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"Grandfathered" review by Suzanne 9/9/15
Premieres Tuesday, 8/7 September 29 on FOX

I previewed this show on the FOX press site.  The success of this show may well depend on whether you think John Stamos is appealing or not. I happen to like him. He plays a rather selfish jerk in this show, but he's very likable as well. He's a restaurant owner named Jimmy who learns that he has a long-lost grown son and a grand-daughter from a woman he once dated (Paget Brewster).

I think the pilot is very good. The show moves along nicely, and it has some surprises. I don't think it's the funniest show in the world, but it's a nice family sitcom with fairly realistic characters. I would definitely stick with it to see what happens to this new family.

I hope FOX gives it a chance! John Stamos needs a good hit. He went into rehab after filming this pilot (not sure how many other episodes he filmed before that). I hope he got the help he needed. He seems like a great guy, from what I've seen of him on Twitter.

More Information:

What's the fastest way to put the brakes on a cruise-controlled bachelor lifestyle? Fatherhood? Guess again. Television icon John Stamos ("Full House," "ER") stars in a new comedy about the ultimate bachelor who discovers he's not only a father, but a grandfather. Successful restaurateur and man-about-town JIMMY MARTINO (Stamos) is used to being the most suave, most handsome and most single person in the room. All that changes with the surprise appearance of Jimmy's adult son, GERALD (Josh Peck, THE MINDY PROJECT), and his baby daughter, EDIE. Now Jimmy has to unlearn a lifetime of blissful selfishness and grapple with the fact that he went straight from single to grandfather in six seconds flat. Keeping tabs on Jimmy is Gerald's mother and Jimmy's former girlfriend, rocker chick-turned-mother SARA (Paget Brewster, "Criminal Minds," "Community"). Equally concerned about how Jimmy will manage these new developments is Jimmy's restaurant family, especially assistant manager ANNELISE (Kelly Jenrette, "Audrey") and chef KEN (Ravi Patel, "Super Fun Night"). Can Jimmy teach Gerald to be a little more like him in order to win the affection of Edie's hot mess of a mom, VANESSA (Christina Milian, FAMILY GUY, "Baggage Claim")? Will Jimmy and Sara fall for each other all over again, even though she's the one thing he never dates - a woman his own age? And who's higher maintenance, Jimmy or the baby? GRANDFATHERED is an unconventional, sophisticated comedy about coming of age - at any age.
Christina Milian as Vanessa
John Stamos as Jimmy
Josh Peck as Gerald
Kelly Jenrette as Annelise
Paget Brewster as Sara
Ravi Patel as Ken
Chris Koch as DIR (Pilot)
Dan Fogelman as EP
Danny Chun as CRTR/EP
John Stamos as EP

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