The BEST Episodes of Single Parents

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 28, 2020

Network: ABC (US)

A bunch of single parents band together to help a 30-something guy who's been so focused on raising his 7-year-old daughter that he's sacrificed his personal life.

Ketchup

#1 - Ketchup

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired May 8, 2019

After learning that Angie's ex, Derek, lives near Space Camp, Will convinces Angie to confront him about leaving her when she was pregnant, which results in a rowdy and awkward encounter between the three of them. Meanwhile, Poppy internally struggles with who she truly has romantic feelings for.

star 7.60
80 votes
Directors: Erin O'Malley
Writers: J.J. Philbin
A Place Where Men Can Be Men

#2 - A Place Where Men Can Be Men

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 4, 2019

When Graham brings Douglas' box of 1950s Playboy magazines for show-and-tell, Angie knows she has to give "the talk'' to Graham; Poppy tries to become closer with the twins by helping them discover their individual personalities.

star 7.59
104 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Kyle Mack
Raining Blood

#3 - Raining Blood

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 3, 2019

To celebrate Angie’s 30th birthday, Will throws a big party recreating Ozzfest, which Angie missed in her 20s. When Angie assumes Owen planned it for her, awkward encounters ensue. Meanwhile, Douglas takes Graham shopping to help him find the perfect gift for his mom, Angie, for her birthday, but a distracted Douglas results in Graham buying a not-so-on-point gift.

star 7.58
90 votes
Directors: Josh Greenbaum
Writers: Noah Garfinkel
Good Holidays to You

#4 - Good Holidays to You

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 11, 2019

When Graham writes a letter to Santa asking for either a white Christmas or to meet his father, Angie goes on a mission to find snow in Southern California with the help of Will and Sophie. After Rory, Emma, and Amy find out that Poppy and Douglas are romantically involved, the kids use this knowledge to their advantage to guilt their parents into buying them more Christmas presents.

star 7.57
91 votes
Directors: Bill Purple
Writers: Alison Bennett
A Radiant Cloak of Sexual Irresistibility

#5 - A Radiant Cloak of Sexual Irresistibility

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 13, 2019

In a magical encounter at the Bachelor mansion, Chris Harrison bestows his wisdom on a frustrated Poppy and Angie, attempting to restore their faith in love and happy endings. Meanwhile, Will saves one of the kids at school from playground injury; and Douglas insists Will capitalize on the glow from this heroic act by getting as much attention from women as possible within its 24-hour window.

star 7.55
88 votes
Directors: Erin O’Malley
Writers: Ali Kinney
Chez Second Grade

#6 - Chez Second Grade

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 12, 2020

On Valentine's Day, Will and Angie reunite to help run the student-parent dinner at Hilltop, where the kids are serving up questionable meals to paying customers; Big Red is back in town and Douglas is worried about how Poppy will react.

star 7.53
79 votes
Directors: Jeff Blitz
Writers: Kyle Mack
Lettuce

#7 - Lettuce

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 31, 2018

Will hits it off with Angie and Graham’s pediatrician, Dr. Dewan, but Angie worries he’ll ruin Graham’s chances of getting on the Mist List for the flu vaccine. Miggy tries to help Will navigate how to handle his situation with Dr. Dewan by giving dating advice. Meanwhile, Douglas gets sick, and while delirious with a fever, he accidentally reveals to Rory that he likes Poppy.

star 7.52
110 votes
Directors: Kat Coiro
Writers: Bridger Winegar
Graham Fought the Bones and the Bones Won

#8 - Graham Fought the Bones and the Bones Won

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 2, 2019

Will feels like everything is changing as Sophie returns home from camp a seemingly different person. Miggy gets a new temp job at Angie's law firm to help him earn more money to go toward Jack's preschool costs.

star 7.49
77 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: Berkley Johnson
Welcome to Hilltop

#9 - Welcome to Hilltop

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 15, 2020

Struggling with unexpected news from Ron's new wife, Sharon, Poppy uses an adventure with Angie to help distract herself from facing her emotions. Meanwhile, Sophie takes on Hilltop, protesting leaving Pete the parrot at school over the three-day weekend, causing Will and Douglas to clash over their stances on activism.

star 7.48
81 votes
Directors: Daryl Wein
Writers: Dani Shank
The Magic Box

#10 - The Magic Box

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 12, 2018

When Owen shows up unexpectedly on Christmas Eve with a gift for Angie, she desperately seeks out help from Will finding a present for Owen last minute. While doing so, Angie learns how bad Will is at giving Sophie good Christmas presents, or so it seems. While Graham begins to doubt the existence of Santa Claus altogether, the group worries Miggy may still believe in him. Meanwhile, Douglas invites Poppy, who is dealing with her first Christmas without Rory, to compete in a series of cutthroat Christmas-themed competitions.

star 7.45
97 votes
Directors: Jason Winer
Writers: Joe Wengert
The Shed

#11 - The Shed

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 30, 2019

Douglas discovers that Emma is a math genius and is overwhelmed with how much time he has to spend to treat his daughters as individuals for the first time ever; this eventually leads to Amy moving into their private shed to get some space from Emma. Meanwhile, Graham makes a new friend at school, causing Angie to have to spend time with his new friend’s mom, Nora, to Angie’s chagrin. After Angie meets Nora in person and enjoys spending time with her, Poppy starts to grow jealous of Angie’s newfound friendship.

star 7.45
92 votes
Directors: Josh Greenbaum
Writers: Joe Wengert
Xander and Camille

#12 - Xander and Camille

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 6, 2019

When the smooth-talking ladies' man, Xander, from Angie's one night stand turns out to be connected to the group in an unexpected way, she starts spiraling. Douglas is forced to confront some family issues with a little help from Poppy. Meanwhile, Will attempts to teach Miggy how to work on his disciplining skills as a parent, but Sophie, Rory and Graham make it anything but easy on him.

star 7.44
110 votes
Directors: Trent O'Donnell
Writers: Alex Cuthbertson, Matt Fusfeld
Summer of Freedom

#13 - Summer of Freedom

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 25, 2019

The kids are away for the summer, and the gang looks forward to their freedom; Angie obsesses over writing the world's longest email to her ex; Douglas inexplicably ghosts Poppy on their first date.

star 7.41
85 votes
Directors: Erin O'Malley
Writers: Alison Bennett
JOUST!

#14 - JOUST!

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 10, 2019

Angie and Will dive headfirst into binge-watching a show called “JOUST!” together, but when Will starts to date someone new and ditches his TV-watching plans with Angie for time with his new love interest, Angie grows frustrated. Meanwhile, Poppy and Douglas bond over working on Rory’s class president campaign until Poppy finds out about some of Douglas’ shady campaign tactics.

star 7.40
90 votes
Writers: Celeste Klaus, Dani Shank
Summer of Miggy

#15 - Summer of Miggy

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 27, 2019

Seeing that baby Jack is about to walk for the first time, Miggy feels old and tries to recapture his youth by throwing an epic party. When the party doesn’t go as expected, he insists that Poppy and Douglas stick around to help him. Angie’s boyfriend, Owen, meets Graham for the first time, which doesn’t go as well as they had hoped. When Will gets an opportunity to do the weather at 10:00 p.m., Rory tags along and causes drama on the set.

star 7.39
99 votes
Writers: Adam Pena
Derek Sucks

#16 - Derek Sucks

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 9, 2019

Angie is sent into a tailspin when her long-absent ex-boyfriend Derek suddenly appears on her doorstep; Angie asks Will and Miggy for help because, despite his faults, she can't resist Derek; Douglas and Poppy try for a romantic second date.

star 7.35
82 votes
Writers: Kim Rosenstock
Sport

#17 - Sport

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 23, 2019

Will is excited to become the coach of Sophie's soccer team; Douglas and Angie attempt to navigate what their friendship looks like now that they are roommates for the foreseeable future.

star 7.34
88 votes
Directors: Erin O'Malley
Writers: Ali Kinney
Chunkies

#18 - Chunkies

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 22, 2020

After Angie decides it's finally time for Graham to meet his dad, Derek, sickness overtakes the household. Derek is forced to either step in and help or head back out to his van. Meanwhile, when Sophie overhears some big news about Will and Tracy, she takes it upon herself to intervene; and the twins face their first professional failure.

star 7.34
91 votes
Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writers: Taylor Cox
Big Widow Wives

#19 - Big Widow Wives

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 16, 2019

Angie enlists Will to help her get the house back together; Poppy discovers that Douglas is lying to her about a weekly poker game he must attend.

star 7.30
86 votes
Directors: Erin O'Malley
Writers: Taylor Cox
John Freakin’ Stamos

#20 - John Freakin’ Stamos

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 20, 2019

When Poppy’s ex-husband, Ron, gets serious with his latest girlfriend, Poppy has to deal with the reality of another woman helping to raise her kid. The secret gets out that Sophie has a crush on Graham, which causes a stir not only in the first-grade classroom, but also between Angie and Will. Meanwhile, Miggy gets cold feet after asking Douglas to remove his tattoo of Zara’s initials, and Douglas has to help him realize that his relationship with Zara is officially over.

star 7.28
102 votes
Directors: Anya Adams
Writers: Lamar Woods
Lance Bass Space Camp

#21 - Lance Bass Space Camp

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 1, 2019

After Will realizes he forgot to send in Sophie’s deposit for space camp, he must woo the owner of the company, Lance Bass, in order to get her spot at camp back. Meanwhile, the twins’ grandmother shows up wanting more time with Amy and Emma during the summer, causing Douglas to spin; and Poppy deals with unwanted old feelings for her ex Ron as she helps him plan his wedding.

star 7.28
81 votes
Directors: Erin O’Malley
Writers: David Feeney
Welcome to Hell, Sickos!

#22 - Welcome to Hell, Sickos!

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 30, 2019

It's Halloween night at Hilltop Elementary and the kids head to the school for a spooky celebration with Douglas. Will struggles with whether he should stay with Sophie at the school party or if he should swing by his girlfriend Tracy Freeze’s birthday, which results in a stressful night for Will trying to do both. Meanwhile, Poppy and Angie throw a Halloween party for teens at Douglas’ house in order to try to prove to themselves that they are cool moms.

star 7.28
125 votes
Directors: Jennifer Arnold
Writers: Noah Garfinkel
Yarn and Pebbles

#23 - Yarn and Pebbles

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 29, 2020

While Graham joins Derek at Ratso's for a day of father-and-son bonding, a jealous Angie enlists Douglas to help her make sure they don't bond too much. The twins and Rory eat all the food in Douglas' house to save his life, and Poppy and Miggy try to help Will with a dating situation named "Kay," only to have it backfire.

star 7.28
87 votes
Directors: Michael Schur
Writers: Noah Garfinkel
Hip$ for Dolores

#24 - Hip$ for Dolores

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 19, 2020

After rent on the Winebrary goes up, the gang all chip in in their own ways to help solve Poppy's new financial problem, each learning a valuable lesson in the process

star 7.27
74 votes
Writers: Mnelik Belilgne
Untz, Untz, Untz

#25 - Untz, Untz, Untz

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 26, 2020

Angie uses Sophie as bait to get time with her crush Colin by setting up Sophie and Percy, Colin's son, on a playdate at Angie's house. Meanwhile, Poppy and Douglas navigate Douglas' first night sleeping at Poppy's house, which doesn't go as expected; and Graham and Will go on a bro-date of their own to the pizza parlor.

star 7.25
20 votes