Extended Family Season 1 Episode 5 Preview: Release Date, Time & Where To Watch

Extended Family Season 1 Episode 5

Jon Cryer and Abigail Spencer star in NBC’s new sitcom, Extended Family. The show’s title is indicative of the refreshing new concept that the creators are going for. From the description of the plot by the stars, it looks like Extended Family is a modern spin on “conscious decoupling,” which basically means two separated parents raising their kids. Although such offerings are far and in between these days, there is excitement among viewers about the show’s central pairing.

The show’s official plot reads: “Jim and Julia, after an amicable divorce, decide to continue to raise their kids at the family home while taking turns on who gets to stay with them. Navigating the waters of divorce and child-sharing gets more complicated for Jim when Trey, the owner of his favourite sports team, enters the picture and wins Julia’s heart.”

The four episodes till now have been unconvincing. Extended Family is struggling to find a voice that appeals to viewers. The jokes are flat, the format is dated, and the cast lacks chemistry. NBC will be watching the numbers like a hawk going forward to determine the future of the show. 

Here is everything you need to know about Extended Family Season 1 Episode 5, including its release date, time, and where to watch this.

Where Can I Watch Extended Family?

Extended Family is an NBC exclusive. The new episodes will be available to watch on the cable network every week. Along with that, Peacock, which is NBC’s streaming platform, will also air the new episodes on Wednesday, a day after the original release. At this moment, we are not aware of other streaming options for readers outside the US and the UK. This can change going forward as NBC should plan a release for all its streaming partners. 

Extended Family Season 1 Episode 5 Release Date

Extended Family Season 1 Episode 5 will be released on Tuesday, 23 January 2024, 8/7c on NBC, exclusively. Expect the runtime to be roughly 22 minutes, which is consistent with expectations around a cable sitcom. The episode will be available to stream with subtitles. There may be a slight change in the scheduling going forward, which we will apprise our readers of in the weekly previews. 

For now, the series will stick to a Tuesday release every week until the season finale. The title of the new episode is “The Consequences of Matchmaking.” We currently do not have a tagline for this episode. 

How Many Episodes Will Extended Family Have?

Extended Family Season 1 will consist of 13 episodes, NBC has confirmed. After Episode 5 has aired, we will have another 8 episodes to go in Season 1 that will be released on a weekly schedule. NBC might make weekly schedule changes for new episodes owing to the holiday season but we will keep you updated.

What happened in Episode 4?

Episode 4 of Extended Family focuses on the celebration of Grace’s 14th birthday. The central conceit lies in the conflict between Trey and Jim…well, not directly. But it emanates from their manner of celebrating the birthday. While Trey has managed to book Takane’s, a high-end sushi restaurant that is impossible to get into without social clout, Jim wants to continue with Stornelli’s. This is the Italian restaurant that the family has been frequenting for a long time.

The decision ultimately rests with Grace, who decides to go with Takane. Meanwhile, Jim Jr is advised to become a member of the church in his school counselling, which is a recurring theme in this episode.

At Takane, the family is underwhelmed with the sizes of the meals served, although they are delicious. Jim’s underlying issues are detected by everyone but no one knows what’s bothering him.

Jim opens his heart up to a stranger in the washroom. He fears that Grace’s decision to go to Takane will eventually transform into bad news for their relationship. Jim is apprehensive that Trey might become more important and influential in the children’s lives in the near future. Jim Jr consoles his father about the issues. He assures Jim that no matter what, his position in the family won’t change. 

The family, annoyed with the size of the meals, decides to go to Stornelli’s to have a full meal. Julia also confesses that she didn’t realize Jim would feel this way by their decision to go to Takane. The episode ends on a cheerful note when Jim takes a selfie of the entire family and includes Trey in it. 

Is There A Trailer For Extended Family Season 1?

There is indeed! You can find a trailer for Extended Family Season 1 below.


Are you looking forward to this episode? What are your expectations from the show? Let us know in the comments below.

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