October 14, 2013 at 2:07 pm #304255
She finally comes to television!!
NBC Orders Susan Sarandon Comedy Pilot – Written by and Co-Starring Her Daughter
When it comes to supporting her child’s writing career, Susan Sarandon is putting her career where her mouth is.
The Academy Award-winning actress is set to star in Growing Ivy, a single-camera comedy pilot for NBC, conceived, co-written by and co-starring her daughter Eva Amurri Martino, and executive-produced by Parks and Recreation favorite Rashida Jones and Will McCormack (the latter who will co-write with Martino).
Growing Ivy finds Martino in the lead role of Ivy Davis, a Type A career woman with a flailing personal life who invites her freewheeling, eccentric mom Franckie (Sarandon) to move in with her and work on their relationship. Her goal? To experience some of the stability she lacked in her childhood, restore balance in her everyday existence and potentially find love.
Martino and Sarandon will also serve as co-executive producers.
Sarandon recently signed on for a one-episode guest stint on Season 4 of CBS’ Mike & Molly. Martino’s recent TV credits include New Girl, The Mindy Project and Californication.
Well, this kinda feels like Enlightened and Mom.October 14, 2013 at 2:21 pm #304257
She is so great, but this sounds so terribly generic.October 14, 2013 at 2:25 pm #304258
Great news! But I agree with Renaton on the premise.October 14, 2013 at 2:28 pm #304259
The exodus of former movie stars continues. The show sounds awful and terribly contrived. Hopefully I’m wrong, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this never sees the light of day (same as Meg Ryan vehicle).October 14, 2013 at 2:39 pm #304260
Wow, she’s never won a Globe, and she’s 0/4 with Emmys. Did not know that. Could help her chances.October 14, 2013 at 3:13 pm #304261
I’ll watch Sarandon in almost anything including an NBC comedy series which is sure to be junk.October 14, 2013 at 4:34 pm #304262
Oh, this sounds awful. A child moves back in with their eccentric parent? We’ve never seen that before!
And the fact that her real-life daughter is writing and starring in it? Eek.October 14, 2013 at 4:35 pm #304263
20 bucks says that if this goes to series it’ll be cancelled by midseason.October 14, 2013 at 5:57 pm #304264
I agree this sounds generic. But I do love Susan Sarandon and it turns out okay. I thought Brooklyn Nine-Nine seems weak when I watch the trailer but the show surprises me. So not gonna rule it out that it turn out good.October 14, 2013 at 6:30 pm #304265
It sounds a lot like Frasier’s premise. It’s generic, but it could be good.