My time covering television news has taught me to expect the unexpected. Not a whole lot really seems surprising anymore, but it is possible. Take how quickly Will Arnett has moved on to his most recent project after Up All Night seemed to self destruct. I assume he had to realize the right was on the wall, because it seems like we went from “will the show come back?” to “Will has a new show on a different network” really rapidly.
The new comedy, a multi-camera show, will star Arnett as Jack, a recent divorcee whose life gets another wrench thrown in it when his parents begin having some relationship problems of their own.
And an Emmy Award-winning actress has joined the cast of the pilot, as his mother Carol. Margo Martindale, who won the Emmy for her work on Justified, will play the controlling and meddlesome mother who tries to involve herself in every situation around her. She is shocked when her husband, Tom, leaves her, which causes her to move in with Jack.
The series is being developed by Greg Garcia, who has worked on Raising Hope. He will write and executive produce the pilot, with director James Burrows attached to direct.