Welcome to Sunday… Tonight is a relatively slow night as we gear back up to the first BUSY week in several weeks. Tonight is the closing ceremony for the Olympics, which means TV is back with a vengeance tonight. So check out our recommendations for what you should be watching tonight in preparation for the rest of the week! 🙂
Like last nightâ€™s About a Boy, NBC is choosing to air the series premiere of Growing Up Fisher late after the Olympics. J.K. Simmons (The Closer, Law & Order, Men at Work) and Jenna Elfman (Dharma & Greg, 1600 Penn) star in this comedy about a couple who is brought closer together after their divorce. Mel (Simmons) is a busy manâ€”chopping down trees, showing his daughter how to drive, and playing football with his sonâ€”but the catch is, Mel is blind. Joyce (Elfman) is the typical teenagerâ€”but the catch is, sheâ€™s the mom, and that makes it difficult for their real teenage daughter. The last member of the family is Henry, Mel and Joyceâ€™s 11-year-old son. Heâ€™s been his fatherâ€™s eyes and wingman, so heâ€™s less than thrilled when Mel gets a new guide dog, Elvis. Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) does the voiceover as adult Henry, who realizes upon reflection that his parentsâ€™ split finally allowed the Fishers to become one happy (divorced) family.
This looks like an adorably sweet, funny comedy, and I love the casting of J.K. Simmons and Jenna Elfman. Iâ€™ve got high hopes for this one.
On tonightâ€™s episode, â€œPilot,â€ an 11-year-old boy whoâ€™s been his blind fatherâ€™s eyes and wingman for as long as he can remember has his world turned upside down when his parents decide to separate, which starts the family down a path of changes from their usual roles.
Find out if this one catches your interest tonight on NBC at 10:36/9:36c.
Iâ€™ll also be watching/DVRing Buy This Restaurant, Food Court Wars, Chopped, & Cutthroat Kitchen.
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