Welcome To The Family (NBC) Episode 2 “Dan Finds Out”

Welcome to the Family

Welcome To The Family premieres Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 8:30-9:00 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

Episode Synopsis: Welcome to the Family Episode 2 “Dan Finds Out”- Caroline (Mary McCormack) heads to the doctor to confirm her suspicions but when she encounters Molly (Ella Rae Peck) and Junior (Joseph Haro) in the same waiting room, things get a little awkward. Then, as Joseph decides to invite his parents to the first sonogram, things get even more awkward. When Caroline later learns she is indeed pregnant, she struggles with the best way to break the news to Dan (Mike O’Malley), who has been happily anticipating an empty nest. Meanwhile, Dan returns to Miguel’s (Ricardo A. Chavira) boxing gym to get back into shape, and it doesn’t go well. Justina Machado also stars.

Parents Dan Yoder (Mike O’Malley, “Glee,” “My Name Is Earl”) and wife Karina (Mary McCormack, “In Plain Sight,” “The West Wing”) find out on the day their daughter Molly (Ella Rae Peck (“Deception,” “Gossip Girl”) is graduating from high school with an acceptance to college, she announces she pregnant. Across town in East L.A., Junior Hernandez (Joseph Haro, “Glee,” “Awkward”), in the middle of his high school valedictorian speech, gets a text from girlfriend Molly that he’s going to be a daddy.

Expectedly, Junior’s parents Miguel (Ricardo Chavira, “Desperate Housewives”) and Lisette (Justina Machado, “Six Feet Under,” “ER”) are also upset, as they now have Caucasians in the family. What follows is a crash course in culture blending as Molly and Junior decide they want to get married and, in doing so, bring together two very different families. The dads have the most difficult time reconciling while the moms take a softer approach to get to know one another. When the parents fully realize that their kids are serious about making a life together, the adults exhale and begin to come to terms with this new blended family and start to understand it will take, humor, love and tolerance to make it all work.

Writer Mike Sikowitz (“Rules of Engagement,” “Friends”) and Jamie Tarses (“Happy Endings, “Franklin & Bash”) serve as executive producers. “Welcome to the Family” is a production of Sony Pictures Television and FanFare Productions.