The BEST Episodes of Man Up!

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2021

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

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Be Who You're Not

#1 - Be Who You're Not

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 23, 2011

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

star 8.32
73 votes
Up All Night

#2 - Up All Night

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 23, 2011

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

star 8.29
106 votes
Directors: Alex Hardcastle
High Road is the Guy Road

#3 - High Road is the Guy Road

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 22, 2011

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 8.21
349 votes
Directors: Michael Trim
Writers: John Hoberg, Kat Likkel
Disciplining the Keens

#4 - Disciplining the Keens

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 29, 2011

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 8.13
350 votes
Directors: John Scott
Writers: Barbara Feldman
Letting Go

#5 - Letting Go

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 23, 2011

Will offers to fix Kenny's car for him.

star 7.95
105 votes

#6 - Wingmen

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 8, 2011

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 7.94
410 votes
Directors: Bryan Gordon
Writers: Ric Swartzlander
Finessing the Bromance

#7 - Finessing the Bromance

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 25, 2011

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 7.92
440 votes
Writers: Christopher Moynihan
Men and Their Chickens

#8 - Men and Their Chickens

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 6, 2011

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 7.82
319 votes
Writers: Shawn Simmons

#9 - Acceptance

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 15, 2011

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 7.76
410 votes
Directors: Eyal Gordin
Writers: Franklin Hardy, Shane Kosakowski
Digging Deeper

#10 - Digging Deeper

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 1, 2011

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 7.70
354 votes
Directors: Alex Hardcastle
Writers: Victor Fresco

#11 - Fear

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 23, 2011

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 7.45
75 votes

#12 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 18, 2011

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 7.44
536 votes
Writers: Christopher Moynihan

#13 - Camping

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 23, 2011

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

star 7.26
82 votes