In the House centered around Marion Hill, an ex-professional football player facing a career-ending injury and reluctantly agrees to become a care-giver to a recently divorced mother of two as she starts a new career. At the start of the third season, his tenant Jackie moves back East with her son Austin, leaving Marion to serve as a guardian to her outspoken 18-year-old daughter Tiffany. Also, Marion begins to run a sports health clinic with two unpredictable partners - Tonia, an outlandish physical therapist and the egocentric Dr. Maxwell Stanton. Head Editor: drazelle1
Seasons 1-2 on NBC
Season 3-4 on UPN
Season 5 on NBC (last 6 eps)
After Jackie moves back East with her son Austin, sidelined pro-football player Marion Hill revels, at least temporarily, in having his house back to himself. Plus, he is supposed to find out soon from a medical diagnosis if he can play football again. But a trip to the sports clinic immediately changes his outlook - with comedic reverberations. When Marion finds out he'll never play football again from the insensitive new doctor at the sports clinic, Maxwell Stanton, he doesn't know what to do, until his next door neighbor and physical therapist Tonia convinces him to buy the clinic, which is about to be closed in corporate downsizing. With partner Tonia in tow, they head off to meet with a loan officer. But it seems they weren't the only ones with this good idea. Dr. Stanton is looking to buy the place as well. When both parties learn that neither can make the deal on their own, they're left with only one option... a three way split.
Tonia and Maxwell come up with a get rich quick scheme - the ""Butt Ball"" - to help fund their sports clinic. All they need is a celebrity endorser to get the ball rolling. When Olympic Gold-Medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee drops out, they turn to their partner, ex-pro football star Marion, to step in and save the day.
Overwhelmed by Tonia's demands on their time, Marion and Maxwell conspire to get themselves off her daily social calendar by fixing her up with Gary, the water delivery man. But when the first date lands him in the emergency room, the guys have trouble convincing Gary to go out with Tonia a second time. With the promise to 100 free gym hours sweetening the pot, Gary agrees to see Tonia again, and Marion and Maxwell decide to go along to make sure things go smoothly. But Tonia is on to their plan and has one of her own.
Marion helps an obnoxious football player facing a career-ending injury. Meanwhile, Tiffany convinces Tonia to flirt with a client.
Heated competition between Marion and Maxwell results in L.A. Lakers, Eddie Jones, a prospective client, being knocked out cold.
A hotshot college football star poised to break one of Marion's last standing records catches Tiffany's eye. But Tonia has a bad feeling about the young man's intentions - feelings Marion initially discounts. Meanwhile, Maxwell scrutinizes a parade of would-be receptionists.
Rodney reconsiders Maxwell as his career role model for school. Meanwhile, Marion coaches Tonia for a charity boxing match.
Maxwell insults a self-proclaimed witch, who casts a spell on him.
Marion and Maxwell compete for the attention of a dance instructor. Meanwhile, Tiffany pretends to be Jamaican to impress a boy.
When Tiffany's social life causes truancy trouble, Marion plots to make her party until she can party no more.
Maxwell's girlfriend Shanna is more interested in her dog than in him. Marion crams for a physical therapist certification exam.
It appears that in the eye of Marion's grandma, he can do nothing right...whereas Maxwell can do nothing wrong.
While volunteering at a soup kitchen, Marion is believed to be destitute. Tonia teaches her friend Henry how to be cool to impress his girlfriend, but he becomes attracted to Tonia.
Marion falls for a woman whose phone messages he advertently receives. Tonia and Henry face complications in their relationship.
Marion welcomes Evander Holyfield into his home as the two prepare for a banquet honoring Marion at which they hope to get a big donation for a children's charity. Unfortunately, eternal trouble makers Tonia and Max manage to get invited to the event as well. Meanwhile, Tiffany learns that she may lose her bid for homecoming queen because she scored high on here advanced placement test.
Amber, the property manager who's responsible for rent increases in the office building, once had a affair with Marion. Tonia has a secret admirer.
Marion shows that he's free of his attraction to Amber by dating a woman from a company making a commercial for the clinic.
Marion's effort to avoid the ""I love you"" land mine with Amber blows up in his face. Meanwhile, Max believes that Tonia's boyfriend Henry may be giving secret information about their clinic to another rival clinic.
Marion and Maxwell organize a celebrity miniature-golf tournament.
Marion vows to abstain from romantic liaisons as a mode of spiritual cleansing.
Marion weighs an offer to endorse orthopedic shoes for seniors while on his annual spiritual retreat.