USA’s ‘Playing House’ To Premiere Out Of ‘Modern Family’ On April 29

Article   Comments
Line Spacing+- AFont Size+-
USA’s ‘Playing House’ To Premiere Out Of ‘Modern Family’ On April 29

USA Network’s new comedy PLAYING HOUSE will premiere Tuesday, April 29 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) immediately following top comedy series Modern Family with two back to back episodes. Following the premiere, the series will resume with a new half-hour episode every Tuesday beginning May 6 (10-10:30 p.m. ET/PT). The series, starring and executive produced by Jessica St. Clair (“Best Friends Forever”) and Lennon Parham (“Best Friends Forever”), is a single-camera buddy comedy about what happens when two best friends come back together just when they need each other the most.

Childhood best friends Maggie Caruso and Emma Crawford have shared countless adventures growing up together in the charming town of Pinebrook, CT. Now, Maggie and Emma are in store for one of their biggest adventures yet—raising a baby. When Maggie discovers that her husband is having an online affair with a muscular German woman, Emma gives up her burgeoning business career in China to stay in their hometown and help Maggie raise her baby.

Meanwhile, as Maggie prepares for the birth of her first child and the fallout of her marriage ending, Emma must confront the past that she abruptly left behind thirteen years ago — her first love and local cop Mark (Keegan-Michael Key), her prim-and-proper mother (Jane Kaczmarek) and a small town that she’s never felt comfortable in. Despite their differences – Emma is brash, bold, and assertive while Maggie is grounded, rational, and safe – the women complement each other the way only best friends can, by facing the challenges of their past, present and future–together.

Joining St. Clair and Parham are comedic actors Keegan-Michael Key (“Key and Peele”), Jane Kaczmarek (“Malcom in the Middle”), Brad Morris (“Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”), Zach Woods (“The Office”) and Gerry Bednob (“The 40-Year-Old Virgin”). Additionally, an all-star line-up of comedy vets will stop by the small town of Pinebrook, Connecticut. Bobby Moynihan (“Saturday Night Live”), Lindsay Sloane (“Horrible Bosses”), Jason Mantzoukas (“The League”), Ian Roberts (Upright Citizen Brigade Co-Founder), Andy Daly (“Eastbound and Down”) John Lutz (“Saturday Night Live”), Larry Wilmore (“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”) and Ryan McPartlin (“Chuck”) will all appear in guest star roles on the series.

In addition to St. Clair and Parham, PLAYING HOUSE is executive produced by Scot Armstrong (“Old School,” “Hangover 2”) of American Work, Judah Miller (“King of the Hill”) and Ravi Nandan (“Hesher”). The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions.

The above press release was issued by USA Network.

LAST WEEK’S TOP 10 BROADCAST SERIES

SeriesNet.A18-49Viewers
Source: Nielsen Media Research // 11/06/17 - 11/12/17
Sunday Night FootballNBC5.8017.51 million
Thursday Night FootballNBC4.0013.11 million
The OTFOX3.6010.18 million
The CMA AwardsABC3.2014.28 million
Football Nt. in America: Pt. 3NBC3.2010.30 million
The Big Bang TheoryCBS2.8013.80 million
This Is UsNBC2.509.89 million
Young SheldonCBS2.2012.39 million
Saturday Night FootballABC2.106.73 million
The Voice (Mon.)NBC2.009.63 million

TV WATCH TOP 10: 2017-18 SEASON AVERAGES

SeriesNet.A18-49Viewers
Sunday Night FootballNBC6.7719.04 million
Thursday Night FootballCBS4.7314.75 million
Young SheldonCBS3.8015.86 million
The Big Bang TheoryCBS3.2514.48 million
This Is UsNBC3.1811.42 million
The Voice (Mon.)NBC2.5010.72 million
The Voice (Tues.)NBC2.4010.62 million
Will & GraceNBC2.137.69 million
Grey's AnatomyABC2.178.07 million
The Good DoctorABC2.1010.86 million