Learn The Pilot Script For ABC’s Topher Grace Comedy – .
Housekeeping became a rare beast when it premiered in April: a television comedy whose ratings soared past the beginning. The series, starring Topher Grace and originating from Lionsgate and ABC Signature, was quickly extended for a second season in May.
Inspired by the real-life experiences of author and executive producer Michael Colton, the show developed by Colton and John Aboud documents the uncomfortable but heartwarming relationships of three siblings in very different situations: one ultra-rich, one middle-class, and one scratching past.
In the pilot – written by Colton and Aboud and directed by Dean Holland – Tom (played by Grace), a struggling middle-class writer, debates whether to risk asking his brother Connor (Jimmy Tatro), who owns private equity operates business, for a loan when he needs it.
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Fresh from moving into their own home, the siblings get together and immediately argue about Tom’s new book, which Sarah, played by Caitlin McGee, thinks is sexist, but Connor has not yet read. Marina (Karla Souza), Tom’s wife, persuades her husband to ask his brother for the money when her parents (Nora Dunn and Phil Reeves) reveal that Connor is taking her for Thanksgiving. Then it turns out that Connor’s wife has left him and he wanted to withhold it from them, which prompted the siblings to cope with their problems together, supported by a ride in toy cars.
Sasheer Zamata, Shiloh Bearman, Jordyn Curet, Chloe Jo Rountree and JeCobi Swain also play.
Colton and Aboud are executive producers alongside Grace and Eric and Kim Tannenbaum from the Tannenbaum Company, whose co-executive Jason Wang produces together with Tucker Cawler and Julieanne Smolinski.
You can read the script as the latest edition in .’s It Starts On the Page, a series that highlights the scripts that serve as the creative backbone of the now ongoing TV awards show. Submitted to the Emmy Awards this year, these scripts were selected based on criteria that included critical recognition, selection from a variety of networks and platforms, and a mix of established and lesser-known shows.
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