There's a new TV show coming up next month after the Olympics about a boy who feels he is being replaced by his blind dad's new guide dog. Here's a blurb about it. Below that is a link to a preview.
It's not every family that's brought closer together by divorce, but
then again, the Fishers aren't exactly typical. Take Mel Fisher (J.K.
Simmons, "The Closer," "Law & Order"), for example. Whether it's
chopping down trees, showing his daughter how to drive or playing
football with his son, he's never let the fact that he's blind slow him
Then there's Joyce Fisher (Jenna Elfman, "1600 Penn,"
"Dharma and Greg"), possibly the only mom in Pasadena to smoke a pipe.
For her, divorce is like a second coming of age, a chance to be the teen
she never was. Just ask '80s-obsessed teenage daughter Katie (Ava
Deluca-Verley, "Southland"), whose clothes Joyce is always borrowing
(that is, when she's not tagging along with Katie to the mall).
the center of all this is Henry (Eli Baker), the Fisher's 11-year-old
son. Having always been his dad's eyes, ears and wingman, Henry's less
than thrilled when Mel shows up with Elvis, a guide dog... which is also
how Henry learns about the pending divorce. Awkward. While reluctant of
the changes this "big ball of fur" would bring, it's through the adult
Henry's voice-over (Jason Bateman, "Arrested Development") that we find
out his parent's split would "allow all of us to finally discover... who
we needed to be."
The half-hour comedy is executive produced by
DJ Nash ("Up All Night," "Guys with Kids"), Bateman and Jim Garavente.
The pilot episode is directed by David Schwimmer ("Little Britain," "Run
Fat Boy Run"). "Growing Up Fisher" is a production of Universal
Television and Aggregate Films.