Charlie is a non-traditional therapist specializing in anger management. He has a successful private practice and he performs pro bono counseling for an inmate group at a state prison. Prior to his career as a therapist, he was a major league baseball player whose career was put on the shelf for good by his own struggle with anger issues.
Season 1 | Episode 1 Charlie - a baseball player with anger issues turned anger management therapist - decides to return to therapy after a bad run-in with his ex-wife's new boyfriend. The only problem is he just happens to be sleeping with the one therapist he trusts: his best friend, Kate.
Season 1 | Episode 2 The new "evolved" Charlie has to deal with a ghost from his old carousing, baseball-playing days when a unattractive woman he slept with just to break a batting slump shows up as a new patient in group therapy.
Season 1 | Episode 3 Charlie's plan backfires when he attempts to remedy his group with sleep-deprivation therapy.
Season 1 | Episode 4 Kate steals a patient from Charlie, fueling the competitive rivalry between the two therapists.
Season 1 | Episode 5 Charlie falls for Jen's hot new business partner, Lori - played by Charlie's real-life ex, Denise Richards - only to find she thinks therapy is a scam. In the therapy group, Patrick asks Charlie to counsel the angry ghost of his mother, who he believes is haunting his apartment.
Season 1 | Episode 6 Inflamed by Kate's comment that he's only "nouveau smart", Charlie starts covertly dating a brilliant coffee-shop barista. The only problem is that the woman is turned on by sex where there's a chance of getting caught -- and she's Kate's patient.
Season 1 | Episode 7 Charlie and his ex, Jennifer, are having an issue with how Charlie still tries to manage her life when Cleo - one of Charlie's patients from his prison anger therapy group - shows up on his doorstep, fresh out on parole. Jennifer decides to get back at Charlie by dating the ex-con.
Season 1 | Episode 8 Charlie has to evaluate the depth of his involvement in his patient's lives when he accidentally helps his patient who vicariously enjoys other people's anger hook up with a crazy woman.
Season 1 | Episode 9 Charlie gets an unexpected visit from his hyper-critical, bullying father. In the therapy group, Charlie attempts to help Lacey with road rage.
Season 1 | Episode 10 After Charlie and Kate have sex, he innocently asks her if she wants to go to a movie. Kate interprets this as a romantic gesture, rushes to fix him up on a date the next day with someone else and the two are forced to exam the nature of their odd relationship. At home, Sam kisses a girl at school and a picture of it ends up on Facebook.
Season 2 | Episode 1 Charlie blows up at his sister's baby shower.
Season 2 | Episode 2 Charlie wonders if his father is developing Alzheimer's.
Season 2 | Episode 3 Charlie begins a questionable romantic relationship with an ex-patient.
Season 2 | Episode 4 Charlie's dad falls in with a bad crowd.
Season 2 | Episode 5 Jennifer moves in with Charlie temporarily and Kate gets jealous.
Season 2 | Episode 6 Charlie tries to help his patient with a placebo pill that supposedly reduces anger.
Season 2 | Episode 7 Charlie dates his daughter's teacher.
Season 2 | Episode 8 Charlie takes on Cee Lo Green as a therapy patient.
Season 2 | Episode 9 Charlie and Kate face off as expert witnesses in the same trial.
Season 2 | Episode 10 Martin has Charlie's daughter baptized behind Charlie's back.
Season 2 | Episode 11 Charlie dates Jennifer's business partner and finds out she has sexual anger issues.
Season 2 | Episode 12 Lindsay Lohan comes to Charlie for therapy and they begin a tumultuous relationship.
Season 2 | Episode 13 Charlie's neighborhood is up in arms when they find out he's been having clients with anger issues meeting at his home.
Season 2 | Episode 14 Charlie takes the group on an equine therapy retreat.
Season 2 | Episode 15 Charlie inadvertently puts two patients together in a romantic relationship.
Season 2 | Episode 16 Charlie gets jealous and uses a patient to spy on Kate.
Season 2 | Episode 17 Charlie lets his father help him coach a high school baseball team with bad results.
Season 2 | Episode 18 Charlie's ex causes him problems with his group when she becomes one of his patient's life coach.
Season 2 | Episode 19 Martin tells Kate that Charlie and Jennifer are getting back together.
Season 2 | Episode 20 Charlie shakes up his relationship with Kate while dealing with the return of Jen's ex-boyfriend.
Season 2 | Episode 21 Charlie begins seeing a new female therapist who used unorthodox therapy methods; Patrick tricks Ed into thinking he won the lottery.
Season 2 | Episode 22 Charlie and Kate try to control their sexual urges as they begin work together on their sex study; Lacey starts a new job as a pharmaceutical rep.
Season 2 | Episode 23 Charlie discovers scandalous information about Jen's new boyfriend, Sean, when he joins his therapy group.
Season 2 | Episode 24 Charlie breaks all the professional rules by starting a friends-with-benefits relationship with a hot woman subject from the sex study. Also, Nolan and Patrick fight over a woman.
Season 2 | Episode 25 Charlie's trip with the group is interrupted when he gets some interesting news from Kate. Also, Charlie's house is unwittingly used for a porno shoot.