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Pop Network Greenlights ‘Let’s Get Physical’ Comedy Series

Pop Network has greenlit a new scripted comedy series set in the world of competitive aerobics, the network said Thursday.

The series, Let’s Get Physical, focuses on a slacker who makes a reluctant comeback in the fitness industry after his dad – dubbed the “Godfather of Aerobics” – unexpectedly passes away and wills him a broken-down family gym.

The series, which stars Matt Jones (Breaking Bad), Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley) and AnnaLynne McCord (90210), will debut on Pop in 2018.

Let’s Get Physical is executive produced by Rosey TV’s Michael Rosenberg (Hell on Wheels), Connor Pritchard’s Inside Center Productions (Workaholics), Ben and Dan Newmark of Grandma’s House Entertainment and John Morayniss for eOne.

Let’s Get Physical is a contemporary self-aware comedy inspired by the aerobics fad that set fitness crazes in motion across the nation,” said Justin Rosenblatt, Pop executive vice president of Original Programming. “The show features characters that are distinctive, full of heart and played by a dream ensemble cast with undeniable chemistry.”

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.