver Platt) mounting drug problem threatens to derail her plans.
A suburban mom, diagnosed with cancer, tries to find the humor in the disease.
Live wild, live free, live more, live fast. This season Cathy Jameson has a whole new perspective on life. Laura Linney returns in her Golden Globe winning role.
Cathy's cancer goes into remission and she gets a new lease on life, toying with an alternate secret identity and trying to adopt a baby. Paul recovers from his near-fatal heart attack and becomes a successful motivational speaker with the encouragement of a famous but untrustworthy mentor (Susan Sarandon). Sean tries working and becomes part of a menage a trois. Andrea embraces her African heritage. Adam finds religion.
Executive Producer Jenny Bicks discusses Cathy choosing to go to hospice.
Paul visits Cathy's father.
Cathy gets spiritual guidance at the hospice.
Series finale. Adam fulfills one of Cathy's wishes.
Executive Producer Jenny Bicks discusses working with Isaac Mizrahi and Cathy losing her memory.
Cathy inadvertently inspires Andrea to get her sparkle back.
Cathy's shrink visits her at the hospice.
Sean steals the grim reaper cat from Cathy's hospice.
Cathy upsets Paul when she tries to help him move on.
Cathy upsets Paul when she tries to help him move on by signing him up for an online dating service.