September 28, 2013 at 12:29 pm #303605
Here is the report.
I don’t know how I feel about this. If they are going to do a spin-off featuring a character that has been on the show, I would much rather see a spin-off featuring Nathan Lane’s character, who’s been featured a lot more times and has received 2 Emmy nominations for it. Plus, he’s a much more popular and well-known character.
Anyway, what are your thoughts on this?September 28, 2013 at 12:51 pm #303607
Wasn’t a “Mitch and Cam” spin-off also being considered at one point?
Riggle is an actor much more easily handled in moderation. Nathan Lane’s character is very over-the-top campy and I could see that making for an entertaining first few episodes, but it would quickly crash and burn.
I personally enjoy Elizabeth Banks’ character and would love to see her finally headlining her own show.September 28, 2013 at 1:18 pm #303608
Rob Riggle? Really? I was expecting this for Sarah Hyland maybe, like Haley’s adventures in college or something with a new supporting cast around her. And then practically all of the main cast can appear as guest stars.September 28, 2013 at 1:23 pm #303609
I’m not thrilled with this idea. I don’t think it would work.September 28, 2013 at 2:02 pm #303610
As a fan of the show, this sounds awful. Who likes Rob Riggle’s character?September 28, 2013 at 5:49 pm #303611
As a fan of the show, this sounds awful. Who likes Rob Riggle’s character?
Yeah exactly. i think most people’s reactions would be “who?”. I mean, none of the “family”s would work in their own spinoff since they kinda exist as their own show within the show anyways.
I’m trying to think of characters that we have seen pop up that I would want to see in their own show, and I can’t think of much. Minnie Driver’s character was pretty fun.September 28, 2013 at 6:04 pm #303612
Rob Riggle? Really? I was expecting this for Sarah Hyland maybe, like Haley’s adventures in college or something with a new supporting cast around her. And then practically all of the main cast can appear as guest stars.
As someone who considers the show a modern day “The Cosby Show”, Sarah Hyland headlining her “A Different World” would’ve been epic. But this is silly and some white nonsense.September 28, 2013 at 7:53 pm #303613
I just don’t see the need for a Modern Family spin-off, and if this is done, it can only go bad. They would really have to be careful and think much longer… This is the wrong direction to go.September 28, 2013 at 7:57 pm #303614
As much as I love Modern Family, it’s a bit weird that they are considering the Rob Riggle’s character as a spin-off. I guess it’s easier to go with the lesser well-known guest stars who can headline their own show. But Rob Riggle’s character was only in an episode right? And I’m not sure it was impactful. I would rather go with the Ellen Barkin’s character cos she left more of an impression on me if they really wanted to use a foil from Phil’s worklife.September 28, 2013 at 7:59 pm #303615
If they plan to do this they’ll need to feature this character several more times before spinning it off… Otherwise it’s not going to work… this reminds me of when they tried to spin off “Soul Man” out of “Home Improvement” and it didn’t work because the character was not featured often enough before they spun it off.September 29, 2013 at 7:26 am #303616
The smart thing to do, IMO, is to spin off with a character as a part of an ensemble like MODERN FAMILY has…not to focus on a character…attack it as if it were a whole new show from scratch with a familiar character in the mix, not make it completely about that one familiar character.September 29, 2013 at 1:10 pm #303617
This is just an awful idea. Rob Riggle is so off-putting. If ABC had any brains whatsoever, they’d do a spin-off of Kevin Hart’s character. I’m pretty sure ABC’s line-up is fairly pale in complexion these days. Plus, Hart has the talent to carry his own series.September 30, 2013 at 12:43 am #303619
I seem to be in the camp of everyone else – I clicked on this assuming that the spin-off would follow Haley and her college mishaps, with “Modern Family” stars popping in as guest stars during sweeps week, etc. It would apply to the demographics that love MF while also possibly reaching non-audience members closer to Sarah Hyland’s age.
Rob Riggle’s character is, at best, a decent guest character whose appearance in certain plotlines is chuckle-worthy. It hurts that I’ve never found Riggle entertaining. Never. From his beginning days on “Daily Show” to his supporting work in film, he has always seemed like that comic actor whose agents are setting him up to be the Next Big Thing, much in the trajectory of what Ed Helms and, more recently, Adam Scott experienced. The only problem is, Riggle’s ain’t funny. A show based around him? No thanks.