ABC Greenlights Topher Grace Comedy ‘Home Economics’

ABC has picked up the comedy Home Economics, which will star Topher Grace. Inspired by the life of executive producer Michael Colton, the single-camera comedy will debut in spring 2021. 


ABC's cast of 'Home Economics' (Image credit: ABC)

Home Economics looks at “the heartwarming, yet super uncomfortable and sometimes frustrating relationship between three adult siblings: one in the 1%, one middle class, and one barely holding on,” said ABC. 

Home Economics was developed by writers Colton and John Aboud. 

Grace starred in That ‘70s Show. His film work includes Spider-Man 3, BlacKkKlansman and Traffic

“I never thought about doing another show until I read Michael Colton and John Aboud’s amazing script,” he said. “Both the characters they created and the amazing ensemble they brought together to play them are a family I just had to be a part of.”

Caitlin McGee, Jimmy Tatro, Karla Souza, and Sasheer Zamata. Shiloh Bearman, Jordyn Starr Curet are also in the cast. 

Colton and Aboud executive producer alongside Grace, Eric and Kim Tannenbaum of The Tannenbaum Company. 

The show is a co-production between Lionsgate and ABC Signature.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.