The Cool Kids (TV series)

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The Cool Kids
The Cool Kids (TV series) Logo.jpg
Genre Comedy
Created by
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s)
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor 20th Television
Original network Fox
External links
Official website

The Cool Kids is an upcoming American sitcom television series set to premiere on September 28, 2018 on Fox.


The Cool Kids follows "three guy friends in a retirement community are the top dogs until they’re blown out of the water by the newest member of the community, a female rebel who's ready to challenge their place – it’s high school with 70 somethings."[1]

Cast and characters[edit]


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [3]U.S. viewers
1"Pilot"[4]Don Scardino[2]Charlie Day and Paul Fruchbom[2]September 28, 2018 (2018-09-28)TBD
2"The Cool Kids Rig an Election"[5]TBATBAOctober 5, 2018 (2018-10-05)TBD
3"A Date with Destiny"[6]TBATBAOctober 12, 2018 (2018-10-12)TBD



On September 5, 2017, it was announced that Fox had given the production a pilot order. The pilot was written by Charlie Day and Paul Fruchbom with Kevin Abbott set to serve as showrunner if the pilot was ordered to series. Executive producers are set to include Day, Abbott, Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, and Nick Frenkel with Fruchbom co-executive producing. Production companies involved with the pilot include 20th Century Fox Television and FX Productions.[7] On November 16, 2017, it was announced that Don Scardino would direct the pilot.[2]

On May 9, 2018, it was announced that Fox had given the production a series order.[1] A few days later, it was announced that the series would premiere in the fall of 2018 and air on Fridays at 8:30 P.M.[8] On June 12, 2018, it was reported that Patrick Walsh was replacing Abbott in the role of showrunner and was also joining the series as an executive producer.[9] On June 28, 2018, it was announced that the series would premiere on September 28, 2018.[10]


Alongside the announcement of the pilot's director, it was confirmed that Vicki Lawrence, David Alan Grier, Leslie Jordan, and Martin Mull had been cast in the pilot's lead roles.[2]



On May 14, 2018, Fox released the first trailer for the series.[8]


On September 13, 2018, the series will take part in the 12th annual PaleyFest Fall Television Previews which will feature a preview screening of the series and a conversation with cast members including David Alan Grier, Martin Mull, Vicki Lawrence, and Leslie Jordan.[11]


  1. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (May 9, 2018). "'The Cool Kids' Comedy, 'Proven Innocent' Drama Picked Up To Series By Fox". Deadline. Retrieved May 9, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Andreeva, Nellie (November 16, 2017). "'The Cool Kids': Vicki Lawrence, David Alan Grier, Leslie Jordan & Martin Mull To Star In Fox Retirement Home Comedy Pilot". Deadline. Retrieved May 9, 2018. 
  3. ^ "The Cool Kids - Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 21 July 2018. 
  4. ^ "(CK-101) "Pilot"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 6, 2018. 
  5. ^ "(CK-102) "The Cool Kids Rig an Election"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 12, 2018. 
  6. ^ "(CK-103) "A Date with Destiny"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 19, 2018. 
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 5, 2017). "Fox Orders 'The Cool Kids' Retirement Community Comedy Pilot From 'It's Always Sunny' Trio & Kevin Abbott". Deadline. Retrieved May 9, 2018. 
  8. ^ a b Otterson, Joe (May 14, 2018). "Fox Fall 2018-2019 Trailers: 'Cool Kids,' 'Rel,' 'Last Man Standing' (Watch)". Variety. Retrieved May 14, 2018. 
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 12, 2018). "'The Cool Kids': Patrick Walsh Tapped As Showrunner Of New Fox Comedy Series". Deadline. Retrieved June 12, 2018. 
  10. ^ Pedersen, Erik (June 28, 2018). "Fox Sets Fall Premiere Dates: 'Empire', '9-1-1', Recast 'Lethal Weapon' & More". Deadline. Retrieved June 28, 2018. 
  11. ^ Pedersen, Erik (July 24, 2018). "PaleyFest Fall TV Previews Sets Initial Lineup: Tim Allen, Sarah Silverman, Aaron Paul & More". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 29, 2018. 

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