Tuesday, April 28, 2015

IFC Orders Comedy 'Gigi's Bucket List' Starring David Krumholtz

This morning IFC has given a series order to scripted comedy Gigi's Bucket List starring David Krumholtz. Eight half-hour episodes will start shooting this June in Los Angeles. The show will premiere later in 2015 on IFC.

With her dead husband's secret millions, 76-year-old yenta with a heart of gold and a razor-sharp tongue, Gertrude Rotblum aka Gigi (Krumholtz), sets out to experience everything she deprived herself of in her younger years. Gigi will live life to its fullest and fastst while ignoring doctor's orders and turning the stigmas of aging on their head. She will travel to rock festivals and explore new technologies like online dating, with her trusty male nurse sidekick played by Ricky Mabe along for the ride.

"This character has been living inside me since birth. Friends have often accused me of acting like a grandma," said Krumholtz. "It's an absolute privilege to be bringing Gigi to life for IFC, known for their irreverent brand of comedy and willingness to explore depth of character."

"David has done an incredible job of inhabiting this relatable bubbe character," said Jennifer Caserta, President, IFC. "I hope to emulate Gigi's unfiltered honesty and reckless ambition when conquering my own bucket list some day."

Gigi's Bucket List is produced for IFC by Grandma's House Entertainment. It is executive produced by Krumholtz, Tim Gibbons, Ben Newmark, Dan Newmark, Ricky Mabe and Zach Golden. Adam Bold and Mike Lopez will serve as producers.