Fall TV Preview

Fall TV Scoop: NBC Picks Up Comedy Guys With Kids to Series

Guys With KidsNBC has picked up the Jimmy Fallon-produced comedy Guys With Kids for its growing fall slate.

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The series stars Anthony Anderson (Law & Order), Jesse Bradford (The West Wing) and Zach Cregger (Friends With Benefits) as three 30-something guys who enjoy the adventures of parenting despite the fact they haven’t grown up themselves. Rounding out the ensemble are Jamie-Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos), Sara Rue (Rules of Engagement) and Tempestt Bledsoe (The Cosby Show).

That brings to nine the number of new shows NBC has already ordered for fall, joining previously greenlit comedies Save Me (starring Anne Heche), Go On (starring Matthew Perry), Animal Practice (starring Justin Kirk), The New Normal, and 1600 Penn, as well as serial thriller Revolution from J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke, Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal and Dick Wolf’s Chicago Fire.

NBC will formally unveil its fall schedule to advertisers next Monday.

Comments (12)

  • Isn’t there a movie coming out with this exact same concept?

    Comment by Maj – May 9, 2012 03:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NBC continues to pick up more new comedies this week. The network still needs to pick up County really, really bad or we riot.

    Comment by bad kevin – May 9, 2012 03:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • UGH Parks and Recreation, Community, Up All Night and Parenthood better get picked up.

    Comment by Jake – May 9, 2012 03:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Apparently they are going to wait until the last minute to pick up Parenthood? This is getting ridiculous! I swear if they do not pick up Parenthood I will not watch any of the new shows. (even though a few sound pretty good.)

    Comment by mandy – May 9, 2012 03:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • What a silly reason not to enjoy things you might enjoy. Although I agree that they better pick up Parenthood. But I think the chances are high. We haven’t actually ‘officially’ heard about their comedy block either, but that doesn’t mean they are nto being renewed.

      Comment by Ben – May 9, 2012 04:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So NBC has five new single-camera comedies, plus five potential returning ones in Community, Office, 30 Rock, Parks and Rec and Up All Night. So why in the name of all that is holy would they pick up a multi-camera sitcom? It’s like when CBS idiotically tried to do sci-fi with Moonlight.

    Comment by John K. – May 9, 2012 03:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Anthony Anderson, so I will definitely give this a shot. The man’s hilarious.

    Comment by Kasper F. Nielsen – May 9, 2012 04:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This seems like a pretty full schedule for NBC. Are they taking a leaf out of cable TV’s books and just ordering a lot of shorter seasons?
    I would usually love that idea for Network TV (if Community didn’t get the same treatment).
    If anything, I think it might give their new shows more of a chance. More character development in a shorter time. Sounds good to me.
    They’re either doing that or cancelling a lot of shows. Let’s hope for the former.

    Comment by liddad – May 9, 2012 05:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Omg with the exception of Jesse Bradford (Who I’ve not seen in anything before) I literally love everyone involved in this show.
    Sara Rue in Less Than Perfect = <3
    Tempestt Bledsoe from the Cosby Show. Omg Yes!
    The guy from Friends with Benefits was very talented.
    Anthony Anderson in literally anything! Specifically Transformers he was great in.
    And Jamie has some great comedic chops.

    Great news!

    Comment by Mark – May 9, 2012 10:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This could be good, if it’s funny. Honestly, I still see Save Me and Animal Practice failing, badly. They are the Free Agents and BFF of this season!!

    Comment by darcyewilson – May 9, 2012 11:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Isn’t Sara Rue also in ABC’s new Malibu show with Reba?

    Comment by davidsask – May 13, 2012 02:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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