Family Tunes, Again is a 2017 sequel-series to the popular 1978-82 sitcom, Family Tunes. The series is created by Diane Liston, in association with Warner Horizon Television. Reprising her role, Paige Turco stars as Jenny, a middle-aged single mother who struggles to find the balance between being a mother and a lawyer. Her situation quickly worsens when she learns that her 23-year old daughter is pregnant. Carrie, her brother, lives with her after his messy divorce. Her best-friend, Sabrina, graciously moves in to help.[1]



Paige Turco as Jenny, a working middle-aged woman.

Oscar Isaac as Carrie, Jenny's brother who has been divorced.

Dina Meyer as Sabrina, Jenny's best friend who lives with her.

Ty Simpkins as Luke, Jenny's teenage son.

Bridgit Mendler as Melissa, Jenny's adult daughter who is pregnant.

Malina Weissman as Sera, Sabrina's younger daughter. She doesn't get along with Jenny.

Drake Bell as Andre, Melissa's baby daddy and boyfriend.

Bailee Madison as Isabelle, Sabrina's daughter who is a goth and about to go to college. (recurring: Season 1; main: Season 2)

Olesya Rulin as Lydia, Melissa's half-sister who moves in at the start of Season 2.[2]


Morgan Fairchild as Tanya, Jenny and Carrie's stepmother.

Colin Firth as Samuel, Jenny and Carrie's brother and Sabrina's ex-boyfriend.

Kat Dennings as Vanessa, Luke's insane Math teacher and Samuel's fiancee.

Bradley Whitford as Daniel, Isabelle's father who is also secretly Sabrina's boyfriend.

Johnny Depp as Jared Forkful, Jenny's wild and adventurous boyfriend.

Guest Stars

Brooklyn Decker as Zara, a pregnant woman in Melissa's birthing class. (Episode: Halloween)

Bianca Kajlich as Bonnie, Jenny's ex-best friend. (Episode: Eventful Endings)

Ted Danson as Dexter, a shoddy salesman. (Episode: Eventful Endings)

Andrea Barber as Kimmy, the character from Fuller House. (Episode: Ready or Not)

Series Overview

Season Episodes
Original release
1 6 December 15, 2017
2 13 July 13, 2018[3]


Season 1 (2017)

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Title Original airdate
1 1 "Tough Luck, Mi Familia!" December 15, 2017
When Jenny finds out that her daughter is pregnant and that she will have to work overtime, Sabrina decides to help her out and moves in with her 2 daughters. Tanya helps Sabrina move into the house. Meanwhile, Luke and Sera hit it off, eventually becoming friends. Carrie's divorce is finalized, leaving him depressed. However, he realizes that he has a lot to be thankful for and that he will never have to face anything alone.
2 2 "Halloween" December 15, 2017
Sabrina reunites with Samuel when he returns to the household for the weekend. She immediately falls in love with him once again, but soon learns that he is engaged. Meanwhile, Melissa and Andre visit a birthing class with Jenny tagging along while Luke and Sera go to a fairly mild Halloween party.
3 3 "Daily Struggles" December 15, 2017
As scripting begins on Sabrina's new television pilot, she finds herself struggling to write a compelling story based on the plot. Meanwhile, Jenny tries to reconnect with her children after being fired from her job. Andre seeks Carrie's help as he is planning to propose to Melissa.
4 4 "A Pleasant Nightmare" December 15, 2017
After Luke has an unpleasant nightmare, he spends all his time in his room while Jenny tries to calm him down. Samuel brings his fiancee to the house where it is revealed that she is Vanessa, Luke's Math teacher. After witnessing their endless fights, Sabrina is forced to break them up. Meanwhile, Isabelle also comes home for the weekend and Sera has to share a bedroom with her. Melissa's water breaks, causing everyone to become panicked and stressed.
5 5 "Ready or Not" December 15, 2017
Melissa goes into labor where she finds out that she's going to have twins which makes Andre nervous as he feels unprepared. The whole family rushes to the hospital to witness the birth, except for Tanya as she is stuck in San Francisco due to the fact that she's hosting a game show. One contestant is Kimmy Gibbler (Played by Andrea Barber). Meanwhile, Isabelle meets her father for the first time (Played by Bradley Whitford).
6 6 "Eventful Endings" December 15, 2017
Luke is unprepared for a big exam and is tempted to cheat. Sera’s friend tries smoking, and she forces Sera to smoke as well. Meanwhile, Jenny's ex-friend, Bonnie (Played by Bianca Kajlich), visits her to make amends for an incident that happened 20 years ago. Melissa is shocked when Andre proposes to her, but still says "yes". Isabelle finally decides to no longer hide her true self and comes out as Bisexual to her family, receiving mixed reactions. After hearing this, Sabrina announces a secret that she's been keeping; she's dating her ex-husband, Daniel.

Season 2 (2018)

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Title Original airdate
7 1 "Summertime" July 13, 2018
Everyone is looking forward to the beginning of summer, especially Luke. However, when his girlfriend breaks up with him, that puts a rain-cloud over his entire summer. Jenny becomes nervous when she gets unexpectedly pregnant, thanks to her boyfriend of 6 months, Jared. She has to tell someone, and tells both Sabrina and Carrie, who freak out. Meanwhile, Melissa and Andre help Lydia move into the house after she tells them the story of how she ended up there and Sera tries to comfort Luke.
8 2 "The Big Premiere" July 13, 2018
Sabrina's new television series, which she wrote and directed, is about to premiere. However, negative reviews make her doubt her talents, and Carrie tries desperately to get her out of her funk. Jenny finally decides to tell Melissa & Luke that she is pregnant but has trouble trying to tell them the right way. Meanwhile, Andre and Lydia get to know each other and later become best friends, which worries Melissa.



Turco, Isaac and Meyer all reprise their roles from the previous shows as series regulars, with Colin Firth and Morgan Fairchild occasionally making appearances. The other main roles went to Ty Simpkins, Bridgit Mendler, Malina Weissman and Drake Bell as Luke, Melissa, Sera and Andre, respectively. On January 2, 2018, it was announced that Bailee Madison, who played Isabelle for 3 episodes, had been upgraded to a series regular for the second season.[4]


The series was announced on May 22, 2017. It is filmed at Warner Brothers Studios on Stage 21, starting on July 10th and ending on October 2nd. Post-production took place during October and November 2017.

It was announced before the release of the show that Olesya Rulin would star in the second season, if the show were to be renewed.

On December 24, 2017, Netflix announced that the series would return for a second season.



Critical reception

On Rotten Tomatoes the season has a rating of 54% based on 45 reviews, with an average rating of 4.98/10. The website's consensus reads, "Family Tunes, Again lacks originality and doesn't have much charm, however it isn't the worst way to spend a half-hour." On Metacritic, the season has a weighted average score of 69 out of 100, based on 21 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".


  1. Paige Turco joins Netflix reboot of Family Tunes, plot synopsis revealed.
  2. Olesya Rulin to join Family Tunes, Again cast for Season 2.
  3. Netflix announces release date for second season of hit series, Family Tunes, Again.
  4. Bailee Madison to be series regular on Family Tunes, Again.
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