FOX gives people a glimpse into its upcoming comedy series The Cool Kids, set to premiere this fall.
The show, from executive producer Charlie Day, stars David Alan Grier, Martin Mull, Leslie Jordan and Vicki Lawrence as a rag-tag group of friends living in a retirement community who are willing to break every rule in order to have fun. The channel revealed, about the characters, the following: “Hank (Grier) is the leader of this motley crew, a gruff, opinionated, 21st century Archie Bunker who will go to any lengths to have a good time. His loyal, but less than helpful, friends include Charlie (Mull), a bumbling storyteller who constantly goes off on tangents about some bizarre, barely believable episode from his life; and Sid (Jordan), a naysaying, pill-popping hypochondriac who shoots down every scheme, but still gets roped in.” Vicki Lawrence portrays Margaret, “a brash, confident woman who forces her way into their group and refuses to leave because she’s not going to take crap from anyone – especially not these three.” But what unites them all is “their shared belief that they’re not done yet” and the determination to “make the third act of the lives the craziest one yet”.
“This fall on FOX, four comedy legends will prove you can grow old without growing up,” the voiceover says on the 30-second promo, scored by Steppenwolf’s hit single “Born To Be Wild”.
The Cool Kids will debut on Friday, September 28, at 8:30/7:30c on FOX.