Scoop: DADS on FOX - Tonight, January 21, 2014
Cast: Seth Green as Eli Sachs; Giovanni Ribisi as Warner Whittemore; Peter Riegert as David Sachs; Martin Mull as Crawford Whittemore; Vanessa Lachey as Camila Whittemore; Brenda Song as Veronica and Tonita Castro as Edna.
Guest Cast: Jamie-Lynn Sigler as Elsa, Joshua Erenberg as Gene
From Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, the creatively outrageous minds behind last year's highest-grossing feature comedy, "Ted," and FOX's hit animated series FAMILY GUY, DADS explores the often treacherous terrain of the father-son landscape. The multi-camera comedy series follows two successful guys - and childhood best friends - now in their mid-30s, whose relatively stable lives get turned upside down when their inappropriate and pain-in-the-neck patriarchs move in.
ELI (Emmy Award winner Seth Green, FAMILY GUY, "Robot Chicken") and WARNER (Emmy Award nominee Giovanni Ribisi, "My Name is Earl," "Ted," "Avatar") are lifelong best friends and the co-founders of Ghost Child Games, a successful video game company. Warner, married with two kids, is a bundle of nerves, as he tries to balance his career with his home life. He and Eli came up with the idea for the gaming company while stoned in college, and Eli has remained stoned ever since. In contrast to Warner's seemingly stable life, Eli's is a bit messier, with brief stabs at self-improvement. He's a confident guy, but occasionally reveals his lack of good intentions and moral fiber.
Although Warner and Eli are at very different places in their lives, they are so close, their friendship often seems more like a marriage. And that relationship is more complicated now, as their dads invade their lives. Warner's neuroses likely stem from having grown up in a family whose fortunes fluctuated wildly from year to year, due to the failed get-rich-quick schemes of his father, CRAWFORD (Martin Mull, "Two and a Half Men"). A self-described "businessman" (in wine-stained khakis) and a perpetual optimist, Crawford lives in a world all his own and still firmly believes the next big opportunity is just around the corner. But whatever business savvy he thinks he has, Crawford always seems to sink the deal by putting his foot in his mouth - much to the chagrin of all of those around him, especially Warner. Now that Crawford has moved in, CAMILA (Vanessa Lachey, "True Beauty," "Disaster Movie"), Warner's matter-of-fact and beautiful wife, is constantly trying to get Warner to confront his father, but Warner can't seem to work up the courage to do so.