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Pilot Sitcom Filmed in Buffalo

12:02 AM, Oct 3, 2013   |    comments
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BUFFALO, NY - Heaven Help Us, is the name of a pilot sitcom created and directed by Greg Robbins.

The show is about couple about to have an empty nest when all of the children return home and a grandchild and an in-law, played by Lee Meriwether. Four generations under one roof, no wonder it's called, Heaven Help Us.


Greg Robbins is the creator of the sitcom. He also plays a retired cop who buys a fish and tackle store called 'Bite Me Bait & Shack.' Actress Nancy Stafford plays Robbins wife and principal of a junior high school.

Eddie Mekka, known as Carmine "the Big Ragu" from Laverne & Shirley is part of the cast. "Laverne & Shirley was very family oriented and this is what they're trying to bring to this show. It's about fishing, it's about this, it's about that. It's about a solid family, we don't have that stuff anymore."

2 On Your Side's Claudine Ewing caught up with the cast and crew while filming on location on Main Street in Williamsville.

Jenn Gotzon, an actress in the movie doonby, is excited about the show that could land on the Nickelodeon network. "It takes this concept of a dysfunctional family, which we're all dysfunctional right, puts you all under same roof but has good healthy issues that you are dealing with and a good healthy resolution."

Robbins, the show creator is a California native who moved to Buffalo three years ago. He says the show will be based in Buffalo.

Peter Kent who played Arnold Schwarzengger's double in the movie, The Terminator is also part of the cast, along with comedic actor Torry Martin.

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