This fall you can really feel the Modern Family influence in the development of most networks' new comedy slates, and it's especially noticeable on NBC's Thursday lineup. With the exception of the long-running Parks and Recreation, which until the double expectancy whammy of Ann Perkins and Ron's Diane had been curiously child-free for a show supposedly set in America's heartland, NBC's new sitcoms are very much in the family way, for better or worse.
One actually bills itself as Welcome to the Family (8:31/7:31c), and if familiarity is a prerequisite for your viewing patterns, you'll feel right at home here. This innocuous domestic farce pivots on a culture clash between...
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Eva Longoria has been tapped to guest-star on NBC's upcoming fall comedy Welcome to the Family, Deadline.com reports. Longoria will reunite with her longtime Desperate co-star Ricardo Chavira, who played her onscreen husband.
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NBC's new comedy Welcome to the Family may portray a white family often bumping heads with a Latino family, but the cast and creator Mike Sikowitz clarified that the sitcom is not a culture clash.
The series follows a white family (Mike O'Malley and Mary McCormack) and a Latino family (Ricardo Chavira and Justina Machado) who bond when their children (Ella Rae Peck and Joey Haro) fall in love and plan a family.
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It took until the very last day of shooting on In Plain Sight, but after five seasons and 61 episodes, the show finally brought them together for good.
"We had two people on our production team get engaged a few hours before we wrapped," Frederick Weller tells TVGuide.com.
"Mary [McCormack] set the whole thing up. She pretended like she just wanted to make a speech between takes. She asked if anybody else had anything to say. The second A.D. stood up and said he just was so happy to be able to work on the show for five years with the woman he loves — they've been with us since Season 1 — and then...
On last week's In Plain Sight, Mary (Mary McCormack) welcomed her fugitive father, James (Terra Nova's Stephen Lang), with open handcuffs rather than open arms. And based on this exclusive sneak peek from Friday's episode (10/9c on USA), things between the two aren't going to get warm and fuzzy anytime soon — even when they have to work together.
In Plain Sight's Mary McCormack: It feels right to end the series now
"We needed a...