Emmy Award-winning Director Rob Schiller Returns to Direct Popular Sitcoms: Melissa & Joey, Sullivan & Son, The Exes and the New Friends with Better Lives

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Hollywood Director Rob Schiller, who is well known and respected for his talents directing and producing more than 250 episodes of sitcoms, has been tapped again to direct this season's top shows

Hollywood Director Rob Schiller

I really enjoy working with the industry’s top talent – the producers, cast members and production teams - who are dedicated to making each episode of these sitcoms so enjoyable.

Emmy Award-winning Hollywood Director has been tapped again to direct some of the most popular sitcoms, including Melissa & Joey on ABC Family, Sullivan & Son on TBS, The Exes on TVLand and also a brand new show on CBS, Friends with Better Lives.

“I really enjoy working with the industry’s top talent – the producers, cast members and production teams - who are dedicated to making each episode of these sitcoms so enjoyable,” said Rob Schiller, president of R&B JAAMZS Inc.

Schiller is well known and respected for his talents directing and producing more than 250 episodes of sitcoms, including nine years on the CBS hit comedy ‘The King of Queens,’ ‘Two and a Half Men,’ ‘Wendell & Vinnie,’ ‘Til Death” and his latest motion picture, ‘And They're Off,’ starring Sean Astin and Kevin Nealon.

Melissa & Joey

A half-hour comedy starring Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence, follows Mel, the grown-up former wild child of a political family, who is now a local politician herself. When her sister ends up in prison and her brother-in-law flees after a scandal hits, Mel must take responsibility for her teenaged niece, Lennox, and nephew, Ryder. With Mel spread too thin to manage by herself, help comes in the unlikely form of Joe, who moves in and becomes the family’s manny.

Sullivan & Son

The original sitcom Sullivan & Son returns to TBS for a third season with 13 episodes. In the show, Steve Byrne plays Steve Sullivan, a successful corporate attorney from New York who brings his girlfriend home for his father's 60th birthday and learns that his Irish-American father, Jack Sullivan (Dan Lauria), and Korean mother, Ok Cha (Jodi Long), are preparing to sell the multi-generational family business, a bar known as Sullivan & Son. It doesn't take Steve long to realize that where he really belongs is in the old neighborhood and running Sullivan & Son. And so begins Steve's quest for a more meaningful and rewarding life behind the bar.

The Exes

TVLand’s The Exes is about three divorced men sharing an apartment across the hall from their female divorce attorney, who is also their landlord. The "never been married" Holly (Johnston) introduces her newest single client Stuart (Basche) to his new roommates -- ladies' man Phil (Faison) and the sardonic homebody, Haskell (Knight). Things get off to a shaky start for Phil and Haskell when they begin to have reservations about living with clingy Stuart, but Holly is right across the hall to help them steer clear of any catastrophes. After all, it helps her to avoid her own relationship and commitment issues! To top it all off, Holly's hard-partying assistant Eden (Stables), doesn't let her professionalism get in the way of prying into her boss's personal life. Through the episodes, the guys begin to realize that the issues they have with each other are the same ones that they had with their ex-wives.

Friends with Better Lives

In the new CBS sitcom, Friends with Better Lives, the grass is always greener or is it? Six thirty-something friends at different stages in their lives are happy on the surface but each secretly question if the other have it better. Andi (Majandra Delfino) and Bobby (Kevin Connolly) are married with kids but at times long for the days they had less responsibility. Recently divorced, Will (James Van Der Beek) preaches the bachelor lifestyle yet quietly wishes his marriage had worked. Still high on the newness of their relationship, Jules (Brooklyn Decker) and Lowell (Rick Donald) look at marriage as the Holy Grail and wonder if they have what it takes to make it. And finally, successful, career-minded Kate may take a swan dive into the L.A. River if she finds out her last remaining single friend is getting married.

About Rob Schiller

Rob Schiller, Emmy-award winning American film and television director, producer is also president of R&B JAAMZS, Inc. Schiller has directed and produced over 250 episodes of sitcoms, including the new Nick at Nite family comedy “Wendell & Vinnie,” the CBS hit comedy, “The King of Queens,” “Two and a Half Men,” and “Til Death.” His latest motion picture, “And They're Off,” starring Sean Astin and Kevin Nealon, follows a failed horse trainer who desperately wants to be back in the winner's circle. For more information, visit http://www.robschiller.com.

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