Ground Floor

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Ground Floor
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Genre Sitcom
Created by
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 12 (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Bill Lawrence
  • Jeff Astrof
  • Jeff Ingold
Camera setup Multiple
Production company(s)
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original channel TBS
Picture format 1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original run November 14, 2013 (2013-11-14) – present
External links

Ground Floor is an American comedy series created by Bill Lawrence and Greg Malins, that premiered on November 14, 2013, on TBS.[1] The series stars Skylar Astin, Briga Heelan, Rory Scovel and John C. McGinley, and follows Brody, a successful banker who falls for Jenny, an intelligent maintenance supervisor, who works in the same building.


Ground Floor follows Brody (Skylar Astin), a young and successful banker at Remington Trust, who after a one-night stand with Jenny (Briga Heelan) discovers that she works in Maintenance for his building. From here, they deal with their growing feelings for each other, much to the annoyance of their co-workers, while trying to find a balance between their vastly differing work environments.


Development and production[edit]

TBS placed a pilot order for Ground Floor on February 21, 2013. The series was created by Bill Lawrence and Greg Malins, with Lawrence serving as executive producer alongside Jeff Astrof and Jeff Ingold, and the production companies Warner Bros. Television and Doozer.[3]

Casting announcements began in February 2013, with John C. McGinley first cast as Mr. Mansfield, the boss.[4] Skylar Astin and Briga Heelan then joined the cast in the two lead roles, with Astin playing Brody, a Harvard graduate and money manager who falls for Heelan's Jennifer, an intelligent maintenance worker.[5] The next actors cast in the series were Rene Gube and James Earl, with Gube cast in the role of Threepeat, a money manager; and Earl playing the role of Derrick, a laid-back guy who works with Jennifer on the ground floor.[6] Rory Scovel then joined the series as Harvard, a classic know-it-all who harbors an oft demonstrated crush on his ground-floor co-worker Jennifer.[7] Alexis Knapp was the last actor cast in the series as Tori, a sexy co-worker of Jennifer's who hits the clubs at night and catches up on her sleep at work.[8] Knapp and Astin have previously worked together in the comedy Pitch Perfect.

On May 10, 2013, TBS placed a series order on Ground Floor, which premiered on November 14, 2013.[9][1]

On March 6, 2014, TBS announced the second season renewal of Ground Floor that will consist of ten episodes and premiere December 9, 2014.[10]


Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 10 November 14, 2013 (2013-11-14) January 16, 2014 (2014-01-16)
2 10 December 9, 2014 (2014-12-09)[11] TBA

Season 1 (2013–14)[edit]

No. in
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
U.S. viewers
1 1 "Pilot" Gail Mancuso Greg Malins & Bill Lawrence November 14, 2013 (2013-11-14) 296030 1.63[12]
Brody and Jenny, employees who respectively work on the top and ground floor of a skyscraper, meet and begin to see each other, against the advice of their coworkers.
2 2 "Off to the Races" Gail Mancuso Jeff Astrof November 14, 2013 (2013-11-14) 2M6452 1.20[12]
Brody attempts to alter his relationship with Jenny, while she prefers things as they are. Harvard takes Mansfield's chair to use in a race against Derrick.
3 3 "The New Office" Gail Mancuso Jason Belleville November 21, 2013 (2013-11-21) 2M6453 1.42[13]
Brody competes against his coworkers for an office, to Jenny's disgust. Harvard unwittingly dates Mansfield's daughter when she comes to visit.
4 4 "The Gift" Gail Mancuso Bill Martin & Mike Schiff December 5, 2013 (2013-12-05) 2M6454 1.26[14]
Jenny insists Brody's expensive birthday gift to her is thoughtless and resists keeping it.
5 5 "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" Gail Mancuso Jeff Astrof December 12, 2013 (2013-12-12) 2M6456 1.52[15]
When Jenny and Mansfield each invite Brody to the same baseball game on his day off, Brody has to make a choice: to sit with Mansfield or his girlfriend. Meanwhile Threepeat jockeys for position with Mansfield, and Harvard ends up out of his element in the wonderland that is the company luxury suite.
6 6 "If I Were a Rich Man" Gail Mancuso Joel Church-Cooper & Rene Gube December 19, 2013 (2013-12-19) 2M6457 1.70[16]
Brody and Threepeat are tasked with delivering bad news to clients. Jenny convinces Harvard, Tori, and Derrick to invest their money. John McEnroe guest starred.
7 7 "Woman on Top" Gail Mancuso Bill Martin & Mike Schiff December 26, 2013 (2013-12-26) 2M6455 1.62[17]
When Brody's ex-girlfriend (Anna Camp) from business school comes back into the picture, Jenny's worried that Heather's a better match for Brody
8 8 "Dynamic Duo" Gail Mancuso Jason Belleville January 2, 2014 (2014-01-02) 2M6458 1.52[18]
When Mansfield's assistant falls ill, Jenny fills in only to end up nursing Mansfield when he falls ill, leaving Brody to handle a big client meeting solo. Meanwhile, Harvard takes over for Jenny and ends up fending off Threepeat and the other execs while issuing new phones.
9 9 "The Decision: Part One" Gail Mancuso Jenny Lee January 9, 2014 (2014-01-09) 2M6459 1.59[19]
Jenny plans to go on a trip to Paris without Brody. Brody's attempts to profess his love to Jenny are repeatedly interrupted by others doing the same. Lies catch up with Threepeat as the skills on his application are tested.
10 10 "The Decision: Part Two" Gail Mancuso Jeff Astrof, Bill Martin & Mike Schiff January 16, 2014 (2014-01-16) 2M6460 1.33[20]
Brody has to decide upon going to Hong Kong or Paris with Jenny. Threepeat needs a place to stay and winds up crashing with Harvard.

Season 2 (2014–15)[edit]

No. in
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
U.S. viewers
U.S. 18-49
11 1 "Unforgiven"[21] Gail Mancuso Jeff Astrof December 9, 2014 (2014-12-09) 2M6751 1.355[22] 0.6%[22]
Brody and Jenny return from Paris, with both of them dealing with the consequences. Brody meets his replacement, Lindsay, as he tries to get his job back.
12 2 "Baked and Toasted"[23] Phill Lewis Bill Martin & Mike Schiff December 16, 2014 (2014-12-16) 2M6752 1.436[24] 0.7%[24]
Brody tries to impress Mansfeld to get his job back by working on the ground floor. With him now working on the ground floor, Harvard and Derrick notice his work ethic. Jenny learns she went to high school with Lindsay.
13 3 "Space Invaders"[25] Jodi Hahn Jason Belleville December 23, 2014 (2014-12-23) TBA N/A N/A
When Brody gets his first ground floor paycheck he gets the sticker shock of his life. In an effort to downsize, he gives up his apartment and crashes with Jenny. But when crashing feels a lot like living together, Jenny freaks out. Normally Brody would turn to Mansfield for advice, but his boss has made it clear that this time he is on his own. Harvard and Derrick bet they know how to stretch their modest ground floor pay further than Brody.
14 4 "The Break-ups"[26] Jodi Hahn Cindy Caponera December 30, 2014 (2014-12-30) TBA N/A N/A
When a rival starts poaching Mansfield's top guys, Brody thinks Mansfield will finally give him his job back, but when Mansfield makes it clear things can never be what they were, Brody has to make a big change. At Derrick's urging, Jenny has to 'break-up' with Harvard - who she's never dated - so he'll finally move on and pursue other women, like the clearly interested Lindsay. Meanwhile Threepeat has a hard time accepting the fact that this rival has tried to poach everyone but him.
15 5 "Mano-a-Mansifled"[27] Steve Zuckerman Joel Church-Cooper January 6, 2015 (2015-01-06) TBA N/A N/A


Prior to its second season renewal, the first season averaged 1.8 million viewers.[28]


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