New family comedy on FOX airs Tuesdays, 8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT *** Three Stars
By Gabrielle Pantera
HOLYLWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2015/9/28 –“This is the show I’ve been waiting for, for ten years,” says Grandfathered star John Stamos. “I remember the day before I met with Danny Chun, I was with my agents and managers. And, you know, as actors we like to try to find, you know, roles that we don’t normally get type-cast in. And I was actively looking for a show, but something a little edgier. I wanted to play a bad guy. And my agent was like, ‘Why don’t you just do what you do well, and play in your wheelhouse?’ I was, like, ‘That makes sense.’ Then Danny and I met the next morning for breakfast and he said, ‘I have an idea where it’s sort of an unconventional family show where, you know, you play kind of swinging dude, a George Clooney before he turned against everything he believed in and got married’.”
Grandfathered is the story of a man in his 50s who’s never really grew up. He’s successful in business, but the responsibility of a family always scared him. He discovers he has a son, family he never knew. With the help of his staff at the restaurant and his new family can he learn to be part of a family?
Jimmy Martino (John Stamos Full House) is a successful restaurateur and ladies man. Gerald (Josh Peck, The Mindy Project) and his baby daughter Edie announce Jimmy is a father and grandfather. Gerald’s mom Sara (Paget Brewster Criminal Minds, Community), is protective of her son. She and Edie’s mother Vanessa (Christina Milian, Family Guy) help Gerald and hope Jimmy is what Gerald needs to grow up.
Jimmy’s only family before this were the people who work at his restaurant, his assistant manager Annelise (Kelly Jenrette, Audrey) and chef Ravi (Ravi Patel, Super Fun Night).
Grandfathers is produced by ABC Studios with 20th Century Fox Television. Written and created by Daniel Chun (The Office). Executive-produced by Chun, Dan Fogelman (Galavant, The Neighbors) and Stamos. Chris Koch is director and executive producer.