TV world will be introduced to FOX's new freshman series, "Grandfathered", at 8pm on Tuesday, 29 September. The comedy drama, starring John Stamos, revolves around the various challenges faced by a bachelor restaurant owner, when he unknowingly becomes a family man.
The official synopsis of the show, which will be live streamed here, read: "Successful restaurateur and man-about-town Jimmy Martino (John Stamos) is used to being the most suave, most handsome and most single person in the room".
"But everything changes with the surprise appearance of Jimmy's adult son, Gerald (Josh Peck), and his baby daughter, Edie. Now Jimmy has to unlearn a lifetime of blissful selfishness and grapple with the fact that he went straight from single to grandfather in six seconds flat".
Other cast members to appear in the series, created by Daniel Chun, includes Paget Brewster as Sara Kingsley, Christina Milian as Vanessa, Kelly Jenrette as Annelise and Ravi Patel as Ken.
Here are some of the early reviews of "Grandfathered" that briefly explains what to expect from John Stamos and team:
Grandfathered's success hinders greatly on the quality of its storytelling and fandom of John Stamos. In addition to the added layer of Gerald looking for Jimmy's help in convincing the mother of his child to look at him as more than just a friend that accidentally got her pregnant, the show really starts to find its soul in the latter third of its premiere episode.
Grandfathered sets up its heart right in the pilot, and the final scene of the episode rams home that this show is going to be about Jimmy growing with his modern family. Grandfathered definitely has room to grow, and a strong foundation from which to do so. The unique quality of the series is in its title [and] if there is a fault with the Grandfathered pilot, it's that it doesn't do enough to set itself apart from others of its kind.
After one episode of "Grandfathered," it's easy to feel like you've seen the first three seasons, especially if Jimmy is going to constantly be presented choices between bedding desirable women and looking after the moppet who has fallen into his lap.
Grandfathered feels as slick, predictable and manipulative as possible, dropping lots of punchlines about its premise — that 50-year-old bachelor and restaurant owner Jimmy (John Stamos) finds out on the same day and at the same time that not only is he a father, he's a grandfather. Created and written by Daniel Chun (The Office) and executive produced by Dan Fogelman (Galavant) and Stamos, this is a series that puts a lot of faith in people wanting a show about babies.