Topher Grace on returning to sitcoms with home economics


just like That 70s show might actually reach the “mother-in-law of someone who lives in Wisconsin,” Grace hopes to have the same reach for Domestical economy, especially after the global pandemic that we are all still going through right now. The pilot was first picked up before the pandemic, then failed to go into production before the world shut down, leaving Grace and the rest of the cast and crew wondering if viewers would still want their show. after such a disaster.

“As the pandemic progressed, I was like, ‘Oh, I think it’s going to change what the world wants to see when everyone goes out,’ and then I said, ‘Oh no, it’ is actually even more relevant,” he says. . “It’s become more about class and where you stand socio-economically.”

It helped that much of the show could come from a very real place. It was created by Michael Colton and John Aboud, based on Colton’s real life. Many moments in the series are taken directly from Colton’s own experiences, and the actors can contribute as well.

Grace plays a father with young children and a creative job, and in real life he’s a father with two young children and a creative job. Whether you have twins, as his character does, or just one child at a time, “it’s all the same,” he says. “You’re underwater and you’re just trying to hold on and raise these kids and not mess up.”


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