Monday, March 25, 2019

NEW 2019 SITCOMS: BRENT MORIN JOINS DENNIS QUAID IN MERRY HAPPY WHATEVER, DAVID WALTON & ELIZABETH ALDERFER IN THE US PROJECT, KATHERINE HEIGL TO LEAD OUR HOUSE, WILL SASSO, CHRISTINA VIDAL IN UNITED WE FALL, STEVEN WEBER IN FRAN DRESCHER'S UNINSURED, TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN ADS CAST

2019 NEW MULTICAM SITCOMS
BRENT MORIN JOINS QUAID'S MERRY HAPPY WHATEVER
Our dearest Brent Morin returns to TV sitcoms!
In one of our previous reports on new multicam sitcom pilot orders I told you that Netflix has placed an eight episode order for the first Christmas season of MERRY HAPPY WHATEVER comedy in which Dennis Quaid will play Don Quinn, a strong willed patriarch who must balance the demands of his complicated family with the stress of the Christmas season when his youngest daughter comes home for the holidays with a new boyfriend. Now one of our most favourite comedians Brent Morin has joined the cast together with Bridget Mendler. They've already played a couple in one of the best sitcoms ever Undateable, and now he will play her boyfriend, a struggling musician from LA who will have his hands full as he meets his girlfriend’s imposing father and close knit family over a stressful and emotional Christmas break. Ashley Tisdale, Adam Rose and Hayes MacArthur will also star, Tisdale as the other daughter, Rose as her husband and Hayes as the only son in the family.

DAVID WALTON TO LEAD THE US PROJECT AT CBS
CBS has found leads for their new hybrid sitcom THE US PROJECT in which Elizabeth Alderfer and David Walton will star opposite Parker Young, Vanessa and Laura Marano! It will be a comedy told through
Elizabeth Alderfer (Disjointed) and David Walton (9JKL)
interviews and vignettes spanning 10 years, about how an unlikely couple becomes an unlikely family. Alderfer plays a woman who is not sure her current boyfriend is the right one just when she meets Walton's Kevin, a divorced father of two teens who will transform the next decade of her life.

KATHERINE HEIGL IN OUR HOUSE!
In the slate of new multicam sitcoms with biracial couples as leads, the biggest one is OUR HOUSE also over at CBS which has just cast Katherine
This will be Katherine's first sitcom ever!
Heigl as lead opposite Malcolm Barrett. The story follows a devoted dad, Shawn (Barrett), and mom, Bridget (Heigl), who are committed to raising their children with the love and support the mom never got as a kid but discover how difficult that is with her insane parents and siblings back in the picture. Heigl’s Bridget tries her best to be a laid back, progressive parent like her therapist husband, but often finds herself reverting to the old school style of her parents. Now that she’s moved back into her childhood home, surrounded by her parents and crazy siblings, finding a balance between these wildly different parenting styles is going to be more difficult than she imagined.

UNITED WE FALL AT ABC
Rival ABC has tied Will Sasso and Christina Vidal as leads of their new sitcom UNITED WE FALL a profoundly realistic, multicultural comedy that shows how, when two people, Bill (Sasso) and Jo (Vidal) with young children
Will Sasso will be married to Christina Vidal!
and overzealous extended families truly love each other, barely anything is possible. I've already told you that Jane Curtin will play Bill's difficult mother and Jason Michael Snow Bill's brother!

STEVEN WEBER 2BE UNINSURED
Steven Weber will be Fran's husband!
Definitely one of the most exciting news of the season is that Fran Drescher is returning to the small screens in NBC's UNINSURED sitcom which revolves around young parents Dave (Adam Pally) and Rebecca (Abby Elliott), who end up having to take care of Dave’s parents, Elliot and Linda (Drescher) who have mishandled their finances and need help to pay down a sizable debt. Now they've cast Steven Weber as Dave's father Elliot! Weber will still play in three other series in which he has regular roles!

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN 
I've also told you that CBS has cast Briga Heelan and Michael Angarano in TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN a hybrid sitcom which centres on Evan (Angarano) who, with the help of his group of friends, sets out to accomplish a
Michael Cassidy and Raymond Ablack have joined new sitcom at CBS
list of challenges he wrote for himself years ago in an effort to turn around his banal life. Raymond Ablack, Michael Cassidy, Taylor Dearden and Ana VillafaƱe have joined the comedy as his friends. This one will also have a biracial couple as Ablack will play Briga's boyfriend.

6 comments:

  1. I guess I'm just getting old and crabby but I find many sitcoms to be tiresome.

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    1. I find them the light and happiness of life, I don't think I could survive this world without a weekly dose of them, especially multicams!

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  2. Well, here we come ready with smiles and laughter to welcome the new sitcoms.

    Two of the above offerings appeal to me in particular: 'Merry, Happy, Whatever' and 'Uninsured'. That's because we're familiar with most of the issues dealt with. We are not new to the holiday tension, to over protective fathers and strong-willed daughters (Mery, Happy, Whatever).
    Young parents ending up taking care of their old parents (Uninsured) is also common subject, albeit from the medical point of view not financial one.
    Let's hope these sitcoms (dialogues and casting) won't disappoint.

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    1. All of these are, sadly, just pilots for now, which means they are getting just a trial first episode to see if they will work well. All except Merry Happy Whatever, that one got a series order right away :)

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  3. I am always up for more comedies in my life. Merry Happy Whatever would be my top pick. Even though I don't care for Heigl as a person, I have liked some of her comedies in the past, so I'd give Our House a peek to see if it could stick.

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    1. Our House will be very interesting to see as her husband will be black. I don't think we've had that before in sitcoms, other than in Fam but that was with Nina Dobrev who looks quite Latino. It seems they will be going for biracial couples in almost all new comedies.

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