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Jackie and Jeff
Genre Sitcom
Created by Ifan Barber
Starring Julia Louis Dreyfus

Ray Romano

Dylan Sprouse

Taissa Farmiga

Cloris Leachman

Opening Theme Jackie, Jackie, Jeff, Jeff (The Jackie and Jeff Theme)
Location USA
Country Of Origin USA
Number Of Episodes 200
Running Time 23 minutes (ABC)

30 minutes (Hulu)

Original Channel: ABC (Original run)

Hulu (Revival)

Original Air Date September 19th 2017 - May 19th 2020 (ABC)

September 22nd 2020 - May 26th 2026 (Hulu)

Produced by ABC Studios (2017 - 2020)

ILB Pictures (2017 - 2026)

Directed by Various
Jackie and Jeff is an American television sitcom that premiered on ABC on September 19th 2017. It follows married couple Jackie (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and Jeff Henderson (Ray Romano) as they deal with the troubles that come with middle-age and grown-up children. The series co-stars Cloris Leachman as Jackie's Mom, Harriet, Dylan Sprouse as Xander, Jackie and Jeff's son and Taissa Farmiga as Victoria, Jackie and Jeff's daughter with Laura Linney, Christian Serratos, Stanley Tucci and Patrick Stewart in recurring roles.

Jackie and Jeff was acclaimed by critics throughout its run. The show won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in its first two years and again in its final 3 years. The Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series was awarded four times to Ray Romano and once to Dylan Sprouse, the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series was achieved twice for Patrick Stewart and once for Stanley Tucci, as well as the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series five times for Julia Louis Dreyfus and twice for Taissa Farmiga. Cloris Leachman, Christian Serratos and Laura Linney each achieved an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress once. It also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy in its first, fifth, seventh and ninth season.

After airing three seasons and 66 episodes, ABC cancelled Jackie and Jeff in May 2020. However, the series was saved by streaming service Hulu only days later. The fourth season of the show premiered in time for the 2020/21 Autumn television season, with Hulu continuing the show's Tuesday night schedule. After nine seasons and 200 episodes, Jackie and Jeff ended in May 2026 with an hour-finale released on Hulu.

Premise

Jackie and Jeff follows the Henderson family, specifically Jackie and Jeff Henderson, a middle-aged couple from New York who now live in Ventura, California. Jackie works in regional theatre while Jeff works as a successful architect. They've recently welcomed Jackie's mom into their home after Jackie's father passed away, but trouble arises when their grown son, Xander, decides he too wants to move back home. Jackie and Jeff's hope of a term of blissful peace is abruptly pulled to a halt when their lives become chaotic once again, at least they have their sensible college-graduate daughter living only a few blocks away. Jackie and Jeff are also close friends of Hallie and Jackson Welch, their neighbours and are also fond of Jeff's niece Audra, who visits often. Another frequent visitor to their house is Jackie's Uncle Frank, who is seemingly trying to woo his recently widowed sister-in-law.

Cast

Main Cast

  • Julia Louis Dreyfus as Jackie Henderson
  • Ray Romano as Jeff Henderson
  • Dylan Sprouse as Xander Henderson
  • Taissa Farmiga as Victoria Henderson (later Lodge)
  • Cloris Leachman as Harriet Bowers (Seasons 1 - 4)

Supporting Cast

  • Laura Linney as Hallie Welch (Recurring seasons 1 - 2, Co-star seasons 3 - 5, Main seasons 6 - 9)
  • Stanley Tucci as Jackson Welch (Recurring seasons 1 - 3 & 9, Co-star seasons 4 - 7, Guest season 8)
  • Christian Serratos as Audra Henderson (Recurring seasons 1 - 5 & 8 - 9, Guest seasons 6 - 7)
  • Patrick Stewart as Frank Bowers (Recurring seasons 1 - 3, Guest seasons 4 & 7)

Guest Cast

  • Jackie Hoffman as Alice Bowers (Guest seasons 1 - 4 & 7 - 9)
  • Ian McKellen as Victor (Guest seasons 1 - 2)

Episodes

Season 1

The pilot of Jackie and Jeff premiered in an advanced preview on September 19th 2017 before airing in its official Tuesday night slot starting October 3rd with a double bill. The second half of the season began airing on March 6th 2018 and the season concluded on May 1st 2018. There was a total of 22 episodes this season.

Episode Title Synopsis Airdate
1 Pilot On the day of Jackie's announcement that she's directing a regional theatre production of Wicked for her local theatre and Jeff has officially received the contract to build a new high school in the county, their 26 year old son arrives home and reveals he's homeless, unemployed and single, and wanting to move back home. September 19th 2017
2 Xander and Victoria Xander begins to make himself comfortable, making Jackie's usual working from home difficult. Victoria unexpectedly arrives at Jeff's office and reveals she's got a teaching job in the area and has moved back to the neighbourhood. Later, Jackie gets a call that her father is dead. October 3rd 2017
3 Mommie Dearest Jackie and Jeff, along with Xander and Victoria, travel to Sacramento to attend Jackie's father's funeral. At the wake, Jackie's mom makes a proposal that shocks both Jackie and Jeff. Xander gets an interesting proposal from Aunt Alice, while Victoria has a painful reunion with a distant cousin. October 3rd 2017
4 Uncle Undoubtedly As Harriet moves in with Jackie and Jeff, the duo begin to subtly hint to Xander to move out. Uncle Frank and Uncle Victor both show up on Jackie and Jeff's doorstep with two very different propositions. Victoria introduces Xander to her boyfriend, and the two become better friends than Victoria had hoped. October 10th 2017
5 Alice in Udderland Xander arrives at Aunt Alice's farm and gets an unexpected greeting from a former friend. Jackie begins casting for Wicked, but Harriet is eager to help. Jeff contemplates asking Victoria for help with the school design plans, but her mind appears to be elsewhere. October 17th 2017
6 Movie Theatre October 24th 2017
7 Hallowe'en October 31st 2017
8 Movin' On Up November 7th 2017
9 Trust Issue November 14th 2017
10 Blessed November 21st 2017
11 Praise Be Derek November 28th 2017
12 Beyond Comprehension December 5th 2017
13 Hallie and Jackson December 12th 2017
14 Big Build March 6th 2018
15 Victoria's Secret March 13th 2018
16 March 20th 2018
17 March 27th 2018
18 April 3rd 2018
19 April 10th 2018
20 April 17th 2018
21 April 24th 2018
22 May 1st 2018

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