Yes, Dear

Yes, Dear

Yes, Dear
Created by Alan Kirschenbaum
Gregory Thomas Garcia
Starring Anthony Clark
Jean Louisa Kelly
Mike O'Malley
Liza Snyder
Opening theme "Family Is Family" performed and written by Bill Janovitz
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 122 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Gregory Thomas Garcia
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Cherry Tree Entertainment
Amigos de Garcia Productions
CBS Productions
20th Century Fox Television
Distributor 20th Television
CBS Studios International
Original channel CBS
Picture format 4:3 (SD)
16:9 (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby SR
Original release October 2, 2000 (2000-10-02) – February 15, 2006 (2006-02-15)

Yes, Dear is an American television sitcom that aired from October 2, 2000, to February 15, 2006, on CBS. It starred Anthony Clark, Jean Louisa Kelly, Mike O'Malley, and Liza Snyder.

In the United States, reruns of the show can be seen on Nick at Nite, Nick Jr. (as part of the NickMom block), and CMT. In Canada, it can be seen on Joytv.


  • Plot 1
  • Cast members 2
    • Main cast members 2.1
    • Recurring cast members 2.2
  • Episodes 3
    • Television ratings 3.1
  • Airing changes 4
  • Syndication 5
  • Connection to Raising Hope 6
  • International airings 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9


Greg Warner (Clark) is a motion picture executive, and Kim Warner (Kelly) is a stay-at-home mother to Sammy and, later, Emily. Living in the Warners' guest house are Kim's sister Christine Hughes (Snyder), her husband Jimmy Hughes (O'Malley), and their sons Dominic (Joel Homan) and Logan (Brendon Baerg).

Much of the show's humor comes from the fact that all four adult leads are largely stock characters. Greg is the stereotypical "nice guy," constantly being henpecked by his high-strung wife. Both the upper-middle-class Warners contrast to the decidedly working-class, less-restrained Hugheses; Jimmy has an oafish personality and Christine is somewhat more crass. From the third season, the show's production and writing staff tried to move away from the stock-character humor, adding more physical comedy to the scripts in an effort to increase ratings.

Cast members

Main cast members

Recurring cast members

  • Connor and Keenan Merkovic as Dominic Hughes (Episodes 1-2)
  • Joel Homan as Dominic Hughes (Episodes 3-122)
  • Blake, Easton and Hunter Draut as Logan Hughes (Pilot only)
  • Christopher and Nicholas Berry as Logan Hughes (Episodes 2-47)
  • Alexander and Shawn Shaprio as Logan Hughes (Episodes 50-57)
  • Brendon Baerg as Logan Hughes (Episodes 58-122)
  • Anthony and Michael Bain as Sammy/Sam Warner
  • Madison and Marissa Poer as Emily Warner
  • Tim Conway as Tom Warner
  • Vicki Lawrence as Natalie Warner
  • Jerry Van Dyke as James "Big Jimmy" Hughes Sr.
  • Beth Grant as Kitty Hughes
  • Dan Hedaya as Don Ludke
  • Alley Mills as Jenny Ludke
  • Billy Gardell as Bill Colivita
  • Phill Lewis as Roy Barr
  • Brian Doyle-Murray as Mr. George Savitsky


Television ratings

Season Episodes Season Premiere Season Finale TV Season Ranking Viewers
(in millions)
1st 24 October 2, 2000 May 14, 2001 2000–2001 #28[1] 13.1[1]
2nd 24 September 24, 2001 May 13, 2002 2001–2002 #21[2] 13.9[2]
3rd 24 September 23, 2002 May 19, 2003 2002–2003 #25[3] 13.3[3]
4th 24 September 22, 2003 May 24, 2004 2003–2004 #40[4] 10.7[4]
5th 11 February 16, 2005 May 18, 2005 2005 #53[5] 9.2[5]
6th 15 September 14, 2005 February 15, 2006 2005–2006 #85[6] 7.8[6]

Airing changes

CBS announced the cancellation of Yes, Dear in early 2004, but later ordered 13 episodes for mid-season. After canceling Center of the Universe, CBS began airing the new Yes, Dear episodes on Wednesday, February 16, 2005, at 9:30 p.m. EST. CBS ordered an additional season of 22 episodes for 2005–2006, but that order was later cut down to 13.


During the second half of 2004, reruns aired on the cable station TBS at 1:00 p.m. In January 2005, TBS began airing the show at 3:00 p.m. The show aired in local syndication in 2005–06; in the fall of 2006, 20th Television, the syndication subsidiary of 20th Century Fox, took the show out of barter syndication and replaced it with Still Standing. On May 1, 2012, Yes, Dear began airing at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) Monday through Friday on Nicklodeon's Nick at Nite. In May 2014, it was removed from the broadcast schedule. On August 1, 2012, CMT began showing reruns of the show weeknights from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also aired on Nick Jr. as part of their mother-oriented block NickMom. Similar to the Nick@Nite programming block, NickMom airs television series which are not aimed at a children's audience.

Connection to Raising Hope

In 2010, Garcia premiered a new show, titled Raising Hope on Fox Broadcasting Company. The new show has made numerous references since its inception to Garcia's other show, My Name Is Earl. In season three, episode sixteen, Brian Doyle-Murray is shown as a Hollywood studio executive, a reference to his role as Mr. Savitsky. The following episode, Jimmy and Christine are featured prominently as characters who have made a habit out of watching the sex tape made by the new show's characters, Virginia and Burt Chance. Dominic and Logan are also referenced in conversation.

International airings

Country Alternate title (translation) TV network(s)
Albania Po, Zemër Fox Life
Australia Yes, Dear Fox8
Austria Yes, Dear ATV (Austria)
Belgium Yes, Dear vtm
Bosnia and Herzegovina Da, draga (Yes Dear) FOX Life
Brazil Sim, Querida (Yes, Dear) Fox, SBT
Bulgaria Да, мило (Yes, Dear) Fox Life, BTV Comedy
Canada Yes, Dear Global TV, Joytv
Croatia Da, draga (Yes Dear) FOX Life
Denmark Umage Søstre TV3+
Finland Saman katon alla (Under the same roof) MTV3
France Oui, chérie! (Yes, Dear) TF1, Virgin 17
Germany Yes, Dear RTL, RTL 2
Greece Yes, Dear Macedonia TV
Hungary Igen Drágám(Yes, Dear) Comedy Central
Iceland Yes, Dear SkjárEinn
India Yes, Dear Star World, Comedy Central
Iran Yes, Dear Farsi1
Israel כן מותק (Yes, Dear) HOT3
Italy Prima o poi divorzio! (Sooner or later, I'll divorce!)
Doppia coppia (Two pair)
Canale 5, Italia1
Latvia Jā, dārgā TV3 Latvia, TV6 Latvia
Netherlands Yes, Dear NET 5, Comedy Central
Norway Ja, Kjære (Yes, Dear) TV2
Pakistan Yes, Dear Star World
Poland Tak, Kochanie (Yes, Dear) Polsat, Comedy Central
Portugal Sim, Amor (Yes, Love) RTP2
Romania Bine, dragă! (Yes, Love) ProCinema
Saudi Arabia Yes, Dear MBC4
Serbia Да, драга (Da, draga) (Yes Dear) FOX Life
Slovakia Máš pravdu, miláčik TV Doma
Slovenia Da, draga FOX Life, Kanal A
South Africa Yes, Dear SABC 3 Comedy Central
Spain Sí, cariño Antena.nova
Sri Lanka Yes, Dear Channel 1 MTV
Sweden Omaka systrar (Dissimilar sisters) TV4
Thailand Yes, Dear True Series
Star World
Turkey Yes, Dear ComedyMax
United States Yes, Dear CBS, TBS, Nick@Nite, CMT


  1. ^ a b "TV Ratings 2000–2001". Retrieved January 9, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "How did your favorite show rate?".  
  3. ^ a b "Nielsen's TOP 156 Shows for 2002–03". 
  4. ^ a b "I. T. R. S. Ranking Report: 01 Thru 210".  
  5. ^ a b "Primetime series".  
  6. ^ a b "Season Program Rankings from 09/19/05 through 05/28/06". ABC Medianet. May 28, 2006. Retrieved July 3, 2009. 

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