The Pitts

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The Pitts
The Pitts cast.jpg
The cast of The Pitts (from left to right), David Henrie as Petey, Kellie Waymire as Liz, Lizzy Caplan as Faith and Dylan Baker as Bob Pitt.
Created by Mike Scully
Julie Thacker
Starring Dylan Baker
Kellie Waymire
Lizzy Caplan
David Henrie
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 7
Production
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s) Nothing Can Go Wrong Now Productions
20th Century Fox Television
Broadcast
Original channel Fox
Original run March 30 – April 20, 2003 (2003-04-20)

The Pitts is a short-lived Fox sitcom that aired 7 half-hour episodes between March and April 2003. It is about a family and their bad luck. It was a satire on typical American sitcoms with over-the-top sight gags.

Premise[edit]

The Pitts seem like a regular down-to-earth family but unfortunately not a day goes by without them having some sort of bad luck. From the probable to the out right zany, no matter what, they deal with it as a family.

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
1 "Pilot" Lee Shallat-Chemel Mike Scully & Julie Thacker March 30, 2003 1AGV79
Bob hires a babysitter for the kids but does not realize she is the girl he stood up for prom night.
2 "A Bug's Wife" Lee Shallat-Chemel Mike Scully & Julie Thacker April 6, 2003 1AGV01
Faith gets a Volkswagen bug but it falls in love with her and plans to marry her in Las Vegas.
3 "Squarewolves" Katy Garretson Alec Sulkin, Julie Thacker & Wellesley Wild April 13, 2003 1AGV06
Bob and Liz become werewolves and wreak havoc in the nighttime.
4 "Dummy & Dummier" Tom Cherones Story by: Mike Scully & Julie Thacker
Teleplay by: Mike Scully
April 20, 2003 1AGV05
A dummy comes to life and haunts the family.
5 "Miss American Pipe" Matthew Diamond Tom Gammill & Max Pross April 20, 2003 1AGV04
Faith loses her chances of being in a rock video after a pipe goes through her head.
6 "Ticket to Riot" Lee Shallat-Chemel Mike Scully & Julie Thacker Unaired in the U.S. 1AGV02
The Pitts take the wrong bus and are held hostage by escaping prisoners.
7 "Bob's New Heart" Matthew Diamond Mike Scully Unaired in the U.S. 1AGV03
Bob and Liz are convinced to join a dance club which turns out to be a satanic cult.

Cancellation and failed revival[edit]

Fox ordered seven episodes of the series, the network canceled the show after only five episodes aired. The last two episodes that aired on Fox, aired on the same night, the first airing at 7:30/6:30 CT and the second airing at its regular timeslot at 9:30/8:30 CT. The final two episodes of the series aired two years later in the U.K.

On October 10, 2007, Fox announced an animated version of the show was in development.[1] Of the main cast, Lizzy Caplan and Dylan Baker signed on to reprise their roles. Kellie Waymire died in 2003, and Allison Janney has been cast in her role. The part of Petey was to be played by Andy Milonakis replacing David Henrie who was already starring in Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place.[2]

On July 24, 2008, It was announced that the animated series had been taken out of production after a pilot had failed to impress Fox executives.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nellie Andreeva; Kimberly Nordyke (2007-10-10). "Fox reviving failed sitcom as a cartoon". Reuters. Retrieved 2008-03-08. 
  2. ^ Nellie Andreeva (2008-03-04). "Allison Janney joins Fox family cartoon". Reuters. Retrieved 2008-03-08. 

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