• Publication date: August 12, 2009

He�s the Man of the House But She�s His Overseer

James (Jim) Belushi stars in �According to Jim,� a sitcom about an everyday guy who loves his wife Cheryl (Courtney Thorne-Smith), and their three mischievous children Ruby (Taylor Atelian), Gracie (Billi Bruno), and Kyle (Conner Rayburn).

James (Jim) Belushi stars in �According to Jim,� a sitcom about an everyday guy who loves his wife Cheryl (Courtney Thorne-Smith), and their three mischievous children Ruby (Taylor Atelian), Gracie (Billi Bruno), and Kyle (Conner Rayburn).

Jim Belushi is the younger brother of the comic legend John Belushi, who died abruptly in 1982. Jim�s first notable appearances were on the comedy sketch show �Saturday Night Live� in the early eighties; he then appeared in successful movies such as �Trading Places� (1983) alongside Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd, �Little Shop of Horrors� (1986), and �The Principal� (1987).

When one hears the phrase, �opposites attract� Cheryl and Jim may come to mind. While Cheryl is very straightforward and practical, Jim is carefree and occasionally obtuse. Belushi�s character embodies the prototypical Average Joe: he is a fan of the Blues and obsessively follows his favorite sports teams, all while managing his construction company. Jim easily buys into silly schemes and misinterprets people�s words and actions; Cheryl is often the cleanup woman who tidies up the relationship after things go sour. Of course, Jim is frequently seeking his wife�s forgiveness for whatever harebrained action he may have committed upon her. Despite Jim�s flaws, Cheryl candidly enjoys being sucked into his world of half-baked plans.

In season five the antics continue as Jim takes Kyle to a baseball game instead of his first day of kindergarten and Cheryl accompanies Dana to the Playboy Mansion. Andy receives dating tips from Jim who inevitably pairs him with a maniac stalker. Will Jim find the father who abandoned him as a child? Will we finally learn the family�s last name? You�ll have to watch to find out!