Paul F. Tompkins and Molly Shannon are on track to becoming network comedy’s coolest new couple. According to THR, Tompkins has been cast to star opposite Shannon in the untitled single-camera ABC comedy created by Happy Endings writer Brian Gallivan formerly called Bambi Cottages. Tompkins will play an overworked father who moves with his wife and six kids from the city to New Hampshire to run a group of tourist cottages. Here are some more details on Tompkins’s character:
Tompkins will play the charming and likable Teddy, who describes himself as a dreamer – and there’s little that can quash Teddy’s child-like optimism and lively spirit. He and his wife Cathleen (Shannon) may be complete opposites but they are still very much in love after 19 years of marriage and six kids.