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A free-spirited young guy moves in with his type-A, tightly wound sister under the guise of being his niece's nanny.

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Dakota Johnson ...  Kate Fox 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Nat Faxon ...  Ben Fox 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Lucy Punch ...  BJ 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Maggie Elizabeth Jones ...  Maddie Fox 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Echo Kellum ...  Tommy 16 episodes, 2012-2013
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A free-spirited young guy moves in with his type-A, tightly wound sister under the guise of being his niece's nanny.

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His sister. Her daughter. Who's raising who? See more »

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25 September 2012 (USA) See more »

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Ben Fox Is My Manny See more »

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The show lasted only 16 episodes before being canceled by the network. The final three episodes were never aired in the United States. See more »

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Spoofed in Mad: Pokémonsters, Inc./Bane & Kate (2013) See more »

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Quirky new comedy with an energetic cast
25 September 2012 | by cameronzargarSee all my reviews

"Ben and Kate" may not have a particularly original premise, but, in comedy, that is not necessarily a weakness.

The new Fox series not only provides laughs but a positive mood, something "Parks and Recreation" proved can carry a series for years.

Nat Faxon plays Ben Fox, an unemployed, big-hearted, emotionally-unstable bachelor. Faxon's humor is effortless and infectious. His character is comfortable being the object of mockery, having made the conscious decision to live life to its fullest (or rather, funniest), even though that may mean, in the eyes of some, he has no life at all.

Dakota Johnson plays Kate, a single mother who manages a bar. While she is infinitely more responsible than her brother, she believes in Ben enough to follow him into his path of zaniness.

The supporting cast does a superb job of providing laughs while not trying to steal the spotlight. Lucy Punch in particular stands out with her over-the-top-advice and inability to understand Maddie, Kate's daughter (played by Maggie Elizabeth Jones).

The show, like producer Dana Fox's other endeavor, "New Girl", is fast-paced and provides enough one-liners to deserve a look.


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