Saturday, January 07, 2006

Crumbs Premieres on ABC on January 12th

Crumbs
Family is enough to drive anyone a little crazy. Children keep secrets from their parents so they won't upset them, dads leave for other women, and moms try to run over dads with the car. Actually, that was the point when the Crumb family knew that Mom was crazy. Coming this mid-season to ABC is a sitcom that brings full laughs and nothing predictable happens along the way. The sitcom Crumbs is one of the funniest four-camera sitcoms to hit the airwaves in years. And it's coming to a television near you starting Jan. 12, airing Thursdays at 9:30/8:30 central only on ABC!

"Crumbs" stars Fred Savage ("The Wonder Years") as Mitch Crumb, Jane Curtin (two-time Emmy Award winner for "Kate & Allie," "SNL," "3rd Rock from the Sun") as Suzanne Crumb, William Devane ("Knots Landing," "24") as Billy Crumb, Eddie McClintock as Jody Crumb, Maggie Lawson as Andrea Malone and Reginald Ballard as Elvis. Estranged brothers Mitch and Jody Crumb reunite in their small hometown to deal with their mother, Suzanne, who is being discharged from a psychiatric facility and has yet to discover that her ex-husband is about to have a baby with his new girlfriend. They have issues... major issues.

Read our review of the pilot episode here.

Discuss the show after you watch it on Thursday on our message board.

Related Links:

  • ABC.com Official Site
  • TV.com
  • epguides.com
  • Internet Movie Database
  • Crumbs Photo Gallery
  • Fred Savage Is Picking Up Acting Career (article)
  • 'Crumbs' Turns Family Pain into Dark Comedy (article)

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