Pilot Scoop: ABC Orders Henry Winkler Family Comedy From Everybody Loves Raymond Boss

USA Network And Vanity Fair Celebrate The Second Season Of "Royal Pains"Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal is diving back into the family-comedy fray with a little help from the Fonz.

ABC has handed a pilot order to The Winklers, a half-hour Rosenthal-penned multi-cam comedy based on Henry Winkler‘s relationship with his son-in-law Rob Reinis (who will serve as an EP along with Winkler’s son, Max, and New Girl‘s Jake Johnson).

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The Happy Days vet is in talks to play himself in the potential series.

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  1. Stormy says:

    I’m ecstatic about this! Who doesn’t love Henry Winkler? Can’t stop grinning.

  2. Matt says:

    Awesome! If anyone knows how to write a great family comedy, it’s Phil Rosenthal.

  3. VJ says:

    Meh. I like Henry Winkler, but why this? Do we really need another “reality” show? Me thinks not. Not interested.

  4. Loretta says:

    I really like the CBS show Intelligence. I think the male lead is handsome and looks great
    in his suits, but I wish something could be done about his hair sticking out at the nape of
    his back like a chicken.

    With all the cosmetics, hair products and hair stylists at their finger tips they should beable
    to correct that horrible look.
    comment by Loretta

  5. steven says:


  6. MK204 says:

    I hope it’s better than Michael J Fox’s and Robin Williams’ shows. The premise doesn’t sound so funny unless they’re planning on doing an Archie/Meathead type show. But even that’s been done before.

    • Zach says:

      I think it’s more like a reverse Everybody Loves Raymond, where the in-laws are the happy ones and the main guy is the uptight one. And BTW, The Crazy Ones is brilliant. The MJF Show isn’t bad, it can’t be with a cast like that, it’s just inconsistent.