Skylar Astin to Star in New TBS Comedy "Ground Floor"
14 May 2013
"Ground Floor," a new comedy starring Skylar Astin, will air on TBS in 2014.
Written by Bill Lawrence ("Scrubs," "Cougar Town") and Greg Malins ("Friends," "How I Met Your Mother"), the show will feature Astin (Spring Awakening, "Hamlet 2," "Pitch Perfect"), Briga Heelan ("Cougar Town") and John C. McGinley ("Scrubs").
"Set in the modern world of corporate America, 'Ground Floor' centers on Brody (Astin), a young hot-shot banker at Whitestone Trust who thought he was just having a one-night stand with Jennifer (Heelan), a beautiful woman he met at a bar," press notes state. "But when he discovers that she works in maintenance for the building where he works, their worlds begin to collide in the most unexpected way. Facing Brody's critical boss, Mr. Mansfield (McGinley), as well as annoyed colleagues, the pair must find a way to deal with their growing feelings for each other in this modern take on Romeo & Juliet."
"Ground Floor" received a ten-episode order for a 2014 launch and is being produced by Lawrence's Doozer in association with Warner Horizon TV, with Lawrence and Jeff Ingold serving as executive producers.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.