In what may be the longest title headed to primetime for Midseason 2013, ABC has How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life), a comedy that puts Scrubs' Sarah Chalke back on television in a starring role. Take a look at the information and video ABC released today and see if you think it'll be worth a look.
The biggest draw for me on this one is the cast. Joining Chalke in the comedy are Elizabeth Perkins and Brad Garrett, playing Chalke's character's parents, and Orlando Jones, who plays her best friend. Something tells me that - just as she was in Weeds - there's a good chance Elizabeth Perkins is going to be a scene-stealer in this one.
Polly (Sarah Chalke) is a single mom who's been divorced for almost a year. The transition wasn't easy for her, especially in this economy. So, like a lot of young people living in this new reality, she and her daughter, Natalie (Rachel Eggleston), have moved back home with her eccentric parents, Elaine (Elizabeth Perkins) and Max (Brad Garrett). But Polly and her parents look at life through two different lenses. Polly's too uptight. Her parents are too laid back. Polly's conservative when it comes to dating (no action, whatsoever), while her parents are still sexually adventurous. They think Polly turned out okay, so what's the big deal? Well, they say it takes a village to raise a child...and in Polly's case, this village is on fire. But with help from her best friend Gregg (Orlando Jones), her lovable yet irresponsible ex-husband Julian (Jon Dore) and her cool and fun assistant Jenn (Rebecca Delgado Smith) Polly takes her first steps toward getting a life, starting with a social one.
It looks cute and there were some funny lines. From the title and the premise, it seems like Sarah Chalke is supposed to be the star, but this could be Brad Garrett's and Elizabeth Perkins' show. They had some great moments in the trailer. We'll have to wait and see how the pilot looks. Unfortunately, it looks like we won't be seeing How To Live With Your Parents until Midseason 2013.
Will you watch How To Live With Your Parents?
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