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    Default Boomer Back With Family Comedy Pilot 'The Karenskys'




    Linwood Boomer the creator of Malcolm in the Middle is currently working on a family comedy pilot he wrote called The Karenskys for CBS. It is set to star Sasha Alexander (NCIS).

    The show centers on Emily Atwood (Alexander), who returns to her hometown when her husband's job relocates them and is reunited with her large, eccentric family. Although she is comfortable with her family's intrusiveness, constant arguing and impulsive behavior, Emily is aware that her husband is far less so.

    Boomer is working with Gail Berman, the exec who shepherded Malcolm in the Middle during her tenure at Regency TV and as programming chief at FOX. Interestingly the script was being developed at CBS at the same time as Malcolm took off and was then put aside as Boomer shifted his attention. It came back to light as Berman was looking over old scripts. It's nice to see Boomer go back to his Malcolm in the Middle roots even if this time its multi-camera!

    Source: Variety.com & hollywoodreporter.com



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    My god, this is the best news I've heard today.

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    News to me! Very nice.
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    That's pretty exciting news. Look forward to seeing what it's like, hopefully the humour will be similar to MITM, even if the style changes, ie: multi camera format. If it's even close to being as good as MITM then it will obviously be worth seeing.
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    Casting is complete on Boomer's pilot:

    Here come "The Karenskys."

    Mather Zickel, Annie Potts and Jack Thompson round out the cast of the CBS comedy pilot from "Malcolm in the Middle" creator Linwood Boomer.

    The project, from Universal Media Studios and BermanBraun, centers on Emily Atwood (Sasha Alexander), who returns to her hometown when her husband's job relocates them and is reunited with her large, eccentric family, the Karenskys.

    Zickel ("Rachel Getting Married") will play Emily's husband Bill Atwood, a biology professor who feels the loud, "men-kissing" Karenskys bunch might be too close for comfort.

    Potts will play Pearl Karensky, Emily's cheerful and deeply religious mother. Thompson ("Australia") will play Max Karensky, Emily's tough, argumentative and tight-fisted father.
    Source: Hollwood Reporter

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    This is great,thanks for posting.

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    Great news.

    A new family serie, similar to mitm in some way I hope.

    Even thought "Everybody Hates Chris" is like MITM, he's a boy who doesn't really get along but it's badder than MITM because he's hatred.

    Chris Rock, please continue.

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    Sadly for Boomer his latest TV pilot The Karenskys wasn't picked up by CBS this year. It could possibly still happen, however information is lacking, I for one would sure love to see it, so we can only hope other networks see sense!
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    Jeez, bad news. =(

    Hope that another company picks it up.

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