In the tradition of "Malcolm in the Middle" and "The Bernie Mac Show," SONS OF TUCSON is a family comedy about three brothers who hire a charming, wayward schemer to stand in as their father when their real one goes to prison. What begins as a business relationship evolves into something more complex and compelling: a family unlike any we've ever seen. The three brothers find their dad-for-hire, RON SNUFFKIN (Tyler Labine, "Reaper"), at the local sporting good store. Ron will be forced to draw on a wide array of skills and a vast bag of tricks as he steps into the patriarch role to take care of the boys of the Gunderson family. ROBBY GUNDERSON (Davis Cleveland, "How I Met Your Mother"), 8, is a loose cannon who doesn't respond well to authority; GARY GUNDERSON (Frank Dolce, "Doubt"), 11, is a bright and street-savvy leader who is every bit the con man his father is; and BRANDON GUNDERSON (Troy Gentile, "Entourage"), 13, is a gentle free spirit who simply goes along for the ride. MAGGIE MORALES (Natalie Martinez, "Saints & Sinners"), Robby's second-grade teacher and the object of Ron's affection, might just be the only stable figure in the lives of this quirky quartet. While SONS OF TUCSON is grounded in the day-to-day challenges of a single-parent home, nothing in the Gunderson household is quite what it seems. An ongoing chess match between Ron and the boys will keep both parties on their toes, as neither side can afford to give up too much power or independence.
When the Gunderson boys Brandon, Gary and Robby hire Ron Snuffkin to pretend to be their father after their real father goes to prison, they find out that there's more to their "fake" dad than meets the eye. Ron has to enroll them in school, convince Robby's teacher to keep him in her class, sweet-talk the principal, locate mint-condition toy soldiers at his grandmother's house and avoid a thug who wants his money.
Ron befriends a police officer in hopes of getting a free pass from the cops, all while brokering a shady scheme involving south-of-the-border prescriptions. Meanwhile, the boys decide to make a movie, but find their project being taken over by Robby's play date.
When Robby's teacher becomes suspicious of Ron's behavior, he invites her over for a family dinner. Meanwhile, Ron and the boys set out to create 15 years of photo history.
When the Gunderson boys get chickenpox, Ron cares for them until he develops symptons of his own. Meanwhile, Brandon falls for a girl who is only into him because he's sick.
When Ron chaperones Gary on an out-of-town debate tournament, Gary learns the hard way what his teammates really think of him. Meanwhile, Angela volunteers to watch Brandon and Robby back at the house, ultimately leading to Brandon being homeless on the streets and Robby locking her in the shed.
Ron eavesdrops on the boys planning to get a Father's Day present, thinking that they're are going to get him a present, he does what he can to reciprocate and goes all out to get them something special. Mr. Gunderson plans to call his sons from prison and this makes the boys nervous.
While at work, Ron gets a visit from his ex-girlfriend and she tells him that she is breaking up with her boyfriend. Ron seeks help from The Gunderson boys to increase his chances of getting her back.
Ron brings a dog home for the boys and they fall in love with him. After they name him Waffles, Ron discovers that he is a wolf and must find some other place for him to live.
Ron convinces the Gundersons to host a party to help Robby make friends his age, but Ron’s secret motive is for Robby and his new friends to embrace arts and crafts and make souvenirs that he can sell for profit. Meanwhile, Brandon tries to help Gary talk to his crush.
Glenn's birthday is coming up and to celebrate it, Ron decides to take him to an upcoming adult-film convention; Brandon and Gary form a band.
Robby enters a ballroom-dancing competition; Brandon gets a job at Sport Space.
Ron quits after the boys get upset with him for spending too much time with his girlfriend.