GRANDFATHERED: Superb Comedy Show Coming Your Way!
“I’m a grandfather? I’m a grandfather? I mean, sure, I’ve always wanted to have a family but…” Jimmy Martino (John Stamos)
How do you handle being told that the single lifestyle is over because of your unexpected Fatherhood? Roll tape to 2015, check out the reaction, when Gerald (Josh Peck, “The Mindy Project”) comes knocking on Jimmy’s door with his baby daughter, Edie. So, not only is Jimmy faced with the shocking news that he has an adult son with former girlfriend, rocker-chick-turned-mother Sara (Paget Brewster, “Criminal Minds,” “Community”) but, he finds out that he is a grandfather too. Yep, read my lips … GRANDFATHER to cute little Miss Edie! Jimmy is not taking this all too well but he is willing to give it a go … on his terms.
How will Jimmy handle this turn of affairs? The episode I watched shows Jimmy grappling with this new experience of suddenly being a father and grandfather, and he is losing it in one hysterical moment after another. As the episode unfolds, we meet other concerned folks who are keeping tabs on Jimmy and his new situation: Jimmy’s restaurant family is concerned, especially assistant manager, Annelise (Kelly Jenrette, “Audrey”), and chef Ravi (Ravi Patel, “Super Fun Night”). Gerald’s mother, Jimmy’s former girlfriend Sara, is not amused. Gerald’s Baby Mama, Vanessa (Christina Milian, FAMILY GUY, “Baggage Claim”), is all in their business making demands of Gerald and dissing Jimmy. She leaves little Edie with Gerald and Jimmy as she gallivants around town doing her own thing.
So, how will Jimmy handle this turn of affairs? Will this rekindle an old flame with a woman more his age, even though, he dates women half his age? Will Jimmy be able to tend to a demanding toddler whose needs are greater than his own? Stay tuned and watch this laugh-a-minute show when it premieres Tuesday. The cast of characters is well developed, the humor is tight, and the show should give you food for thought and a lot of laughter this fall. Don’t miss the series premiere of GRANDFATHERED starting Tuesday 8/7c on FOX!
During BlogHer 2015 in New York City, a group of bloggers were invited to attend a meet and greet with Josh Peck, and to watch a short preview of the upcoming show. The video was our introduction to the cast and the show, and it was hysterical. I have fond memories of the scene showing Edie running through the restaurant, with John right behind her, eager to snatch her up and whisk her back to her hideout in the kitchen. The reactions from some of the restaurant guests were priceless. After the preview, we sat back and enjoyed a Q & A with Josh Peck. He soon had us laughing out loud too. He shared stories about his journey to stardom and the challenges along the way. His answers were sincere and funny. To wrap up the event, Josh agreed to pose with any blogger who wanted a photo opportunity and he was very patient about it. I loved the event, meeting Josh Peck, and the Q &A. I look forward to the show’s premiere next Tuesday.
GRANDFATHERED – Fact Sheet
ON AIR: Tuesdays, 8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT
ORIGINATION: Los Angeles, CA
CONCEPT: A single-camera comedy about the ultimate bachelor who discovers he’s not only a father, but a grandfather.
SERIES PREMIERE: Sept. 29, 2015
STARRING: John Stamos (Jimmy)
Josh Peck (Gerald)
Paget Brewster (Sara)
Christina Milian (Vanessa)
Kelly Jenrette (Annelise)
Ravi Patel (Ravi)
PRODUCED BY: ABC Studios
20th Century Fox Television
CREATOR/WRITER: Daniel Chun
DIRECTOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Chris Koch
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Dan Fogelman
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: Grandfathered
Twitter: @Grandfathered #Grandfathered
Google+: Google + Grandfathered
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: Number of photos, product inclusion in photos: 4 Photos via FoxFlash.com/fox/grandfathered and/or 3 Photo collage from my Personal Collection.