4 items from 2014
Mandeville has sold a comedy pilot called “Funhouse” to ABC, with penalty. “Carpoolers” actor Fred Goss will write and executive produce the pilot, which is being produced through ABC Studios. Based on a true story, “Funhouse” follows Jack Babbit as he kidnaps his estranged father from a nursing home along with his 24-hour male nurse and brings them to his home. Bringing his dad home upsets the already chaotic existence between Jack, his wife, three kids and extended family but ultimately works as a catalyst of self-discovery, and what they all mean to each other. Also read: Robin Schwartz Named President of. »
- Jethro Nededog
Based on a true story, the project follows Jack Babbit as he decides to kidnap his estranged father and move him and his 24-hour male nurse out of a retirement facility and into his already chaotic home. The tensions between Jack, his wife, three kids and extended family eventually work as catalysts of self-discovery and family bonding.
This marks the third sale to ABC for the UTA-repped Mandeville, which has an overall with ABC Studios. The shingle previously sold a mystery drama by Jenna Bans and the Steven Baigelman crime procedural, “La Crime: Sunset Strip.” Goss, who also acts and directs, is represented by UTA, Epiphany Management and Hansen Jacobson. »
- Whitney Friedlander
Created by Bruce McCulloch
Aired on ABC October 2, 2007- March 4, 2008
Series ran 13 episodes over one season
Fred Goss as Gracen Brooker
Jerry Minor as Aubrey Williber
Tim Pepper as Dougie
Jerry O’Connell as Laird Holcomb
Faith Ford as Leila Brooker
Allison Munn as Cyndie
Tj Miller as Marmaduke Brooker
The show centers on four suburban male carpooling friends whose interactions on their commute to and from work often set off the characters into interesting and comedic situations.
The Carpoolers are: Gracen, a mediator by profession, an insecurely uptight husband to a sensible real estate agent, and the father of an immature man child who has misdirected ambitions; Aubrey, an extremely stressed-out family man with a dispassionate wife and parade of children; Laird, an egotistical dentist who is recuperating from a fresh divorce; and Dougie, »
- Jean Pierre Diez
2013 was an absolutely amazing year for television, with shows like Breaking Bad and Spartacus going out with some of their best episodes yet and new series like Hannibal and Orphan Black bursting onto the scene. While the jury’s still out on how this year will compare to last, at the halfway point, 2014 is shaping up to be pretty darn great year as well. Continuing favorites have come back stronger than ever and just like last year, a few new series have quickly made strong names for themselves as well; the variety of truly great television, from comedy to drama to the many series that don’t so easily fit either description, has never been so pronounced.
However, with so much TV out there, some of the best episodes (and series in general) of the year have flown under the radar, so a handful of Sound on Sight’s podcasters »
- Kate Kulzick
4 items from 2014
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