The Cool Kids (Fox 2018, Leslie Jordan, Martin Mull)

The Cool Kids is a sitcom about a rag-tag group of friends living in a retirement community who are willing to break every rule in order to have fun – because, at their age, what do they really have to lose. HANK (Grier) is the leader of this motley crew, a gruff, opinionated, 21st century Archie Bunker who will go to any lengths to have a good time.

His loyal, but less than helpful, friends include CHARLIE (Mull), a bumbling storyteller who constantly goes off on tangents about some bizarre, barely believable episode from his life; and SID (Jordan), a naysaying, pill-popping hypochondriac who shoots down every scheme, but still gets roped in. Complicating matters is MARGARET (Lawrence), a brash, confident woman who forces her way into their group and refuses to leave because she’s not going to take crap from anyone – especially not these three. But what unites them all is their shared belief that they’re not done yet – not by a long shot. Growing old with dignity is for chumps. These self-proclaimed “cool kids” are determined to make the third act of the lives the craziest one yet.

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production details
USA | Fox | 23 minutes | 2018

Charlie Day as Creator/Executive Producer
Don Scardino as Executive Producer/Director of Pilot
Kevin Abbott as Executive Producer (Pilot)
Nick Frenkel as Executive Producer
Patrick Walsh as Executive Producer
Paul Fruchbom as Creator/Co-Executive Producer

cast
Leslie Jordan as Sid
Martin Mull as Charlie
David Alan Grier as Hank
Vicki Lawrence as Margaret

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