Yes, Dear

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Yes, Dear
Yes dear intertitle.jpg
Title card used in seasons 4 to 6
Created byAlan Kirschenbaum
Gregory Garcia
StarringAnthony Clark
Jean Louisa Kelly
Mike O'Malley
Liza Snyder
Opening themeComposed by Rick Marotta (seasons 1-3) "Family Is Family" performed and written by Bill Janovitz (seasons 4–6)
Composer(s)Rick Marotta
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes122 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Alan Kirschenbaum
Gregory Thomas Garcia
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Amigos de Garcia Productions
Cherry Tree Entertainment
CBS Productions
20th Century Fox Television
Distributor20th Television
Original networkCBS
Picture format16:9 (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby SR
Original releaseOctober 2, 2000 (2000-10-02) –
February 15, 2006 (2006-02-15)

Yes, Dear is an American television sitcom that aired from October 2, 2000, to February 15, 2006, on CBS. It starred Anthony Clark, Jean Louisa Kelly, Mike O'Malley, and Liza Snyder.


Much of the show's humor comes from the fact that all four adult leads are largely stock characters. Greg is the stereotypical "nice guy", constantly being henpecked by his high-strung wife. Both the upper-middle-class Warners contrast to the decidedly working-class, less-restrained Hugheses; Jimmy has an oafish personality and Christine is somewhat more crass. From the third season, the show's production and writing staff tried to move away from the stock-character humor, adding more physical comedy to the scripts in an effort to increase ratings.

Greg Warner (Clark) is a motion picture executive, and Kim Warner (Kelly) is a stay-at-home mother to Sammy and, later, Emily. Living in the Warners' guest house are Kim's sister Christine Hughes (Snyder), her husband Jimmy Hughes (O'Malley), and their sons Dominic (Joel Homan) and Logan (Brendon Baerg).


SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedNielsen ratings
First airedLast airedAverage viewers
(in millions)
124October 2, 2000 (2000-10-02)May 14, 2001 (2001-05-14)13.1[1]#28[1]
224September 24, 2001 (2001-09-24)May 13, 2002 (2002-05-13)13.9[2]#21[2]
324September 23, 2002 (2002-09-23)May 19, 2003 (2003-05-19)13.3[3]#25[3]
424September 22, 2003 (2003-09-22)May 24, 2004 (2004-05-24)10.7[4]#40[4]
511February 16, 2005 (2005-02-16)May 18, 2005 (2005-05-18)9.2[5]#53[5]
615September 14, 2005 (2005-09-14)February 15, 2006 (2006-02-15)7.8[6]#85[6]





CBS announced the cancellation of Yes, Dear in early 2004, but later ordered 13 episodes for mid-season. After canceling Center of the Universe, CBS began airing the new Yes, Dear episodes on Wednesday, February 16, 2005, at 9:30 p.m. EST. CBS ordered an additional season of 22 episodes for the 2005–2006 season, but that order was later cut down to 13.

Broadcast and syndication[edit]

During the second half of 2004, reruns aired on the cable station TBS at 1:00 p.m. In January 2005, TBS began airing the show at 3:00 p.m. The show aired in local syndication in 2004–05; in the fall of 2006, 20th Television, the syndication subsidiary of 20th Century Fox, took the show out of barter syndication and replaced it with Still Standing. On May 1, 2012, Yes, Dear began airing at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) Monday through Friday on Nickelodeon's Nick at Nite. In May 2014, it was removed from the broadcast schedule. On August 1, 2012, CMT began showing reruns of the show weeknights from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also aired on Nick Jr. as part of their mother-oriented block NickMom. Similar to the Nick@Nite programming block, NickMom airs television series which are not aimed at a children's audience.

As of June 2018 in the United States, reruns of Yes, Dear are no longer in syndicated rotation on any network, they were most recently seen on Nick at Nite, Nick Jr. (as part of the NickMom block), and CMT.


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  5. ^ a b "Primetime series". The Hollywood Reporter. Nielsen Business Media. May 27, 2005. Archived from the original on August 21, 2009. Retrieved September 12, 2009.
  6. ^ a b "Season Program Rankings from 09/19/05 through 05/28/06". ABC Medianet. May 28, 2006. Archived from the original on October 11, 2014. Retrieved July 3, 2009.

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