One of the new comedies set to premiere on CBS this fall is Project Gary. Jay Mohr plays the title character, Gary, a guy who’s currently trying to feel his way through a divorce. This includes dating, dealing with his wife’s engagement to their former marriage counselor and trying to be a good dad to two teenagers.
You can view a preview clip from the series on CBS’s website. Below is the description for Project Gary that CBS released.
“PROJECT GARY stars Jay Mohr (Ghost Whisperer) and Paula Marshall (Nip/Tuck) in a comedy about Gary Barnes, a recently single painting contractor, and his controlling ex-wife, Allison, who face post-divorce mayhem after 15 years of marriage as they each embark on new relationships. He's the fun parent and she's the strict one. Together, they share custody of their two children - Louise (Laura Marano, Without a Trace), a politically correct and environmentally conscious 11-year-old, and Tom (Ryan Malgarini, How to Eat Fried Worms), their socially awkward 14-year-old son who is nervous around girls. Charming and acerbic, Gary hasn't dated since the split, but finally connects with Vanessa (Jaime King, The Class), a single mother whose condo he was hired to paint. He dreads telling Allison about Vanessa because it doesn't adhere to her belief in their marriage counselor's book, "Rules for the Perfect Divorce." However, when Allison tells him that she's engaged to their shrink, all bets are off and Gary decides it's time to move forward. Now, in pursuit of post-marriage happiness, Gary must juggle his eclectic world of an ex-wife, their two kids, their shrink and his gorgeous new girlfriend. Ed Yeager (Still Standing) and Ric Swartzlander (8 Simple Rules) are the executive producers for ABC Studios and CBS Paramount Network Television.”
I like Jay Mohr. Always thought he had that whole smartass humor thing down. The premise of this show sounds interesting and funny enough to actually work for a 30-minute comedy. Plus, I loved Still Standing and 8 Simple Rules, so Yeager and Swartzlander exec-producing this show is a plus in my book.
As it stands right now, Project Gary will air on CBS on Wednesday nights at 8:30 p.m. starting this fall.
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