"Guys with Kids" is a new comedy from Jimmy Fallon about three thirty-something dads who try to hold on to their youth as they face the responsibilities of having kids. Thankfully, Gary, Chris and Nick have each other to help navigate the highs and lows of fatherhood - while still trying desperately to remain dudes. Balancing work or staying at home, happily married or happily divorced, taking care of the "littles," while maintaining a social life is a daily challenge.
Three 30-something dads try to hold onto their youth as they face the responsibilities of having kids.
Things get hectic when Gary forgets his wedding anniversary; Nick is stunned that Chris' new girlfriend doesn't remember she once dated him, and Chris deals with Sheila overstepping her boundaries.
Marny (Tempestt Bledsoe) has always wanted a girl and insists on giving it a try but Gary (Anthony Anderson) isn't too keen on the idea. Sheila (Erinn Hayes) organizes a child CPR class and signs everyone up. Nick (Zach Cregger) and Emily (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) reluctantly attend the class in hopes of proving they are good parents.
Gary's (Anthony Anderson) inability to effectively communicate with his son leads to unconventional disciplinary measures. Elsewhere, when Chris (Jesse Bradford) faces difficulty getting his son sleep trained, Marny (Tempestt Bledsoe) imposes her services. Meanwhile, a school project brings out some unhealthy competition in Nick (Zach Cregger).
Marny (Tempestt Bledsoe) agrees to take care of all four kids for the first time while giving Gary (Anthony Anderson) the day off. Elsewhere, the guys agree to help Sheila (Erinn Hayes) move out in hopes of retrieving Chris' (Jesse Bradford) Giants tickets. Meanwhile, a medical emergency might put Gary's rare day off in jeopardy.
When the President of their co-op board Miss Crane passes away, domineering resident Lydia Allendinger (guest star Marissa Jaret Winokur) takes her place, much to the guy's chagrin. Utilizing her new found power, Lydia forbids Nick's (Zach Cregger) annual Halloween hallway decorations, which leads Nick to take some drastic measures. Elsewhere, Gary (Anthony Anderson) and Marny (Tempestt Bledsoe) desperately want to buy Miss Crane's old apartment to expand their living space and conspire to scare off any potential buyers.
Gary (Anthony Anderson) enlists Emily's (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) help after complaining to Marny (Tempestt Bledsoe) about their messy apartment. Chris (Jesse Bradford) and Nick (Zach Cregger) have a situation on their hands when Freddie and Ernie lock themselves in the bathroom. Meanwhile, the guys confront Nick about always being unprepared.
Chris (Jesse Bradford) decides to throw Ernie's first birthday, but instead of sticking to a more traditional theme decides to take the party in a different direction. Elsewhere, Gary (Anthony Anderson) and Marny (Tempestt Bledsoe) decide to get back in shape and begin a strict kale-only diet, which quickly proves challenging. Meanwhile, Sheila (Erinn Hayes) copes with the breakup of her relationship (guest star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar).
After a failed attempt to figure out who should spend Thanksgiving with their son, Chris (Jesse Bradford) and Sheila (Erinn Hayes) decide to spend the holiday together with his friends. Sheila plans a very traditional dinner in hopes of befriending the group. Elsewhere, Gary (Anthony Anderson) choses to spend the holiday waiting in line to buy a brand new television during the Black Friday sales.
While Chris and Sheila squabble over her engagement ring, Emily convinces Gary and Marny to spice up their marriage and go on a romantic date.
Baby Ernie is on the brink of saying his first word, which means Sheila will not leave his side, even when it’s Chris’ time to watch him. While Sheila is busy annoying the gang by just hanging around, Chris and Nick go back and forth blaming one another for why Sheila is in either of their lives. Throughout a series of flashbacks -- think Chris with long hair, Gary as a rich, cocky businessman and a young Emily and Marny meeting in the hospital delivery room – you learn exactly how this group of friends, became friends and in the end you won’t believe what Ernie’s first word really is!
When Gary (Anthony Anderson) learns of his father-in-law's (guest star Ernie Hudson) disdain for him, he is willing to do whatever it takes to earn his respect. Elsewhere, with Chris' (Jesse Bradford) love life in a rut, he goes on a date with Shelia (Erinn Hayes), prompting a horrified Nick (Zach Cregger) and Emily (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) to try their hand at matchmaking. Unfortunately their good will quickly turns into a competition at Chris' expense.
When Marny (Tempestt Bledsoe) begins to feel overwhelmed with the pressures of her job and family, she is forced to lie to Gary (Anthony Anderson) in an attempt to find a few moments of solitude. Meanwhile, Chris (Jesse Bradford) signs the group up for trivia night. Unfortunately Nick (Zach Cregger) and Sheila's (Erinn Hayes) highly competitive nature puts them at odds with the rest of the team.
After a near death experience, Gary (Anthony Anderson) and Marny (Tempestt Bledsoe) worry about who will take care of their kids if they die. When Emily (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) hastily agrees to be a guardian for the four kids, Nick (Zach Cregger) tries to get out of it by making Emily look like a bad parent. Meanwhile, Chris (Jesse Bradford) becomes jealous of Ernie's new male nanny Andy (guest star Mark Consuelos).
Looking to re-enter the working world, Gary (Anthony Anderson) comes up with a new business idea much to Marny's (Tempestt Bledsoe) dismay. With Chris' (Jesse Bradford) personal life in a slump, he decides to reinvent himself and take on an interesting new hobby. Elsewhere, Nick (Zach Cregger) and Emily (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) have a date night, but arrive home to find Chris in a very compromising situation.
With Gary's (Anthony Anderson) new career booming, he struggles to juggle both his career and responsibilities as a stay-at-home dad while trying to prove to Marny (Tempestt Bledsoe) he can do it all. Meanwhile, Nick (Zach Cregger) and Emily (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) are eager to locate a missing toy that's sound is keeping them up at night. Elsewhere, Chris (Jesse Bradford) and Sheila (Erinn Hayes) are seriously concerned with Ernie's development after he is held back at his play group.
When Chris (Jesse Bradford) and Sheila (Erinn Hayes) contemplate having another baby together, Nick (Zach Cregger) vows to do whatever it takes to keep them from getting back together. Later, Nick and Emily (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) plan a divorce party to remind Chris of his horrible past with Sheila. Meanwhile, Marny's (Tempestt Bledsoe) younger sister Bridget (guest star Keshia Knight Pulliam) comes to town and is soon hired as Gary's (Anthony Anderson) assistant, much to his dismay.