According to Jim
won the affection of audiences nationwide when it debuted on ABC in 2001. And now the family comedy will launch into national syndication five days a week on Monday, September 18. Jim Belushi
stars as a loving family man. He is the all-American guy, fiercely devoted to his beautiful wife Cheryl (Courtney Thorne-Smith
) and their three down-to-earth kids.
He has it all, but still sometimes wrestles with the former wild teenager not-so-dormant within. While supporting his family as a contractor in a design firm with his younger, architect brother-in-law Andy (Larry Joe Campbell), Jim still finds time to pursue his other passion, playing the blues with his six-man garage band.
Cheryl is gorgeous, smart, and has Jim's number. She calls him on his antics but enjoys the playful banter and appreciates his passion, honesty and steadfast loyalty to her and the kids. Though Cheryl always seeks perfection and control in what she does, she's grateful to Jim when he coaxes her playful side out into the open. She's champagne and strawberries to Jim's beer nuts and bratwurst, yet somehow love conquers all.
Dana (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) is Cheryl's sister. She's strong-willed and pretty, but emotionally shortsighted and self-centered. Hot on the trail of the perfect guy, the men she chooses all seem to have commitment issues like getting past the first date. Dana fills up her life by enjoying her two nieces and nephew, and verbally sparring with Jim.
Andy is loving yet neurotic, and on the prowl for the lady of his dreams. Although he is a brilliant ball of creative energy, his sensitive nature is a great foil for sister Dana and brother-in-law Jim.