Coming to Your Recession TV

A rundown of layoff-era shows in the works.

Last Updated: April 8, 2009 @ 10:00 AM

"SOMEONE’S GOTTA GO"

Network: Fox

Cast: TBA

Producers: Endemol Entertainment ("Big Brother," "Deal or No Deal") 

Genre: Reality

Premise: Employees at small businesses hit hard by the recession must decide who among them loses their jobs or takes a pay cut. 

"CANNED"
Network: ABC
Cast: Amanda Bynes, Tim Peper, Stephanie Lemelin and Baron Vaughn
Producers: Kevin Etten (“Reaper”), David Rosenthal (“Gilmore Girls”) and Peter Traugott (“Samantha Who?”)
Genre: Comedy
Premise: A group of friends get fired on the same day. Bynes plays a naive employee who is being exploited by her boss.

“TWO-DOLLAR BEER”
Network: Fox
Cast: Mike Binder (“Reign Over Me,” “Man About Town”)
Producers: Mike Binder
Genre: Comedy
Premise: A blue-collar couple in Detroit cope with layoffs in the auto industry.

“UNTITLED KELSEY GRAMMER PILOT”
Network: ABC
Cast: Kelsey Grammer, Melinda McGraw
Producers: Unknown
Genre: Comedy
Premise: Grammer stars as a Wall Street magnate who loses his job and must become a househusband.

“MILLIONAIRE’S CLUB
Network: Fox
Cast: TBA
Producers: Shawn Ryan (“The Shield”)
Genre: Comedy 
Premise: A group of financially desperate attempt a series of get-rich-quick schemes.

“HOUSEHUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD”
Network: Fox Reality Channel
Cast: Darryl M. Bell, Grant Reynolds and Billy Ashley.
Producers: Charlie Mattera (“Gentleman B”), Marilyn Wilson (“Politically Incorrect”), Lisa Bernstein (“VH1 Guerilla Concerts”) and Scooter Pietsch (“You Gotta See This!”)
Genre: Reality
Premise: Husbands of powerful women in Hollywood chose to stay home while their wives earn the family income.

“SHARK TANK”
Network: ABC
Cast: TBA
Producers: Mark Burnett (“Survivor”)
Genre: Reality
Premise: Entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to five multibillionaire investors. An adaptation of the U.K. reality hit “Dragon’s Den.”

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