Where theres a will, theres a way. And when that wills worth more than 20 million dollars, you can bet someones going to find a way to get the cash.
From the executive producers of How I Met Your Mother, THE GOODWIN GAMES is a single-camera comedy that tells the story of three grown siblings who return home after their fathers death, and unexpectedly find themselves poised to inherit a vast fortune if they adhere to their late fathers wishes.
If any of the Goodwin kids feel like they deserve the money, then its HENRY (Scott Foley, Greys Anatomy, Felicity), the eldest child and an overachieving surgeon. He sees himself as a role model for his less successful siblings and reminds them every chance he gets. Returning home will force Henry to question the choices hes made, especially as he reconnects with his first love and true soulmate, LUCINDA (Felisha Terrell, Days of Our Lives).
Middle sibling CHLOE (Becki Newton, Ugly Betty) was a child prodigy in math, and her unofficial role as the smart one of the family still sends Henry into fits of jealousy. But long ago, Chloe gave up academics in favor of being the popular girl. Now, through a series of hidden messages, her late father will lead Chloe back to her old love of numbers and back to the person shes meant to be.
Of the three siblings, the youngest, JIMMY (Jake Lacy, Better With You), could use the inheritance the most. A small-time ex-con and dull-witted guitarist whos deep in debt to a loan shark, Jimmy may be the family screw-up, but he has more heart than anyone. Like his siblings, Jimmys also returning to something in this town: his eight-year-old daughter.
Pulling the strings from beyond the grave is the childrens late father, BENJAMIN (guest star Beau Bridges, The Descendants), a college math professor. Guilty over not parenting his kids better, Benjamin has left behind a series of unique challenges administered by his estate attorney APRIL (newcomer Melissa Tang). Through these tasks, Benjamin hopes he can get his children to rediscover their true selves and learn the lessons he failed to instill in them while he was alive.
Their potential reward? More than 20 million dollars a fortune that they never knew their father had and the chance to become the people their father wanted them to be. So let THE GOODWIN GAMES begin!
THE GOODWIN GAMES is a 20th Century Fox Television production. The series is created, written and executive-produced by Carter Bays (How I Met Your Mother), Craig Thomas (How I Met Your Mother) and Chris Harris (How I Met Your Mother). Peyton Reed (The Break-Up) also serves as an executive producer and director of the pilot.
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