Exuberant dreamer Ben Fox (Nat Faxon) returns to his hometown and reunites with his younger sister KATE (Dakota Johnson), an overly responsible single mom raising her five-year-old daughter, MADDIE (Maggie Elizabeth Jones). 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. In the series premiere, Kate enlists co-worker BJ (Lucy Punch) to help her prepare for what turns out to be a disastrous first date, while Ben teams up with childhood pal TOMMY (Echo Kellum) to stop an ex from getting married in the “Pilot” episode of BEN AND KATE airing tonight, Dec. 11 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BEN-101) (TV-PG D, L)Cast: Nat Faxon as Ben Fox; Dakota Johnson as Kate Fox; Maggie Elizabeth Jones as Maddie; Lucy Punch as BJ; Echo Kellum as Tommy.Guest Cast: Vernee Watson as Gladys Adams; Tom Wright as Melvin Adams; Olivia Moss as Young Kate; Henry Shotwell as Young Ben; Alan Ruck as Principal Feeney; Austin Michael Coleman as Zitty Teenage Supervisor; Akinsola Aribo as Hall Monitor; Loretta Fox as Helen; Will McLaughlin as Fun Dad; Gita Reddy as School Mom; Doug Simpson as UPS Guy; S.E. Perry as Sergeant Edwards; Dalton Grant as Manager; Claire Lanay as Retail Girl.
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