Leah Remini Says ‘Family Tools’ Is Perfect for All Families — Yes,...

Leah Remini Says ‘Family Tools’ Is Perfect for All Families — Yes, Even Yours

Family Tools
FAMILY TOOLS - "Pilot" - Mixing family with business is never easy, and Jack Shea is about to learn that lesson the hard way. When Jack's father, Tony, has a heart attack and is forced to hand over the keys to his beloved handyman business, Jack's eager to finally step up and make his father proud. Unfortunately Jack's past career efforts have been less than stellar, so everyone seems to be waiting for him to fail. His new job isn't made any easier by Tony's rebellious, troublemaking assistant, Darren, and Darren's flirtatious sister, Stitch, who works at the local hardware store. But with the support of his Aunt Terry and his oddball yet endearing cousin Mason, Jack Shea may just find his true calling right at home, on the premiere of "Family Tools," WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/ADAM TAYLOR) LEAH REMINI 127918_9646

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Move over Modern Family, you’ve got some new neighbors on the ABC block — and their boxes are packed with dysfunction. Family Tools premieres tonight at 8:30 and we’ve got all details on the how the half-hour sitcom is hoping to nail a lot of laughs as a part of ABC’s Wednesday comedy line-up.

The spring series follows Tony (J.K. Simmons), a handyman and business owner who is living with his sister (Remini) and her dopey yet loveable son (Johnny Pemberton). When Tony has a heart attack, he’s forced to pass his beloved business over to his kind-hearted screw-up of a son Jack (Kyle Bornheimer), who then moves back home to live with all of them.

Series star Leah Remini tells Hollywood.com that the Sheas/McCormicks aren’t the average nuclear family living together under one roof, but that’s what she loves most about Family Tools. “It’s about family — loving your family and fighting with your family. Each one is different but it’s all about the love and keeping it together,” she tells us. “[Family Tools] has dynamics that anybody can recognize, like, ‘Oh, I have that kind of relationship with my brother, my aunt, or my mom.’ I think it’s getting back to those traditional family dynamics — no matter what the combination is.”

Remini promises that Family Tools is a perfect show for the entire family to sit down and watch together. “So much of television today I couldn’t really watch with my daughter. It’s a little bit pushing the envelope and … these are conversations I don’t want to have with my 8-year-old right now,” she says. “I think people want to laugh; they want to sit down with their family and laugh… That’s what is different about [Family Tools]. It’s all about the connection to the family and how the family stays together and works together — well, tries to work together.”

Don’t miss the series premiere of Family Tools on Wednesday, May 1 at 8:30 PM on ABC.

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