THE GOODWIN GAMES on Fox – First Look
May 14, 2012 by Marisa Roffman
We still may not know who the titular mother is on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, but HIMYM’s co-creators Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and HIMYM writer Chris Harris have come up with a new comedy to break our brains a little — THE GOODWIN GAMES, which follows three siblings as they are forced to complete challenges to inherit what their father left them in his will.
Take a look at some photos from the series, as well as the official description from Fox (and check back here later for clips!)…
THE GOODWIN GAMES
THE GOODWIN GAMES: Jimmy (Jake Lacy, L) and Henry (Scott Foley, R) are estranged siblings who return home after the loss of their father and unexpectedly find themselves poised to inherit a vast fortune – if, and only if, they can adhere to their late father’s trivial wishes in the new comedy THE GOODWIN GAMES slated for midseason on FOX. ©2012 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Beth Dubber/FOX
Fox’s take: “Where there’s a will, there’s a way. And when that will’s worth more than 20 million dollars, you can bet someone’s going to find a way to get the cash. From the executive producers of “How I Met Your Mother,” THE GOODWIN GAMES is a single-camera comedy that tells the story of three grown siblings who return home after their father’s death, and unexpectedly find themselves poised to inherit a vast fortune – if they adhere to their late father’s wishes. If any of the Goodwin kids feel like they deserve the money, then it’s HENRY (Scott Foley, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Felicity”), the eldest child and an overachieving surgeon. He sees himself as a role model for his less successful siblings – and reminds them every chance he gets. Returning home will force Henry to question the choices he’s made, especially as he reconnects with his first love and true soulmate, LUCINDA (Felisha Terrell, “Days of Our Lives”). Middle sibling CHLOE (Becki Newton, “Ugly Betty”) was a child prodigy in math, and her unofficial role as “the smart one” of the family still sends Henry into fits of jealousy. But long ago, Chloe gave up academics in favor of being the popular girl. Now, through a series of hidden messages, her late father will lead Chloe back to her old love of numbers – and back to the person she’s meant to be. Of the three siblings, the youngest, JIMMY (Jake Lacy, “Better With You”), could use the inheritance the most. A small-time ex-con and dull-witted guitarist who’s deep in debt to a loan shark, Jimmy may be the family screw-up, but he has more heart than anyone. Like his siblings, Jimmy’s also returning to something in this town: his eight-year-old daughter. Pulling the strings from beyond the grave is the
children’s late father, BENJAMIN (guest star Beau Bridges, “The Descendants”), a college math professor. Guilty over not parenting his kids better, Benjamin has left behind a series of unique challenges – administered by his estate attorney APRIL (newcomer Melissa Tang). Through these tasks, Benjamin hopes he can get his children to rediscover their true selves and learn the lessons he failed to instill in them while he was alive. Their potential reward? More than 20 million dollars – a fortune that they never knew their father had – and the chance to become the people their father wanted them to be. So let THE GOODWIN GAMES begin!”
Will you be tuning in?
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