“Riding with Joann” is a sitcom about an eccentric woman (in her late 60’s) who refuses to retire. Due to a new law that requires each company in LA to have ONE operating carpool (to help cut down on the carbon monoxide fumes), she is chosen (via a draw from a hat) to be the carpool driver. The fate of the company lies in her hands.
Joann takes this responsibility seriously and does everything in her power to make sure the company carpool is functioning. The audience has no idea where these people work or what they do. The main focus of this show revolves around the route to work! We won’t focus on what happens in the office - but rather on what happens on the journey to the office. I envision this series having an interactive website where viewers can guess what each character does (at work) and the type of company they work for.
I have told two producers about this sitcom! One asked for the film treatment and the other received the entire first episode via email. Nothing set up yet... But I have learned volumes from just giving it a try! One of the Producers I met and talked to was - Todd Stevens - Executive Producer of Friends. Meeting him was really fun! I'll have to blog about that sometime!