The BEST Episodes of Single Parents
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 17, 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.
#1 - 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.
#2 - 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.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - They Call Me DOCTOR Biscuits!
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 7, 2018
When Graham and Rory are cast in their school’s production of “Grease,” with Graham as the lead and Rory with a lesser known part, Poppy and Angie get involved and try to appeal to the drama teacher, Dr. Biscuits, to make changes. Meanwhile, Will is not ready to tell Sophie that he’s seeing Dr. Dewan, so against his better judgment, he takes Douglas’ advice and lies to Sophie.
#22 - Politician, Freemason, Scientist, Humorist and Diplomat, Ben Franklin
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 24, 2018
Will is crushed when Sophie wants to tone down Halloween and invites a boy over. Poppy and the twins attempt to convince a reluctant Douglas to wear a silly costume; after he finally puts it on, he meets the woman of his dreams, who he now is sure will not take him seriously. Meanwhile, Angie struggles to tell her boss that she needs to leave work to be with her son on Halloween, leaving Graham’s costume in limbo.
#23 - Beyoncé Circa Lemonade
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 17, 2018
After scolding Miggy for not being able to sleep-train baby Jack, Angie and Douglas engage in a competition to see who can sleep-train the baby in one night. While Angie and Douglas have the baby, Miggy takes over babysitting Graham, Rory, Sophie, Emma and Amy, which results in an impromptu kids’ party. Meanwhile, Poppy teaches Will how to take out his anger on the volleyball court.
#24 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 26, 2018
Will Cooper has been so focused on raising his daughter, Sophie, he's lost sight of who he is as a man and has headed deep into the parental vortex. When the other single parents - Angie, Douglas, Poppy and Jake - at his daughter's school see just how far down the rabbit hole of PTA, parenting and princesses Will has gone, they band together to get him out in the world and make him realize that being a great parent doesn't mean sacrificing everything about your own identity.
#25 - Every Thursday Should Be Like This
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 20, 2019
When Will gets busy cooking Thanksgiving dinner at Douglas's home, he asks Angie to hang out with Tracy Freeze. Angie reluctantly does so, only to realize that Tracy is actually wonderful, except for a secret she's keeping from Will. Meanwhile, Miggy shows up to Thanksgiving dinner with the kids' teacher, Ms. Pronstroller, as his date, and he enlists Douglas' assistance in helping them form an in-person connection, given all of their previous communication has been via texts, DMs and memes.