Skip to comments."Back To You" (TV News Sitcom Stars Conservatives Patricia Heaton & Kelsey Grammer)
Posted on 07/01/2007 6:04:51 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
In the 90s, the local TV news scene in Pittsburgh was dominated by one team: CHUCK DARLING (Kelsey Grammer, Frasier, Cheers) and KELLY CARR (Patricia Heaton, Everybody Loves Raymond). They had that elusive quality all news teams need: chemistry ... at least on-screen. Off-screen, Chuck was a bit of a self-centered womanizer, Kelly a bit of an uptight know-it-all. So when Chuck got the call to move up to a larger market, no tears were shed.
But after an embarrassing on-air tirade ended up on the Internet, Chuck found himself on the downswing career-wise. He even questioned whether his lifestyle of chasing women and living in hotels was as exciting as it used to be. So when he got the call to return to Pittsburgh, to reunite with Kelly and try to take the newscast back to No. 1, it was an offer he couldnt refuse.
Back in Pittsburgh, Chuck has a new coworker in RYAN CHURCH (Josh Gad, Mary and Joe), the overstressed news director. There are also familiar faces like MARSH McGINLEY (Fred Willard, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Best in Show), the affable, endlessly inappropriate sports anchor, and GARY CREZYZEWSKI, pronounced Kre-shoov-ski (Ty Burrell, In Good Company, Out of Practice), the perennially put-upon field reporter who always seems to get left out in the snow. But, mostly, theres Kelly, now a single mom to 10-year-old GRACIE (Laura Marano, Without a Trace). There was magic between them once. Can they find it again?
BACK TO YOU is created, written and executive-produced by Steven Levitan (Just Shoot Me!, Frasier, Wings) and Christopher Lloyd (Frasier, The Golden Girls).
Hmmm ,Well some of those shows were pretty good. Ill give this show a shot.
I’m willing to give it a watch—and I do NOT watch network TV. These two are funny, though, and conservative. I’ll give it a try.
Do we have any idea when the series begins? The showtime?
Pittsburgh has the BEST skyline, doesn’t it? I wonder if Kelsey Grammer’s character was modeled after Don Cannon, who went to Philly for awhile.
ping the list!
We had one... once Scott Baker. He got fired sometime last year.
I’ve never been to Pittsburgh, but you’re right. That’s a nice skyline.
FOX web site says 8pm on Wednesday. But no hint of what Wednesday is the first show. Annoying.
It looks pretty good.
Scheduled for Wednesdays on Fox in the fall.
Sounds like a good show. Gotta support the conservatives. Will check it out.
They are conservatives, but is the script going to be the same old Hollywood liberal crap that has sent me fleeing back to the telenovelas of my youth, which, however you may laugh at them, still manage to identify evil, condemn bad behavior, and depict people with religious convictions respectfully? The only English programming I watched last season was Ugly Betty, and in earlier years, Arrested Development.
Sounds like this one may be worth watching. Love them both (we’re still watching “Frasier” reruns, and they’re just as funny as they were in the ‘90s. Also,Fred Willard as the hapless boss in “Anchorman” was hilarious.
For those from the 'Burgh, this sounds like a takeoff of the old Mike (Hambrick) and Edie (Tarbox) newscast on WPXI (Channel 11) in the early 1990s - only it was the female anchor who moved up and out.
For those out of the 'Burgh, Edie Tarbox was/is E.D. Hill, formerly E.D. Donahey, most recently the cohost of the Fox News morning show with Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade.
I love Patricia Heaton (can't imagine how tough it has been being a vocal pro-life female in Hollywood), so I hope this show is a hit. I also don't watch network TV anymore, but I may have to give this a look.
Shows set within tv newsrooms aren’t new but this one might have promise. The Mary Tyler Moore show is the leading example and there was a short lived show called Goodnight Beantown with Bill Bixby but I never watched it. This one isn’t a big stretch for Grammar since Frasier was half set in a radio station.
IMO the best written comedy ever on TV. Guess there are two camps, those that loved Seinfeld, and then the rest of us who just adored Frasier. I never could understand the hullabaloo over Seinfeld.
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