The BEST Episodes of Man With a Plan

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 19, 2019

Network: CBS

A contractor learns that parenting his three young children may be the most difficult job he’s ever had. When Adam’s wife goes back to work, he’s overwhelmed by his new responsibilities at home, but with the encouragement of his wife and a few equally stressed-out parents, Adam regroups, lays down the law and starts figuring out his new life.

Buzzer Beater

#1 - Buzzer Beater

Season 1 - Episode 22

In the season finale, Adam and Andi toy with the idea of having another baby when Don and Marcy's newborn grandson comes for a visit.

star 7.79
654 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Gregg Mettler
The Talk

#2 - The Talk

Season 1 - Episode 11

When Adam and Andi have the dreaded 'talk' with Teddy and Kate, their awkward approach makes the kids horribly uncomfortable.

star 7.75
733 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: Alex Herschlag
The Silver Fox

#3 - The Silver Fox

Season 2 - Episode 1

Andi hires a pretty, young babysitter, Sophia, to watch the kids, and gets jealous when her daughter, Kate, goes to her instead for advice. Also, Sophia tells Adam she has the hots for him.

star 7.72
506 votes
Operation False Freedom

#4 - Operation False Freedom

Season 1 - Episode 21

When Adam and Andi discover Kate is lying to them about her whereabouts, they hatch a plan to catch her.

star 7.68
633 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo
The Blame Game

#5 - The Blame Game

Season 1 - Episode 18

Adam and Don discover a sneaky way of getting out of trouble with their wives.

star 7.68
694 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Tommy Johnagin
Kate's First Date

#6 - Kate's First Date

Season 1 - Episode 14

When Kate is asked out on her first date, Adam can't curb his overprotective ways. Also, Don enlists Lowell's help to buy the perfect anniversary gift for Marcy.

star 7.67
741 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: Farhan Arshad
March Madness

#7 - March Madness

Season 2 - Episode 14

When Adam and Andi lose footage of an intimate moment they accidentally recorded, they have to track it down before anyone can see it.

star 7.66
350 votes
Into the Weeds

#8 - Into the Weeds

Season 2 - Episode 4

When Adam thinks Kate's boyfriend, Tyler, is a pothead, he decides to confront Tyler but doesn't get the support he expects from Andi. Also, Don tells Lowell there are office 'rules' he must follow but Lowell suspects he is making it up.

star 7.65
442 votes
Adam's Ribs

#9 - Adam's Ribs

Season 3 - Episode 8

Adam offers to eat a vegan diet with Kate in an effort to bond with her, but his love of meat proves a hard habit to break.

star 7.65
258 votes
We Don't Need Another Hero

#10 - We Don't Need Another Hero

Season 3 - Episode 10

Adam gets jealous when Teddy names Andi as his hero for a school essay.

star 7.65
246 votes
Directors: Anthony Rich
Writers:
Everybody's A Winner

#11 - Everybody's A Winner

Season 2 - Episode 12

When Andi and Adam disagree about Kate attending a dance with an older boy, Adam tries to outsmart Andi to win the argument.

star 7.65
366 votes
Valentine's Day

#12 - Valentine's Day

Season 1 - Episode 13

When Adam and Andi's babysitter cancels on Valentine's Day, they try to survive leaving Kate in charge at home for the first time. Also, Don forgets to make romantic plans for Marcy and tries to steal Adam's.

star 7.65
717 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Gregg Mettler
The Intervention(s)

#13 - The Intervention(s)

Season 3 - Episode 13

Adam and Andi stage an intervention with Lowell after they see how his new relationship with Andi's sister, Kelly, is changing him.

star 7.65
248 votes
Dirty Money

#14 - Dirty Money

Season 1 - Episode 20

When Adam and Andi borrow money from Joe to help with a cash flow problem, they soon regret it.

star 7.62
674 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Farhan Arshad
The Parents Strike Back

#15 - The Parents Strike Back

Season 2 - Episode 3

When the kids won't do their chores, Adam and Andi decide to go on strike too.

star 7.62
466 votes
The Three Amigos

#16 - The Three Amigos

Season 1 - Episode 12

When Andi forces Adam to hang out with Lowell, Don feels left out and Andi has to make peace between them. Also, Mrs. Rodriguez reveals to Andi that she had a sexy dream about Adam.

star 7.61
718 votes
Directors: Phill Lewis
Writers: Jordan Reddout, Gus Hickey
The A Team

#17 - The A Team

Season 1 - Episode 16

Adam and Andi are shocked when they finally meet Lowell's wife, Jen.

star 7.61
743 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: Alex Herschlag
Adam's Turtle-y Awesome Valentine's Day

#18 - Adam's Turtle-y Awesome Valentine's Day

Season 2 - Episode 10

When Adam and Andi agree on a present-free Valentine’s Day, Adam gives the gift he planned for Andi to his mother instead,

star 7.61
400 votes
Battle of the Sexists

#19 - Battle of the Sexists

Season 2 - Episode 5

When Adam needs to hire a new project manager, Andi accuses Adam of unconscious bias after he only interviews men for the job. Also, Andi helps Kate fight for a spot on the boys' soccer team at school.

star 7.61
428 votes
The New Old School

#20 - The New Old School

Season 3 - Episode 5

When Adam catches Kate sneaking back into the house at night, he is determined to fix the behavior with old-school parenting tactics. Also, Andi is dismayed when she can't find many baby pictures of Emme.

star 7.59
274 votes
Cabin Fever

#21 - Cabin Fever

Season 3 - Episode 11

When Adam accidentally invites Andi to go on the guy's annual trip, he tries to un-invite her, which only makes matters worse.

star 7.58
245 votes
The Gunfight

#22 - The Gunfight

Season 2 - Episode 9

When Adam notices his Dad’s increasingly forgetful behavior, he struggles with how to approach him to discuss it,

star 7.58
407 votes
The Holey War

#23 - The Holey War

Season 1 - Episode 6

When none of the kids will confess to putting a hole in the wall, Adam and Andi team up to find the guilty one.

star 7.58
782 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Tommy Johnagin
The Party Planner

#24 - The Party Planner

Season 2 - Episode 13

Adam attempts to organize a birthday dinner for Andi and he discovers that managing guests isn't easy.

star 7.58
374 votes
Spring Fling

#25 - Spring Fling

Season 1 - Episode 19

When a client doesn't want Don to attend a big meeting, Adam goes to great lengths to protect his brother's feelings. Also, Andi kisses up to Mrs. Rodriguez to ensure Emme gets the best teacher for first grade.

star 7.58
703 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: Mark Gross