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FAMILY TOOLS
Air Date: Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Time Slot: 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#101) "Pilot"
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PREMIERE

JACK SHEA HAS TO PROVE HE HAS WHAT IT TAKES TO RUN THE FAMILY BUSINESS, ON THE PREMIERE OF ABC'S "FAMILY TOOLS"

"Pilot" - Mixing family with business is never easy, and Jack Shea is about to learn that lesson the hard way. When Jack's father, Tony, has a heart attack and is forced to hand over the keys to his beloved handyman business, Jack's eager to finally step up and make his father proud. Unfortunately Jack's past career efforts have been less than stellar, so everyone seems to be waiting for him to fail. His new job isn't made any easier by Tony's rebellious, troublemaking assistant, Darren, and Darren's flirtatious sister, Stitch, who works at the local hardware store. But with the support of his Aunt Terry and his oddball yet endearing cousin Mason, Jack Shea may just find his true calling right at home, on the premiere of "Family Tools," WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

"Family Tools" stars Kyle Bornheimer ("Bachelorette," "Romantically Challenged," "Perfect Couples") as Jack Shea, J.K. Simmons ("Ultimate Spiderman," "Generator Rex," "The Closer") as Tony Shea, Edi Gathegi ("X Men: First Class") as Darren Poynton, Johnny Pemberton ("21 Jump Street," "Aim High") as Mason Baumgardner, Danielle Nicolet ("X Men TV Series") as Lisa "Stitch" Poynton and Leah Remini ("In the Motherhood," "King of Queens") as Terry Baumgardner.

Guest starring Lee Weaver as Ellis Poynton, Adam Arkin as Mr. Baynor, Jo Koy as Berrick, Rob Locke as Niko, Amazon Eve as tall client lady, Matt Orduna as Clarence and Eve Sigall as woman.

"Pilot" was written by Bobby Bowman and directed by Michael Fresco.

Based on the UK series "White Van Man," "Family Tools" is executive-produced by Joshua Sternin ("That �70s Show"), J.R. Ventimilia ("That �70s Show"), Mark Gordon ("Grey's Anatomy," "Criminal Minds"), Andrea Shay ("It Takes a Village," "Virtual Virgin") and Paul Buccieri ("Prime Suspect"). The series is from ABC Studios.

"Family Tools" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.

For more information on "Family Tools," visit ABC.com.

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FAMILY TOOLS (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/1/13 - 7/10/13
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2012-2013 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (10 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 5/10/13
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, December 2012) "Family Tools" debuts on Wednesday, May 1 at 8:30 p.m., ET and stars Kyle Bornheimer, J.K. Simmons and Leah Remini in a new family comedy that proves mixing family with business is never easy. "Family Tools" will take over for "Suburgatory" in this new timeslot following its season finale.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Danielle Nicolet as Liz
· Edi Gathegi as Darren
· J.K. Simmons as Tony Shea
· Johnny Pemberton as Mason
· Kyle Bornheimer as Jack Shea
· Leah Remini as Terry
CREW INFORMATION:
· Adrian Poynton as CRTR (U.K. Series)
· Andrea Shay as EP
· Bobby Bowman as CRTR/EP
· Jeffrey Ventimiglia as EP
· Joshua Sternin as EP
· Mark Gordon as EP
· Michael Fresco as DIR (Pilot)
· Paul Buccieri as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· ITV Studios
· Mark Gordon Company, The