ABC’s set to introduce the new half-hour comedy Single Parents during their fall 2018 primetime season. Single Parents was created by JJ Philbin (writer/producer on New Girl and The O.C.) and the creator of New Girl, Elizabeth Meriwether. The ensemble comedy has Jason Winer on board as a director and executive producer, and Winer’s also no stranger to successful half-hour comedies. Winer served as an executive producer on Modern Family and Life in Pieces, and he created the political comedy 1600 Penn which starred Josh Gad and Jenna Elfman.
Katherine Pope (Touch, Ben and Kate) and Erin O’Malley (Speechless, One Mississippi, Curb Your Enthusiasm) also executive produce.
The cast of the new ABC series includes Taran Killam as Will Cooper, Leighton Meester as Angie D’Amato, Brad Garrett as Douglas Fogerty, Kimrie Lewis as Poppy Banks, and Jake Choi as Miggy Park. Marlow Barkley as Sophie Cooper, Tyler Wladis as Graham D’Amato, Devin Trey Campbell as Rory Banks, Mia Allan as Emma Fogerty, and Ella Allan as Amy Fogerty also star in the show’s first season.
Single Parents will premiere on September 26, 2018. It’ll air this fall season on Wednesdays at 9:30pm ET/PT, after Modern Family and before the new drama, A Million Little Things.
What’s Single Parents About?
“This ensemble comedy follows a group of single parents as they lean on each other to help raise their 7-year-old kids and maintain some kind of personal lives outside of parenthood. The series begins when the group meets Will Cooper, a 30-something guy who’s been so focused on raising his daughter that he’s lost sight of who he is as a man. When the other single parents see just how far down the rabbit hole of PTA, parenting and princesses Will has gone, they band together to get him out in the world and make him realize that being a great parent doesn’t mean sacrificing everything about your own identity.”