Scoop: Brad Garrett to Play Sarah Chalke's Dad in ABC Comedy Pilot How to Live With Your Parents

Brad Garrett How to Live With Your Parents Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond, ‘Til Death) is eyeing a sitcom comeback with a lead role in the ABC comedy pilot How to Live With Your Parents For the Rest of Your Life.

A multi-camera project executive-produced by Claudia Lonow (Accidentally on Purpose), HTLWYPFTROYL centers on Polly (Sarah Chalke), a recently divorced single mom who moves back in with her eccentric parents, Elaine (Elizabeth Perkins) and cancer survivor Max (Garrett), a couple who’s full of life but knows no boundaries.

ABC’s other comedy pilots in the mix this development season include The Smart One (starring Portia de Rossi)American Judy (headlined by Judy Greer)Reba McEntire’s Malibu Country and the Untitled Dan Fogelman Comedy starring Jami Gertz (Still Standing).

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  1. Aussie says:

    Sounds like a similar show we have in Australia called “packed to the rafters”

  2. I like Garrett, Perkins, and Chalke, but in what world should they be playing Chalke’s parents? Is her character adopted? It won’t make it to air. Mark my words.

    • Lisa A. says:

      Okay – Sarah Chalke is 36; Brad Garret is 52; and Elizabeth Perkins is 52. So apparently they were 16 when they had her. That age difference – especially coupled with how young they look – make them ridiculous choices to play Sarah’s parents.

  3. Erin says:

    What is with the idiotic casting of this show? Garrett and Perkins are both 51 and Chalke is 35. I like them all, but were there really no actors available that could plausibly pass as old enough to be Chalke’s parents?

    • will says:

      garrett and perkins could easily pass for a couple years older and Chalke can pass for a couple years younger. Or they just had her at a really young age.

  4. tristan says:

    This show really missed the amazing opportunity of casting Kurtwood Smith as the father…

  5. Bob says:

    Guaranteed that title doesn’t last if they get picked up. CBS wanted to shorten “How I Met Your Mother”. Don’t even get me started on “Apt. 23”!!!

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