Congratulations to the co-star of The Attic Door Jake Johnson, whose ABC pilot MAN UP was picked up to series! Jake will be a regular on the series, which stars Christopher Moynihan (A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration), Mather Zickel (The Cape), Dan Fogler (Balls of Fury), Teri Polo (Meet the Fockers), Amanda Detmer (What About Brian) and Henry Simmons (Shark).
The show will air this fall, Tuesdays at 8:30pm, between the new Tim Allen series Last Man Standing and a little show called Dancing With the Stars.
Man Up comes from writer/executive producer/actor Moynihan, executive producer Victor Fresco (the very funny Better off Ted), Ron West and Kelly Kulchak of Tagline Television (Psych) and director Beth McCarthy-Miller (SNL, 30 Rock). Man Up is produced by ABC Studios.
The show follows three modern men try who to get in touch with their inner tough guys and redefine what it means to be a â€œreal manâ€ in this funny and relatable comedy:
“Willâ€™s grandfather fought in WWII. Willâ€™s father fought in Vietnam. Will plays Call of Duty on his PS3 and drinks non-dairy hazelnut creamer. So what happened to all the real men? Theyâ€™re still here — they just smell like pomegranate body wash now. Meet Will (Mather Zickel). His evolved, sensitive nature is why his awesome wife, Theresa (Teri Polo), married him. But Will and his friends find themselves wondering — in a world of Axe ads and manscaping — what does it really mean to be a guy anymore? Will is more interested in finding the perfect gift for his son Nathanâ€™s (Jake Johnson) 13th birthday than in doing his job selling insurance; sensitive soul Craig (Christopher Moynihan) still pines for his college ex, Lisa; and Kenny (Dan Fogler) clamps down on his anger and asks himself, â€œWhat would Tobey Maguire do?,â€ when his ex, Brenda (Amanda Detmer), starts seeing a guy (Henry Simmons) who is everything heâ€™s not and much better looking. After Craig crashes Lisaâ€™s wedding to try to win her back, they are all faced with an opportunity to Man Up and be like their forefathers”
This is huge for Jake, and we couldn’t be prouder of him! Congratulations, Jake!