Episodes: 20 (half-hour)
TV show dates: November 14, 2013 — February 10, 2015
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Skylar Astin, Briga Heelan, Rory Scovel, Rene Gube, James Earl, Alexis Knapp, and John C. McGinley.
TV show description:
This sitcom take place in the corporate banking world of San Francisco. It revolves around Brody Moyer (Skylar Astin), an Ivy League-educated perfectionist who’s smart and driven. He’s fiercely competitive at everything he does and is being groomed to follow in the footsteps of his boss.
That plan comes into question when Brody has a one-night stand with Jennifer Miller (Briga Heelan), a beautiful woman he met at an office party. It turns out that she works in the maintenance department for the building where his bank is located. He starts to wonder if climbing the corporate ladder truly that important?
Facing Brody’s annoyed colleagues and critical boss Mister Mansfield, the pair must find a way to deal with their growing feelings for each other.
Jenny is the boss of the ground floor building support team, She’s fun, beautiful, painfully honest — and the first person in her family to get a job that comes with dental insurance. She works to live, not the other way around. Though she doesn’t understand the appeal of the 100-hour work week and the dog-eat-dog world upstairs, she is a big fan of Brody.
Remington Stewart Mansfield (John C. McGinley) is a self-made man (from a long line of self-made men) and is the head of Remington Trust. A fitness nut and alpha male, he expects a lot from his team, but even more for himself. A devoted family man who is surrounded by women at home, Mansfield has always wanted a son — a role he wants Brody to fill.
Smart, competitive and seemingly shallow, Mike “Threepeat” Wen (Rene Gube) grew up with strict parents who left him feeling like he’ll never be good enough. He does things like spend all his money on matching jet skis and he hits on every woman he sees, but it’s just so he’ll get some attention. Threepeat would love to be Mansfield’s favorite but settles for being Brody’s insanely loyal best friend.
Mark “Harvard” Shrake (Rory Scovel) is a one-man knot of insecurity and a know-it-all. He earned his nickname because he’s the only one on the ground floor who went to college — community college. He’s now the building’s IT guy and likes to think that gives him power over the upstairs guys (it doesn’t). He’s always disliked the people who work upstairs, but he now has an extra reason to hate Brody. He’s dating the girl that Harvard has always loved.
Fun and uninhibited, Tori (Alexis Knapp) comes with two gears — sleep (which she often does at work) and very much awake. She’s done more living in the past 10 years than most people do in 40. Even though she has given up dating, she loves to hit the town with her ever-growing gay posse. Their escapades have turned Tori into a minor social media celebrity.
Derrick Dupree (James Earl) is in charge of office supplies. He’s tough on the outside but is truly a big-hearted, good-natured teddy bear. He loves his friends, loves being a part-time DJ and loves his job. Derrick looks after his nephew whenever he can help his sister out. He’s also fiercely protective of Jenny, Tori and even Harvard. He actually has a bit of a puppy-dog crush on Tori.
Episode #20 — The Proposal, Part 2
Having found an engagement ring in Brody’s bag (Mansfield’s daughter’s), Jenny assumes that he’s going to propose. Mansfield takes an instant dislike to his soon-to-be son-in-law. After winning hundreds of thousands at craps, Lindsay and Harvard go on the spree to end all sprees.
First aired: February 10, 2015.
What do you think? Do you like the Ground Floor TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a third season?