Ned is a Brooklyn-based television writer whose life as loving husband and father is turned upside down -- not by any single crisis, but by a number of little curveballs thrown at him all at once. First, his marriage to Jeannie is subjected to strain when her sick father moves in with them,. Then, their teenage son, Jonah announces he is gay.
Further complications arise at work, where the hilariously vulgar producer of the series that Ned writes insists on ramping up the show's shock quotient. Late night rewrite sessions with his cynical, sexy co-worker, Robin, nearly push Ned over the edge, and threaten to unravel his already frayed marriage.