Status
Ended
Network
ABC (US)
SEASON
EPISODE

Comedy

DESCRIPTION

Follow the day-to-day life of Nan as told by her increasingly lonely and philosophical dog, Martin. Just one session at obedience school makes them realize that even at their worst, they may be the best thing for each other. Based on a web series.

Season 1

Aired 24 days ago - Jun 27, 2017

Nan decides to take a vacation, and on the way, stops by her estranged father's place in the country, where she discovers he's selling the family home. While Nan tries to pack up some childhood treasures, Dad takes Martin for a walk — but Martin, runs off into the woods, hoping to prove he's wild and free like a wolf.

Aired 24 days ago - Jun 27, 2017

Nan's long-anticipated national campaign is hours away from launching in Times Square on the Jumbotron, when she discovers an algorithm has been flipped, and instead of blocking penis photos from the photo feed it will choose them. Meanwhile, Martin decides to reduce Nan's stress by taking out his sworn enemy, Pepper.

Aired a month ago - Jun 20, 2017

On Martin's seventh birthday, his world is rocked when Jenn crashes at Nan's house for a few days with her new puppy. Meanwhile, Jenn and Nan try to forget their respective romantic dramas by hitting the town.

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I guess he's still pretty mad at me, huh?
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- You get it? - This? Yeah.
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then it's suburbs, then yoga pants,
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That's, like, ground zero Stepford Wife/Pilates land.
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that puppies aren't staring death in the face
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I mean, it's probably just, like, baby videos
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"Nan, age 7"!
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Nope. Nope, nope. Nope, nope.
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What you should do is self-medicate with alcohol.
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Like, I know because I've tried many, many times and failed,
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Okay. You think they'll be okay, yeah?
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You know what's so crazy, is that, like, I was these people
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We're in our 30s.
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So... I took care of the puppy.
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I'm just saying, like, that... Like, that was an option.
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Like, he couldn't keep his ugly little paws to himself.
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Okay. Um...
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God, I don't know how I let you convince me to do this.
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I came to your house so that you could pamper me
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[Sighs deeply]
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Even while he was literally physically assaulting me,
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I... And, like, I sat there counting to three,
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[Whimpers]
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Quickly... get in!
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and this could be one of the last toys I ever get.
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very conveniently, right under my house.
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Hey!
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♪ That's why we drink it here ♪
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[Cheers and applause]
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♪ You're gonna miss me, honey ♪
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This woman is my new everything.
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♪ 'Cause you know, honey ♪
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♪ You're gonna miss your big, fat mama ♪
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One of the most important lessons
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Like, the real key to a great nap is the circling.
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[Puppy barking, yelping]
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I didn't start singing until I was 79.
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I'm 86 years old,
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Yeah, like, you would be technically right about that.
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Like, the important part... Is that today, I became a hero,
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Like, we're riding a bike and looking like...
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They were toys that I'd had before.
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The thought just paralyzed me.
Aired a month ago - Jun 13, 2017

Nan travels to NYC with Jenn and Kevin for a big marketing meeting while Jason watches Martin at her home. But Martin uses the opportunity to go on a trash-eating bender of epic proportions while Nan fantasizes about her romantic future in Gotham.

Aired 1 months ago - Jun 06, 2017

Nan meets Eric, (guest star Timothy Odmundson) an attractive dog owner who appears to be the older, more successful version of Jason, and enlists his help with Martin, secretly hoping to score a date. But when Martin spends time with Eric's well-trained dog, it thrusts Martin into a crisis of self-confidence.

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the dog of Scottish kings.
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Martin is fine the way he is. Aren't you, Martin?
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Yeah, well, you... you got me there.
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Yeah, thanks. I will put you
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on the potential of my body.
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really impressive on a raw talent level.
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I don't know what else... to do.
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so I thought maybe if you're free...
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I mean, she's been kind of a failure in that way anyway.
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super successful, borderline materialistic.
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if technically he asked out Martin
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Ladies, theoretically,
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Also, don't wear camo to the Duquesne Gala, you know?
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Help a brother out.
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It's all right, it's going to be a light day anyway.
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Yeah, this, of course, is Hunter's
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the confidence that dogs like Hunter exude.
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and training as Hunter, like, now I'll be an athlete too.
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In light of all his societal advantages,
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Okay, good boy, come on.
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Come over, come, that's...
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Like, at some point it's just going to click
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I just, I just looked like a stupid idiot.
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- Oh, good. - And perhaps a glass of wine?
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Well, you certainly are a delight yourself.
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Yum.
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I think today was the worst day of my entire life
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It was kind of awesome you know?
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Yes, thank God, I'm not going to be there on my own
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and if it's not weird, you just let me know
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Like, he just says, "That's funny."
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- What are you giving them? - Ooh. All the good stuff.
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Yeah.
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I blamed culture at large, but I never once blamed myself.
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Okay, sit.
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Ugh, too much. Why do you need all that?
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to build this magical marble palace.
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Don't tell Dan. I won't tell him.
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because I thought, like, once the lovebirds left, like,
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And on one hand, like, like, I respect that commitment.
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Yeah, with this, this guy, Eric?
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Eric, what's up, man?
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You're like a sexy old Jesus!
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But as it turns out, it wasn't pain leaving the body.
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Oh, uh, thank you.
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I guess we should... get back to the dogs.
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Oh. I know that smell.
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Eric, I am so sorry.
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Eric, Martin is my dog, okay,
Aired 2 months ago - May 30, 2017

Frustrated by her boss Kevin's intereference in her ad campaign development, Nan brings Martin to work with her, hoping to keep dog-phobic Kevin at bay. However, she never anticipated that Martin would fall in love with Kevin.

Aired 2 months ago - May 23, 2017

Nan installs an automatic dog door so she can take away Jason's key while still keeping him as Martin's dog walker, but it causes Martin to think he can open doors with his mind. Elsewhere: Nan's boss is uncertain about a new ad campaign that Nan pitched to the corporate bosses.

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It's literally gonna take five minutes.
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what part of her thinks I like this?
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like, something here has to change.
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again.
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about a dog looking at her
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we...
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When we sell something, we need to know what it is.
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And these guys are, you know...
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It's impossible to be a grown-up with a job
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and I don't want Martin to have to go through that again.
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But today, like, I'm still kind of processing this,
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but I don't think I realized the energy I was sending that door,
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- It's an automatic dog door. - Uh-huh.
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and you don't even have to go inside.
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like career-wise and... and... and, like,
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Because this way, like, you get to still see Martin,
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It's just a lot of change, like, it's a lot to find out
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And it just so happened that the best place to process things
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Right. So, what you're saying is, is that we're not together.
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Uh, I will need your key... though.
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Like, it was almost, like, I was making him say that,
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Like, I think all kinds of things have been obeying me,
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Come on, buddy.
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And it just clicked.
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We're going to the same place as always, man.
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We're, like, completely on the same page.
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But life is always less glamorous than you planned, okay?
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Oh, my God, Jenn.
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This is... So, this is it?
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I thought there was a path laid out for me.
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I'm the one in charge.
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So, today, before she came home, I knew I needed to find a way
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How you doing?
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but there's a new paradigm here and she's gonna have to adjust.
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because I decided to go extend the boundaries of my domain.
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No, he's not, okay? He's my dog.
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Stop it! Nan! That's exactly...
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like, who comes and who goes, like, who lives and who dies,
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The moment I saw Nan take Pepper into her hands,
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I-I saw what I was, you know, like, I saw it clearly.
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You know, one second it's great.
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Aired 2 months ago - May 17, 2017

Nan struggles with a breakup and Martin's bad behavior, as he acts out in response to her newly busy work schedule.