Gina's high school friend Donna comes to town, separated from her husband. Joey had a huge crush on Donna for years, and is happier than ever when they start going out. However, Donna confides in Gina that her husband wants to reconcile, and begs her not to tell Joey. Meanwhile, Michael is startled to discover that he was a great baseball player when he was younger.
Season 1 Episode 8 of Joey resulted in a 0.00 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
After his friends all go their separate ways, Joey Tribianni leaves New York for Hollywood to pursue his acting career full-time. His slutty sister Gina buys him a nice apartment and he finds a new roommate in his 20-year old nephew Michael (Gina had him when she was 16), who is literally a rocket scientist. Michael's book smarts and Joey's people smarts allow them to help each other out whenever they can and make perfect companions for one another.