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Season Episodes Originally aired USA
First aired Last aired
1 25 September 26, 2003 May 14, 2004
2 26 September 24, 2004 May 6, 2005
3 22 September 30, 2005 May 2, 2006

Episodes American Broadcasting Company September 26, 2003 and May 2, 2006

Season 1 (2003 2004) American Broadcasting Company September 26, 2003 and May 14, 2004

Episodes in USA Episodes American Broadcasting Company Title Directed by Written by Original air date

USA

Prod.code
101 101 "Pilot" Gil Junger Joanna Johnson September 23, 2003 101
102 102 "Remembrance of Rings Past" Gil Junger Jennie Snyder & Victoria Webster October 3, 2003 102
103 103 "The Un-Graduate" Gil Junger Andrew Kreisberg October 10, 2003 103
104 104 "Summary Judgement" Gil Junger Joanna Johnson October 17, 2003 104
105 105 "About a Book Club" Gil Junger Jessica Kaminsky October 24, 2003 105
106 106 "Hope Has No Faith (The Halloween Story)" Gil Junger David S. Rosenthal October 31, 2003 106
107 107 "Car Commercial" Gil Junger Taylor Hamra November 7, 2003 107
108 108 "Hope and Faith Get Randy" Gil Junger David S. Rosenthal November 14, 2003 108
109 109 "Phone Home for the Holidays" Gil Junger Kat Likkel & John Hoberg November 21, 2003 109
110 110 "Anger Management" Gil Junger Mark Driscoll December 5, 2003 110
111 111 "Silent Night, Opening Night" Gil Junger Jennie Snyder & Victoria Webster December 12, 2003 111
112 112 "The Wedding" Gil Junger Taylor Hamra January 9, 2004 112
113 113 "Madam President" Gil Junger Mark Driscoll January 23, 2004 113
114 114 "The Diner Show" Gil Junger Andrew Kreisberg February 6, 2004 114
115 115 "Mismatch" Don Scardino Tom Devanney February 13, 2004 115
116 116 "Charley's Baseball" Gil Junger Kat Likkel & John Hoberg February 20, 2004 116
117 117 "Prom and Circumstance (Almost Paradise)" Gil Junger Alex Carter February 27, 2004 117
118 118 "Jury Duty" Gil Junger Tod Himmel March 5, 2004 118
119 119 "Faith's Maid" Jerry Zaks Teleplay by : Kat Likkel & John Hoberg & Story by: Taylor Hamra March 19, 2004 119
120 120 "Hope Gets a Job" Gil Junger Joanna Johnson April 9, 2004 120
121 121 "Faith's Husband" Gil Junger Tod Himmel April 16, 2004 121
122 122 "Jack's Back" Jerry Zaks David S.Rosenthal April 30, 2004 122
123 123 "Trade Show" Don Scardino Mark Driscoll May 7, 2004 123
124 124 "Daytime Emmys: Part 1" Gil Junger Teleplay by : Jennie Snyder & Victoria Webster & Story by: Joanna Johnson May 14, 2004 124
125 125 "Daytime Emmys: Part 2" Gil Junger Teleplay by : Jennie Snyder & Victoria Webster & Story by: Joanna Johnson May 14, 2004 125

Season 2 (2004 2005) American Broadcasting Company September 24, 2004 and May 6, 2005

Episodes in USA Episodes American Broadcasting Company Title Directed by Written by Original air date

USA

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126 126 "Escape from Albuquerque" Don Scardino Peter Murrieta September 24, 2004 126
The whole family are seeing Charlie off at the airport as he goes to get Faith, but just as he boards they see Faith walking into the terminal. When Charlie returns from the airport he says she can stay but if she makes one mistake shes gone. So when she keeps it a secret that Sydney (now played by Megan Fox) got her tongue pierced, and Charlie finds out, it is not long before Hope kicks her sister out.
127 127 "Mall in the Family" Don Scardino David S. Rosenthal October 1, 2004 127
After getting kicked out of the house, Faith moves into a furniture display at a local mall. When she and Hope try to hide from the mall guards, they're locked in an armoire scheduled for an overseas delivery. Meanwhile, Hope and Sydney help Hayley purchase her first bra.
128 128 "Queer as Hope" Don Scardino Joanna Johnson October 15, 2004 128
When Justin is caught smoking and Hayley steals frogs that are ready to be dissected, Hope starts to worry that everyone will think she's a bad mother. This fear comes to life when Faith tries to rent an apartment from a lesbian landlord by passing herself and Hope as lovers. When their picture ends up in the newspaper with the headline "local lesbians," Hope's bid for three time mother of the year is in jeopardy.
129 129 "Hold the Phone" Don Scardino Jenna Bruce October 22, 2004 129
Charley's life becomes a living hell when Faith starts working as the receptionist in his orthodontics practice. When tensions mount, they make a bet for their most prized possessions and manage to ruin Hayley's science fair.
130 130 "Faith Scare-Field" Don Scardino Tom Leopold October 29, 2004 130
Hope and Faith receive an invitation to a Halloween party from their crazy next door neighbor, whom they terrorized as girls. Halloween turns out to be scary when the woman gets her revenge- by trapping the women in a torture chamber. Meanwhile Hayley and Sydney throw a party and Sydney falls for Edwin's brother but he has a girlfriend.
131 131 "Natal Attraction" Gil Junger Bob Gaylor November 5, 2004 131
Hope and Faith play matchmakers for their father and their gynecologist, Anne (played by Jaclyn Smith). They hit it off, until Jack finds out that his ex-girlfriend, Mandi, is pregnant with his child. Meanwhile Charlie buys a piano for Hope.
132 132 "Stand by Your Mandi" Gil Junger Taylor Hamra November 12, 2004 132
Even though his true love is Anne, Jack decides to marry Mandi. He is unaware, however, that Mandi is very much in love with her current boyfriend. But Mandi has a black boyfriend in which Mandi is pregnant with HIS love child.
133 133 "The Dolly Mama" Gil Junger Tod Himmel November 19, 2004 133
To prove to Hope that she can be responsible, Faith practices motherhood on an electronic baby. It is all going well until she accidentally exchanges the doll for a real infant. Hayley first day of school is fantastic and she met a boy.
134 134 "Justin Time" Don Scardino Joanna Johnson November 19, 2004 134
Faith, in her wacky efforts to impress an attractive single dad (Nick Lachey) tries to make him think that she's also a single parent by claiming her young nephew, Justin, is really her son. Meanwhile Hope is disappointed when Charley doesn't know her well.
135 135 "9012-Uh-Oh" Gil Junger Joanna Johnson November 26, 2004 135
Thanksgiving day brings up memories of ten years ago, when Faith hosts a holiday dinner at her Hollywood apartment. She goes to great lengths to impress her parents, Jack and Mary Jo, including posing as Brian Austin Green's girlfriend. Happiness turns to sadness, however, when the family learns of Mary Jo's secret: she is dying.
136 136 "Do I Look Frat in This?" Don Scardino Jennie Snyder & Victoria Webster December 3, 2004 136
Faith and Sydney get jobs at a clothing store. The young Shanowski decides to lose her virginity to the college-age manager, leading Hope and Faith to crash a frat party to keep Syd from making a big mistake. Justin bought himself a doll.
137 137 "Aru-Bah Humbug" Don Scardino Peter Murrieta December 17, 2004 137
Faith accidentally says that "Santa" is not real, and Justin overhears it. So Faith wants Justin to believe in him by climbing in the chimney, but those plans go sour when Faith gets stuck in the chimney. Faith and the family decides to plan a trip to Aruba to get away from Hope's singing Christmas present shopping.
138 138 "The Gooch" Gil Junger Tod Himmel January 7, 2005 138
Faith is attracted to her new neighbor, Gary "the Gooch" Gucharez a former baseball player. The notorious ladies' man, however, has no interest in her, leading Faith to go to great lengths to spy on him. The episode brings together Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, who, not only played a married couple on All My Children, but are married in real life. Meanwhile Hayly and Edwin try go to a new level of their relationship and Sydney try to date Edwin's brother. At the end Faith and Sydney realize that Hope is right when she sees certain relationships don't work.
139 139 "Another Car Commercial" Gil Junger Taylor Hamra January 14, 2005 139
Auto dealer Handsome Hal refuses to exchange Faith's lemon of a car unless she can get former baseball star, Gary "The Gooch" Gucharez, to do a commercial. Faith tricks the reluctant Gooch, but later regrets it because Hope reminds Faith that if you humiliate the Gooch on TV he will never speak to you anymore. Meanwhile Faith admits that Charley has a man crush when the Gooch calls Charley the Schnozgooch. Guest Stars: Regis Philbin and Michael Gelman.
140 140 "Carmen Get It" Gil Junger Jenna Bruce January 21, 2005 140
Faith feuds with The Gooch's ex-girlfriend, Carmen, for his affection. And, after overhearing a life-altering message for The Gooch, Hope helps Faith scale a mountain to deliver the news to the man she loves. Meanwhile Charley wants a simple birthday party but Faith plans a surprise birthday for him in order to the get the Gooch away from Carmen. Carmen tells Faith if the Gooch goes to Japan we will both lose and Faith won't accept it. Guest Star: Carmen Electra.
141 141 "Catering-a-ding-ding" Don Scardino David S. Rosenthal January 28, 2005 141
Faith wants an investor for her screenplay so she talks Hope into starting their own Catering business so Faith can get her investor and Charley, Justin, Hayley, and Sydney to work for free. When Barry Manilow's plane is delayed Faith has to entertain the guests with Justin. In the end, Faith decides to give up on her acting career.
142 142 "O' Sister, Where Art Thou?" Lynn McCracken Jennie Snyder February 4, 2005 142
When Hope and Faith cater a party at a retirement home, Faith inadvertently helps a resident escape. While trying to sort out her own problems with her sister, Hope must help the escapee mend problems with her own sibling. Meanwhile Justin stole an item at the store. Guest Star: Rue McClanahan.
143 143 "Hope Couture" Henry Chan David S. Rosenthal February 11, 2005 143
Faith and Sydney enter a mother-daughter fashion show. Feeling hurt, Hope enters it with Hayley and the game is on. However, dresses are slashed, the designers get covered with paint and a big fight ensues. Meanwhile Charley and Justin have a father-son camping trip in the wild until some big shots ruin it with their high-tech gear.
144 144 "Wife Swap: Part 1" Dennis Dugan Joanna Johnson & Jennie Snyder February 18, 2005 144
Hope's life goes out of control when Faith submits Hope as a "Wife Swap" candidate. Hope gets switched with Cynthia (special guest-star Wynonna Judd.) Cynthia is a rich, spoiled, self-indulgent, Manhattanite. When Hope gets used to the fabulous life, Cynthia finds housework abhorrent -- but not nearly as abhorrent as living with Hope's sister, Faith. Meanwhile, Charley and Faith are having a difficult time coping with Cynthia, and Hayley has her first period.
145 145 "Wife Swap: Part 2" Dennis Dugan Joanna Johnson & Jennie Snyder February 18, 2005 145
Hope finds it difficult living in an upscale Manhattan apartment with spoiled children, a work-alcoholic "husband" (Steve Carell). Also Faith finds it difficult that, Cynthia's live-in sister who does ALL the housework and won't let Hope lift a finger. Meanwhile Faith's world is turned upside-down when she's ordered to do mundane, household chores by Cynthia.
146 146 "21 Lunch Street" Scott Ellis Marc Dworkin & Sean W. Cunningham March 4, 2005 146
Hope and Faith start to work at Sydney's school as lunch ladies, which causes Sydney to freak out. Things go from bad to worse when Hope and Faith begin to spy on Sydney, thinking that Sydney is involved in a romantic relationship with a teacher. Also Hope begins to change the household by eating healthy.
147 147 "A Room of One's Own" Gil Junger Alex Carter March 25, 2005 147
Hope is discouraged when her mother-in-law, Joyce (Dixie Carter) takes over the household and also she starts to bond with Faith. And then things start to get worse when Joyce decides to leave her husband (Hal Holbrook). Making Joyce to move in permanently, displacing Faith in the process by redecorating the place.
148 148 "Faith Affair-field" Lynn McCracken Tom Leopold April 8, 2005 148
Some lies lead Faith to believe that Charley is having an extra-marital affair but he is planning a surprise with Hope. She enlists a reluctant Hope to help catch him in the act. Meanwhile Hope and Charley has a Chinese violinist staying at the house. Wylon ends up going to the Glen Falls Suites by mistake.
149 149 "Weather or Not" Gil Junger Peter Murrieta April 29, 2005 149
Faith finds a new career as a weather woman at a local TV station. Faith enjoys to be pushed around by a hunky newscaster. That causes Hope to feel that Faith is abandoning their new catering business, so then Faith feels equally neglected when Hope replaces her with a new, highly motivated assistant. When Faith does the weather she wears a green dress in front of the green screen and said, "there is a storm over Knocks-ville." Later when Faith finds out that the Gooch is seeing someone behind her back, she said the Hope doesn't need me anymore.
150 150 "Of Rice and Anchor Men" Gil Junger Tod Himmel May 6, 2005 150
Just as Faith's relationship with newscaster Larry begins to move into high gear, her old flame, "The Gooch" (Mark Consuelos, Ripa's real-life husband), suddenly shows up to complicate matters.
151 151 "Season Finale" Gil Junger Joanna Johnson May 6, 2005 151
When both men want an exclusive commitment from Faith, she resorts to everything from "Bachelorette" competition rules to a psychic's advise to help her choose between Larry, a handsome newscaster (Dean Cain), and charming former baseball star "The Gooch" (Mark Consuelos, Ripa's real-life husband).

Season 3 (2005 2006) American Broadcasting Company September 30, 2005 and May 2, 2006

Episodes in USA Episodes American Broadcasting Company Title Directed by Written by Original air date

USA

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152

153

152

153

"The Marriage: Parts 1 & 2" Scott Ellis Tod Himmel (part 1)
Jennie Snyder (part 2)
September 30, 2005

September 30, 2005

152

153

After years of searching for the right man, Faith receives two marriage proposals -- from The Gooch and from Larry Walker. Who will Faith choose? Whom will Faith say 'I do' to? Two marriage proposals- one from The Gooch and one from Larry Walker but which of the two will Faith choose? And what will Hope say of her sister's decision? So Faith and the Gooch decided to elope but it turns out she did marry him because of her sister and he proposed because Larry proposed. So Faith and the Gooch decide to annul their marriage.
154 154 "Faith Fairfield: 1970-2005" Don Scardino Sean W. Cunningham & Marc Dworkin October 7, 2005 154
Sydney is late behind on her term paper so Faith gives out an advice in order to get an extension: claim there was a family death. So Sydney makes up the fact that Faith is dead. The media goes crazy over the news and Faith's celebrity status is restored. But Hope becomes the bigger star as the grieving sister. Meanwhile Hope wants to have a romantic date night with Charlie.
155 155 "The Phone Call" Scott Ellis Taylor Hamra October 14, 2005 155
Faith confesses that she is tired of Hope complaining about her life, so Hope abstains from cleaning up Faith's mistakes like late bills and impounded car. But it is Charley who ends up suffering the most, when Hope decides to focus all of her energy on him.
156 156 "Love & Teeth" Don Scardino Bill Fuller & Jim Pond October 21, 2005 156
When Faith cracks a tooth, she makes Charley treat her, despite the fact that they despise each other, or do they? The nitrous oxide he gives Faith makes her "a little baby," and what she says while she's under is very surprising indeed.
157 157 "The Halloween Party" Don Scardino David Babcock October 28, 2005 157
There's a neighborhood Halloween party contest between Hope and her neighbor Trudy but what can Faith do when she is invited to Trudy's party as the date for Trudy's rather attractive cousin? So a Ed McBeckler told Charlie about his costume and so he decides to be a football fan instead and Hallie invites him. So Sydney dresses up a grape so Faith go to Trudy's party.
158 158 "Charley's Shirt" Scott Ellis Mark Driscoll November 4, 2005 158
Faith is forced to pick up Hope's birthday gift for Charley after Hope is unable to make it. But Faith is too late and instead gets Charley an uncharacteristic shirt. Charley loves it and Hope fears she's too predictable these days. So Faith takes her to a pole dancing class. However there are unexpected results when Hope prepares to shake it for Charley when he runs into the pole and damaged his head.
159 159 "Faith's Therapy" Scott Ellis Christy Stratton November 11, 2005 159
Charley and Hope force Faith to see a therapist (played by Susan Sullivan) after she doesn't take her job search seriously. However Faith uses therapy to her advantage and the plan has backfired on Hope and Charley. So, they decide to teach Faith a much needed lesson.
160 160 "Blood is Thicker Than Daughter" Scott Ellis Tod Himmel November 18, 2005 160
Jack, the girls' father returns to town and there's something odd about him and a guy named Jay. Hope and Faith suspect that they're a gay couple but the real truth isn't what they had expected. The ladies found out that Jay is their half-brother because their dad was going through a hard time during marriage to Hope and Faith's;he met a lady with a same problem in her marriage and had a relationship. Surprised at the truth, Hope and Faith begins to open up to their new brother. It turns out that Jay is a cook.
161 161 "Hope in the Middle" Don Scardino Jennie Snyder November 25, 2005 161
Dr. Lombard suggests Faith do something creative to get in touch with the performer within. So Faith signs up for Poetry and forces Hope to come along. But it is the same night as the night Charley is getting an award for being a good orthodontist. Hope chooses Faith and it creates a rift between the married couple. So Hope tag-a-long with Faith only get humiliated.
162 162 "Christmas Time" Don Scardino Geena Yaitanes December 13, 2005 162
Faith surprises the entire family with personal, extravagant Christmas gifts, including an expensive gold watch for Charley. Mishap ensues when Charley gives the watch to a co-worker and it turns out the watch is fake gold.
163 163 "Sex, Lies & Faith" Gil Junger Taylor Hamra January 6, 2006 163
Charley complains about his love life with Hope and they decide to spice things up. However, they begin to sneak around behind Faith's back and it is only a matter of time until Faith finds out.
164 164 "Now and Zen" Scott Ellis Christy Stratton March 21, 2006 164
The Gooch returns but with a new Zen lifestyle that doesn't let him use his cell phone, car and no sex either for a life of celibacy and meditation. Faith decides to move on to her yoga instructor, making The Gooch jealous a big fight turns out. Eventually, he is forced to reveal the real reason why he's back from Japan – he got fired because it is a different baseball game in Japan.
165 165 "Homeless Hal" Scott Ellis Mark Driscoll March 28, 2006 165
Handsome Hal is back! But he's now homeless and decides to team up with Faith. The new duo decide to try out for the Glenn Falls Morning Show... will their team-up be a winner?
166 166 "Meet the Parent" Lynn McCracken Bill Fuller & Jim Pond April 4, 2006 166
Jack, Hope and Faith's father returns for Hope and Charley's 20th anniversary party and The Gooch is meeting him for the first time. After a bumpy start, The Gooch and Jack bond but Faith is surprised when her dad tells her that The Gooch isn't right for her so Faith decides to spruce up Gary's image. Meanwhile, Hope has her own issues because it seems like the party has shifted its focus to Faith.
167 167 "Charley Shoots Faith" Gil Junger Dave Boerger April 11, 2006 167
Faith's agent suggests she gets some new head shots taken and Faith (as usual) misinterprets. Charley, after trying to ruin Faith's career offers to shoot the head shots and it turns out to be a success. Charley considers a change in career and Faith decides to give up on her career.
168 168 "The Big Shanowski" Gil Junger David Babcock April 18, 2006 168
Faith demonstrates a talent for bowling but troubles arise when Charley replaces Hope for Faith in a tournament.
169 169 "The Restaurant" Lynn McCracken Genes Yaitanes April 18, 2006 169
Johnny Galecki returns to Hope & Faith as the half brother Jay who recruits Hope as a sous-chef for his restaurant. Faith is jealous about their bond and talks to Dr Lombard, who advises her to focus on Jay. Jay and Faith bond and Jay confesses to Faith that Hope is driving him crazy like to rearranging the kitchen and re-chopping the food, and he wants to fire her. Faith and Charley try to spare Hope's feelings but they fail.
170 170 "Jay Date" Don Scardino Sean W. Cunningham & Mark Dworkin April 25, 2006 170
Hope and Faith compete to match Jay with a certain woman. Although Faith wins when she matches Jay up with Amber, she discovers that Amber has a hidden agenda (stealing money out of the cash register) and enlists Charley and Hope's help.
171 171 "Old Faithful" Don Scardino Jim Pond & Bill Fuller April 25, 2006 171
Faith (with help from Dr. Lombard) moves into a retirement home after realizing that she needs to change her living conditions but as always, her new home is not what she expected. Meanwhile, Charley rents Faith's old room to someone he thinks is a dream tenant but its turns out that the new tenant is high maintenance than Faith.
172 172 "Faith Knows Squat" Michael Dorn Andrew Guest May 2, 2006 172
When Faith and The Gooch's antics begin to drive Hope and Charley crazy, Hope and Charley suggest they get a place of their own. However, when the truth comes out about real-estate technicalities, an outrageous battle of one ups-manship ensues.
173 173 "Hope's Float" Peter Marc Jacobson Nastaran Dibai & Jeffery B. Hodes May 2, 2006 173
Hope reminisces with her family about the first fight she and Charley had during their courtship back in 1985 when they were both in college. Flashbacks reveal first meetings between Faith and Charley, a hilarious story about missing a Huey Lewis concert. When one of the kids saw their dad at the concert tension between Hope and Charlie but when Hope saw Faith with Charlie Hope is mad at her. When Faith and Charlie saw each other in the float room Faith starts smoking and Charlie stops her but the float catches on fire. However, as the story goes on, secrets come out including a surprise revelation about Hope.
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