Pilot Scoop: Greg Germann In, Aasif Mandvi Out in NBC Comedy The Gates

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ggblogAlly McBeal alum Greg Germann has been tapped to replace Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi in NBC’s comedy pilot The Gates, TVLine has learned.

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The project is set at the front gates of an elementary school drop-off and revolves around the parents, school staff and 15-minute social minefield they navigate at the beginning and end of each school day. It centers on type-A Helen (Kathleen Rose Perkins), who just moved to town with her husband Mark (Ken Marino) and their 8-year-old daughter.

Germann takes over the role of the super-driven, competitive Yale-educated lawyer who pushes his kids way too hard. Producers made the change after the first table read.

Comments (10)

  • Aasif

    Comment by mawhi – February 1, 2013 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes! Aasif is too good to waste on a stupid sounding NBC show.

      Comment by Alienate – February 1, 2013 02:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good. That means he wont’ be sticking around at NCIS!

    Comment by song4ten – February 1, 2013 11:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Okay fine just someone put Aasif Mandvi in something else please.

    Comment by Sarah – February 1, 2013 11:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Am I the only person who’s never seen an elementary school that had gates? (And yes, I’m aware that this show is based on the UK comedy of the same name.)

    Comment by JC – February 1, 2013 12:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Parochial schools often have gated campuses. So do upscale day schools in places like the Hamptons.

      Comment by Templar – February 1, 2013 01:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The title of this pilot constantly throws me off. For one, I don’t connect gates with elementary schools unless prompted, so it seems like a weird title. Secondly, wasn’t there a show on ABC a few summers back called The Gates?

    Comment by Adam – February 1, 2013 01:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, there was an ABC series by that name.
      Unmentioned is that this is yet ANOTHER remake of a British series going to pilot this season.

      Comment by CuF – February 1, 2013 09:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Does this mean we’ll see more of Aaaif will be back on The Daily Show more? I miss him SO much.

    Comment by Deena – February 2, 2013 06:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay for whitewashing.

    Comment by Jason – February 2, 2013 09:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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