The action will pick up six months after events in the film, with the Smiths dealing with marital issues in a new house in a new suburb while trying to re-establish their careers. Kinberg says, “In a way, the show is all about the marriage. It is a show about any married couple trying to balance professional and home life.”
CBS launched a version of “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” in 1996, featuring a similar plot, but it was scrapped after just two months.