JIM TREATS KYLE TO HIS FIRST CUBS GAME INSTEAD OF TAKING HIM TO HIS FIRST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN, ON THE FIFTH SEASON PREMIERE OF ABC'S "ACCORDING TO JIM"
"According to Jim," ABC's hit family-friendly comedy, returns for its fifth season with Jim Belushi as the macho everyman with a soft spot for his beautiful wife, Cheryl, and their three precocious kids -- Ruby, Gracie and Kyle. A success at his construction business and the family breadwinner, at home Jim seems to keep Cheryl in constant turmoil with his boyish bravado and ever-willful antics. Cheryl, for her part, instinctively aims for the straight and narrow, but secretly enjoys it when Jim coaxes out her playful side. It's an odd-couple tug-of-war of happily-married opposites yet equals.
Adding to the family mix are Cheryl's high-strung sister, Dana, a career woman who seemed destined to remain forever single until she finally met and married a doctor and the man of her dreams; and Andy, Jim's brother-in-law and partner, who is both Jim's foil and his truest friend. Andy doggedly covers for his pal whenever Cheryl gets close to uncovering Jim's incessant schemes.
In the fifth Season Premiere episode, "Foul Ball," Jim sneaks Kyle out of his first day of kindergarten to go see a Cubs game -- against Cheryl's wishes -- on "According to Jim," TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network
"According to Jim" stars Jim Belushi as Jim, Courtney Thorne-Smith as Cheryl, Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Dana, Larry Joe Campbell as Andy, Taylor Atelian as Ruby, Billi Bruno as Gracie and Conner Rayburn as Kyle.
Guest-starring are Tammy Townsend as Ms. Crawford, Michael Krepack as Ronnie Hart, Meredith Cross as Marge Hart and Robert Belushi as adult Kyle.
"Foul Ball" is written by Christopher J. Nowak and directed by Leonard Garner, Jr.
Executive producers are Jim Belushi, Marc Gurvitz, Jonathan Stark, Suzanne Bukinik Howard J. Morris, Warren Bell and Bob Nickman. From Touchstone Television in association with Brad Grey Television.
"According to Jim" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound.
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