The BEST Episodes of Man Up!

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 30, 2019

Network: ABC (US)

Will's Grandfather fought in WWII. Will's Father fought in Vietnam. Will plays Call of Duty on his PlayStation 3. So what happened to all the real men? They're still here - they just smell like pomegranate body wash now. Meet Will. His evolved, sensitive nature is why his awesome wife Theresa married him. But Will and his friends find themselves wondering what does it really mean to be a guy anymore? Will is more interested in finding the perfect gift for his son Nathan's 13th birthday than in doing his job selling insurance, sensitive soul Craig still pines for his college ex Lisa, and Kenny clamps down on his anger when his ex Brenda starts seeing a guy who is everything he's not. And though it may not come naturally, each new day brings these lovable beta males another opportunity to Man Up and be like their forefathers

Disciplining the Keens

#1 - Disciplining the Keens

Season 1 - Episode 7

After they find out that Nathan's allergic, the whole family goes on a gluten free diet, which leads to a weird competition between Will and Theresa to see who can keep the diet up longer, and for Brenda, who's trying to convince health-conscious Grant she can live without it. Problem is, they're all cheating. Meanwhile, it's all fast food, all the time for Craig and Kenny as they romance two ladies who work at Big Burger.

star 8.47
32 votes
Directors: John Scott
Writers: Barbara Feldman

#2 - Acceptance

Season 1 - Episode 5

Will buys his son a cell phone; Kenny screws things up when he meets Jane's parents; Theresa installs a tracking device on Will's phone.

star 8.39
33 votes
Directors: Eyal Gordin
Writers: Franklin Hardy, Shane Kosakowski
Finessing the Bromance

#3 - Finessing the Bromance

Season 1 - Episode 2

Kenny gets jealous when Will and Grant strike up an unlikely "bromance." Things go from bad to worse when he finds out Grant is coming to the weekly Keen Sunday dinner. In an attempt to strike some common ground, the guys try a "Star Wars" screening, a film Kenny is obsessed with, but Grant has never seen.

star 8.33
33 votes
Writers: Christopher Moynihan

#4 - Wingmen

Season 1 - Episode 4

When Kenny admits he hasn't had a date since his divorce from Brenda -- and that Brenda is the only woman he has ever slept with -- the guys, including Grant, take him clubbing to jump start his love life. But things don't go as planned, especially when a friend of Theresa's sees Will and thinks he's stepping out on his wife.

star 8.30
33 votes
Directors: Bryan Gordon
Writers: Ric Swartzlander
Up All Night

#5 - Up All Night

Season 1 - Episode 11

The guys' plans for a video game tournament go south.

star 8.26
19 votes
Directors: Alex Hardcastle
High Road is the Guy Road

#6 - High Road is the Guy Road

Season 1 - Episode 6

Will struggles to take the high road after a kid at school starts bullying Nathan, especially after Theresa tells him the kid’s mom is on the school board, which Theresa is lobbying for funding for the science club.

star 8.23
30 votes
Directors: Michael Trim
Writers: John Hoberg, Kat Likkel

#7 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

A virile new comedy that follows the struggles of three modern male archetypes as they search for their identities and try to prove that "real men" really can use hazelnut creamer.

star 8.05
42 votes
Writers: Christopher Moynihan
Men and Their Chickens

#8 - Men and Their Chickens

Season 1 - Episode 8

Will hopes that adopting a baby chick for little Lucy will be a "teachable moment" about where food comes from, but things get out of hand when all of the guys decide they want to adopt chicks too; Craig dates an attractive doctor, but finds himself intimidated by her bully of a son.

star 8.03
30 votes
Writers: Shawn Simmons
Digging Deeper

#9 - Digging Deeper

Season 1 - Episode 3

After Craig and Kenny clash, Will suggests they try working on a project together; Theresa asks Will to take an improv class with her; Brenda longs for time alone.

star 7.88
34 votes
Directors: Alex Hardcastle
Writers: Victor Fresco

#10 - Camping

Season 1 - Episode 9

The guys camp out all night at Price Best for a hot video game.

star 7.88
24 votes
Letting Go

#11 - Letting Go

Season 1 - Episode 12

Will offers to fix Kenny's car for him.

star 7.72
18 votes
Be Who You're Not

#12 - Be Who You're Not

Season 1 - Episode 13

Will's boss Mr. Donahue overhears him telling a story and promotes him.

star 7.60
15 votes

#13 - Fear

Season 1 - Episode 10

Will installs a new home security system, but instead of making everyone feel safer, the system keeps tripping and wreaks havoc in all their lives. Meanwhile Craig reconnects with Lisa, the girl whose wedding he broke up; and Grant convinces Kenny to play a "trust the universe" game with him with his new GPS, letting the GPS randomly select their destination: Kenny is convinced it will eventually lead to disaster, but instead he and Grant end up on a series of wild adventures, which eventually finds Kenny meeting his "Star Wars" hero, Billy Dee Williams.

star 7.29
17 votes