Anthony Anderson, Tempestt Bledsoe star in NBC Family Sitcom ‘Guys with Kids’
Comedian Anthony Anderson and former The Cosby Show actress Tempestt Bledsoe return to the small screen this fall in a new primetime family sitcom about three fathers (two white, one black) who struggle to hold onto their youth while raising their young children.
The actors told the Associated Press that their characters would show positive images of black families.
“We just don’t have that right now, not on network television,” said Anderson. “Like the Cosby Show, this will be an opportunity to see the love, support, humor and beauty of a black family on TV.”
Anderson plays a stay-at-home dad who cares for his four children. Bledsoe plays his wife, a working mom and the family’s sole breadwinner.
The show synopsis reads:
From Emmy winner and executive producer Jimmy Fallon comes an absurdly funny new comedy about three thirty-something dads trying to hold on to their youth, while holding onto their new babies’ hands. Easy, right?
Thankfully Chris, Nick and Gary have each other to help navigate their survival as new dads, while still trying desperately to remain dudes. Balancing work or staying at home, painfully married or happily divorced, they know that taking care of the little ones while maintaining a social llife is a daily challenge. Whether it’s hosing the little squirt down in the kitchen sink or hitting the bar strapped with a Baby Bjorn, these guys are on a roller-coaster adventure – parenting like you (and they) have never seen before.
Someone once said it is much easier to become a father than to be one. These three guys are about to find out just how true that is.
Guys With Kids premieres Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 8:30/7:30c on NBC.