Raising Expectations

Raising Expectations
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Genre sitcom
Created by Tom Saunders
Written by Tia Ayers
Michael D'Ascenzo
Starring Jason Priestley
Molly Ringwald
Matthew Tissi
Katie Douglas
Jake Sim
Simon Cadel
Country of origin Canada
Original language English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 27
Executive producer Tom Saunders
Running time 22 minutes
Production company Dolphin Entertainment
Original network Family Channel
Original release May 8, 2016 (2016-05-08) â€“
January 14, 2018 (2018-01-14)
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Raising Expectations (formerly known as The Wonderful Wayneys) is a Canadian series, that premiered on May 8, 2016 on Family Channel.[1]

The series stars Jason Priestley and Molly Ringwald as Wayne and Paige Wayney, the perfectionist parents of five teenage children of whom four are perennial overachievers, and Simon Cadel as Emmett, the one son who is constantly falling short of his parents' demanding expectations.[1] The cast also includes Luke Bilyk, Katie Douglas, Jake Sim and Matthew Tissi. The series is produced by Aircraft Pictures in conjunction with Dolphin Entertainment.[1]

Season 2 began airing in mid 2017[2]



Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 14 May 8, 2016 (2016-05-08) July 31, 2016 (2016-07-31)
2 13 June 18, 2017 (2017-06-18) January 14, 2018 (2018-01-14)

Season 1 (2016)

No. Title Directed by Written by Original release date
1 "Wayne's White Lie" TBA TBA May 8, 2016 (2016-05-08)
Questions arise regarding the validity of a heroic story from Wayne's past in the series premiere of a sitcom about perfectionist parents raising a brood of overachievers—plus one son who is content with mediocrity.
2 "Family Tree" TBA TBA May 15, 2016 (2016-05-15)
Wayne and Conner disagree about whether a tree in the front yard should be removed. Meanwhile, Adam and Bentley join forces to repair the air conditioner.
3 "Dinner and a Ramp" TBA TBA May 22, 2016 (2016-05-22)
Conner grows tired of her brothers interfering with her dating life, and Emmett's attempt to trade a date with her for a bike discount proves to be the last straw.
4 "What's Growing in Emmett's Room?" Jesse Shamata Josh Gal May 29, 2016 (2016-05-29)
Mold is unearthed in Emmett's room, but it soon spreads to the other bedrooms, forcing the Wayney siblings to become temporary roommates.
5 "The Great Hot Dog Escape" Shawn Thompson Dan Cummins June 6, 2016 (2016-06-06)
Emmett is so desperate to get to a local hot-dog-eating contest that he resorts to tunneling through the basement wall. Meanwhile, Adam and Bentley unearth a secret stockpile of chocolate-covered raisins.
6 "The Devil's Ottoman" TBA TBA June 12, 2016 (2016-06-12)
Paige takes the family camping so they can spend time with each other and away from their beloved electronic devices, but not everything goes according to plan.
7 "I Know What You Did Last Night" TBA TBA June 19, 2016 (2016-06-19)
Adam gets hurt while sneaking in the house late, so Emmett covers for him. Wayne then grows concerned about how the injury will Adam's football career, while Bentley envies the attention lavished on Adam
8 "Lobsterro" TBA TBA June 26, 2016 (2016-06-26)
Paige's sister arrives for an unexpected visit. Meanwhile, Emmett wants to impress everyone with a lavish seafood dinner, but problems arise when the lobsters get loose.
9 "The Hawk and the Drone" TBA TBA July 3, 2016 (2016-07-03)
Emmett wants to construct a drone, but he must put this project aside until he gets Conner a hawk for her birthday. Meanwhile, Bentley practices scoring films by scoring his family's every moment; and Paige encourage Wayne to bond with Emmett.
10 "Family Business" TBA TBA July 10, 2016 (2016-07-10)
Emmett runs a t-shirt business from the garage and gets his siblings to work for him, but he runs into a snag when he learns his logo is copyrighted by a charity. Meanwhile, Paige's idea to work in a soundproof room has an unforeseen drawback.
11 "The Nerds and the Bees" TBA TBA July 17, 2016 (2016-07-17)
Emmett develops a crush on his math tutor, but she's captivated by Adam, not Emmett. Meanwhile, Bentley struggles to move his harp to the second floor; and Conner and Paige take up beekeeping.
12 "The Telltale Doing" TBA TBA July 24, 2016 (2016-07-24)
Emmett breaks Bentley's cello during a mishap, so Emmett and Nate stage a robbery to pretend the instrument was stolen. Meanwhile, Conner and Adam get into a dispute over toiletries.
13 "The Frogmaster" TBA TBA July 31, 2016 (2016-07-31)
Emmett's parents forbid him from playing video games, so he seeks out an old-school arcade. Meanwhile, Paige wants to enhance her hand-eye coordination; and Wayne divulges a revealing secret about his past.

Special (2016)

No. Title Directed by Written by Original release date
14 "The Haunter Becomes the Haunted" James Allodi Tia Ayers and Michael D'Ascenzo October 23, 2016 (2016-10-23)
Paige and Wayne attend a Halloween party, and the kids decide to turn the family home into a haunted-house attraction, complete with a cadaver from the nearby teaching hospital.

Season 2 (2017)[3]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original release date
15 "The Tyranny of the Jars" TBA TBA June 18, 2017 (2017-06-18)
A mockumentary about the Wayney family and their obsession with jars such as the Pun Jar. When the Wayney kids revolt, they can't imagine what is in store for them.
16 "Learner's Permit To Kill" TBA TBA June 25, 2017 (2017-06-25)
Bently has to get a driver's license.
17 "Chez Bentley" TBA TBA July 2, 2017 (2017-07-02)
When Paige and Wayne go on a short weekend trip, Bentley has unknowingly set up an Airbnb at their house in order to get training for Hospitality school. He recruits his siblings to help.
18 "Sorcery The Summoning" TBA TBA July 9, 2017 (2017-07-09)
Derek becomes obsessed with Sorcery The Summoning cards after learning they could be a good investment. Meanwhile, Emmett's teacher steals Derek's most valuable card after Emmett brings it to school.
19 "The Owl and the Drone" TBA TBA July 23, 2017 (2017-07-23)
Paige tries to get all five of her kids ready on a last minute trip to Paris to visit Wayne. Her sister Rebecca also stops by.
20 "The Postman Always Sings Twice" TBA TBA August 5, 2017 (2017-08-05)
21 "Food Fight At the Algonquin" TBA TBA October 22, 2017 (2017-10-22)
22 "What's Growing in Emmett's Room" TBA TBA October 29, 2017 (2017-10-29)
23 "Freak Out" TBA TBA November 5, 2017 (2017-11-05)
24 "She Shed" TBA TBA November 12, 2017 (2017-11-12)
25 "Smells Like Victory" TBA TBA November 19, 2017 (2017-11-19)
26 "Poetry Commotion" TBA TBA January 7, 2018 (2018-01-07)
27 "The Big Trip" TBA TBA January 14, 2018 (2018-01-14)


  1. ^ a b c "In Raising Expectations, DHX broadens reach". Kidscreen, April 8, 2016.
  2. ^ "Raising Expectations | Legendary". Legendary. 2016-03-14. Retrieved 2017-12-18.
  3. ^ Raising Expectations (TV Series 2016– ), retrieved 2017-12-18

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