Bob Moore and Alice Moore never thought they’d be moving back in with their son, Mike, and his wife, Martina. But in NBC’s new comedy, Crowded, that’s exactly what happens. Stacy Keach plays Bob, Carlease Burke plays Alice, Patrick Warburton plays Mike and Carrie Preston is Martina.
Talking to Stacy and Carlease was truly enlightening. You’ll think about your own families when you watch this new video. Stacy talks about the “boomerang” generation returning to share a home after previously being on their own. In the series, older parents also fly to this nest, adding an extra layer of complexity and humor to a crowded situation.
Inspired by real life
As Stacy tells us here, producer and writer Suzanne Martin of Hot in Cleveland called upon her own experiences as she created this show about too much family in one place. Carlease says Bob and Alice are “in their house, and in their face and in their business all the time” as she describes the couple’s constant interaction with Mike and Martina.
Stacy says the show is also a reflection of what’s going on in his life and in Patrick’s life. Carlease reflects on one episode in the series whose theme is “so loving and so tender”—nice touches in a comedy.
Two multitalented actors
With a resume that’s miles long, Stacy will soon be seen in the film, Gold, with Matthew McConaughey, along with Cell and Father Rupert Mayer. He has always been extraordinarily busy in Hollywood, with nearly 100 films to his credit. The number of TV shows is also mind-boggling, with notables including Mike Hammer, Private Eye, Prison Break and Titus.
He’s a voice actor, a musician and a preeminent stage actor. He was a Fulbright scholar to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and has Berkeley and Yale on his c.v.
Carlease’s television credits include ER, NYPD Blue, NCIS and many more along with film roles. Like Stacy, she’s multitalented: She’s an author and an American Sign Language interpreter. Fans are glad she didn’t continue down her path in pre-law.
Catch the laughs with the Moore family, when Crowded premieres Sunday, March 20, at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Mia Serafino and Miranda Cosgrove round out the cast. As Stacy says in this interview, “bonding with family is so important.”