LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Television icon, talk show host and comedic best-selling author Alan Thicke (“Growing Pains,” “How I Met Your Mother”), one of Hollywood’s most famous dads on- and off-screen, will star in UNUSUALLY THICKE, a 14-episode original reality sitcom for TVGN premiering on Wednesday, April 16 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT. A sneak peek is available on TVGN’s YouTube Channel at http://youtu.be/b0aZfdJb_bo.
UNUSUALLY THICKE puts the spotlight on a real-life modern family—Alan, his beautiful, spicy and much-younger wife Tanya, and his dry witted, often opinionated 16-year-old son Carter—in a series that follows the fun and humor that happens in their everyday lives.
Dozens of special appearances from Alan’s friends and family are featured throughout the season, including: his son and Grammy Award winning recording artist Robin Thicke, television star David Hasselhoff (“Knight Rider” and “Baywatch”), television star and comedian Bob Saget (“Full House”), NBA basketball legend Magic Johnson, NHL all-star Wayne Gretzky, TV star and former teen idol John Stamos (“Full House”), talk show host and political commentator/comedian Bill Maher (“Politically Incorrect”), actor/writer/producer and talk show host Tom Green (“The Tom Green Show”), and many more.
“UNUSUALLY THICKE combines my two favorite things: family… and laughing at my family,” remarked Alan. “This series is my foray into the ‘reality-ish’ television world where viewers will meet the lovable, unpredictable, and often challenging people who live with the real Jason Seaver. We take our relatable real-life stories and blow them up to amuse and amaze, tossing in a handful of celebrity friends along the way. Please come aboard and enjoy the ride!”
“Alan’s real-life persona is just as likable, engaging and funny as the television characters he’s played over the years, and we’re excited to bring viewers an original reality sitcom featuring his real-life modern family,” said Brad Schwartz, President, Entertainment and Media, TVGN. “This is Alan Thicke in the role of his life.”
UNUSUALLY THICKE is an original series that blend reality television with situation comedy. The series is produced by Peacock Alley Entertainment.
TVGN (TV Guide Network) is a highly distributed entertainment network owned by CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF). The venture combines CBS’s programming, production and marketing assets with Lionsgate’s resources in motion pictures, television and digitally delivered content. Seen in more than 80 million homes, TVGN’s programming celebrates Hollywood with original series and specials. TVGN’s new ownership structure is comprised of the company with the #1 broadcast network and many of the top first-run syndication series (“Entertainment Tonight,” “The Insider”) and the studio that produces and distributes the blockbuster “Hunger Games” and “Twilight” franchises and produces such award-winning dramas as “Mad Men.”