Friday, May 10, 2013

TBS Orders Comedy 'Ground Floor' to Series

        Friday, May 10 - It is shaping up to be a strong development season for writer-producer Bill Lawrence. After FOX gave a series order to his comedy pilot Surviving Jack on Wednesday and NBC did the same for his Undateable this morning, TBS has just gave a series order for his comedy pilot Ground Floor.

        Set in the modern world of corporate America, Ground Floor centers on Brody (Skylar Astin), a young hot-shot banker at Whitestone Trust who thought he was just having a one-night stand with Jennifer (Briga Heelan), a beautiful woman he met at a bar. 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 (John C. 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. Starring as Jennifer's co-workers in the building's maintenance office are Rory Scovel as Harvard, a know-it-all who's secretly enamored with her; James Earl as Derrick, who brings a laid-back quality to the office; and Alexis Knapp as Tori, a sexy young woman who loves to hit the clubs every night. In addition, Rene Gube stars as Brody's colleague Threepeat, a money manager in love with his hair gel.
        Ground Floor was co-written by Lawrence and Greg Malins. The comedy has received a 10-episode series order for an early 2014 launch. Ground Floor is produced by Doozer Productions in association with Warner Horizon TV.
        "Ground Floor is a smart and extremely funny comedy that blends workplace humor with relatable romantic entanglements," said Michael Wright, Head of Programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies.