The Fighting Fitzgeralds

The Fighting Fitzgeralds
Genre Sitcom
Created by
Developed by Phoef Sutton
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Artists Television Group
  • Irish Twins Productions
  • Mauretania Productions
  • NBC Studios
Original network NBC
Original release March 26 (2001-03-26) –
May 15, 2001 (2001-05-15)

The Fighting Fitzgeralds is an American sitcom television series that aired on NBC from March 26 until May 15, 2001. It was created by filmmaker Edward Burns and his brother Brian.


"Fitz", a widower and former firefighter, wants to enjoy his retirement but shares his home with three grown sons, a daughter-in-law and a granddaughter.[1]



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Pilot" James Widdoes Brian Burns, Edward Burns and Phoef Sutton March 6, 2001 (2001-03-06)
Fitz' youngest son quits his job as a stockbroker and moves back home.
2 "The Fire Fight" James Widdoes Will Gluck March 13, 2001 (2001-03-13)
Patrick wants to be a firefighter. Fitzgerald decides to take an art class.
3 "When Irish Eyes Are Smilin'" James Widdoes Mark Legan March 20, 2001 (2001-03-20)
Fitzgerald has the attention of two widows.
4 "The Heartbeat" James Widdoes Phoef Sutton and Mark Legan March 27, 2001 (2001-03-27)
Fitzgerald is upset because one of the stores in the neighborhood is closing. Terry decides to buy a shirt.
5 "I'm Okay, You're Crazy" Barnet Kellman Gina Gold, Phoef Sutton and Mark Legan April 3, 2001 (2001-04-03)
Fitzgerald agrees to go to a psychiatrist. Terry befriends a dog owned by a neighbor.
6 "The Easter Rebellion" Peter Bonerz Phoef Sutton April 10, 2001 (2001-04-10)
Patrick moves in with Terry. Fitzgerald brings an Easter basket to Marie's class.
7 "The Loud Man" Barnet Kellman Marc Flanagan April 17, 2001 (2001-04-17)
Fitzgerald invests in an Irish-themed restaurant. Jim asks Terry and Sophie to play on his softball team.
8 "One Angry Man (a.k.a. The Angry Man)" Gail Mancuso Janet Leahy May 1, 2001 (2001-05-01)
An incident involving Fitzgerald and a neighbor's dog lands in court.
9 "The Cook, the Fitz, His Sister and Her Luggage" James Widdoes Phoef Sutton and Mark Legan May 8, 2001 (2001-05-08)
Fitzgerald's older sister comes for a visit. Patrick takes a job at the local tavern.
10 "Blood, Sweat and Fitz" James Widdoes Miriam Trogdon May 15, 2001 (2001-05-15)
Fitzgerald promises to speak at a retirement dinner.


  1. ^ TV Guide. "The Fighting Fitzgeralds Cast and Details". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-02-20.

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