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NBC Comedy: Growing Up Fisher

It’s not every family that’s brought closer together by divorce, but then again, the Fishers aren’t exactly typical. Take Mel Fisher (J.K. Simmons, The Closer, Law & Order), for example. Whether it’s chopping down trees, showing his daughter how to drive or playing football with his son, he’s never let the fact that he’s blind slow him down.

Then there’s Joyce Fisher (Jenna Elfman, 1600 Penn, Dharma and Greg), possibly the only mom in Pasadena to smoke a pipe. For her, divorce is like a second coming of age, a chance to be the teen she never was. Just ask’80s-obsessed teenage daughter Katie (Ava Deluca-Verley, Southland), whose clothes Joyce is always borrowing (that is, when she’s not tagging along with Katie to the mall). At the center of all this is Henry (Eli Baker), the Fisher’s 11-year old son.

Having always been his dad’s eyes, ears and wingman, Henry’s less than thrilled when Mel shows up with Elvis, a guide dog… which is also how Henry learns about the pending divorce. Awkward. While reluctant to the changes this big ball of fur would bring, it’s through the adult Henry’s voice-over (Jason Bateman, Arrested Development) that we find out his parent’s split would allow all of us to finally discover…who we needed to be.

The half-hour comedy is executive produced by DJ Nash (Up All Night, Guys with Kids), Bateman and Jim Garavente. The pilot episode is directed by David Schwimmer (Little Britain, Run Fat Boy Run). A production of Universal Television and Aggregate Film

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