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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A New TV Sickcom - Workers Comp

Two 19 year old writers have come up with a plot for a television series about workers' compensation claimants. Robert Carradine, Charley Koontz (Community), Castille Landon and Jennifer Lee Wiggins star in the upcoming series about a family insurance company and the workers' compensation claims they are forced to manage.

"Workers' Comp is a half-hour comedy about a small workers compensation insurance company whose employees are as bizarre and insane as the absurd, often fraudulent, on-the-job injury claims the carrier faces. The show centers on five main characters working at the family-owned Pinnacle Workers' Compensation Insurance Company. Inspired by real-life incidents, the show offers viewers an unusual vantage point, giving them insight into the who's-scamming-who? dynamic between insurance companies and claimants. Zoe Arendes is the twenty-year-old daughter of wacky company owner, Joan. Though Joan has several other endeavors, which consume her time, she refuses to validate Zoe by handing over the reins of the company. Kevin Andrews, the firm's defense attorney, has no regard for Zoe's insistence on professionalism in the workplace. Lonny, who joined the staff after suffering his own on-the-job injury, is an inappropriate oaf. Rounding out the primary staff is Lynn, a manipulative adjuster who manages to convince claimants of her devotion to them, only to catch them at their most vulnerable point and drive them to settle their claim for as little as possible, regardless of their personal circumstances. As we follow this controversial team through hilarious story lines, we see the complicated dealings of a small business and the individuals who make it all work."