Ground Floor

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Ground Floor
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Genre Sitcom
Created by
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2 (1 Aired)
No. of episodes 10
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Bill Lawrence
  • Jeff Astrof
  • Jeff Ingold
Camera setup Multiple
Production company(s)
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channel TBS
Picture format 1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original run November 14, 2013 (2013-11-14) – present
External links
Website

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.

Synopsis[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

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.[2]

Casting announcements began in February 2013, with John C. McGinley first cast as Mr. Mansfield, the boss.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7]

On May 10, 2013, TBS placed a series order on Ground Floor, which premiered on November 14, 2013.[8][1]

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

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 10 November 14, 2013 (2013-11-14) January 16, 2014 (2014-01-16)
2 10 2014 (2014) TBA

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(million)
1 1 "Pilot" Gail Mancuso Greg Malins & Bill Lawrence November 14, 2013 (2013-11-14) 296030 1.63[10]
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[10]
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[11]
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[12]
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[13]
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[14]
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[15]
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[16]
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[17]
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[18]
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.

Ratings[edit]

Prior to its second season renewal, the first season averaged 1.8 million viewers.[19]

Season 2 (2014)[edit]

On March 6, 2014, the show was renewed for a second season. [20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "TBS Scores Across-the-Board Growth on Strength of "Sullivan & Son," "Deal With It" and "The Big Bang Theory"". The Futon Critic. August 21, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Development Update: Thursday, February 21". The Futon Critic. February 21, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 28, 2013). "John C. McGinley To Co-Star In TBS Pilot ‘Ground Floor’, Reuniting With Bill Lawrence". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (March 8, 2013). "Cougar Town's Briga Heelan Joins Bill Lawrence's TBS Comedy; Pitch Perfect's Skylar Astin in Talks". TV Line. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 15, 2013). "Mike Colter Joins CBS Pilot ‘Surgeon General’, Duo Added To TBS’ ‘Ground Floor’". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Development Update: Wednesday, March 20". The Futon Critic. March 20, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  7. ^ Mitchell, John (April 23, 2013). "TBS pilot 'Ground Floor' to reunite 'Pitch Perfect' co-stars Skylar Astin and Alexis Knapp". EW.com. Retrieved August 30, 2013.  Rene Gube and Rory Scovel were added to the writing staff after the pilot was shot.
  8. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (May 10, 2013). "Bill Lawrence Comedy 'Ground Floor' Lands Series Order at TBS". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  9. ^ Biblel, Sara (March 6, 2014). "'Ground Floor' Renewed for Season 2 by TBS". TV by the Numbers (Press release). Retrieved March 6, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (November 15, 2013). "Thursday Cable Ratings: Football Wins Night, 'Pawn Stars', 'Ground Floor', 'White Collar, 'Braxton Family Values' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  11. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (November 22, 2013). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Thursday Night Football Wins Night + 'Pawn Stars', 'Beyond Scared Straight', NBA Basketball + More". TV by the Numbers. 
  12. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (December 6, 2013). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Thursday Night Football' Wins Night + 'Pawn Stars', NBA Basketball, 'Mob Wives' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  13. ^ Bibel, Sara (December 13, 2013). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Thursday Night Football' Wins Night, 'Pawn Stars', 'Ground Floor', 'Project Runway All Stars', 'Mob Wives' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  14. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (December 20, 2013). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Pawn Stars' Tops Night + 'Time Machine', 'The Daily Show', NBA Basketball & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  15. ^ Bibel, Sara (December 27, 2013). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Pawn Stars' Wins Night, College Football, 'Ground Floor', 'Gypsy Sisters' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  16. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (January 3, 2014). "Thursday Cable Ratings: Sugar Bowl Wins Night + 'Pawn Stars', 'Ground Floor', 'Mob Wives' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  17. ^ Bibel, Sara (January 10, 2014). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Pawn Stars' Wins Night, NBA Basketball, 'White Collar', 'Ground Floor', 'Mob Wives' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  18. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (January 17, 2014). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Pawn Stars' Wins Night + NBA Basketball, 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo', 'Ridiculousness' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  19. ^ "‘Ground Floor’ Renewed for Season 2 by TBS - Ratings | TVbytheNumbers". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  20. ^ "‘Ground Floor’ Renewed for Season 2 by TBS". Retrieved 2014-03-13. 

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