Fox has a bit of a love affair going on with Tommy Dewey (and Seth MacFarlane for that matter). Dewey, who was the co-lead in 2011’s Fox comedy pilot “Tagged” as well as played a recurring role on Fox’s “The Mindy Project” has just landed a lead role on the Seth MacFarlane comedy on the network.
MacFarlane’s new comedy series, called “Dads”, will be a six-episode multi-camera series stemming from the writers responsible for the movie “Ted”. Writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild will team up with writer and director MacFarlane for the series. With Sulkin and Wild acting as lead writers, “Dads” will centre on the lives of two successful men in their thirties named Eli and Warner. Dewey has been cast in the role of Warner, who is described as “a family man with a wife he loves and two young kids he adores.” However, the lives of both men get much more complicated when their less than cooperative father’s unpredictably move in with them. Warner’s father, Crawford, is an incompetent man who is always the man behind family catastrophes. Warner finds himself spending his free time less on things he enjoys and more on worrying about his father.
MacFarlane has a fairly specific brand of humour from what I have seen so far, but as his projects have done fairly well in the past on Fox, “Dads” might be something that their viewers will love just as much. Are you going to check out “Dads” when it premiers?