In the Big House (8 x 30′) – Docureality series that follows Michel Verdi and her husband, Jay, who, when they moved from just outside Philly to West Hollywood, they thought they were leaving it all behind – until their entire family followed. Now, Michel and Jay share their home with Michel’s mom, Dotsie and ex-con, former Mafioso dad, Big Lou, who’s been in and out of prison for 25 years. Michel’s parents have been divorced for 25 years, can’t stand each other and haven’t lived together until now… Rounding out the clan is Michel’s out-and-unapologetic gay brother, Louis, who is eager to make it on his own, but unable to leave the family nest as of yet.
Ex-mobster Big Lou struggles to adapt to a job with the new family business – the Verdis own one of LA’s hot gay bars. A fish out of water, wise-cracking curmudgeon, he gives the Verdis lots to think about as he adjusts to life with the gay son he never knew, a wife he hasn’t lived with for years and a new city he doesn’t understand. As cultures collide, viewers will see that for better or worse, family is a life sentence.
Twitter: @LogoTV and #InTheBigHouse
Producer: T Group
TX: 23rd July 2012
Source: Logo press release (via TV Series Finale)