The family routine is disrupted when Tom, a football coach, gets an offer to train a team in Chicago and the family has to uproot and move to the big smoke. The new job means more hours away from home for Tom, and the publication of Marys book - which sends her out on promotional tours - adds to the household chaos. With their increased workloads, Tom and Mary have to rethink their roles as parents to get things back on an even keel. But sometimes their ideas are not always compatible and the household harmony goes hilariously off-key!
Trivia: Cheaper By the Dozen is loosely based on the 1950 film of the same name, which was about a real family. Its period was the 1920s, whereas the new comedy has a modern day setting. In the original, dad was an efficiency expert and mum was a psychologist.