Scoop: GROWING UP FISHER on NBC - Tonight, February 25, 2014

"GROWING UP FISHER"

"NOW YOU SEE, NOW YOU DON'T"

02/25/2014 (09:31PM - 10:00PM) (Tonight) : THE ARRIVAL OF MEL'S GUIDE DOG, ELVIS, PRESENTS BOTH OBSTACLES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE FISHER MEN-After years of cleverly hiding his blindness, with Elvis now at his side, Mel (J.K. Simmons) must reveal he is blind to his biggest client without losing his business. At the same time, when Henry (Eli Baker) borrows Mel's guide dog, he is mistaken for being blind, but then decides to keep up the misconception after winning the attention of a pretty girl (guest star Haley Pullos). Meanwhile, when Joyce's (Jenna Elfman) 25-year-old grad school study partner (guest star Ginger Gonzaga) validates Joyce as cool, Katie (Ava Deluca-Verley) starts to see her mother in a new light. Lance Lim also stars. Voice over by Jason Bateman. Bill Fagerbakke, Isabela Moner, Carla Jimenez, Ginger Gonzaga and Daniel Hugh Kelly guest star.

It's not every family that's brought closer together by divorce, but then again, the Fishers are anything but typical. Take Mel Fisher (J.K. Simmons, "The Closer," "Law & Order"), for example. He's chopping down trees, showing his daughter how to drive, and playing football with his son ... except that Mel's blind. Then there's Joyce (Jenna Elfman, "Dharma & Greg," "1600 Penn"), who is your typical teenager - really into fashion, busy with school - but the problem is she's Mom. That makes it difficult for her actual teenage daughter, Katie (Ava Deluca-Verley, "Southland"), whose advice (and clothes) Joyce is always seeking. At the center of all this is Henry (Eli Baker), the Fisher's 11-year-old son. Having always been his dad's eyes and wingman, Henry is less than thrilled when his job is outsourced to Mel's new guide dog, Elvis. While he is at first reluctant to accept the changes that Elvis brings, adult Henry realizes upon reflection (voiceover by Jason Bateman, "Arrested Development," "Identity Thief") that his parent's split finally allows the Fishers to become one happy (divorced) family.

Based on his life, DJ Nash ("Up All Night," "Bent") serves as executive producer, along with Bateman, Jim Garavente ("Identity Thief") and Tucker Cawley ("Up All Night," "Everybody Loves Raymond"). "Growing Up Fisher" is a production of Universal Television and Aggregate Films.


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