Sunday, February 3, 2019

SITCOM PILOTS 2019: NBC, CBS, FOX ORDER GENIUSES, PATTY'S AUTO, FRIENDS IN LAW, UNINSURED, CAROL'S SECOND ACT, TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN MULTICAM PILOTS! ABBY'S STARTS THIS MARCH AT NBC

NEW 2019 COMEDY PILOTS
GENIUSES & PATTY'S AUTO AT FOX
Elizabeth Banks is producing Patty's Auto
It's that time of the year when networks are ordering sitcom pilots which may or (usually) may not get turned into regular series later on. Fox has ordered a pilot for multicam sitcom GENIUSES that might become a companion for their hit show Last Man Standing. It will follow a blue collar couple in South Jersey trying to get by and raise four kids, three of whom just happen to be certified geniuses. They've also ordered PATTY'S AUTO pilot about an auto repair shop with all female mechanics from Roseanne's producer Darlene Hunt and Elizabeth Banks.

UNINSURED FRIENDS IN LAW AT NBC
NBC has given a green light to FRIENDS IN LAW comedy pilot (which was in the run last year as well) about two men, who are polar opposites but who must quickly figure out how to coexist when their respective best friends decide to get married. They've also ordered UNINSURED multicam pilot about young couple with kids who end up having to take care of his parents who have mishandled their
Patricia Heaton gets another chance!
finances and need help to pay down a sizeable debt.

PATRICIA HEATON RETURNS TO CBS!
CBS is doing the same by also giving a second chance to one of their last year's pilots which never got into production - CAROL'S SECOND ACT in which Everybody Love's Raymond and cooking star Patricia Heaton plays a woman who after raising her two children and retiring from teaching, embarks on a unique second act: she’s going to become a doctor. They also have a pilot for TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN which follows Evan who sets out with his group of 20-something friends to accomplish a list of challenges he wrote for himself years ago in an effort to turn around his banal life.

ABBY'S AT NBC THIS MARCH
NBC has also set a date for their new multicam sitcom ABBY'S which will hit the midseason with its ten episodes from March 28th revolving around an unlicensed, makeshift establishment in Abby’s (Natalie Morales) backyard, the perfect gathering place for locals to find camaraderie and sanctuary. To
Abby's will replace one of this season's biggest failures Will &Grace on Thursdays
maintain the perfect bar ecosystem, all patrons must abide by a specific set of rules. This includes no cell phones, understanding that earning a seat at the bar takes time to rise through the hierarchy and knowing that losing a challenge may have some unpleasant and unpalatable drink-related repercussions.

7 comments:

  1. We need some comedy to put a smile on our worried faces. The above mentioned sitcoms look promising.

    (Geniuses). The average parent wants his/her kids to be happy. Being a genius might involve unhappiness for both the child and his parents. At the same time genius children might provide good stuff for creating comic situations as this kind of kids are not a common phenomenon.

    A place based on and centered around women (Patty's Auto)can be a source for hillarious situations, especially when these women are supposed to service men.

    Abby's bar - unlicenced? no cellphones? seat hierarchy? Sounds funny.

    And by the way, Elizabeth Banks looks smashing! What a figure!

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    1. I was just thinking how my usual Saturday sitcom hour enhances my mood and makes me fall asleep happier. They really a very positive influence to the world and they also usually hide valuable life lessons in their episodes.

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  2. I am looking forward to some new comedies this fall. All of these sound like they deserve a chance, though I am not sure Carol's Second Act would rank high on my list. Sounds more like a show for my mama.

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    1. I don't know why that came through as anonymous. pft

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    2. it is possible Carol won't get her second act as this is second year they're trying to push it forward. CBS is also bringing back some of last year's pilots which did not get the green light then.
      I'm really loving their Neighbourhood on Monday nights, it is very nice, the cast is lovely and hilarious. I will move onto Cool Kids after LMS and W&G are finished. I also hear FAM is doing very nice and growing in viewers at CBS which is great as I adore Tone Bell. I will do that one in the spring too. Fuller House will be ending with the fifth final season.

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    3. Fuller House is ending for good? That sucks. It's one of my favorites. I do miss such wholesome television. Fuller House brought that back and it's such a breath of fresh air after all the years of filth that's been on the telly.

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    4. yes, five years was long enough methinks, better that than drag it out till it becomes boring. It will have a nice long 18 episode final season.

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