Behind Closed Doors: The American Family Season 1
S01 E01Sep 10, 2017
The Devil Made Me Do it Sep 10, 2017 Three families from across America are recorded with remote controlled cameras 24/7 in their homes. In Panama City Beach, Florida, Tam catches Paul texting his ex, reopening old wounds, and making the hopes of setting a new wedding date even more impossible. In the Bronx, NY, Deena still hasn't been able to forgive Andy for cheating on her. Things only get worse when Deena realizes Andy's affair has strained her relationship with her daughters, who've been kept in the dark about everything. In Carterville, Illinois, Mandy chases after four children all day, having no energy left over for romance with her husband Jeff, much to his frustration.
S01 E02Sep 10, 2017
A Psychic A Sports Car and a Problem Child Sep 10, 2017 Tam searches for insight from the mystical Madame Julie in how to strengthen her relationship with Paul. Julie reads Tam's tarot cards, dispensing some unconventional advice - which Tam takes, in the hopes that it will save her relationship. Deena decides to set the record straight with her daughter Chelsi, only to find that the rift in her perception of her Mom might be more severe than she thought. Deena now wonders if covering for Andy has lost her the respect of her daughters, and whether staying with him was the right thing to do. Mandy struggles to adjust to her new role as the household chaos reaches an all-time high. An appointment with their pediatrician to get to the bottom of Sloane's outbursts gives the couple alternatives and explains the hands-off role Jeff has taken with their children.
S01 E03Sep 10, 2017
The Marriage Test Sep 10, 2017 Every year Deena throws a party to celebrate Andy's birthday with their family - but this year, word has spread about his infidelity. As Deena summons the courage to face her in-laws, Andy calls with bad news that might be his karmic payback for the infidelity. Tam is determined to get to the bottom of their relationship issues and has decided to go to therapy to explore the dysfunctions that lead to their chaos. A few reckless remarks from Paul send Tam over the edge, and she pumps the brakes on their entire relationship until he can decide if he's willing to match her effort. Mandy craves adult time and so she and Jeff plan the picture perfect dinner party where they can spend time with friends and practice their Marriage More techniques, but Jeff's meat smoker is not cooperating. With time running out, Mandy must grapple with Jeff to concede defeat and order take-out meat before their guests arrive with nothing to eat. Mandy hopes this night won't be a disaster.
S01 E04Sep 10, 2017
Dreams, Screams and Warnings Sep 10, 2017 Tam takes advantage of Paul's newfound desire to make their relationship better by organizing a couple's reading with the mystical Madame Julie. Things take a turn when the cards reveal that Paul must make a choice between his exes and Tam. Deena, worried that her troubles with Andy have distracted her from remaining involved in children's lives, invites Savannah's boyfriend Michael over for an awkward dinner. A disastrous race to the SAT test reveals more reason to be concerned for Savannah's future and whether Deena and Andy's problems have gotten in the way of preparing their daughter for life. Mandy's exhaustion of being a Mom from breakfast to bedtime gets to her when Jeff continues to tack Marriage More social media commitments onto her already overburdened schedule. Jeff is pushing full steam ahead with ambitious goals for their online business, leaving Mandy spread too thin as she continues to struggle balancing the chaos of young children and the household chores on her own.
S01 E05Sep 10, 2017
Costume Party Catastrophe Sep 10, 2017 Tam is nervous as she and Paul prep for Panama City Beach's annual costume party, a night that has always ended in disaster for her and Paul. As the evening goes on, Paul's drinking gets the better of him and a secret he's been hiding from Tam comes out. Andy confronts Deena about the unprofessional tendency she has to discuss their personal problems with their employees at the restaurant. Deena refuses to apologize, asserting that initiating his infidelity at their restaurant was the real offense. Andy is forced to decide between his livelihood and a marriage that feels beyond repair. Jeff covers for Mandy with the household responsibilities so she can have time to work on her own blog and herself. Inevitably the chaos of their children comes between Jeff and reaping the benefits of Mandy's renewed energy.
S01 E06Sep 10, 2017
All Good Things Must Come to an End Sep 10, 2017 Tam is learning how to live life without Paul in the aftermath of his betrayal, when Paul drunkenly stumbles back into her home. Tam's resolve is tested and she must decide if she's capable of saying goodbye. Andy faces the music to his daughters about how he hurt Deena, and why he's willing to do anything it takes to fix their family. Mandy and Jeff have arranged for a babysitter and a night on the town in the hopes that a spark of romance and alone time will be the missing component to bring balance back to their home.