This is the third time that a member of the Brolin and Hanks families have worked together. James Brolin and Tom Hanks appeared in Catch Me If You Can (2002). Josh Brolin and Colin Hanks appeared in W. (2008).
The show opens with the printed tag line, "One Big Family. Four Short Stories.". This is a pun. Each episode consists of four complete stories, presented one at a time. But also, the name of the family is "Short". So the four segments that make up each episode aren't just short stories. They're Short stories.