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Close Enough is an American animated sitcom created by J. G. Quintel for HBO Max. The show was originally created for TBS in 2017, but was shelved. The show resumed progress about three years later, where it was released exclusively on HBO Max on July 9th, 2020. Quintel previously created Regular Show for Cartoon Network. In August 2020, a second season was confirmed to launch on the platform on February 25, 2021.[1]

On February 10, 2021, the series was renewed for a third season.[2]

The series will air on TBS on October 2021.[3]

Plot

The series revolves around a millennial couple, their five-year-old daughter, and their divorced friends who live with them in a Los Angeles duplex.

Characters

  • J.G. Quintel as Josh Singleton
  • Gabrielle Walsh as Emily Ramirez
  • Jessica DiCicco as Candice Singleton-Ramirez
  • Jason Mantzoukas as Alex Dorpenberger
  • Kimiko Glenn as Bridgette
  • Danielle Brooks as Pearle Watson
  • James Adomian as Randy Watson

Series Overview

Season: episodes: season premiere: season finale:
1 8 July 9, 2020
2 8 February 25, 2021

Episodes

Season 1: 2020

No. Title Plot Airdate
1

Quilty Pleasures

The Perfect House

Quilty Pleasures: Josh and Emily go to a suburban part of town to get some quilt for Candace's homework.

The Perfect House: Emily visits an open house to get away from the craziness at the apartment, but it turns into a 90s sitcom.

July 9, 2020
2

Logan's Run'd

Room Parents

Logan's Run'd: Josh and Emily want to feel younger again by going to a club.

Room Parents: Josh signs up to be the room parent for Mr. Campbell's class, but when another woman becomes Josh's co-room parent, Emily gets suspicious.

July 9, 2020
3

Skate Dad

100% No Stress Day

Skate Dad: Josh tries to connect with Candice through skateboarding.

100% No Stress Day: The roommates work together to give Emily a stress-free day, but they are sidetracked by shady characters from Alex's past.

July 9, 2020
4

Prank War

Cool Moms

Prank War: Wanting to feel young again, Josh starts a prank war with the roommates.

Cool Moms: Emily does whatever she can to hang out with the cool moms at Candice's school.

July 9, 2020
5

Robot Tutor

Golden Gamer

Robot Tutor: Candice gets a robot tutor to improve her academics, while Josh and Emily try to have the perfect spring break.

Golden Gamer: Alex tries to connect with his students more, while Josh old video game comes to life.

July 9, 2020
6

So Long Boys

Clap Like This

So Long Boys: After Emily gets a pregnancy scare, Josh considers getting a vasectomy.

Clap Like This: Josh finally sells a video game and experiences how the other half lives.

July 9, 2020
7

First Date

Snailin' It

First Date: Josh and Emily try to rekindle their relationship, while Alex acts as Bridgette's wingman on a double date.

Snailin' It: Emily goes through extreme measures to make time for Candice.

July 9, 2020
8

The Canine Guy

After getting in a fight with Alex, Josh befriends a talking dog. Emily and Bridgette go on a songwriting retreat in the forest. July 9, 2020

Season 2: 2021

No. Title Plot Airdate
9

Josh Gets Shredded

Meet the Frackers

Josh Gets Shredded: After struggling to play with Candice, Josh tries to get fit but overdoes it.

Meet the Frackers: Randy discovers his birth parents are alive and wealthy.

February 25, 2021
10

Sauceface

Houseguest from Hell

Sauceface: Candice becomes the kingpin of an illegal hot-sauce racket.

Houseguest from Hell: Emily lets an old friend crash at the apartment but getting rid of her proves difficult.

February 25, 2021
11

Joint Break

Cyber Matrix

Join Break: Pearle makes new friends in a water aerobics class who turns [sic] out to have a sinister secret.

Cyber Matrix: Alex buys his first smartphone, which seduces him into a digital fantasy world.

February 25, 2021
12

Haunted Couch

Man Up

Haunted Couch: Bridgette is sick of unreliable guys who "ghost" her until she falls for an actual ghost.

Man Up: After Josh abandons his family in the face of danger, he asks Pearle to train him to be brave.

February 25, 2021
13 Handy

Birthdaze

Handy: Randy discovers his true calling while stranded on a deserted island.

Birthdaze: Tired of children's birthday parties, Josh and Emily try to make Candice's party more exciting for adults.

February 25, 2021
14

Time Hooch

World's Greatest Teacher

Time Hooch: Alex and Josh travel back in time to save Alex and Bridgette's marriage.

World's Greatest Teacher: When a new music teacher becomes popular, a jealous Mr. Campbell plots her downfall.

February 25, 2021
15

Where'd You Go, Bridgette?

The Erotic Awakening of A.P. LaPearle

Where'd You Go, Bridgette?: When Pearle helps Bridgette break her phone addiction, the others mistakenly believe Bridgette has been abducted.

The Erotic Awakening of A.P. LaPearle: To market his steamy novel of Viking erotica, Alex recruits Pearle to pose as the book's author.

February 25, 2021
16

Men Rock!

Secret Horse

Men Rock!: Bridgette and Emily discover they are beloved rock stars in a foreign country.

Secret Horse: A horse gets loose during a windstorm and teaches the gang to dream again.

February 25, 2021

References

Cartoon Network Studios Series
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