Step by Step is an American television sitcom with two single parents, who spontaneously get married after meeting one another during a vacation, resulting in them becoming the heads of a large blended family
With the kids at school, Carol decides to take some college courses--the same ones Karen is taking. Meanwhile, Dana tells Rich to get serious about his education.
Al lands a part in a movie and dreams of a career in Hollywood; Carol gets in a bake-sale battle.
Rich secretly takes dancing lessons to impress Dana at a wedding, but she thinks he's cheating on her.
JT's job at a garage is an accident waiting to happen; Frank is obsessed with restoring a boat docked in the backyard.
The teaching assistant who's been giving A's to Karen now wants something in return; Mark dates a slacker girl.
Carol tries to convince an old classmate, now a rich developer, to hire Frank; Karen wants Dana to join a sorority.
Two Halloween parties result in a lesson about being scared for Lilly and a ghostly encounter for JT.
Dana feels compelled to compete with an old female buddy of Rich's; Frank's troublesome cousin Bert reappears.
Rich and JT feud; meanwhile, Karen takes advantage of boyfriend Chip's easy nature.
Lilly has a crisis of faith when she discovers that the department store Santa is really JT.
Al gets a job modeling on a TV commercial, only to discover it was re-dubbed as a phone-sex ad.
JT falls for an aerobics instructor; Carol has a fight with Dana, who decides to get even by eloping with Rich.
Dana talks Rich into taking a pottery class; Carol and Frank's "role playing" is misinterpreted by the kids.
Frank and Carol attend their 25th high-school reunion, along with Frank's old rival; Rich and JT charge pals to watch a bikini contest on TV.
JT and Rich enter a male-stripper contest for quick cash to take their girlfriends on a promised ski trip.
A truck giveaway causes friction between Frank and JT; a women's safety seminar is a big hit thanks to a hunky cop.
Al, angry about being an understudy at a local play, refuses to learn her lines--something she regrets when the leading lady gets sick opening night.
Cody returns and gives Frank and Carol $50,000, which causes nothing but trouble as they decide how to spend it.
Everybody is excited about the prospect of moving into a brand-new house--except Lilly.