Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 15, 2013
Emmy Award-winning Hollywood Director Rob Schiller is directing episodes for the brand new Nick at Nite comedy series, Wendell & Vinnie, starring iCarly’s Jerry Trainor and Buddy Handleson, along with Nicole Sullivan. The live-action family comedy series from Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer Jay Kogen and Aaron Kaplan premieres Saturday, Feb. 16, at 8p.m. (ET/PT).
Schiller is well known for his talents directing more than 250 episodes of sitcoms, including the popular ‘The King of Queens,’ and ‘Two and a Half Men,’ along with the upcoming season of ‘Melissa and Joey.’ He recently teamed up with Warner Theatre’s Executive Director John Bonanni to direct the hit Broadway comedy, Curtains, which played to sold out crowds and received critical acclaim.
“I’m delighted to be working with Jerry Trainor, who is an incredibly talented comedic actor and now the star and producer of the brand new Wendell & Vinnie series,” said Rob Schiller, president of R&B JAAMZS Inc.
A multi-camera scripted half-hour, Wendell & Vinnie follows 30-year-old Vinnie Bassett (Trainor) living the life of a carefree bachelor, when he suddenly becomes the legal guardian of his precocious, wise-beyond-his-years nephew, Wendell (Buddy Handleson , Shake It Up) forming a hysterical odd-couple family dynamic. Nicole Sullivan (Rita Rocks, MadTV) also stars as Vinnie’s older unlucky-in-love sister, Wilma, with Haley Strode (Gangster Squad) as Vinnie’s newly divorced neighbor and love interest, Taryn.
The series will air regularly on Sundays at 8p.m. (ET/PT) followed by the Scott Baio original comedy, See Dad Run at 8:30p.m. Wendell & Vinnie will also feature special guest appearances by Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons), Robin Givens (House of Payne) and Willie Garson (Sex and the City).
Nick at Nite is Nickelodeon’s nighttime programming block that features popular hit family comedies including the Emmy Award-winning series Friends, My Wife & Kids, George Lopez, The Nanny, Yes, Dear and most recently, See Dad Run starring Scott Baio. Now in its 33rd year, Nickelodeon is the number-one entertainment brand for kids and its U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years.
About Rob Schiller
Rob Schiller, Emmy Award-winning American film and television director is also president of R&B JAAMZS, Inc. Schiller has directed and produced over 250 episodes of sitcoms, including the CBS hit comedy, ‘The King of Queens,’ ‘Two and a Half Men,’ and ‘Til Death.’ His latest motion picture, ‘And They're Off,’ stars Sean Astin and Kevin Nealon. In addition to directing the upcoming season of ‘Melissa and Joey' and the new Nick at Nite series ‘Wendell & Vinnie,’ Schiller directed Charlie Sheen’s show ‘Anger Management.’ For more information, visit http://www.robschiller.com.