From writer/executive producer Jason Katims, this contemporary re-imagining of the blockbuster 1989 film depicts the colorful and imperfect Braverman family -- four grown siblings sharing the headaches, heartaches and joy of being parents.
When Sarah Braverman, a financially strapped single mother, returns home to her parents and siblings in Berkeley, California after packing up her Fresno apartment and uprooting her two inconvenienced kids, Amber and Drew, she is greeted by her opinionated father, Zeek, and strong mother, Camille, who are privately dealing with their own marital issues. As Sarah is reunited with her siblings -- sister Julia and brothers Crosby and Adam -- all struggling with issues of their own, it's clear that the Braverman reunion is just what they need to face the everyday challenges of modern family life.
Sarah takes Zeek on a birthday trip to Las Vegas; facing a life change, Amber struggles to navigate adulthood; the family helps Adam and Kristina prepare their charter school for opening.
Kristina tries to meet the individual needs of her students, and the school's lunch vendor quits suddenly; Zeek must make a decision about his health; Sarah struggles with her feelings about Amber's news.
Camille and the kids anxiously await news about Zeek. Julia confronts Joel about their relationship status. Amber decides to face her future and Drew supports her. Sarah tries to bond with Ruby and finds herself in a sticky blended family situation. When the Luncheonette gets some unfortunate news, work pressures mount atop all the family stress, and Adam is in worst-case-scenario mode. Emotionally wracked Crosby seeks an escape.
Max meets a new friend who means more to him than Kristina and Adam initially expect. After an awkward run-in with Sandy, Sarah tries to understand her place in Ruby's life, and conflict-averse Hank must test out his diplomacy skills. Julia and Joel fear that the uncertainty of their separation is harming their children. Crosby tries to avert crisis at the Lunchonette by chasing down Oliver, who has gone off-the-grid.
Max gathers intel on his new friend in search of common ground. Though Kristina fears he'll get his heart broken, he is more determined than ever to pursue this new relationship -- especially after some botched advice from Adam. Amber makes an unexpected connection and finds herself smitten. Julia's new love interest shows up at the family BBQ and runs into Joel. Crosby lets loose with Zeek and Jasmine grows concerned about her husband.
Business is slow at the Luncheonette, and Crosby feels the financial pressure. He fears that he'll disappoint Jabbar until Jasmine comes to the rescue. Hank and Sarah plan an ill-fated game night that fails to win over Ruby, but Amber steps up to help. Drew must declare a major, and he confronts the practical realities of choosing a career.
Amber hopes to prove herself as a future mother when she agrees to babysit Max and Nora, but the results are disastrous. Sarah comes to Amber's side for support. Joel and Julia make strides toward a final decision on their relationship. Hank has a heart-to-heart with Sandy, who is surprised and moved by how Hank has grown. Meanwhile, Drew is guilted into hanging out with Zeek, and an unexpected adventure draws Drew away from his studies.
After a heartbreaking discovery, Max wages a propaganda campaign against another Chambers Academy student. Kristina shields Max from punishment at school, but she can't save him from the pain of young love. Amidst financial troubles at the Luncheonette, Jasmine takes a job to support her family, and Crosby feels like a failure. Hank must put his foot down when Ruby abuses his trust. Amber suffers some pregnancy pains with Crosby by her side.
Tension between Dylan and Max reaches a fever pitch at the Chambers' Academy Open House. Kristina and Adam find themselves tangled in the conflict. Hank is thrilled to see Ruby excited about her school play, but an unexpected encounter with Mark Cyr rocks the boat. Meanwhile, Zeek recruits Drew for help with a secret mission.
Zeek is rushed to the hospital and the entire family hurries to his side. As Adam and Crosby nervously await news of Zeek's health, a serious emergency at The Luncheonette pulls them away. At the hospital, Joel sticks by Julia, offering unwavering support, and further blurring the lines of their relationship.
Zeek and Camille discover a bundle of old rolls of film, and they ask Max to develop the mysterious photos. Sarah overanalyzes Hank’s offer with Julia, and the sisters spew their relationship fears. Adam decides the future of the Luncheonette with Crosby, but Jasmine unexpectedly intervenes.
Camille and Zeek make a decision concerning Zeek's health. Sarah makes a big decision and shares some good news with her dad. Adam and Crosby clash over differing business opinions, and Adam stands his ground, deepening the tension between the brothers. Amber rushes to the hospital with labor pains, and the Bravermans flock to her side.
In the excitement of her big day, Sarah surrounds herself with the original Braverman clan. Meanwhile, Hank approaches Zeek for his blessing and asks Drew for a special favor. Amber adjusts to life as a new mom with a little help from her grandparents. Julia and Joel get a phone call that forces a life-changing decision. Max gets his first job, while Crosby and Adam reach an understanding about the Luncheonette. Kristina presents Adam with a new plan for the future of Chambers Academy, and for their family.