Growing Up Fisher (NBC) Episode 8 “Katie You Can Drive My Car”

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Growing Up Fisher episode 8 “Katie You Can Drive My Car” airs Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 9:30pm on NBC.

Episode Synopsis: Growing Up Fisher (NBC) Episode 8 “Katie You Can Drive My Car” – Mel’s (J.K. Simmons) little girl is growing up. Katie (Ava Deluca-Verley) is getting her driver’s license and there’s nothing he can do about it. What he can do, however, is make excuses to ride in the car with her everywhere she goes. In the course of shuttling him from around, Katie is embarrassed by her dad, who has a habit of creating huge scenes whenever they encounter even the smallest injustice. When Katie confronts him about it, Mel explains how an incident when he was young shaped his need to stand up for what is right. Meanwhile, Joyce (Jenna Elfman), who is struggling to fit in with her classmates, uses Henry (Eli Baker) as a real-life visual aid to get in with a study group. Henry is happy to be his mom’s life preserver at first, but Joyce eventually drowns them both. Lance Lim also stars. Voice-over by Jason Bateman. Isabella Moner, Tyler Peterson, Bohdi Elfman, Dana DeLorenzo and Alex Staggs guest star.

Show Summary: It’s not every family that’s brought closer together by divorce, but then again, the Fishers are anything but typical. Take Mel Fisher (J.K. Simmons, “The Closer,” “Law & Order”), for example. He’s chopping down trees, showing his daughter how to drive, and playing football with his son … except that Mel’s blind. Then there’s Joyce (Jenna Elfman, “Dharma & Greg,” “1600 Penn”), who is your typical teenager — really into fashion, busy with school — but the problem is she’s Mom. That makes it difficult for her actual teenage daughter, Katie (Ava Deluca-Verley, “Southland”), whose advice (and clothes) Joyce is always seeking. At the center of all this is Henry (Eli Baker), the Fisher’s 11-year-old son. Having always been his dad’s eyes and wingman, Henry is less than thrilled when his job is outsourced to Mel’s new guide dog, Elvis. While he is at first reluctant to accept the changes that Elvis brings, adult Henry realizes upon reflection (voiceover by Jason Bateman, “Arrested Development,” “Identity Thief”) that his parent’s split finally allows the Fishers to become one happy (divorced) family.

Based on his life, DJ Nash (“Up All Night,” “Bent”) serves as executive producer, along with Bateman, Jim Garavente (“Identity Thief”) and Tucker Cawley (“Up All Night,” “Everybody Loves Raymond”). “Growing Up Fisher” is a production of Universal Television and Aggregate Films.

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