Sarah Chalke (Scrubs) is returning with a new programme in January next year, taking the lead in ABC’s How to Live with your Parents (For the Rest of your Life).
After Mad Love was cancelled after a short-lived season, following Chalke’s leading role in Scrubs, we heard earlier this year that she’d signed on for a new comedy which has just had its first trailer debut.
Julie Anne Robinson (Weeds, One for the Money) is directing the pilot, from a script by Claudia Lonow (Accidentally on Purpose), with Elizabeth Perkins, Brad Garrett, and Orlando Jones, and Rachel Eggleston playing Chalke’s young daughter.
“Polly (Sarah Chalke) is a single mom who’s been divorced for almost a year. The transition wasn’t easy for her, especially in this economy. So, like a lot of young people living in this new reality, she and her daughter, Natalie (Rachel Eggleston), have moved back home with her eccentric parents, Elaine (Elizabeth Perkins) and Max (Brad Garrett). But Polly and her parents look at life through two different lenses. Polly’s too uptight. Her parents are too laid back. Polly’s conservative when it comes to dating (no action, whatsoever), while her parents are still sexually adventurous. They think Polly turned out okay, so what’s the big deal? Well, they say it takes a village to raise a child…and in Polly’s case, this village is on fire. But with help from her best friend Gregg (Orlando Jones), her lovable yet irresponsible ex-husband Julian (Jon Dore) and her cool and fun assistant Jenn (Rebecca Delgado Smith) Polly takes her first steps toward getting a life, starting with a social one.
How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) stars Sarah Chalke (Mad Love, Scrubs) as Polly, Jon Dore as Julian, Rachel Eggleston as Natalie, Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond, ‘Til Death) as Max, Orlando Jones (Rules of Engagement) as Gregg, Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds) as Elaine, Rebecca Delgado Smith as Jenn.
How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) was written by Claudia Lonow, who is also an executive producer along with Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo. The pilot for How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) was directed by Julie Anne Robinson. The series is produced by 20th Century Fox and Imagine Television.”
Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer (Arrested Development, Sports Night) is executive producer on the project, under his and Ron Howard’s Imagine Television, co-producing alongside 20th Century Fox.
No word yet on when we can expect to see it on UK television, but here’s the first trailer to give you an idea of what we can look forward to.