Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Originally titled The Dad, the half-hour ABC sitcom According to Jim starred Jim Belushi as the title character, a middle-aged husband and father who found himself literally surrounded by women. Having long ago learned to adopt the least line of resistance, Jim was eternally acquiescent to his wife, Cheryl (Courtney Thorne-Smith), and an overgrown kid at heart to his sister-in-law, Dana (Kimberly Williams) and his three children -- Ruby (Taylor Atelian), Gracie (Billi Bruno) and Kyle (Conner Rayburn). The laughs arose whenever Jim tried to exercise some macho-man authority, only to be figuratively (and sometimes literally) shouted down by the feminist majority in his household. Slated to debut on September 26, 2001, According to Jim was moved to October 3 after the 9/11 attacks.