We haven’t gotten to see much of Fox’s new comedy, Us & Them, thanks to the fact that David Rosen’s comedy isn’t expected to hit the schedule until midseason. This week, however, we’ve been given a given a glimpse into the minds of Fox, who have recently hired on Jack Moore, the creator of the Modern Seinfeld Twitter account, to take on storylines in the new season.
Moore was a writer at Buzzfeed when he put together the Twitter account he runs with Josh Gondelman. In 140 characters, the two have made an art out of creating new plotlines for the characters from Larry David’s smash comedy from the nineties. The genius of Seinfeld is that the characters on the show are timeless and could continue to get up to the same hijinks today. Some of the “episodes” the guys have come up with include the following.
The Twitter account is pretty successful. Debuting just this past December, the account has already nabbed 619,000 or so followers. Moore recently told THR that the experience of writing on Twitter absolutely helped him to nab the writing gig with Fox.
"I was basically pitching storylines, which is a huge part of being on a writing staff. Here's 400 that illustrated a skill set."
Fox’s midseason comedy reads more like a rom com than an episode of Seinfeld. Us & Them follows a couple (played by Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel) who meet online, much to the chagrin of their family members. The trailer for the series definitely shows that the two leads are likeable, but doesn’t leave a ton of room for the romance aspect moving forward. Instead, it seems like the two leads will have to contend with plenty of familial problems while trying to keep the romance alive.
Us & Them isn’t expected to hit the schedule until midseason, but you can check out Fox’s fall schedule while you wait.