We Are Men
|We Are Men|
|Created by||Rob Greenberg|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||2 (List of episodes)|
|Camera setup||Single camera|
|Production company(s)||The Tannenbaum Company
CBS Television Studios
|Distributor||CBS Television Distribution|
|Picture format||480i (16:9 SDTV)
|Original run||September 30 – October 7, 2013|
We Are Men is an American situation comedy series created by Rob Greenberg starring Christopher Nicholas Smith, Tony Shalhoub, Jerry O'Connell, Kal Penn, and Rebecca Breeds. The series aired on CBS as part of the 2013–14 American television season, and premiered on September 30, 2013. After the airing of two episodes, which performed poorly, CBS announced that the series had been canceled on October 9, 2013.
After Carter is left at the altar by his bride, he moves into a short-term rental complex, where he forms a friendship with three divorced older men.
- Kal Penn as Gil Bartis
- Chris Smith as Carter Thomas
- Jerry O'Connell as Stuart Strickland
- Tony Shalhoub as Frank Russo
- Rebecca Breeds as Abby Russo
Development and production
On July 10, 2012, it was announced that CBS had picked up Rob Greenberg's single-camera comedy, then called Ex-Men, as the first pilot order of the 2013–14 season. The show, which is written, directed and executively produced by Greenberg, centers on a young man "learning the ways of the world from the older and more experienced men in his short-term rental complex." Dominic Patten from Deadline.com reported that We Are Men had been around for a few years, before it was picked up.
Chris Smith was cast as Carter Thomas, the young man who befriends a group of divorced men, while Kal Penn was cast as Gil Bartis. On August 15, 2012, it was announced that Tony Shalhoub would play Frank, who is "a four-time divorcé who still fancies himself a ladies man". Shortly after, Australian actress Rebecca Breeds joined the cast as Frank's daughter. Filming of the pilot episode was pushed back to January 2013, after casting of the fourth male lead stalled. The role of Stuart was eventually filled by Jerry O'Connell.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers
|1||"Pilot"||Rob Greenberg||Rob Greenberg||September 30, 2013||6.61|
|2||"We Are Dognappers"||Adam Arkin||Bob Daily||October 7, 2013||5.41|
|3||"We Are One Night Stands"||Walt Becker||Lesley Wake Webster||Unaired||N/A|
|4||"We Are Learning to Swim"||Jerry Levine||Gabrielle Allan and Jennifer Crittenden||Unaired||N/A|
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