The following is a list of episodes of the ASM Network series, How to be a Parent. Created by Aaron Moon, the series follows the adventures of a young man with a huge responsibility of taking care of his young relative after being orphaned. The series stars Dylan O'Brien as Nicholas Strickland, Cameron Boyce as Duncan Stout, AnnaSophia Robb as Irene Burgess, Kym Whitley as Fiona Ruiz and Daren Kagasoff as Albie Huntington.

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired (U.S. dates)
Season Premiere Season Finale
1 24 September 14, 2015 TBA

Season 1: September 2015 - Present

  • This season consists of 12 episodes.
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1 1 "How to be a Foster Parent" Aaron Moon Aaron Moon September 14, 2015 8.43

Nicholas finds Duncan outside his apartment in the middle of the night, only to find out that Duncan ran away from the orphan he was staying at after his parents died a few weeks before.

Notes: This episode is the series premiere episode.

2 2 "How to be a Role Model" Judy Wyatt Ronny Surgent & Edward Avila September 21, 2015 8.38
After being the guardian to Duncan, Nicholas begins to change his lifestyle in the apartment to become a role model to him. Irene decides to babysit Duncan whenever Nicholas is away.
3 3 "How to Get a Job" Cody Perrish Mika Saito & Caleb Brehm September 28, 2015 8.28
Nicholas begins to find a part-time job in order to provide for Duncan, despite Albie offering to help him. Duncan teams up with Albie to get Nicholas to agree to his offer, after finding out all the cool stuff he can have.
4 4 "How to Anger a Neighbor" Clark Guzman Jefrey Chavez October 5, 2015 8.26
Nicholas loses hours of sleep after his next door neighbor, Saul, kept creating tons of noise. Duncan hatches a plan to prank the neighbours to force them to all move out after finding out that Camilla and her family are looking for an apartment.
5 5 "How Not to be Grounded" Judy Wyatt Edward Avila October 12, 2015 8.31
After Nicholas' paper goes missing, he and Duncan searches the whole apartment to find it. Duncan discovers that he has made it into paper basketballs and tries to find it among the trash before Nicholas finds it first and grounds him.
6 6 "How to Get a Date" Clark Guzman Caleb Brehm & Ronny Surgent October 19, 2015 8.36
Albie decides to help Nicholas have fun by setting him up for a blind date, only to find out who Nicholas is crushing on. Meanwhile, Irene plays truth or dare with Duncan, which ends up with the both of them being chased by dogs.
7 7 "How to Get Free Food" Cody Perrish Mika Saito & Jefrey Chavez October 26, 2015 8.21
Duncan teaches Nicholas the art of taking advantage of Halloween in order to get free food. Albie surprises them with tons of Halloween decorations, making the apartment look like a haunted house attraction.
8 8 "How to Survive Exam Week" Judy Wyatt Mika Saito November 2, 2015 8.23
It's exam week for Nicholas, Irene and Albie, leaving Duncan to spend all his free time on his own. So he auditions the kids in the building to be his perfect best friend.
9 9 "How Not to Swear" Jacob Uy Caleb Brehm & Mika Saito November 9, 2015 8.29
After Nicholas finds out that Fiona has scheduled a child welfare worker to check on Duncan, he makes sure than everyone in the apartment does not mess up, including dropping a swear word, by enforcing the "Dollar Per Swear" rule.
10 10 "How to Burn a Turkey" Cody Perrish Ronny Surgent & Aaron Moon November 16, 2015 8.42
The gang celebrates Thanksgiving, with Albie apparently inviting Nicholas' parents over, not knowing that Nicholas has not told them about Duncan.