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Everything to Know About NBC's New Comedy, Extended Family

Get ready to belly-laugh. 

By Jessica White

A hilarious new comedy, Extended Family, is coming to NBC. 

How to Watch

Watch Extended Family on NBC and Peacock.

Starring Jon Cryer, Extended Family is a new multi-cam comedy centered around the shifting family dynamics following a good-natured divorce — and the surprisingly hilarious moments that come with co-parenting. The gags on Extended Family will be messy, endearing, and packed with hilarity, and you won't want to miss them! 

Below, read everything to know about NBC's new comedy Extended Family, including premiere dates and cast information. 

What is Extended Family about?

The official synopsis for Extended Family teases: "After an amicable divorce, Jim and Julia decide to continue to raise their kids at the family home while taking turns on who gets to stay with them. Navigating the waters of divorce and child-sharing gets more complicated for Jim when Trey, the owner of his favorite sports team, enters the picture and wins Julia’s heart."

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When does Extended Family premiere?

Extended Family premieres Saturday, December 23rd at 8/7c on NBC, with new weekly episodes returning Tuesday, January 2nd at 8:30/7:30c on NBC. All episodes will be available to stream next day on Peacock.

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The Extended Family cast

The cast of Extended Family includes famed comic actor Cryer, Donald Faison, Abigail Spencer, Sofia Capanna, and Finn Sweeney. 

Mike O’Malley is the writer and executive producer of the new show, alongside executive producers Tom Werner, Wyc Grousbeck, Emilia Fazzalari, and George Geyer.

A scene of a family in their living room from Extended Family.

Cryer has been making audiences laugh for decades, skyrocketing to fame as Philip F. "Duckie" Dale in the iconic '80s film Pretty in Pink alongside Molly Ringwald. Cryer has starred in numerous film projects since, such as Big Time Adolescence, Hot Shots, and No Small Affair.

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Many will also recognize Cryer from his role as Alan Harper in Two and a Half Men, which he and Charlie Sheen starred in from 2003-2015. The role earned Cryer two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2009 and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2012. 

Originally published May 12, 2023.