HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS (FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE)
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.
‘How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)’stars Sarah Chalke (‘Mad Love,”Scrubs’) as Polly, Jon Dore as Julian, Rachel Eggleston as Natalie, Brad Garrett (‘Everybody Loves Raymond,”’˜Til Death’) as Max, Orlando Jones (‘Rules of Engagement’) as Gregg, Elizabeth Perkins (‘Weeds’) as Elaine, Rebecca Delgado Smith as Jenn.
When Reba Gallagher (Reba) discovers that her husband, Bobby, (Jeffrey Nordling) a country music legend, has a cheatin’heart, her world is turned upside down. Reba dreamt of becoming a country star herself, but put her career on hold to raise a family. Now she’s questioning all of that, big-time. With the ink on her divorce barely dry, Reba packs up her sharp-tongued mother, Lillie May (Lily Tomlin), her two kids and the U-Haul and heads for sunny California to begin a new chapter. Leaving Nashville in the rear view, they start over at their Malibu residence — the last remaining asset they have. Reba gets to know her new open and loving neighbor Kim (Sara Rue) and her son, Sage, but also discovers that relocation to Southern California is going to be quite an adjustment for a traditional southern belle: the West Coast seems like the polar opposite of Music City, and Reba feels like an outsider. Still, with the support of her family she sets about finding her voice, jump-starting her music career with the help of her new music agent, Geoffrey (Jai Rodriguez), and embracing this chance to begin again.
‘Malibu Country’stars country music superstar Reba (‘Reba,”Tremors’) as Reba, Sara Rue (‘Rules of Engagement,”Less Than Perfect’) as Kim, Justin Prentice as Cash, Juliette Angelo as June, Jai Rodriguez (‘Bones,”How I Met Your Mother,’one of the original hosts of ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’) as Geoffrey and Lily Tomlin (‘Eastbound and Down,”Damages,”Desperate Housewives,”West Wing,”Nine to Five,”All of Me,”Nashville’) as Lillie May.
How well do you know your neighbors?
Meet the Weavers, Debbie (Jami Gertz) and Marty (Lenny Venito). Marty, in hopes of providing a better life for his wife and three kids, recently bought a home in Hidden Hills, a gated New Jersey townhome community with its own golf course. Hidden Hills is so exclusive that a house hasn’t come on the market in 10 years. But one finally did and the Weavers got it!
It’s clear from day one that the residents of Hidden Hills are a little different. For starters, their new neighbors all have pro-athlete names like Reggie Jackson (Tim Jo), Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Toks Olagundoye), Dick Butkis (Ian Patrick) and Larry Bird (Simon Templeman). Over dinner, Marty and his family discover that their neighbors receive nourishment through their eyes by reading books, rather than eating. The Weavers soon learn that the entire community is comprised of aliens from Zabvron, where the men bear children and everyone cries green goo from their ears.
The Zabvronians have been stationed on Earth for the past 10 years, disguised as humans, awaiting instructions from home, and the Weavers are the first humans they’ve had the opportunity to know. As it turns out, the pressures of marriage and parenthood are not exclusive to planet Earth. Two worlds will collide with hilarious consequences as everyone discovers they can ‘totally relate’and learn a lot from each other.
‘The Neighbors’stars Jami Gertz (‘Entourage,”Modern Family,”Still Standing,”Ally McBeal’) as Debbie Weaver, Lenny Venito (‘Bored to Death,”Men in Black III,”Person of Interest,”Curb Your Enthusiasm’) as Marty Weaver, Simon Templeman as Larry Bird, Toks Olagundoye as Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Clara Mamet as Amber Weaver, Tim Jo (‘Glory Daze’) as Reggie Jackson, Ian Patrick (‘Wanderlust’) as Dick Butkis, Max Charles (‘The Three Stooges,”The Amazing Spider-Man’) as Max Weaver, Isabella Cramp as Abby Weaver.
THE FAMILY TOOLS
Mixing family with business is never easy, and Jack Shea (Kyle Bornheimer) is about to learn that lesson the hard way. When Jack’s father, Tony (J.K. Simmons), has a heart attack and is forced to hand over the keys to his beloved handyman business, Jack is eager to finally step up and make his father proud. Unfortunately Jack’s past career efforts have been less than stellar, so everyone seems to be waiting for him to fail. His new job isn’t made any easier by Tony’s rebellious, troublemaker assistant, Darren (Edi Gathegi), and Darren’s flirtatious sister, Liz (Danielle Nicolet), who works at the local hardware store. Yet with the support of his Aunt Terry (Leah Remini) and his oddball yet endearing cousin Mason (Johnny Pemberton), Jack Shea may just find his true calling right at home.
‘The Family Tools’stars Kyle Bornheimer (‘Bachelorette,”Romantically Challenged,”Perfect Couples’) as Jack Shea, J.K. Simmons (‘Ultimate Spiderman,”Generator Rex,”The Closer’) as Tony Shea, Edi Gathegi (‘X Men: First Class’) as Darren, Johnny Pemberton (’21 Jump Street,”Aim High’) as Mason, Danielle Nicolet (‘X Men TV Series’) as Liz and Leah Remini (‘In the Motherhood,”King of Queens’) as Terry.