From ABC press release:
How well do you know your neighbors? Meet The Weavers: Debbie (Jami Gertz) and Marty (Lenny Venito). Marty, in hopes of providing a better life for his wife and three kids, recently bought a home in "Hidden Hills," a gated New Jersey townhome community with its own golf course. Hidden Hills is so exclusive that a house hasn't come on the market in 10 years. But one finally did... and the Weavers got it! It's clear from day one that the residents of Hidden Hills are a little... different. For starters, their new neighbors all have pro-athlete names like Larry Bird, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Reggie Jackson, and Dick Butkus. Over dinner, Marty and his family discover that their neighbors receive nourishment through their eyes and mind by reading books, rather than eating. The Weavers soon learn that the entire community is comprised of aliens from Zabvron, where the men bear children and everyone cries green goo... from their ears. The Zabvronians have been stationed on Earth for the past 10 years, disguised as humans, awaiting instructions from home, and the Weavers are the first humans they've had the opportunity to know. As it turns out, the pressures of marriage and parenthood are not exclusive to planet Earth. Two worlds will collide with hilarious consequences as everyone discovers they can "totally relate," and learn a lot from each other. Dan Fogelman (the writer of Cars, Tangled, and Crazy, Stupid, Love), Director Chris Koch (Workaholics, Modern Family), Jeff Morton (Modern Family) and Aaron Kaplan (GCB, Terra Nova) executive produce this new comedy about close encounters of the 3rd kind, in New Jersey.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Clara Mamet as Amber Weaver (Hey, how many daughters does David Mamet have, anyway?)
· Ian Patrick as Lennox Lewis
· Isabella Cramp as Abby Weaver
· Jami Gertz as Debbie Weaver
· Lenny Venito as Marty Weaver
· Max Charles as Max Weaver
· Simon Templeman as Wilt Chamberlain
· Tim Jo as Joe Montana
· Toks Olagundoye as Jackie Joyner-Kersee
· Aaron Kaplan as EP
· Chris Koch as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Dan Fogelman as CRTR/EP
· Jeff Morton as EP/LP
Well, this show sounds a little derivative, of the Coneheads sketches from SNL, and "Third Rock From the Sun", of course, but it's been a while since there's been a show this wacky and high concept on network TV. It sounds like it could almost be a kid's show.
I guess this is probably going to go on Wednesday nights, along with "The Middle", "Suburgatory" and "Modern Family", seems like it will fit in well there. I'm guessing "Happy Endings" and "Don't Trust the B---" will be moving to another night, maybe Tuesday night.
That still leaves ABC with 3 other sitcoms to schedule, two of them single-camera, one multi-camera.