Former Last Man Standing star Nancy Travis has just signed on to play the female lead in The Kominsky Method. The 10-episode single-cam comedy comes from The Big Bang Theory creator Chuck Lorre and also stars Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin.
Chuck Lorre wrote The Kominsky Method, which centers on Sandy Kominsky, played by Douglas. In the series, Kominsky is an actor who had a short career so he became an acting coach.
Comedy icon Alan Arkin will play his long-suffering friend, Norman.
Chuck Lorre Creates New Netflix Series
Nancy Travis will play Lisa, a non-typical student in her 50s who is down-to-earth and has an 18-year-old son at home. After her divorce, she wanted to try something new. For her, that meant connecting with acting coach, Kominsky.
As she starts to truly connect with the coach, there is an opportunity for romance once she sees behind the curtain. The late-in-life romance surprises both of the actors but they give it a go.
Warner Brothers is producing the series with Chuck Lorre Productions.
Nancy Travis Hot Off Of Last Man Standing Fame
For six seasons, Nancy Travis starred opposite Tim Allen on Last Man Standing. The ABC sitcom was canceled despite the success of the show. The studios said that the ratings were low but many feel like the series was canceled for political reasons.
Last Man Standing truly followed the last Republican standing on television. Most shows either ignore politics all-together or lean towards the left. On Tim Allen’s show, the veteran comedian expressed his beliefs on patriotism, conservatism, and entrepreneurship from week to week.
Nancy Travis played Tim Allen’s wife on the show. While she was married to a conservative, her character would often side with their leftist daughter. In the end, Travis did a great job on the show and we look forward to seeing this new role.
Chuck Lorre also created the series Disjointed for Netflix. On the show, Kathy Bates and company owned a pot store in a legal state.
Are you looking forward to this new comedy from hit-maker Chuck Lorre?