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.
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.
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