Monday, February 23, 2015

2015 SITCOM PILOTS: EDDIE CIBRIAN, DONALD FAISON, JOSH HOPKINS IN MONICA POTTER'S SITCOM! JOSH PECK IN JOHN STAMOS' FOX SITCOM! SKYLAR ASTIN IN ABC'S NBA SITCOM! THOMAS SADOSKI, COLIN HANKS, DIANNE WIEST IN 'LIFE IN PIECES'

MONICA POTTER'S SITCOM
EDDIE CIBRIAN, DONALD FAISON, JOSH HOPKINS AS EX HUSBANDS
We're in the middle of the casting season for future comedy pilots (the first episodes of possible new sitcoms) and the spy is bringing you the latest updates today on the stars who will take the roles in them. Definitely the most starstudded of them will be NBC's multi camera pilot (multi camera means with audience and laughter, single camera being without it) which is still untitled but I informed you previously that it will star Monica Potter as Bridget, a woman who juggles her busy family life as well as her three ex husbands, which proves to be difficult when she starts dating again. The names of her three husbands have been revealed: Eddie Cibrian will play Jason, Bridget’s first ex husband, a slick professional gambler. Donald Faison plays Bridget’s second ex husband, the very earnest Kevin, who is positive and upbeat at all times, and a staunch protector of the environment who is also “accidentally” extremely wealthy. Rory Scovel plays Robert, Bridget’s third ex husband. A pompous writer and college professor, Robert went to Harvard and can’t wait to let everyone know it. Josh Hopkins plays Tom, a veterinarian in the midst of mutual attraction with Bridget, an animal lover.

JOHN STAMOS' FOX SITCOM
CASTS JOSH PECK AS HIS SON
When it comes to Fox, according to 'Deadline', they have hired Josh Peck to lead the untitled new sitcom with John Stamos who plays Jimmy, a charismatic longtime bachelor whose life is upended when he discovers he’s a father — and a grandfather. Josh Peck will be the son Jimmy didn’t know he had – a sweet unemployed techie who is himself the proud and surprisingly capable father of a two-year-old daughter, the product of a one-night stand with the sexy Vanessa.

ABC'S NBA SITCOM PILOT
CASTS SKYLAR ASTIN AS LEAD
Another untitled comedy pilot, but at ABC, has cast Skylar Astin whose previous sitcom GROUND FLOOR has been cancelled. The new sitcom will be an NBA buddy comedy about an NBA rookie who doesn’t speak English and a translator who doesn’t speak basketball. Skylar Astin is the translator, Jason, a sweet and a little wimpy guy with no athletic prowess who is working as a teaching assistant and living in his parents’ basement when he is recruited by the NBA team. A munchkin among giants in the world of professional basketball, Jason soon discovers that he’s being paid to be a lot more than just a translator. He also must be the new player’s 24/7 guide, best friend, mentor and protector, and he also has to find a way to light a fire under this incredibly tall and talented athlete who seems to lack drive.

CBS'S 'LIFE IN PIECES' PILOT
THOMAS SADOSKI, COLIN HANKS, DIANNE WIEST, BETSY BRANDT
Over at CBS, one of their strongest new comedy pilots is LIFE IN PIECES about one family, the Shorts, as told through the separate stories of its different family members. Thomas Sadoski (THE NEWS ROOM) plays middle sibling Matt Short who can’t catch a break, the most recent being a failed career that has forced him back home with his parents. Colin Hanks and Betsy Brandt will play the other two siblings, while legendary Dianne Wiest will appear as their mother who adores her family and would do absolutely anything for them — as long she agrees with it. Zoe Lister Jones (FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES) plays Greg Short’s (Hanks) wife Jen, a woman used to being in control who now has a baby and finds for the first time she’s not.. Angelique Cabral (ENLISTED) will be Colleen, the woman Matt has just fallen in love with who is stuck in a messy breakup with her ex-fiancé.

12 comments:

  1. Currently I don't watch any sitcoms, but I feel like I'm missing out on them. I'm always curious about the new crop coming out.

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    1. hope at least some of the pilots will be good enough to get into series stage

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  2. Getting ready to watch the Academy Awards tonight! Woohoo!

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    1. I haven't watched as usually, but will have the red carpet report quite soon here :)

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  3. I'd give the sitcoms a shot. They don't sound like any Jason would like, but I like to have my own shows to watch on my own from time to time.

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    1. we do like them multiplecamera and warm

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  4. The first sitcom with 3 ex husbands sounds interesting. I can't imagine having to deal with such in real life ..seems complex already so I'm sure it is entertaining on screen.

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  5. Obviously the story of the three ex-husbands will have old chemistry between her and them. A love triangle on steroids.

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