9 Reasons We Miss My Wife and Kids

My Wife and Kidscast is a show that I’ve watched from the beginning, and it’s always been one of my favorites. It was canceled after four seasons on ABC due to low ratings but now, thanks to Netflix and Hulu, we can enjoy it all over again.

Here are 9 reasons why you should give this underrated gem another chance.

There’s never a dull moment

There’s never a dull moment with My wife and kidscast. Family sitcoms are great for the whole family, as they help you learn about life and relationships. They can also be funny, and that’s what makes them so addictive.

If you’re looking for something to watch together with your children after school or even during the workday when everyone needs a laugh, then look no further than our list of best family sitcoms on Netflix today.

Damon Wayans Jr. is funnier

When you think of Damon Wayans Jr., you probably think of him as an actor. It’s a good thing, too. He’s been successful in both film and television for years now, and has made a name for himself on both sides of the camera. 

But as much as he excels at his craft, there are certain things that make him special:

  • He has a natural comedic talent. He doesn’t need to try hard or force jokes or anything like that to make people laugh because they’re already laughing at everything else he does (like when he says “bitch” over and over again).
  • He knows how to use timing well. His timing is impeccable in terms of delivery and delivery alone.
  • He can also act physically well. The way he makes fun of himself while performing is hilarious.

New episodes go back to show’s roots

The new episodes go back to the show’s roots, with a more wholesome spin on things.

  • It’s a family show that focuses on relationships and character development, rather than just jokes. This means we get to see our favorite characters grow up, develop their personalities and learn from each other which is exactly what we want from an animated series.
  • The jokes are still funny but not as blunt as they used to be (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing). 
  • And while some may argue that this show’s lack of vulgarity makes it inappropriate for kids under 14 years old (which I don’t agree with), I personally think any age group should enjoy watching these episodes because they’re filled with laughter instead of anger or sadness like most modern sitcoms tend towards nowadays.

ABC has done it again

ABC has done it again with a feel-good family sitcom that’ll give you all the feels.

My Wife and Kidscast is a great example of this, as it follows the lives of four parents who are struggling to find balance in their lives while raising their children. It’s not an easy feat, but it’s one we can all relate to because we know what it’s like to have children and need constant support from our partners (or in some cases, just themselves).

The show stars Tony Hale (who also plays Buster Bluth on Arrested Development) as Ben Stone, who is worried about his job at the bank so he decides to move out of his current home into an apartment with his wife Katey Sagal (who played Lou Grant on The Dick Van Dyke Show). 

But moving isn’t easy when there are kids involved. Especially since Ben hasn’t been able to tell anyone about moving yet because he doesn’t want them crying about not seeing him anymore.

The dialogue was always on point

  • One of the best things about watching a show with your wife and kids is that you can talk through the dialogue. 
  • They’re too young to appreciate it yet, but when they are old enough to understand what’s going on. 
  • The writers did a great job making sure that each character had his or her own personality, even if it was exaggerated by the scriptwriter. 

For example: In one episode I spent time with my wife and kids at home while she cooked dinner for us all. However there was an accident (I forgot my wallet at work). So we had to leave early from our usual dining spot due to lack of money. And we were walking down the street when someone came up behind us and asked us if they could give us something else instead.

The cast had perfect chemistry

  • The cast had perfect chemistry. 
  • They all worked together so well, and they made the show feel that much more authentic. 
  • You can tell when a cast has good chemistry because it makes you laugh, cry, and feel all sorts of emotions and the same goes for this one.
  • The characters on Glee always seem to have each other’s backs. 
  • It was clear that these characters were meant to be together because they just fit like puzzle pieces.

Timing was always stellar

You may not have noticed, but the jokes in this show were always delivered at the right time. They weren’t like some comedy that hits you over the head with a hammer and then leaves you wondering why it was ever funny in the first place. 

These jokes were subtle, but they had such an impact on us because they came at just the right moment in our lives. We miss them so much because we know how much joy they brought us as we sat down together and laughed about something funny, sad, or happy (or both).

We’ve met our favorite characters

We’ve met some of our favorite characters thanks to My Wife and Kids. We can’t explain how it works, but somehow Damon Wayans Jr., Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, Clifton Powell, and Wendi McLendon-Covey have all been cast in the same movie or TV show at different times.

We don’t know what’s going on here, but it’s awesome.

It showed the real side of marriage

  • If you’re lucky enough to have a loving partner then you can learn so much from them. 
  • My wife has been my rock in this world for 20 years now, and I’m so grateful for her support throughout my career as an actor/writer/director etc. 
  • They know they can always rely on their parents because they know we’ll always be there for them no matter what happens (unlike other parents who may sometimes disappear when things get tough).

One thing I noticed about being married was how much more open-minded people become when they realize that marriage isn’t just about having sex with someone else every night or getting drunk together once every few months.

This is a great show. 

We want to see the characters again, and we want more episodes. We also want to see the cast reunite on screen. And if you’re looking for a show that will bring back some of your favorite memories of watching together as a family, this is it.


We love this show. The cast is amazing, the humor is on point, and we hope ABC gives it another chance to air. We’re confident that after reading these reasons why we miss our show, you’ll agree. There will be no doubt in your mind about my wife and kidscast.