"Family Tools" -- the new comedy based on UK series "White Van Man" -- premiered Wednesday (May 1) on ABC and we're wondering if you're planning to commit to this home improvement project or if you think the whole thing ought to be condemned? What did you think of Kyle Bornheimer's ("Perfect Couples") performance as Jack Shea, a goofball ready to prove to his dad Tony (J.K. Simmons, "The Closer") that he has what it takes to step up and take over the family business?How did you feel about Leah Remini's return to network comedy after "King of Queens" came to an end in 2007, playing Terry, Jack's aunt and Tony's sister -- forcing Jack to relinquish the control of the business by refusing to let the paramedics in to the house to provide aid to Tony during a heart attack?And what were your thoughts on Edi Gathegi ("X Men: First Class") and Danielle Nicolet... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/family-tools-series-premiere-will-you-keep-watching-abcs-newest-comedy.html
When ABC's newest sitcom "Family Tools" premieres on Wednesday (May 1), it'll mark Leah Remini's return to network comedy after her long-running CBS hit "King of Queens" went off the air in 2007. It's also the first time Remini's worked in a single-camera series, as opposed to the traditional three-camera series filmed in front of a live audience that she's used to. Remini tells Zap2It that working without an audience took some getting used to. "It's very depressing because you don't have people laughing, you know?" she says. "It's like all you've got to do is smile at somebody in the audience or say hello or sign a script and [they scream] and you're like, 'I love this!' You get that validation, you know?"Silence is golden on a single-camera set, something Remini likens to a funeral. "You're not allowed to laugh, no one can make a noise when you're filming, so you get depressed a... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/family-tools-leah-remini-previews-her-new-abc-comedy-talks-adjusting-to-single-camera-filming-after.html
The blueprint: Assemble familiar character actors into an on-screen family, then nail it to one of the last new series of the television season.Premiering Wednesday, May 1, the ABC sitcom "Family Tools" revolves around a passing of the torch as a heart attack forces veteran handyman Tony (J.K. Simmons, "The Closer") to turn his business over to his ne'er-do-well son Jack (Kyle Bornheimer, "She's Out of My League"). Though his aunt Terry (Leah Remini, "The King of Queens") offers Jack encouragement, he has much to prove as he sets out to move the family trade forward."Family Tools" is based on the British show "White Van Man." Writer-producer Bobby Bowman ("Raising Hope") did the Americanization and defines that title term as a "sort of fix-it guy. The direct translation would be 'jack-of-all-trades'; that's why I named (the central character) Jack. The British version was Ollie. I don't know any Ollies. And I also changed his name... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/abcs-family-tools-tries-to-build-a-successful-sitcom.html
ABC’s new series The Family Tools premieres Wednesday, May 1 at 8:30pm on ABC. Episode Synopsis: The Family Tools (ABC) Episode 1 “Pilot” – Mixing family with business is never easy, and Jack Shea is about to learn that lesson the hard way. When Jack’s father, Tony, has a heart attack and is forced to hand over the keys to his beloved handyman business, Jack’s eager to finally step up and make his father proud. READ MORE...