Air Date: Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#701/702) "Jim Almighty/The Hot Wife"
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Lee Majors ("The Six Million Dollar Man") Guest Stars

Season Premiere is Followed Immediately by Another All-New Episode

Jim Belushi returns for his seventh hilarious season in ABC's hit family comedy "According to Jim." A family man and a man's man, Jim is the all-American guy, fiercely devoted to his beautiful wife, Cheryl (Courtney Thorne- Smith), and his three kids, Ruby (Taylor Atelian), Gracie (Billi Bruno) and Kyle (Conner Rayburn). He loves his family but he continues to test his wife's patience with his stubborn antics.

Jim sometimes takes for granted his brother-in-law and best ally, Andy (Larry Joe Campbell), who doggedly covers for Jim's constant scheming. Sister-in-law Dana (Kimberly Williams-Paisley), now a new mom and happily married to a doctor, still manages to expose Jim's sneaky side at every turn.

In the season premiere episode, "Jim Almighty" -- TUESDAY, JANUARY 1 (9:00-9:30, ET) � Jim is dismayed to learn that Cheryl has joined a dinner party club. When he grumbles that he'd like to meet the moron who invented women, God (guest star: Lee Majors) suddenly appears to defend himself. If Jim thinks he can do a better job, he's welcome to try. But Jim's new-found power backfires when Cheryl and Dana become crasser versions of himself. Then, when Andy asks God to make men more like women, Jim and Andy are transformed into overly sensitive, �girly men.'

In the second episode, "The Hot Wife" (airing from 9:30-10:00 p.m., ET), Cheryl can't flirt her way into a reservation at a hot new restaurant, and she begins to worry that her beauty has faded. So Jim cooks up a scheme to cheer his wife up. When he starts to forge suggestive notes from the handsome water delivery guy, Cheryl's mojo returns. But, as things start to heat up between Cheryl and Jim, he wonders if Cheryl's really thinking about Jim� or the water delivery guy.

"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 in "Jim Almighty" are Lee Majors as God, Maribeth Monroe as Mary Beth, and Charlie Hartsock as Charlie.

Guest starring in "The Hot Wife" are Adam Ray as Brad, Marc Worden as maitre'd, and Meredith Giancrande as woman.

"Jim Almighty" is written by John Beck and Ron Hart and directed by Lenny Garner.

"The Hot Wife" is written by David Feeney and directed by Leonard R. Garner, Jr.

Executive producers are Jim Belushi, Warren Bell, Suzanne Bukinik, Jonathan Stark, Marc Gurvitz, John D. Beck, Ron Hart, Judd Pillot and John Peaslee. "According to Jim" is a production of ABC Studios.

"According to Jim" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5/1 channel surround sound. TV parental guidelines will be posted closer to the airdate.

This episode of "According to Jim" will be available on ABC.com the day after airing on the network for users to watch online.

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