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

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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.

Comments (10)

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

    Comment by Stormy – January 29, 2014 10:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome! If anyone knows how to write a great family comedy, it’s Phil Rosenthal.

    Comment by Matt – January 29, 2014 10:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Meh. I like Henry Winkler, but why this? Do we really need another “reality” show? Me thinks not. Not interested.

    Comment by VJ – January 29, 2014 10:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Umm it’s not a reality show…”a half-hour Rosenthal-penned multi-cam comedy.”

      Comment by cjinsd – January 29, 2014 05:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by Loretta – January 29, 2014 10:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Go home, Loretta. You’re drunk.

      Comment by Tom – January 29, 2014 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

    Comment by steven – January 29, 2014 02:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by MK204 – January 29, 2014 03:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by Zach – January 29, 2014 07:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I agree with all of your points.

        If Mork can come back, why not The Fonz! ;-)

        Comment by TV Gord – January 29, 2014 07:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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