TBS Orders New Sitcom "Your Family or Mine," Starring Kyle Howard, Kat Foster, Richard Dreyfuss and JoBeth Williams
New Series from the Producers of Friends, Will & Grace, How I Met Your Mother and Happy Endings Puts Unique Twist on Domestic Comedies
Your Family or MineTBS has given the greenlight to Your Family or Mine, a new domestic comedy with a twist starring Kyle Howard (Royal Pains, My Boys), Kat Foster ('Til Death, Royal Pains), Richard Dreyfuss (The Goodbye Girl, The American President) and JoBeth Williams (Poltergeist, Dexter). Based on an enormously popular Israeli comedy from Keshet International, the series is being executive produced by Greg Malins (Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Will & Grace); Jamie Tarses (Happy Endings, Franklin & Bash); Keshet's Rubi Duanias, Yaniv Polishuk, Avi Nir and Ran Telem; and Teddy Productions' Tamira Yardeni. Your Family or Mine comes to TBS by Sony Pictures Television, Jamie Tarses' Fanfare Productions, Keshet International and Teddy Productions.
TBS has ordered 10 episodes of Your Family or Mine, which is slated to premiere in 2015. Originally created by Rubi Duanias and Yaniv Polishuk, the comedy centers on Oliver (Howard) and Kelli (Foster), a young couple with two daughters. Oliver and Kelli are living proof of the adage, "When you marry someone, you don't just marry them, you marry their whole family." Putting a unique spin on domestic comedies, each episode of Your Family or Mine will focus on a different side of the family, one week with Kelli's family, the next with Oliver's.
Oliver's parents, Louis (Dreyfuss) and Ricky (Williams) Mansfield, never make visits comfortable for Kelli, who grudgingly endures inappropriate remarks from gruff retiree Louis and thinly veiled insults from Ricky. Time spent at the Mansfield household also includes frequent encounters with Oliver's brothers, the cocky Jason (Danny Comden - Dirt, I'm With Her) and the dreamy Blake (Andrew Lees - Dance Academy, Home and Away).
"Your Family or Mine breathes new life into the domestic family comedy format with its innovative 'one week with her family, the next with his' format," said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "This series brings together an ideal ensemble of young talents and award-winning veterans, along with a remarkable production team led by hit-maker Greg Malins, our frequent collaborator Jamie Tarses and our new friends at Keshet International."
TBS is basic cable's reigning champion among young adults in primetime. Available in 101 million households, TBS features original scripted comedies like Cougar Town, Ground Floor, Sullivan & Son and Men at Work, as well as American Dad!, which will become a TBS original series in late 2014. TBS also features original unscripted series like King of the Nerds, Deal With It and Bam's Bad Ass Game Show, as well as the upcoming CeeLo Green's The Good Life and Funniest Wins. In late night TBS, is home to the Emmy(R)-winning series CONAN, starring Conan O'Brien, and The Pete Holmes Show. The TBS lineup also includes popular contemporary comedies, such as The Big Bang Theory and Family Guy, along with blockbuster movies and championship sports.
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