Exuberant dreamer Ben Fox returns to his hometown and reunites with his younger sister Kate, an overly responsible single mom raising her five-year-old daughter, Maddie. But when he arrives, he finds a sad state of affairs. For the first time in their lives, Kate needs Ben's help, and he's determined to bring some much-needed chaos into her stable world.

Ben and Kate - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2012-09-25

Ben and Kate - Nat Faxon - Netflix

Nathaniel Faxon (born October 11, 1975) is an American actor, comedian, and Academy Award-winning screenwriter. Though a frequent presence on comedic films and TV series, he is best known for winning the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for co-writing The Descendants (2011) and for his starring roles in the FOX comedy series Ben and Kate (2012–2013) and the FX comedy series Married (2014–2015). He also co-wrote and co-directed The Way, Way Back (2013) with writing partner Jim Rash. He also voiced Pickle, Crusher's sidekick, in the Nick Jr. animated children's television STEM series Blaze and the Monster Machines.

Ben and Kate - Writing and directing - Netflix

Faxon and writing partner Jim Rash, whom he met while performing at The Groundlings, co-wrote the screenplay for the film The Descendants, starring George Clooney and directed by Alexander Payne. On February 26, 2012, the screenplay for The Descendants won an Oscar, with Faxon, Rash, and Payne all receiving Oscars for their efforts. The duo made their directorial debut with The Way, Way Back (2013), based on their original screenplay, and starring Steve Carell, Toni Collette, and Sam Rockwell, among others. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where Fox Searchlight Pictures acquired it for $10 million, and was released domestically to acclaimed reviews that July.

Ben and Kate - References - Netflix