NBC greenlights multicultural pilot 'Welcome To The Family'


Adding to the slew of comedy pilots being ordered by the networks, NBC has given the go-ahead to a single-camera project called Welcome To The Family.

Formerly titled Chuey & Me, the show documents the clash of cultures between a Caucasian family and a Latino family who are bonded together when their children experience an unplanned pregnancy shortly after falling in love. Welcome to the FamilyInterestingly, NBC had developed a reality show with the same title and a similar premise a few years back, but it never went anywhere.

Welcome To The Family is written and executive produced by Mike Sikowitz, an executive producer on CBS comedy Rules of Engagement. Other credits under his belt include NBC's Friends, FOX's Grounded For Life, and CBS's The Class.

In April of 2011, Sikowitz signed a two-year overall deal with Sony Television, who will produce the new multicultural project he has cooked up. Last year, Sikowitz scored a script commitment with penalty from FOX for a basketball buddy comedy entitled Wednesday Night Warriors, but it wasn't picked up.

Welcome To The Family represents the eleventh comedy pilot for NBC this season, and they still have another presentation from Sony TV, starring Jessica Simpson and the untitled Michael J. Fox comedy that has already been ordered straight to series.

As vague as the description sounds, does this pilot sound like something you would want to watch?

- Welcome To The Family
- Mike Sikowitz

Written by: Chrononaut
Jan 23rd, 2013, 1:28 pm

Images courtesy of NBC


Message Posted On Aug 24th, 2013, 10:58 am

Message Posted On Apr 28th, 2013, 10:15 pm
Yes. Because it has Mike O'Malley and Mary McCormack. Plus we need more shows with diversified culture in them.
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