Huntington joins Cavemen as series revamps

Sam Huntington has been tapped to star in ABC's much-talked-about upcoming comedy series Cavemen. Inspired by the popular Geico insurance commercials, the series is undergoing some retooling before it goes on air.

Huntington will play a new caveman character, Andy, the younger brother of Joel (Bill English). Andy, who lives in their small hometown, comes to Atlanta to visit his brother after breaking up with his girlfriend.

Andy will replace Jamie, Joel's easygoing little brother character, played in the pilot by Dash Mihok.

Cavemen will continue to revolve around three modern cavemen--Joel, Joel's younger brother, and Joel's cynical best friend, Nick (Nick Kroll)--as they struggle to fit into society.

The ABC Studios-produced Cavemen will not launch with the pilot but with another yet-to-be-filmed first episode, which is said to be delving more into the cavemen's backstories.

The original pilot (with Jamie's scenes reshot) is expected to air later in the season.

Huntington, who played Jimmy Olsen in Warner Bros. Pictures' Superman Returns, voiced one of the lead characters in Fox's animated comedy pilot Two Dreadful Children this past development season. He appears next in the Weinstein Co.'s Fanboys.

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This revamp makes the series even worse! I liked the chemistry between Joel, Nick and the dimwitted Jamie, but now that is gone too. At least Jamies antics where somewhat funny, but Andy is a really bad replacement.



This show won't last very long.
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The phrase "There is not one show on ABC that is worth watching" was also uttered about 40 years ago....anyone for "THE PHYLLIS DILLER SHOW" {aka "THE PRUITTS OF SOUTHAMPTON"}? "RANGO"? "THE MILTON BERLE SHOW"? "THE TAMMY GRIMES SHOW"? And those were the comedies [to be fair, Berle's was a comedy/variety show, but still....]. Still, the idea of "CAVEMEN" is so offbeat that, with the right production staff and cast, it MIGHT catch on!
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And this show will last how long?
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It is absolutely ridiculous that they get rid of great shows and replace them with this one!
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This idea for a show is so stupid even a caveman would know it.
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Dash Mihok is leaving, not Bill English. (Not that I have any idea who either of these guys is.) The real sad part of this series, is they recasted all of the original funny cavemen from the commercial. The best one is the guy on the CNN show, people mover, and "not hungry". I believe his name is Jeff Daniel Phillips. He's the funniest one and not starring??? Check out the Cavemen website featuring him at http://www.cavemencrib.com. HILARIOUS!!!
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Bill English (Joel) leaves and is replaced by Sam Huntington (Andy).. so why is the character Jamie getting replaced by Andy? that makes NO sense. not that I'd ever watch this p.o.s. anyway
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This has to be the stupidest idea for a TV series I've ever heard. Should we watch commercials more carefully now so we can guess which one's will be made into a TV show?
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It is a sign of the apocalypse!
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It's a bad sign when ABC doesn't have much confidence in a new show. I still don't know what TV executives were thinking when they geen lighted Caveman let alone put it in the fall schedule.
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After seeing the atrocious clip from the pilot, ABC should be retooling with mad passion. Adding a minor character will hardly suffice. With the current lack of quality programming on ABC, Cavemen should feel right at home. There is not one show on ABC that is worth watching.
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I still can't believe this is a show.
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this doesn't inspire a lot fo confidence.
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