A talking ladybug that occasionally provides running commentary.
- Ambiguous Gender: Three seasons in and it's still not clear if the ladybug is meant to be male or female.
- Hidden Depths: Has a dead partner and raising two stepchildren.
- Long-Lived: Lampshaded. The ladybug has appeared in every season so far, which have spanned almost a year, well beyond a beetle's natural lifespan.
Cantor Dina Reznick
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She's fairly personable and nice, but acts selfishly. She entered a relationship with a married woman, showed zero guilt over it and then acted like she could be friends with Jessi despite everything. To top it off, she implies she's broken up families before, making her a serial homewrecker. She then dumps Shannon when she decides that she wants to be single again when she goes to an Ani DiFranco concert.
- Informed Judaism: Despite being a cantor in a synagogue, some of her remarks imply she is into New Age stuff.
- Lipstick Lesbian: She's very attractive with a bangin' body.
Detectives Florez & Dumont
Two detectives who regularly cross paths with the kids and Coach Steve.
- Expy: Florez is one of Hal Linden's most famous role, detective Barney Miller.
- Innocently Insensitive: When Jessie ran away from home, both detectives showed an astounding lack of tact when they told her parents there's a good chance that she may show up on a porn site or worse.
- Skewed Priorities: While on the case of the Ponytail Killer, they spend more time trying to come up with a catchy name than actually doing their job.
- Those Two Guys: Never seen apart.
The Ponytail Killer
A serial killer who targets women and men with long hair.
- Monster Misogyny: Mostly kills women and chops off their hair. Subverted in that at least one of his victims was a man.
- Outside-Context Villain: Despite being a legitimate threat, he has yet to make any real impact on the plot.
- Serial Killer: He kills people. Duh.
- Serial Killings, Specific Target: For some messed-up reason, he only kills people with ponytails.
- The Unseen: He has yet to show his face.
- Would Hit a Girl: He murders with women as well as men.
- Would Hurt a Child: He was about to kill Jessi, and possibly Jay, when the former was wearing a ponytail.
Matthew's new boyfriend.
- Malicious Slander: Whether he was the originator or just one link in a chain of Gossip Evolution, Aiden informs Matthew that Ali, who used to attend the same Catholic School as Aiden, got expelled for making out with a nun.
- Straight Gay: In contrast to Matthew, Aiden's more muted in his sexuality while still being clearly out of the closet.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: With a stylish spit curl.
Cherry's trashy, somewhat off-kilter best friend.
- Ax-Crazy: Possibly, given that she was very enthusiastic to sink a boat, carries a pocket knife, showed Nick one of her stepfather's corpses and Nick couldn't even tell if she wanted to kill him or not.
- Girlish Pigtails: AVERTED. Despite her hairstyle she's probably the most masculine female character shown yet.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Somewhat. She's off her rocker and has a penchant for blowing things up, but casually hangs out with Nick and treats him decently despite her odd way of flirting with him.
- The Lad-ette: By far the most masculine female character thus far given her trashy mannerisms, lack of shame and fondness for vandalism.
- Pyro Maniac: She really wanted to sink a boat and carries a pipe bomb that she had been saving for Easter, but ultimately uses it to sink the boat with Nick.