So it went for writer Claudia Lonow, a one-time stand-up comic who has taken that experience, filtered it through a Hollywood lens, and is now letting it unfold on primetime. Her new show, "How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)
," premiering Wednesday night on ABC, is loosely based on her own "boomeranger" story.
The show, which stars Sarah Chalke (of "Scrubs" fame), finds the funny in an increasingly common side effect of the recession.
"I moved in a long time ago when the economy was great, not everyone was doing it. I was ahead of my time in terms of bottoming out in my '30s," the executive producer tells Shine.
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And while not everyone's family are showbiz people like Lonow's clan -- her stepfather, Mark Lonow, is co-owner of the Improv Comedy Clubs and her
You're divorced, stressing over your young daughter's future, and in a job situation that is, at best, "meh." Time to move back in with your parents!