Gravity (TV series)

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Gravity
Gravity-Intertitle.jpg
Also known as Suicide for Dummies
Failure to Fly
Genre Comedy-drama
Created by Jill Franklyn
Eric Schaeffer
Starring Krysten Ritter
Ivan Sergei
Eric Schaeffer
Rachel Hunter
Robyn Cohen
James Martinez
Seth Numrich
Ving Rhames
Composer(s) Matthew Puckett
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Production
Executive producer(s) Jill Franklyn
Eric Schaeffer
Dan Pasternack
Producer(s) Daniel Hank
Editor(s) Lisa Bromwell
Location(s) New York City, New York
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Kill That B**ch Productions
Broadcast
Original channel Starz
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original run April 23, 2010 (2010-04-23) – June 25, 2010 (2010-06-25)
External links
Website

Gravity is an American comedy-drama television series created by Jill Franklyn and Eric Schaeffer.[1] It premiered on April 23, 2010 on Starz in the United States. On June 30, 2010, Starz reported that Gravity had been canceled.[2]

Premise[edit]

The series "follows the sometimes comic, sometimes tragic exploits of a group from an eccentric out-patient program of suicide survivors".[3] Production of the show began in New York City in October 2009.[3]

Creation[edit]

Franklyn created the show during the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike. She is known for her Emmy-nominated "Yada Yada" episode of Seinfeld. In 2008 she brought in Eric Schaeffer and they collaborated in selling the show to the Starz Network. The show's working titles were Suicide for Dummies[4] and Failure to Fly.[5]

Cast[edit]

  • Ivan Sergei as Robert Collingsworth- A middle aged man labeled the "suicide dummy" after jumping off a peak but landing into a cruise in an attempt to kill himself and be we his dead wife, He has a relationship with Lily Champagne and develops a conflicted friendship with Christian, He also has an ugly relationship with his estranged mother.
  • Krysten Ritter as Lily Champagne- A shy, lonely 27 year old woman who works at a department store attempts to kill herself by eating a poisonus slice of chocolate cake and claims to have made love with someone in heaven but turns out to have made it up to hide her true reasoning in killing herself, she also enjoys sketching and when someone tells her why she says "I Sell makeup at a department store, I Change Lives" .
  • Eric Schaeffer as Detective Christian Miller- A man who claims to be a police officer but is in a debt crisis after placing so many losing bets, he seems to stalk Lily after suicide attempt and tries to look for information of his dead mother. his many flaws seem to have him but heads with a man named Diego.
  • Rachel Hunter as Shawna Rollins- A model who attempts to kill herself by sliting her wrists and develops a relationship with Adam
  • Robyn Cohen as Carla- A housewife who attempts to kill herself by shooting herself after being tired of a routined life and living up to everyones expectations.
  • James Martinez as Jorge Sanchez- A former construction worker who attempts to kill himself by placing himself at a collapsing building, he is very insecure about his penis size to where he gets a penis implant he also works as a comedian.
  • Seth Numrich as Adam Rosenblum- A teenager who attempts to kill himself by overdosing after his rocky relationship with his family, he also develops a relationship with Shawna.
  • Ving Rhames as Dogg McFee- the group leader and former baseball player of the New York Mets who attempted suicide after hearing all the criticism of losing the semifinals in a car accident which left him confined to a wheelchair, he also has a difficult relationship with his son who chose the wrong path due to his father neglecting him.

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Suicide Dummies" Eric Schaeffer Eric Schaeffer & Jill Franklyn April 23, 2010 (2010-04-23)
2 "Namaste MF" Eric Schaeffer Jill Franklyn & Eric Schaeffer April 30, 2010 (2010-04-30)
3 "One Cold Swim Away" Eric Schaeffer Eric Schaeffer & Jill Franklyn May 7, 2010 (2010-05-07)
4 "Old People Creep Me Out" Eric Schaeffer Jill Franklyn & Eric Schaeffer May 14, 2010 (2010-05-14)
5 "Love At First Suicide" Eric Schaeffer Jill Franklyn & Eric Schaeffer May 21, 2010 (2010-05-21)
6 "Dogg Day Afternoon" Eric Schaeffer Dan Pasternack May 28, 2010 (2010-05-28)
7 "Let It Mellow" Eric Schaeffer Jill Franklyn & Eric Schaeffer June 4, 2010 (2010-06-04)
8 "Damn Skippy" Eric Schaeffer Eric Schaeffer & Jill Franklyn June 11, 2010 (2010-06-11)
9 "Calemnity" Eric Schaeffer Jill Franklyn & Eric Schaeffer June 18, 2010 (2010-06-18)
10 "Are We All Just Dead?" Eric Schaeffer Eric Schaeffer & Jill Franklyn June 25, 2010 (2010-06-25)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 14, 2009). "New series 'Gravity' pulls in four actors". Reuters. Retrieved December 8, 2009. 
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 30, 2010). "Starz To End Both 'Party Down' & 'Gravity'". Deadline.com. Retrieved July 1, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Krysten Ritter, Ivan Sergei, Ving Rhames and Rachel Hunter Join Cast of Starz New Original Dramedy Series, 'Gravity' Set To Debut In Early Spring 2010, Only on Starz" (Press release). October 14, 2009. Retrieved April 23, 2009. 
  4. ^ Frazier Moore (April 21, 2010). "A dramedy about suicide and people who fail at it". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved April 23, 2010. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Starz Orders Ten Episodes Of Failure To Fly". The TV Remote. July 29, 2009. Retrieved May 31, 2010. 
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