HALF-HOUR -- SINGLE CAMERA -- COMEDY/MYSTERY -- "ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE"






The Story

Man-Babies: Created by Tyler Hollinger The world’s first pregnant man searches for clues that explain this miracle and uncovers a conspiracy so much greater then he ever thought.

In the vein of classic cinematic masterpieces like “Junior,” Man-Babies is a timeless male pregnancy story with a twist. In a land not so far away, Brooklyn to be exact, one-man grapples with a reality that could change the world.

CHARLIE, a naive but likable unemployed lab assistant with a vivid imagination and a penchant for spicy foods is ambushed by reality when 12 pregnancy tests come back positive and is faced with the reality that he is the world's FIRST pregnant man. ELI, his eccentric best friend, is elated for the possibility to redefine gender norms and thinks the whole mystery is a hardy boys-esque novel waiting to be unraveled. After revealing this miracle to his girlfriend MIRANDA he is shunned and kicked out onto the street. With nowhere left to turn he and Eli consult the help of a 2-star Yelp reviewed OBGYN named DR. PATEL who believes that this child is coming to term(s)— with everyone and suggest alternative measures.

Finally, in a Vlog-Style diary confessional Charlie decides he is going to keep the child and bravely venture into a territory unexplored. Meanwhile Eli unravels a mystery about Charlie's former employer that will have drastic consequences.

In our current social media-obsessed world, Charlie is both villain and hero. What would you do if the best/ worst were to happen?

Creator's Statment

Man-Babies is a mystery/comedy that spans exactly 9 months in the life of the world’s first pregnant man. Each episode is a different ”landmark“ in the countdown to giving birth and also a different conspiracy theory in the search for the explanation of this miracle. In addition to the themes of redefining gender norms, mystery solving, and the modern relationship, there are significant references to social media, insta-fame, and the effect of internet behavior on our everyday lives. Although the series is a self contained episodic comedy, our goal is to perpetuate story telling across more platforms then just the television. Facebook, Instagram, snapchat, music.ly, youtube, Alexa Voice and more are supporting platforms that would be used to not only give the audience more insight into the lives of the characters giving each character more depth and creating more audience engagement. If TV is the radio and the internet is TV then the current state of sites on the internet like Facebook would be the ABC, NBC, FOX of the next generation.

The tone of the show is very much a group of friends ”New Girl“ style mixed in with the mystery solving of a show like ”Search Party“ it has elements of ”Master of None“ and ”Deadbeat“ but the style of humor is a completely unique and original voice. It is a millennial amalgam of many genres: sitcom, mystery, dramas, and who-dun its. A satirical, mysterious, ironic, dark, suspenseful look at the grey areas regarding ethics, morality, gender identities, abortion, modern life, and love.

-Tyler Hollinger