NBC has just announced their new shows for the fall 2013 season and we are thrilled to share that Shine Board of Governor’s member Mike O’Malley’s new show “Welcome to the Family” is one of them! Mike has been a long time supporter of Shine Global and we want to congratulate him on yet another career success.
Mike O’Malley became a household name for his co-starring work in the sitcom Yes, Dear, on Guts!, and again to a younger generation with his role on the hit show Glee. As a writer on Shameless, O’Malley tapped into the heart of storytelling, but NBC is bringing him back to the screen with a comedy in the new single-camera comedy Welcome to the Family.
From the network:
After four years of barely getting by in school, Dan (Mike O’Malley) and Katrina Yoder are thrilled when their daughter Molly is handed her high school diploma. Now it’s off to Arizona State for Molly, and a mid-life renaissance for the Yoders (which includes turning Molly’s room into their dream fitness center).
At the same time in East LA, Junior Hernandez is delivering his valedictorian address. As the first of his family to go to college (Stanford!), Junior’s the pride and joy of parents Miguel and Lisette. But Junior’s barely into his speech before he gets an unexpected text: “i’m pregnant.” The sender? Miss Molly Yoder. OMG/Dios Mio!
What follows is the ultimate culture crash as Molly and Junior decide to get hitched, bringing two very different families together in a way they never imagined. Dan and Miguel, who already have a history, do NOT see eye to eye. But more importantly, what about Stanford? Arizona State? Who’s going to raise the baby? And oh no – what about the fitness center?! For the sake of their kids (and the one on the way) they’ll have to somehow make it all work… like it or not.
From writer and executive producer Mike Sikowitz (“Rules of Engagement”), comes a comedy that proves: Life is full of unexpected little bumps.
Welcome to the Family airs on NBC on Thursday nights at 8:30 p.m. starting Fall 2013.