The BEST Episodes of Crowded

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 24, 2021

Network: NBC

No more sex, booze and paying the bills naked. After 20 years of parenting, empty nesters Mike and Martina are finally reclaiming their wild side. But when both of their two grown daughters unexpectedly move back in and Mike's parents scratch their plans to spend their golden years in Florida, their roost is full again. From Executive Producer Sean Hayes, this new (and very timely) family comedy proves that life is crazy with a full house, especially the second time around.

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#1 - Daughter

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired May 8, 2016

Stella scores Pearl Jam tickets for Mike through her boyfriend, but when Mike finds out the guy is married, he struggles with whether or not to tell her. Meanwhile, Martina and Bob bond at a shooting range and Alice teaches Shea how to "play it cool" with the guy she's seeing.

star 7.89
357 votes
Come Back

#2 - Come Back

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired May 22, 2016

The whole family heads to Bob's cabin in the woods where they discover Mike's mother, Linda, has been hiding from the law. The past gets rehashed and the family gets some closure, but a secret is revealed that could change everything.

star 7.85
312 votes
In Hiding

#3 - In Hiding

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired May 15, 2016

When Stella, Shea and Martina go to a male strip club and see Ethan there, they assume he's gay. They discover, however, that he is moonlighting as a dancer, making Shea see things in a different light. Meanwhile, Mike and Bob compete over who is more attractive to other men.

star 7.82
308 votes

#4 - Unemployable

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 24, 2016

Stella works as a webcam girl; Shea finds a job at a fast food restaurant; Ethan works for his crush, Shea; Bob and Alice argue over end-of-life issues.

star 7.81
340 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Sabrina Jalees
Better Man

#5 - Better Man

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 1, 2016

Mike finds a Viagra pill and he and Martina decide to try it; Stella can't deal with the mean comments people leave about her new YouTube channel.

star 7.76
376 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
Writers: Jack Moore
Given to Fly

#6 - Given to Fly

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 17, 2016

Martina, Stella and Shea join forces to find Mike's mother; and Bob and Mike attract attention when they banter as traffic reporters in Mike's helicopter.

star 7.66
304 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Josh Greenberg
Nothing as It Seems

#7 - Nothing as It Seems

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 10, 2016

The family celebrates Bob and Alice's anniversary by going to the movies, but things don't go as planned when Mike and Martina find a positive pregnancy test.

star 7.65
312 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
Writers: Kellie Griffin
The Fixer

#8 - The Fixer

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 17, 2016

One of Martina's patients moves in and refuses to leave; Mike misses his mother; Shea gets a boyfriend; and Stella gives Martina's patient a makeover.

star 7.57
374 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
Writers: Chelsea Myers
Rearview Mirror

#9 - Rearview Mirror

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 27, 2016

Mike learns that Kyle, a guy who bullied him in school, is now in prison. Shunning his father's advice, Mike decides to pay Kyle a visit (with Martina in tow) to show him how well his life has turned out. This inspires Stella to meet up with a nerd she once bullied named Elliot so she can apologize to him, but it leads to something else.

star 7.54
352 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Chris Marcil, Sam Johnson
Present Tense

#10 - Present Tense

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 15, 2016

Mike and Martina haven't had sex since the girls moved back in and they're not sure why. Each tries to spice things up in their own way. Stella coaches Shea on how to snag boys with a dating app.

star 7.54
450 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Suzanne Martin
Amongst the Waves

#11 - Amongst the Waves

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 3, 2016

Mike and Martina set their friend John up with a new girl in order to "Frankenstein" the perfect friend-couple, but when John's ex finds out about it, the whole thing blows up in their faces. Shea, Stella and Ethan take over Bob's bar.

star 7.52
338 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Tom Hertz

#12 - Brother

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 20, 2016

When Mike's step-brother Ethan comes to town, Mike has to deal with Bob's blatant favoritism. However, Mike soon learns that Ethan has secrets and is not doing as well as Bob thinks. Stella and Shea team up to beat their parents at family game night after learning that they had been letting them win all these years.

star 7.44
436 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Claudia Lonow

#13 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 15, 2016

Like millions of millennials, Mike and Martina's two daughters move back home after college and they all have to deal with the new reality.

star 7.37
573 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Suzanne Martin