The McCarthys

The BEST episodes of The McCarthys

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Based on writer Brian Gallivan's real life, this family comedy is about a loud, sports-crazed Boston clan. At the center is the youngest son, Ronny, who is gay and somewhat sports-challenged. Hoping to gain some independence from his overly involved family, Ronny decides to take a job in Rhode Island. But plans change when his father stuns everyone and asks Ronny, instead of his more qualified siblings, to be his assistant high school basketball coach.

Last Updated: 3/29/2022Network: CBS
Red Sox Swap
44 votes

#1 - Red Sox Swap

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/18/2014

Marjorie invites her heartbroken upstairs tenant, Pam, to celebrate Christmas with the family--and observe their competitive gift exchange game.

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Why Guys Shouldn't Date Their Sister's Ex
46 votes

#2 - Why Guys Shouldn't Date Their Sister's Ex

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/4/2014

When Marjorie learns Jackie's ex-boyfriend is gay, she tries to fix Ronny up with him. Also, Sean gives Gerard a birthday gift that proves to be disappointing to everyone but Marjorie.

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Supporting Jackie
82 votes

#3 - Supporting Jackie

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/20/2014

The family tries to support Jackie when her doctor give her a list of things she cannot do while pregnant.

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Cutting the Cord
36 votes

#4 - Cutting the Cord

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 7/4/2015

When the McCarthys realize they have become extremely dependent on one another, they make a family bet to see who can be independent the longest. Meanwhile, Jackie hides her pregnancy while on a date.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
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Hall of Fame
27 votes

#5 - Hall of Fame

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/15/2015

Marjorie tries to protect Gerard from getting his feelings hurt by leading him to believe he was inducted into the High School Hall of Fame. Also, Ronny works with Arthur to write a speech honoring his late assistant coach and Jackie’s baby-daddy.

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End Games
35 votes

#6 - End Games

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 7/11/2015

The McCarthy children are sent into a frenzy when they each try to prove they are responsible enough to be appointed executor of their parents' will.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
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Thanks a Lot, Ronny
72 votes

#7 - Thanks a Lot, Ronny

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/27/2014

On Thanksgiving, the McCarthys work together to manipulate Gerard into parting ways with his offensive girlfriend.

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Family Therapy
36 votes

#8 - Family Therapy

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 7/11/2015

When the family finds out that Ronny sees a therapist, they crash his appointment and wind up in an impromptu family session where they air their grievances about one another.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
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Gerard's Engagement Party
35 votes

#9 - Gerard's Engagement Party

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 7/4/2015

The McCarthy family is reluctant to celebrate Gerard and Katrina's engagement, but when Gerard gets on the wrong Boston Harbor Cruise ship, Marjorie is forced to bond with her soon-to-be daughter-in-law. Meanwhile, Sean hits it off with Katrina's mother, and Arthur judges Jackie for how her baby was conceived.

Directors: Ken Whittingham
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The Good Coach
118 votes

#10 - The Good Coach

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/13/2014

Upset that Arthur chose Ronny to be his assistant coach, Sean and Gerard apply for other coaching jobs and wind up competing against each another. Meanwhile, Marjorie becomes jealous when she thinks Ronny has a boyfriend.

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Sister Act
29 votes

#11 - Sister Act

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/8/2015

When Marjorie's extremely competitive sister, Eileen, comes to visit, their rivalry gets the best of them.

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The Ref
28 votes

#12 - The Ref

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/29/2015

When Ronny dates Doug, a handsome ref who has a history of infuriating Arthur, Ronny invites him over for dinner to convince them he is a nice guy. Meanwhile, Katrina is worried Gerard is cheating on her when he begins acting suspicious.

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Arthur and Marjorie's Night Apart
43 votes

#13 - Arthur and Marjorie's Night Apart

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/11/2014

When Marjorie learns she needs to spend the night in the hospital, she fixes Arthur a care package with instructions on how to perform basic life skills.

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Love, McCarthys Style
118 votes

#14 - Love, McCarthys Style

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/6/2014

After meeting his boyfriend’s very affectionate family, Ronny tries to encourage his own family to share their feelings with one another. Meanwhile, Ronny makes a surprise video for Marjorie and Arthur when they celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary.

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152 votes

#15 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/30/2014

When Ronny considers moving away from his close-knit, sports-crazed family, his father surprises everyone when he offers him a job as his assistant basketball coach.

Directors: Andy Ackerman
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