The Pitts is an American sitcom that aired Sunday at 9:30 on Fox between March and April 2003. It is about a family and their bad luck. The show featured absurd, fantastical plots presented within the context of a seemingly normal family sitcom. It was cancelled after two months.
The cast of The Pitts (from left to right), David Henrie as Petey, Kellie Waymire as Liz , Lizzy Caplan as Faith and Dylan Baker as Bob.
|Created by||Mike Scully|
|Theme music composer||Terry Adams|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||7 (2 unaired)|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Nothing Can Go Wrong Now Productions|
20th Century Fox Television
|Picture format||1080i 16:9 (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original release||March 30 –|
April 20, 2003
The Pitts seem like a regular down-to-earth family but unfortunately not a day goes by without them having some sort of bad luck. From the probable to the out right zany, no matter what, they deal with it as a family.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|1||"Pilot"||Lee Shallat Chemel||Mike Scully & Julie Thacker-Scully||March 30, 2003||1AGV79|
|Bob hires a babysitter for the kids but does not realize she is the girl he stood up for prom night.|
|2||"A Bug's Wife"||Lee Shallat Chemel||Mike Scully & Julie Thacker-Scully||April 6, 2003||1AGV01|
|Faith gets a Volkswagen bug but it falls in love with her and plans to marry her in Las Vegas.|
|3||"Squarewolves"||Katy Garretson||Story by: Julie Thacker-Scully|
Teleplay by: Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild
|April 13, 2003||1AGV06|
|Bob and Liz become werewolves and wreak havoc in the nighttime.|
|4||"Dummy & Dummier"||Tom Cherones||Story by: Mike Scully & Julie Thacker-Scully|
Teleplay by: Mike Scully
|April 20, 2003||1AGV05|
|A dummy comes to life and haunts the family.|
|5||"Miss American Pipe"||Matthew Diamond||Tom Gammill & Max Pross||April 20, 2003||1AGV04|
|Faith loses her chances of being in a rock video after a pipe goes through her head.|
|6||"Ticket to Riot"||Lee Shallat-Chemel||Mike Scully & Julie Thacker||Unaired||1AGV02|
|The Pitts take the wrong bus and are held hostage by escaping prisoners.|
|7||"Bob's New Heart"||Matthew Diamond||Story by: Mike Scully & Julie Thacker-Scully|
Teleplay by: Brian Scully
|Bob and Liz are convinced to join a dance club which turns out to be a satanic cult.|
Cancellation and failed revivalEdit
Fox ordered seven episodes of the series, the network canceled the show after only five episodes aired. The last two episodes that aired on Fox, aired on the same night, the first airing at 7:30/6:30 CT and the second airing at its regular timeslot at 9:30/8:30 CT. The final two episodes of the series aired two years later in the U.K.
On October 10, 2007, Fox announced an animated version of the show was in development. Of the main cast, Lizzy Caplan and Dylan Baker signed on to reprise their roles. Kellie Waymire died in 2003, and Allison Janney has been cast in her role. The part of Petey was to be played by Andy Milonakis replacing David Henrie who was already starring in Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place.
On July 24, 2008, it was announced that the animated series had been taken out of production after a pilot had failed to impress Fox executives.