NEWARK, N.J. — It’s not a show you want to be in the middle of, and so it was important to get the characters back to their roots.
So the show had to get rid of one of its stars.
And when the guy comes back, he is going to be killed off.
“I was like, ‘We’re in a really bad situation,’ ” says creator Scott M. Gimple, who wrote the pilot episode.
“We had the guy in the car with us, so he’s just going to die.
I was like [trying to] get the writers to let us get the whole story of how we’re going to kill him.
We had to find a way to get that off the table.”
The series finale aired Monday, Oct. 21, 2018, and it’s a huge departure from its premiere.
The episode was shot in a studio in Santa Monica, California, and featured actors Kevin Bacon, Kate Mulgrew and John Lithgow all performing a song that included the line, “I got it from the stars.”
Mulgrew says she wasn’t sure whether to laugh at the episode, but she did laugh.
“It was such a cool twist,” she says.
“The thing that struck me is that [the character] was a really big deal.
He was this big part of the show, and now he’s gone.
That’s the way I felt.”
Mullighans character is a parody of actor-comedian Paul Rudd.
Rudd has starred in the series for six seasons.
When asked why he was cast as Rudd, the creator explains: “Paul Rudd is just such an odd character, but I wanted to make a character that was really interesting and had this quirky element to him.
So I had a lot of fun casting Paul.
He’s kind of the perfect character.”MULGREWS WIFE, KATY ROSSON: I’ve had a good run.
I feel like I’ve gotten to be able to do whatever I want to do.
But I do have a family.
I have kids.
I don’t think I’ll ever be able not to.
I’ll always be a part of this show.
MULGREEWS WIFES HUSBAND, KEVIN BACON: We love her.
She’s so sweet.
MULLIGHANS WIFE: She’s beautiful.
She has this great, bubbly energy.
And she’s got a great sense of humor.
And I’m like, Oh, my God.
She looks so beautiful.
And then she gets to kiss her husband.
BACONS HUSBANDS WIFE: She was very nice to me, very sweet.
And we are very close.
BACAEN’S HUSBANT, JOHN LITHOWG: He was very supportive.
He loves Kate and is a great guy.
MURPHY’S FATHER: He’s very much the star of the series.
He comes in on his own.
He wants to make the show.
And he does make it.
MULTIPLE WIVES, BRYAN WATTERS: I think I’m the biggest fan.
MOSTLY THE FAMILY, HENRY GORDON: It’s like the whole family.
MALCOLM: She is very much in the background, and she’s very close to him, and he has a lot to do with it.
But he also loves her very much.
I know that the first time I saw him, he said, “Oh, I love Kate Mulgrams.”
I was shocked.
It was like a dream come true.
I had to keep my cool.
“BACAEN” is the story of a family that moves to a new city, where they become best friends and the only ones to take care of their mother’s Alzheimer’s disease.
The pilot was filmed in New York, but the series has been shot in New Jersey and Los Angeles, respectively.
In the finale, the family returns to Newark, where Kate’s father dies of Alzheimer’s, and the show’s original cast reunites.
“We had a very specific vision for how the story was going to unfold, and I think the writers had a vision for it,” says Gimple.
“When you shoot something like that, you have to shoot that episode, too.
You can’t just cut the show because it’s such a big thing.
We shot that episode with all the people in the show who were involved in the pilot, and they all agreed on it.
And they were all on board with it.”
The episode ends with the family making the most of the opportunity to go back to Newark.
MATT ROTH: I didn’t want to go anywhere.
I didn [think] I was going anywhere.
But the way the show was set up, it