Launched in March of 2015, Quality Time with Family Ties is a weekly podcast during which “three guys” watch and review every episode of Family Ties – the ‘80s sitcom that made Michael J. Fox a star. Led by co-hosts Scott Jones, Paul Pakler, and Corey Pepper, each hour-long podcast analyzes a Family Ties episode - its political/cultural relevance to the period during which it aired; the careers of guest stars; the symbolism of orange juice; and more.
With over 40 episodes already under its belt, QTWFT’s third season promises to have even more sha-la-la-love, as the co-hosts anticipate a new member of the Keaton clan. They also look forward to Alex's auspicious freshman year at Leland University and his strange obsession with the housekeeper, Geena Davis.
“Unlike Family Ties' first two seasons, I feel like we've really locked into a groove with the podcast,” says co-host Paul Pakler. “We're especially looking forward to Season 3. This is the year when Michael J. Fox's career blasted off. Around Christmas, he'll have taken on the 20-hour days' work schedule in order to do both Family Ties and Back to the Future. It'll be fun to count the circles under his eyes.”
The Season 3 premiere of Quality Time with Family Ties will be released on Thursday, February 4, 2016, on the Fanboy Comics website (www.fanboycomics.net) and on iTunes. Subsequent episodes will air every Thursday.
For more information on Quality Time with Family Ties, please visit www.fanboycomics.net. QTWFT may also be found on Facebook and Twitter, @QTWFT.
About Fanboy Comics
Fanboy Comics (FBC) is a comic book publisher and an online community supporting other creators and fans through daily reviews, interviews, and podcasts that span the pop culture spectrum. FBC seeks to provide an outlet for up-and-coming artists and writers with a desire to create new works and media. By facilitating in-house collaborations and providing support and empowerment, FBC hopes to enable the production of professional and marketable creator-owned works. Fanboy Comics’ graphic novels, Something Animal, Identity Thief, The Arcs, and Penguins vs. Possums, are available online at www.fanboycomics.net.
About Scott Jones
Scott is the owner and teacher of Out of Your Head Improv, where kids and teens can learn improv skills. He also teaches On-Camera Acting at The Playground. Aside from teaching, Scott continues to write, create, and develop his own projects, including two one-man shows. Scott is a graduate of Florida State University’s School of Theater, trained in London’s West End, and studied improv at The Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade.
About Paul Pakler
Paul is an actor, writer, and improviser living in New York City. He is a member of the long-form improv team, Modern Baby. Last year, he released Living Room, a short film that he wrote, produced, and acted in. Paul previously participated in The Katniss Chronicles, an audio drama based on bestselling book series, The Hunger Games, on which he served as Dialect Coach and NYC Director and portrayed the character, Finnick Odair. He has performed in theaters around the country, as well as in TV, film, and commercials. Paul graduated with a B.F.A. from Point Park University and from The People’s Improv Theater.
About Corey Pepper
Corey graduated with a B.A. from SUNY at Binghamton and is a founding member of National Lampoon Players, having studied improv with Chris Barnes and Michael Haggarty. He is also a graduate of the Warner Bros. Comedy Writers program. With thirty years of experience as an actor, writer, comic, and teacher, he has appeared in such projects as Studs Lonigan for NBC and The Quickening for A&E.