The BEST Episodes of The Exes

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 20, 2020

Network: TV Land

An all new comedy about three divorced men sharing an apartment across the hall from their female divorce attorney, who is also their landlord. The "never been married" Holly (Johnston) introduces her newest single client Stuart (Basche) to his new roommates -- ladies' man Phil (Faison) and the sardonic homebody, Haskell (Knight). Things get off to a shaky start for Phil and Haskell when they begin to have reservations about living with clingy Stuart, but Holly is right across the hall to help them steer clear of any catastrophes. After all, it helps her to avoid her own relationship and commitment issues! To top it all off, Holly's hard-partying assistant Eden (Stables), doesn't let her professionalism get in the way of prying into her boss's personal life. Through the episodes, the guys begin to realize that the issues they have with each other are the same ones that they had with their ex-wives.

Defending Your Wife

#1 - Defending Your Wife

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 24, 2013

Haskell's ex-wife Margo gets amnesia after an accident and stays with Haskell to recover, only she thinks they're still married. Phil and Stuart spend the night in Holly's place and get to know her intimate sleeping behavior.

star 8.15
221 votes
Directors: Jeff Melman
Writers: Maria Brown-Gallenberg
Along Came Holly

#2 - Along Came Holly

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired Sep 16, 2015

Stuart and Holly convince Margo to hold her wedding at the restaurant; Haskell tries to stop the wedding of Margo

star 8.06
85 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
Writers: Mark Reisman, Steve Joe
True Lies

#3 - True Lies

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 11, 2013

Eden shares a secret about herself and Phil with Holly, who blabs to Stuart and Haskell, testing boundaries within the group.

star 8.05
178 votes
Directors: Terry Hughes
Writers: Mark Reisman
Nothing in Common

#4 - Nothing in Common

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 1, 2014

Stuart's sister, Nicki shows up with some shocking news about her marriage. Phil and Eden consider bringing a guest into the bedroom.

star 8.03
173 votes
Directors: Shelly Jensen
Writers: Mark Reisman

#5 - Him

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 15, 2015

After receiving a voice-activated operating system as a gift, Holly becomes overly attached to it; Haskell comes into money and controls Phil and Stuart with it.

star 8.00
89 votes
Directors: Terry Hughes
Writers: Mark Reisman
How The Grinch Spent Xmas

#6 - How The Grinch Spent Xmas

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 18, 2013

Holly convinces the gang to give up their Christmas plans to spend the holiday together, but ditches the group when she meets a handsome stranger.

star 7.93
171 votes
Directors: Terry Hughes
Writers: Gary Murphy
What Women Want

#7 - What Women Want

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 27, 2012

The gang's relationships are thrown out of whack when it is discovered that there is more to Stuart than originally thought.

star 7.93
184 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
Writers: Mark Reisman
10 Things They Hate About You

#8 - 10 Things They Hate About You

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired Aug 26, 2015

Phil makes a mistake on his first date, so Holly must infiltrate the red carpet to help him; Stuart and Haskell compete for Twitter followers.

star 7.86
85 votes
Directors: Terry Hughes
Writers: Steve Joe
Friends Without Benefits

#9 - Friends Without Benefits

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 29, 2014

Haskell hatches a plan to win over Nicki. Stuart and Phil visit Stuart's old home one last time before it is sold.

star 7.86
174 votes
Starting Over

#10 - Starting Over

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 22, 2014

Nicki returns to the city to start her new life, but her move proves to be a distraction for Stuart at work and a disruption of Phil's personal life. Meanwhile, Haskell and Eden attend an all-nude production of "Twelve Angry Men."

star 7.84
165 votes
What Dreams May Come

#11 - What Dreams May Come

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired Sep 9, 2015

Holly convinces Stewart to quit his practice and buy a restaurant; Haskell tries to persuade Margo to marry her fiancé.

star 7.82
85 votes
Directors: Terry Hughes
Writers: Howard Gewirtz, Ian Gurvitz
Nun Like It Hot

#12 - Nun Like It Hot

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 5, 2014

Phil unknowingly sleeps with a nun and must keep Nicki from finding out. Haskell and Eden take care of a fussy Holly after she suffers an injury.

star 7.78
172 votes
The Hand That Robs the Cradle

#13 - The Hand That Robs the Cradle

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 21, 2013

Holly dates a much younger man and Eden questions his motives. Phil and Eden secretly become friends with benefits. Stuart convinces Haskell to pursue a woman he's admired from afar and ends up accidentally stealing her cat.

star 7.77
213 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
Writers: Gary Murphy
Pretty Women

#14 - Pretty Women

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 7, 2013

When Holly and Eden date two charming French men who shower them with gifts and glamorous living, they wonder if their dream dates are too good to be true. Phil and Haskell train Stuart on how to confront a bully at the bar.

star 7.74
209 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
Writers: Mark Reisman
Prelude to a Kiss

#15 - Prelude to a Kiss

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 14, 2013

Phil opens his own agency and enlists Eden as his temporary assistant to help sign his first client. Meanwhile, Holly hires Haskell as her temporary assistant. Stuart pursues the Yelper who smeared his practices perfect rating.

star 7.74
213 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
Writers: Ian Gurvitz
Gone Girls

#16 - Gone Girls

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired Sep 2, 2015

Holly and Nikki compete for a guy on a girls' night out; Phil realizes that dating a movie star is more difficult.

star 7.71
85 votes
Directors: Terry Hughes
Writers: Angeli Millan, Margee Magee
Haskell Doesn't Live Here Anymore

#17 - Haskell Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Aug 12, 2015

Haskell moves out after a fight with Phil and Stuart, but Holly forces them to bring him back.

star 7.70
87 votes
Directors: Terry Hughes
Writers: Gary Murphy, Maria Brown-Gallenberg
A Very Wrong Engagement

#18 - A Very Wrong Engagement

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 4, 2012

Holly's mother, Marjorie (Judith Light) visits, with Holly having yet to tell her that she is no longer engaged. So in an attempt to delay telling her mother the truth, Holly moves back into the apartment she shared with her ex, while the boys stay at her place.

star 7.70
244 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
Writers: Howard Gewirtz
The Old Man and The Holly

#19 - The Old Man and The Holly

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 26, 2014

While Holly tries to get her groove back, Haskell finds out that Phil and Nikki are planning to take their relationship to the next level. In an attempt to stop them, Haskell does the unthinkable.

star 7.69
181 votes
Pirates of the Care of Eden

#20 - Pirates of the Care of Eden

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 5, 2012

The gang crashes a party on Phil's boss's yacht; a very pregnant Eden goes into labor.

star 7.69
147 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
Writers: Yvette Lee Bowser
My Fair Stuart

#21 - My Fair Stuart

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 19, 2014

Stuart asks Nicki to accompany him to an important dinner. Phil and Haskell consider getting vasectomies together.

star 7.68
175 votes
Bachelor Party

#22 - Bachelor Party

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 8, 2014

Phil and Eden's relationship is strained when he is named one of the top ten bachelors in New York City and has to pretend to be single. Stuart dates the twin sister of his evil ex, Sabrina.

star 7.67
175 votes
My Dinner with Phil

#23 - My Dinner with Phil

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 18, 2012

Phil learns that his ex-wife is getting married and that he will no longer need to alimony, making him ecstatic. Holly tries to get romantic with her boss

star 7.65
266 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
Writers: Sue Tenney
Lost in Translation

#24 - Lost in Translation

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 11, 2012

Phil dates Tatiana, a Serbian lingerie model who can only speak her native language. Phil asks Stuart to be her translator, until she becomes attracted to Stuart as well. Holly keeps making a fool of herself in front of a guy she likes. Haskell buys something very strange.

star 7.64
294 votes
Directors: Mark Reisman
Writers: Ian Gurvitz
Toy Story

#25 - Toy Story

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 19, 2013

When the guys accidentally break Holly's vibrator, they scramble to fix it before she finds out so it doesn't ruin their friendship.

star 7.62
184 votes
Directors: Shelley Jensen
Writers: Mark Reisman