Wednesday, February 26, 2014

TV WEEK: Growing Up Fisher series premiere billboards...

Growing Up Fisher series launch billboard
In last season's NBC sitcom partially based on the actor's own experiences, The Michael J. Fox Show, we saw the actor and his on-screen family living life and trying to revive his career with Parkinsons. That show has recently been cancelled and it looks like Growing Up Fisher may be its successor, as the sitcom stars J. K. Simmons as a blind lawyer and a family man in the middle of a divorce.
Growing Up Fisher season 1 billboard Sunset Strip
The new comedy is semi-autobiographical and based on the childhood of the show's creator, D. J. Nash, and his own father.

Told from the viewpoint of the grown up son, who as a child helped his father 'see' for years, the show is narrated by Jason Bateman.
Growing Up Fisher series premiere billboard
Yellow labradors aside, looking at the ad creative for Growing Up Fisher from a distance you'd never guess it was about a blind man, or about divorce, as J. K. Simmons and Jenna Elfman look like a typical, happily married couple sitting down for a meal with their 'normal' family.

Up closer you can can see J. K. Simmons has his eyes closed and his dog has a harness like a guide dog, but they still look like an average family, even if their table is in the middle of an ocean (or body of water of some kind), at least that hints at something more out of the ordinary.
Growing Up Fisher season 1 billboard
These intriguing billboards for the debuting NBC series were spotted along Sunset Boulevard on February 3, Beverly Boulevard on February 11 and Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks on February 21, 2014.

Only time will tell if this new sitcom will grow on audiences, or it will sink without trace after a couple of episodes.
Growing Up Fisher NBC billboard

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