There are so many things that I love about Fall, and new TV shows definitely make the list. NBC has what looks to be a pretty good line up including some of my favorites returning (Smash, Parenthood, Community) and some new shows that look pretty interesting. Guys With Kids is on the new list for NBC, and is one I will have set to record!
In an interview last week, actor Anthony Anderson and executive producer Charlie Grandy talked about the upcoming premier of Guys With Kids, their own lives with kids, and everything else you can imagine. One of the big things that stood out to me, was that this is NOT another show where men just don’t know what to do with kids. Grandy says that from the very beginning, they wanted to go with confident dads. “That’s not to say that they can’t be befuddled, but I think it’s more on a general parenting level as opposed to the nuts and bolts of changing the diapers, making the bottles…” Definitely a nice reflection on the world we live in where dads are becoming more involved in their kids’ lives… some even staying at home.
Anthony Anderson, having spent several years in more dramatic roles, is making and happy (and from everything I can tell, hilarious) return to comedy. He claims that in Guys With Kids, the kids are the true stars. “…The magic happens with them, and we’re kind of handcuffed and forced to go where they lead us. And that’s where we have a lot of fun during these episodes.”
Anderson fits easily into the role of dad since he has a 16 year old daughter and a 12 year old son. He has no problem saying how amazing his wife is for staying at home to raise their family (definitely a reason to love him) and also says being a dad (both times) is the crowning achievement in his life.
Guys With Kids is set to premier on NBC Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 10:00. This is one new show I will definitely be checking out.
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