Title card for seasons 4-6
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||6|
|No. of episodes||122|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Distributor||CBS Television Distribution|
|Picture format||4:3 (SD)|
|Audio format||Dolby SR|
|Original release||October 2, 2000 -|
February 15, 2006
Yes, Dear is an American television sitcom created by Alan Kirschenbaum and Gregory Garcia, that aired on CBS from October 2, 2000, to February 15, 2006, with the total of six seasons and 122 episodes. It starred Anthony Clark, Jean Louisa Kelly, Mike O'Malley, and Liza Snyder.
Critically panned and expected to be one of the first new series to be canceled during its first season, Yes, Dear ended up being a sleeper hit for CBS. In March 2006, CBS cancelled the series after 6 seasons, after star Anthony Clark was hired to host NBC's Last Comic Standing.
Greg Warner, a successful businessman in the film industry, and Kim Warner, his level-headed stay-at-home wife, do their best to be the perfect parents to their young son, Sammy (and later daughter, Emily). Things become difficult when Kim's sister Christine and her husband Jimmy move into the Warners' guest house with their two rambunctious boys, Dominic and Logan.
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired||Average viewers|
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||24||October 2, 2000||May 14, 2001||13.1||#28|
|2||24||September 24, 2001||May 13, 2002||13.9||#21|
|3||24||September 23, 2002||May 19, 2003||13.3||#25|
|4||24||September 22, 2003||May 24, 2004||10.7||#40|
|5||11||February 16, 2005||May 18, 2005||9.2||#53|
|6||15||September 14, 2005||February 15, 2006||7.8||#85|
CBS had announced the cancellation of Yes, Dear in early 2004, but later ordered 13 mid-season episodes, after the show cut its license fee to secure the renewal. After canceling Center of the Universe, CBS began airing the first episode of Yes, Dear on Wednesday, February 16, 2005, at 9:30 p.m. (east side). CBS ordered a fifth season over 22 episodes from 2005 to 2006, but that order was then reduced to 13 episodes - however two episodes were prevented from airing due to breaking news events and were pushed to season six.
For the fall of 2004, TBS picked up the syndication rights of the show, airing it at 1:00 p.m, before switching to a 3:00 p.m. airtime in January. In the fall of 2006, 20th Television, the 20th Century Fox distribution subsidiary, took back show in the form of bartering syndication from TBS and replaced it with Still Standing. In 2012, it began airing at 10:00 pm. Monday through Friday on Nick at Nite. On August 1, 2012, CMT began showing re-runs of the series during the week from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The program was also aired on Nick Jr. as part of the short lived NickMom block.
In 2010, Garcia premiered a new show, titled Raising Hope from Fox Broadcasting Company. In the third season, in episode sixteen, Brian Doyle-Murray is shown as an executive of the Hollywood studio, a reference to his role as Mr. Savitsky.
The next episode, Mike O'Malley and Liza Snyder reprise the characters of Jimmy and Christine Hughes and are prominently featured as characters who have made a habit of watching a sex video made by the characters in the new series, Virginia and Burt Chance. Dominic, Logan, and the guest house are also referred to in the conversation. Jimmy makes another appearance in the fourth season, in episode 19 (a different actress portrays Christine and is renamed Christy).