When the new CBS sitcom "Yes, Dear" premieres this fall, the show will have both on- and off-screen ties to Frostburg State University. One of the main characters, Jimmy, portrayed by comedian Mike O'Malley, will be an FSU graduate.
"Yes, Dear" is about a pair of "odd couple" brothers-in-law and their different approaches to life and family. Jimmy, who is described as a "loud, but lovable guy," moves to Southern California with his family to be closer to his generous in-laws, Greg and Kim, played by Anthony Clark and Jean Louisa Kelly.
The idea of creating a character that is a graduate of FSU is the brainchild of Frostburg State's real-life alum Gregory Garcia, who is co-creator and co-executive producer of the series. Jimmy will be dressed in appropriate FSU T-shirts, caps and sweatpants every week, Garcia says.
Garcia graduated in 1992 from FSU where he studied television writing. As a result, he was selected to participate in a writer development workshop hosted by Warner Bros. Television. His previous television experience involved behind-the-scenes work on such sitcoms as "Step by Step," "Family Matters" and "Getting Personal." He was co-creator of the short-lived ABC series "Built to Last" in 1997 starring comedian Royale Watkins.
"Yes, Dear" will premiere Monday, Oct. 2, at 8:30 p.m. on CBS. Check your local listings.
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