show_name = Carpoolers
Jerry O'Connell Faith Ford Jerry Minor Fred Goss Tim Peper Allison Munn T. J. Miller
country = USA
language = English
num_seasons = 1
num_episodes = 13
list_episodes = List of Carpoolers episodes
Justin Falvey Darryl Frank
Bruce McCulloch Marsh McCall
runtime = 22 minutes (without commercials)
network = ABC
October 2, 2007
March 4, 2008
website = http://abc.go.com/primetime/carpoolers/index
imdb_id = 0928410
tv_com_id = 68655
"Carpoolers" is an American single-camera comedy series that premiered on
October 2, 2007on ABC. The show was created by Bruce McCulloch, who also executive produced alongside Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, David Miner, Marsh McCall, Joe Russo and Anthony Russo (formerly of " Arrested Development"). Joe and Anthony Russo also directed the pilot. The series focused on the everyday lives of four male suburbanites with different occupations, who took their private lives and issues along for the ride during their daily commute to and from work.cite web|title = Carpoolers at|publisher = The Futon Critic|url = http://www.thefutoncritic.com/showatch.aspx?id=carpoolers]
DreamWorks Television, ABC Studiosand 3 Arts Entertainment, the series was given a thirteen-episode order on May 11, 2007. [cite news|title = ABC ADDS 10 NEWCOMERS, RENEWS 'NOTES,' 'ROAD'|url = http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news.aspx?id=7381|publisher = The Futon Critic|date = 2007-05-11] and originally aired Tuesdays at 8:30PM Eastern/7:30PM Central following "Cavemen". [cite news|title = ABC UNVEILS 2007-08 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE|url = http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news.aspx?id=20070515abc01|publisher = The Futon Critic|date = 2007-05-15] After a brief hiatus, the show returned to ABC's schedule on January 8, 2008at 9:30PM Eastern/8:30PM Central, following " According to Jim" [ [http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news.aspx?id=20071214abc01 Breaking News - ABC UNVEILS MIDSEASON PRIMETIME SCHEDULE | TheFutonCritic.com ] ] .
After the writers strike ended, ABC declined to order any additional episodes of "Carpoolers".cite web |url=http://tvseriesfinale.com/articles/after-the-writers-strike-whos-not-coming-back/ |title=After the Writers Strike, Who’s Not Coming Back? |accessdate=2008-02-12 |date=2008-02-11 |publisher="TV Series Finale"] The season finale aired on
March 4 2008and although it has not appeared in the Fall '08 lineup, it could come back in the future seasons on ABC. [ [http://tvbythenumbers.com/2008/05/13/abc-2008-fall-schedule-vs-2007-fall-schedule/3751 ABC 2008 Fall Schedule vs. 2007 Fall Schedule] ]
Carpoolers is the story of four very different men- Aubrey, the (usually) stressed family man, Laird, the manliest of the group who lost almost everything in a divorce, Gracen, the uptight mediator who is commonly the calm one of the group, and Dougie, a young member of the carpool whose marriage is often mocked by the others. At the beginning, the four carpool together and (other than Laird and Gracen) usually have no other contact. But in "The Recital," the four realize they are friends, and become closer.
Fred Goss- Gracen Brooker: A mediator who is married and whose adult son, Marmaduke usually spends his entire day at home in his briefs. He and Laird Holcomb are friends as well as neighbors.
Jerry O'Connell- Laird Holcomb: A recently divorced dentist whose ex-wife has taken almost everything he owned (except his absercisor and otherwise empty house); he sleeps with as many women as he can.
Jerry Minor- Aubrey Williber: A man who looks after his rambunctious seven kids in addition to working while his lazy wife, who is never seen, but only depicted as a pair of feet, sits in her recliner. His signature catch phrase is "Gentlemen ... let's carpool", usually uttered immediately prior to carpooling.
Tim Peper- Dougie: As the new carpooler, he tries to gain acceptance into the group of men while frequently committing major carpooling faux pas. He is a newlywed who likes to tell the others about the joy of marriage and love.
Faith Ford- Leila Brooker: Gracen's sensible wife and successful real estate "flipper".
T. J. Miller- Marmaduke Brooker: The emotionally stunted, hyper-articulate, hulking adult son of the Bookers (who towers over his parents by over a foot).
Allison Munn- Cindy: Dougie's young, dewy wife; they have a saccharine sweet relationship. When she sends Dougie off to work with his lunch she tells him that she "is in every bite".
Seasonal ratings based on average total viewers per episode of "Carpoolers" on ABC:
+ Information is current as of
March 7, 2008. [ [http://www.abcmedianet.com/Web/progcal/dispDNR.aspx?id=031108_05 ABC Medianet ] ]
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