The Moodys premieres tonight on FOX. The sitcom stars Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins as a married couple who reunite with their three adult children in Chicago for the holiday season. The pilot premieres at 9/8c.
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‘The Moodys’ Preview
Denis Leary sat down with USA Today to talk about the series and what sets it apart from other family-oriented sitcoms. “Obviously, [the Moodys] love each other, but it shows itself in some strange ways. There’s a lot of yelling. There’s a lot of secrets and angst, but they’re always together no matter what at Christmastime,” he revealed. “One of the reasons I fell in love with it was … I got the same feeling I got about The Ref, [it’s] like a working-class version. That was one of my favorite projects.”
Leary also said that the edgier side of the holiday season gets put on display during the first season. “There’s an overwhelming number of traditional Christmas stories that are a little soft-centered and twee and saccharine. That’s never been my cup of tea when it comes to Christmas movies,” he explained. “I like things that have a little more edge because I think it’s a more realistic portrayal of what we all go through. Everybody always has the best-laid plans when it comes to Christmas and there’s always a wrench that gets thrown into the works, at least in my family experience.”
Elizabeth Perkins took a similar stance when she talked about the show with The Wrap. “It’s sort of about more the mishaps and ridiculous extended family and all you wanna do is put up a string of lights and you get it up there and there’s one bulb that’s out,” she said. “That is more like a realistic interpretation of what Christmas is. And I think if you’re expecting something like Miracle on 34th Street, then this is not for you.
“This is more like what everybody really experiences, which is, you know, dysfunctional, but who isn’t? Dysfunctional is actually normal,” she added. “And I think we’re still used to seeing Christmas portrayed as a time of peace, and that’s not anybody’s experience at all.”
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