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New CBS Sitcom Has Ties to Frostburg State University
09/08/2000

New CBS Sitcom Has Ties to Frostburg State University
The new CBS show, "Yes, Dear," has a couple of connections to Frostburg State University. The cast, from left, is Liza Snyder and Mike O'Malley as Christine and Jimmy Hughes and Anthony Clark and Jean Louisa Kelly as Greg and Kim Warner.
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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