Chunk & Bean
Brian, also known as Chunk is a hefty, teenage curmudgeon with ten percent of his ample girth devoted to the
giant chip on his shoulder. Connie (Anna Gunn) will do anything to slim Brian down, whether he likes it or not. Her
techniques include running him, weighing him, tossing his room for hidden candy (she always finds plenty), and
calling the parents of classmates to make sure he isn't hustling them for food. Spoiler alert: he is.
Connie's carefully controlled ecosystem and plans for Brian and her family are thrown into chaos when the
handsome Jim Rogerson (Adam Rodriguez) and his son Ed (Simon Belz) move in next door. Ed, also known as
Bean, is as small as Brian is wide. He's 14, but still shops in the children's section at Target. However, unlike
Brian, who goes stormy to survive the hardships caused by his size, Ed goes sunny. He's the little engine that
could - even though he usually can't.
Connie and Jim instantly butt heads over their conflicting styles of parenting. While Connie believes in structure
and discipline, Jim believes in high fives and cake for breakfast. Terrified of this easy-breezy new influence next
door, Connie tries everything to contain Jim's impact on her family and her patients. But Jim's charm and Stuart's
(Andy Daly) eagerness to make a friend thwart Connie's plans.
Meanwhile, Brian and Ed are navigating their first day of high school as newly minted friends. Their bond instantly
disintegrates, however, when Brian, confronted by a bully about his weight, turns on Ed to draw attention away
from himself. Ed turns it around on Brian with devastating results and the two new friends become enemies, and
earn the nicknames Chunk and Bean in the process.
Back home, Jim discovers a distraught Brian on the verge of running away, and talks him out of it, thereby gaining
his trust. At the same time next door, Ed seeks out Connie and Stuart to talk about his father's lingering grief. He
reveals that his mother, Jim's wife, recently died and a quietly devastated Jim has not recovered. At the end of the
night, these neighbors form an unlikely (if fragile) bond.
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Martin is a philosopher of sorts and recently a lonely one. The woman he lives with, Nan (Emmy nominated Allison
Tolman), just isn't giving him the attention he needs. Their daily walks are a thing of the past.
He has a hard time telling her how he feels, so he has resorted to destroying her favorite boots. He actually
chewed them up, because if you haven't guessed by now, he's a dog. A lonely, controlling, self-obsessed dog who
lets us in on all his thoughts. He tries to set boundaries with Nan to make her feel safe. It has been hard on both of
them since she broke up with her boyfriend, Jason (Lucas Neff), a musician, bartender and aging millennial. Now,
she spends way too much time at work trying to impress her boss and co-workers, and Martin is left at home too
much trying to imagine what could be more important than snuggling on the couch with him.
Nan's not the most organized person, but wants her ideas to be heard at Clark and Bow Outfitters where she's
worked for six years. Co-worker Jenn (Kirby Howell-Baptiste) gives her advice on how to impress the boss, Kevin
(Barry Rothbart). After months of hitting a brick wall, Nan is finally making some headway, but in a few short
moments Martin ruins everything. Is she really going to have to tell everyone at work that her dog ate her
It's time for obedience school. As Martin says, "I think Nan just needs things to be kind of spelled out in really
obvious ways." He feels like she's lost track of what's really important: him. One session at obedience school
already makes them realize that even at their worst, they may be the best thing for each other.
Kari Lizer and Bill Wrubel (Will & Grace) bring us Dream Team, based on their experiences as soccer parents.
With documentary-style elements, Dream Team centers on club soccer coach Marty Shumacher (Justin Long), a
diverse group of girls and their demanding parents.
Marty took his last team to the national championships... where they lost in their final game. His misfortune doesn't
end there, as his wife recently left him, taking all of the furniture with her.
With no team and no wife, Marty decides to get back into the game. He loves being a coach and brings a unique
passion and dedication to his team.
As the girls train and compete to make the team, their parents are fighting a competition of their own, against other
parents, their own spouses and the demands that club soccer makes on their family.
While Marty begins coaching the girls into a cohesive team, he must overcome his self-doubt when his ex-wife
questions his career path as respectable for a grown man, and then takes his last remaining piece of furniture.
After the first game, Marty has to cut someone from the team, the first of many difficult decisions he'll have to make
as he guides these girls and their parents through the next ten years of their lives.
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Meet Mary Wolf (Casey Wilson), the charismatic and charming Mayor of Bottom Heights. Mary's mother died in
childbirth and her last words were, "Tell Mary she can do anything". . .and throughout Mary's life she has taken that
mantra to heart. Though she has made some questionable life choices, like sleeping with a married man and
making deals with the Canadian Mafia, Mary is currently following in her father's footsteps as Mayor and trying to
keep the town's bankruptcy at bay.
Even though Mary has a natural ability to make people feel confident and optimistic, she is nearing the end of her
rope with the good folks of Bottom Heights. As her father lies on his deathbed, Mary vows to save their town by
any means necessary. Unfortunately, her conspiracy theorist brother, Christopher, and flakey sister Janice aren't
much help when it comes to saving their father or the town. With few options in front of her, Mary needs a miracle
fast. . .so, she fakes one. No one could be more surprised than Mary when real miracles actually begin to happen.
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When Alice (Jenna Elfman) was a little girl her family life was... downright crappy. Growing up in a broken home
with no siblings, five-year-old Alice was on her own until the day she dreamed up her very own imaginary friend,
Mary, a snuggly, fiercely loyal, foul-mouthed creature who would give Alice the love and support she needed.
With Mary's help, shy little Alice grew into a kickass woman who rocks a karaoke mic, runs her own PR firm
repping famous athletes and avoids relationships and commitments at all costs. No family life, pudgy husband or
mom jeans for Alice, thank you very much. At least that was the plan Mary and Alice had agreed on many years
ago, which is why Mary "disappeared" from Alice's life. But like any imaginary friend, Mary has been lurking in the
back of Alice's mind. And Mary has decided it's time to come back, because suddenly... the plan is blowing up.
If you ask Mary, Alice is now about to throw away EVERYTHING because she has "stupidly" fallen in love with Ben
(Stephen Schneider), a good-looking, adorable, quick-witted divorced dad of three: Andy, 16, a kind hearted,
outgoing neurotic whose biggest obstacle is himself; Dora, 14, a fan-girl super geek and the toughest nut to crack;
and Bunny, 6, sweet and adorable but obsessed with life's darkest mysteries. So when Alice agrees to finally meet
the kids, Mary returns to convince Alice to "dump the chump" and his "annoying" kids - she's a cuddly badass on a
mission. Of course, even though Mary's looking out for Alice, she's also giving voice to Alice's deepest fears that
were formed in her less-than-perfect childhood -- she won't be able to make a serious relationship last, she lacks
the maternal instincts to be a "mom type person" to Ben's kids, families only end in disaster. According to Mary,
there's only one option: run!
But it doesn't look like Mary's misguided efforts, Alice's lack of mothering experience, or even Ben's kids can break
apart true love. With Ben's help and the realization that there may be something special - maybe even joyous -
about family life after all, Alice is ready to take small steps toward the next stage of her life. But since there is no
guarantee that things will work out, Mary has decided she'll stick around so she can "help" Alice through this
transition. And so in series Mary will give voice to the unfiltered, uncensored thoughts we all have about family life
from time to time, while we root for Alice and this evolving family to find their way.
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Pearl Foxton (Candice Bergen) is a self-possessed, opinionated force of nature. Charming and charismatic, she is
the most sophisticated woman in her suburban New Jersey town.
Widowed in her forties, Pearl is married to her second husband, Len, a kind, enthusiastic, frequently oblivious ?
man, whom she grades a B+. Pearl has two grown children from her first marriage; Billy the overachieving "good
son," and his older sister Olivia, the rebellious "bad" daughter. She plays obvious favorites with her children as
well as her grandchildren.
This powerful matriarch has just received grim news: she has cancer, and the doctors tell her she probably has
less than a year left. Pearl has always done exactly what she wants to do, and she has nothing left on her bucket
list. Her only bit of unfinished business is to sort out her family's lives to her liking... whether they like it or not.
She tells Billy that his wife Sara, who wants a trial separation, must be having an affair. He denies it and storms
out of their dinner - the first time that this tough literary agent has ever stood up to his mother. But Pearl decides
to investigate her theory on her own.
Pearl has strong opinions about her daughter's love life, too. Olivia lives with her unassuming fiancé Kurt out in the
middle of nowhere on a farm. Her lifestyle rebels against everything Pearl values, and that may be what Olivia
likes best about it. Pearl believes that Kurt is the wrong man for her, and wants to get Olivia back with her
successful and handsome ex, Travis. She takes it upon herself to find out what his marital status currently is.
Len is in such denial he's planning to take Pearl on a trip to the Galapagos in six months. But all Pearl wants to
talk to him about is who he should marry after she's gone. She's worried that, left to his own devices, he will marry
her arch-enemy Janet Gottshalk, who will redecorate the house in a manner that would be deeply offensive to
Pearl. She's picked out a member of her Breast Cancer Survivors' Group who she feels is a more suitable mate
for her husband.
Pearl has a lot of work to do to get her family in shape with whatever time she has left. After all, she knows what's
best for them way better than they know themselves, and good luck convincing her otherwise.
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Jim Field Smith
Randall & Hilda are Not a Couple
Best friends and roommates Hilda and Randall (Andy Ridings) are in their late 20s and have been inseparable
since college. When it comes to relationships, Randall is a neurotic, sensitive romantic looking for "the one"; while
unapologetic, sexy, and unsentimental Hilda is much more non-committal. Hilda works at their favorite hangout,
Austin's friendliest bar, and is still figuring out what she wants to be when she grows up. Randall works in
insurance and longs for the day when he can own property and wear comfortable slacks without Hilda teasing him
Opposites really do attract and Hilda and Randall are almost perfect for each other. Only problem is, Hilda is gay.
And annoyingly for Randall, her hit rate with women is way higher than his.
After another morning when Randall helps Hilda get rid of her latest one night stand, then makes her breakfast,
Hilda begins to worry that Randall hasn't had sex in over a year. She sets out to find him a date, but when she
ends up finding a girl that Randall actually sees a future with, she starts to regret it. Is she losing her best friend?
Spiraling out of control, she lets it slip in front of the new girl that she and Randall once drunkenly slept together
This comedy explores Randall and Hilda's enviable yet dysfunctional co-dependent friendship as they navigate
growing up and the world of dating.
Speechless tells the story of the DiMeo family, a gang who's pretty good at dealing with the challenges it faces,
and absolutely fantastic at creating new ones.
At the heart of the action are Maya, a mom on a mission who will do anything for her family, and JJ, her whip-smart
teen son with special needs. Maya's a no-holds-barred fighter of injustices both real and imagined. In her orbit are
dry and smarter-than-he-seems husband, Jimmy, her no-nonsense jock daughter, Dylan, and middle child, Ray.
Ray's the lone adult in the family, the voice of reason, the brains of the operation... if you ask him, that is.
Our story begins as the family tours a run-down shack the kids learn will be their new home. This move, another in
a long list of them in pursuit of the "perfect" situation for JJ, transports them from their middle-class roots to the
upscale town next door. The very worst house in the neighborhood, with the freeway noise and cell tower in the
yard to prove it. The DiMeos take to the move with gusto; there seems to be something for everyone at the new
school. JJ will be assigned a full time aide, giving him independence and a spot in a mainstream class for the first
time; for Dylan, there's a new, gazillion dollar track facility... But world-weary Ray begs Mom and Dad to stay, sure
as he is that this move will disappoint just like the dozen others that came before.
Ray's proven right, and quickly. Upon arrival, Maya's horrified to learn the "perfect" school turns out to have no
wheelchair access, save a ramp in the back usually reserved for trash disposal. ("Oh, great! A garbage and my
son ramp!") Throwing gasoline on Maya's fire is school groundskeeper, Kenneth, the most rare of creatures in
Maya's universe: someone who's not afraid of her. JJ, too, sours on the place immediately, thanks to the drip of an
aide he's been assigned and a classroom full of self-satisfied fellow students, all too eager to "celebrate" him. For
uber-athlete, Dylan, no number of dollars poured into a track can make up for the indignity of a new, touchy-feely
coach who goes waaaay too easy on Dylan's soft new teammates. After one day, all the DiMeos are ready to bail
on the place and move on - all of them except Ray, who finds himself on the outs again. He wants - needs - to
stay and give the place a shot, drawn by the siren song of the school's astronomy club and the girl-of-his dreams,
Jillian, who counts herself as its sole member.
Things come to a head when Ray defies Maya and sneaks out after he takes a stand and demands that the family
stay put. For him, for once. JJ finds an unlikely new "voice" in Mom's adversary, Kenneth. In a way, Ray, in
standing up, finds a voice for himself as well. In another far more real way, though, he better never do that again
or he'll be grounded until he's thirty.
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Meet the Desais, a family who sees the world from a unique point of view. While others look to comic book
superheroes to save the world, the Desais know who the real superheroes are: engineers. From creating
Pyramids to iPads, they'll tell you the world would be nothing without them. Coincidentally, all the Desais are
engineers, so they have some pretty big brains... which they may occasionally remind you of.
India-born parents, Bina and Mukesh, believe so much in hard work, they don't even let their grandkids eat Lucky
Charms. There's no such thing as luck, just hard work.
Daughter Saleena, is considered the "hippie" of the family because she loves the environment, hates people, and
has a PhD in Nuclear Waste Management from MIT. Regardless, her mother is determined to get her married. Or
as she puts it, find a 'covalent bond'.
Son, Daneesh "Dan", couldn't do more than one push-up as a kid, so he worked hard to build his mind as his
weapon. He loves applying his engineering skills to everyday life to solve problems for friends and family,
especially when they don't ask for it. Dan's wife, Ruth, is a fun-loving daughter of a biker who feels like the oddwoman-
out in this family of brainiacs. But she really admires all the love they have for each other.
Ruth has just discovered that, back when they met, Dan used an algorithm to see if they'd be compatible spouses,
including categories like "Bladder Synchronization Frequency." It resulted in a definitive 'NO'. This revelation leads
them to explore their very opposite views on just about everything, until Dan ultimately points out he still married
her. Why? Because Ruth brings so much to his life that numbers could never express.
Dan and Ruth's two children, Paige and Owen, have traits of both parents, but are still expected to become
engineers by Dan's side of the family, whether they want to or not. Hint: they don't.
Despite their logical approach to life, things often get illogical with the Desais. Like when Owen and his grandfather
create a cereal called "Hardworking Charms" to sell at school, which gets Owen suspended. Or when Dan tries to
persuade Paige to do Precocious Math, instead of Rock Camp, by engineering a simulated dystopia in their living
room to show Ruth and Paige the doom that comes from trading "math for meth". It's moments like these when
Ruth has to remind Dan that he's so smart, he circles back to stupid.
The Fluffy Shop
Breakout comedian Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias is famous for his TV specials, Hawaiian shirts and self-proclaimed 'I'm
not fat, I'm fluffy' physique. His new show takes inspiration from this real life. He plays Gabe, a touring standup
comic, struggling to sustain his relationships at home while committed to being on the road four days out of every
Gabe's long-time girlfriend, Carmen, runs the merchandise business out of "The Fluffy Shop," a custom warehouse
Gabe built next door to the home they share with her 13-year-old son Frankie. Gabe's current success is a far cry
from his background growing up without a dad. Gabe has helped raise his step-son Frankie overcompensating for
his own deprived childhood, often spoiling the boy in an effort to provide him with the fun things little Gabe never
Carmen is joined at the shop by Gabe's loving but incompetent best friend, Memo, and the shop handyman,
Lance. When Gabe is off on the road performing he is often joined by his hustling manager, Reggie, who has
worked with Gabe since the beginning and enjoys drafting off of Gabe's celebrity to try and meet women. This
ragtag crew of friends are fiercely loyal to Gabe and, despite their many comedic failings, he is loyal to them, never
forgetting his own humble origins.
While excessive travel has built Gabe's career, it has also cost him in his relationship with Carmen. Forced to
choose between his love of performing and spending more time at home, Gabe chooses his work and fans. This
decision compels Carmen to break off their relationship. However, their mutual respect and love for Frankie now
forces Gabe and Carmen to work out terms under which they will continue to co-parent her son together. This
won't be easy since Carmen is a strict mom and Gabe tends to fly by the seat of his pants on parenting matters,
but watching their give and take will be much of the fun in this show. Our stories will be told during the three days
out of every week when Gabe is home in Long Beach facing up to his neglected responsibilities as a father, a boss
and a friend.
Paul Walter Hauser
The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport
Until recently, opinionated, confident, unapologetic, plump Katie Otto (Katy Mixon) has been the third fattest
housewife in Westport, Connecticut. This is exactly where she wants to be. So when her chubbier neighbor moves
away and she becomes the second fattest housewife, Katie becomes determined to regain her title. On a mission,
she tries to orchestrate a suitable buyer for her neighbor's house. But things don't go according to her plans.
She lives in this wealthy neighborhood with her adoring and level headed husband, Jeff, who works in public
television and their three less-than-perfect kids. The Ottos live in the only remaining split level house - complete
with a single car garage - in a cul-de-sac filled with East Coast glamour mansions. Her Lululemon, green-juice
loving neighbors with their fake boobs and perfect hair often give her backhanded compliments for being so "real."
Their eldest daughter is 14 year-old Taylor who went through an awkward phase before emerging drop-dead
gorgeous. Katie is worried that her daughter will turn into the typical Westport female.
Meanwhile, 12 year-old Harrison is a mogul in training; a Republican saving his money to buy Apple stock and
refusing to donate canned food for the school food drive... something Katie doesn't approve of at all.
The youngest is sweet yet peculiar 5 year-old Anna-Kat, who is secretly Katie's favorite. She has multiple phobias,
including a fear of germs, but needs to learn that, "Friends are more important than germs."
As Katie navigates raising her flawed family in a wealthy town filled with "perfect" mommies and their "perfect"
offspring she lets us in on her deepest, most unfiltered thoughts through voice-over in this comedy.
From Shondaland, the new comedy Toast tells the story of engaged couple Max Leeds and Page Sanders, via the
impromptu toasts given at their rehearsal dinner the night before their oversized
Even before the toasts kick off, Max finds himself overwhelmed by Page's wealthy, judgmental parents, Earl and
Margie, by the scores of guests at the rehearsal dinner alone, and by the dawning realization of how much of an
outsider he is in Page's world. Page reassures Max that her family really does love him and if they can just survive
the next 24 hours, then they're on their way. Little do they know that these toasts will test the fortitude of their
In the first toast, Page's notoriously unfiltered best friend, Arden, takes the floor after a few cocktails and dives into
the story of how the couple met four years ago at the coffee shop that Max and Julie co-
own. It becomes
increasingly clear that this could go south FAST.
As Arden toasts, secrets are revealed, embarrassing truths come out, and we discover, in flashbacks, the truth of
how Max and Page first met. While dealing with the consequences of a past relationship, Page, her sister Toni,
and Arden, find themselves out of their element in an artsy neighborhood in Downtown Austin. They end up in
Max's coffee shop where, seeing an initial spark between Max and Page, Arden hooks up with Max's charming
leech of a best friend to create time for Page to get to know Max.
Meanwhile, back at the rehearsal dinner Page is holding her breath throughout this entire toast, terrified Arden will
reveal the real reason they were waiting around that coffee shop. If her friends and family are scandalized by
Arden's speech so far...what would they say if they knew the real story? And what would Max say if he found out?
It's the first of many toasts that will help give us insight into Max, Page, and their tight knit group of friends and