ABC announced Wednesday it has given a full-season order to the first-season comedy “Single Parents.”
`Single Parents” airs at 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays and stars “Saturday Night Live” alumnus Taran Killam as a man who has been so focused on raising his daughter (Marlow Barkley) he’s lost sight of who he is as a man.
The cast also includes three-time Emmy winner Brad Garrett as the widower of an exotic dancer and Jake Choi as the father of an infant.
The series sprung from a conversation over lunch in the writers room during the seventh and final season of the 2011-18 Fox comedy “New Girl” between series creator Elizabeth Meriwether and consulting producer JJ Philbin, Meriwether said at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in August.
“We’d just been enjoying writing for these characters (Schmidt and CeCe) as parents,” said Meriwether, who created “Single Parents” with Philbin. The two also are among the show’s executive producers.
“I said to JJ it would be so fun to do a show where we could have these kind of crazy, very flawed characters but have them be parents.”
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