Maron (TV series)

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Maron
Genre Sitcom
Created by Marc Maron
Starring
Theme music composer Four on the Floor (Anthony Rizzo)
Opening theme "Poisoned Well"
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 23
Production
Executive producer(s) Marc Maron
Michael Jamin
Sivert Glarum
Denis Leary
Jim Serpico
Olivia Wingate
Duncan Birmingham
Camera setup Single-camera
Production company(s)
Broadcast
Original channel IFC
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run May 3, 2013 (2013-05-03) – present
External links
Official website

Maron is an American comedy television series created by and starring Marc Maron. The series premiered on the American cable television network IFC on May 3, 2013.[1] Maron, Denis Leary, Jim Serpico, Olivia Wingate, Sivert Glarum, Michael Jamin, and Duncan Birmingham serve as the show's executive producers. Glarum and Jamin are the show runners.[2] Maron's 13-episode second season premiered on May 8, 2014.[3]

Cast and characters[edit]

Regular cast:

Guest stars:

Episodes[edit]

"List of Maron episodes" redirects here. For for the podcast episodes, see List of WTF with Marc Maron episodes.
Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release dates
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 10 May 3, 2013 (2013-05-03) June 28, 2013 (2013-06-28) TBA TBA TBA
2 13[3] May 8, 2014 (2014-05-08)[3] July 31, 2014 (2014-07-31) TBA TBA TBA

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

No. in
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Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
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1 1 "Internet Troll" Luke Matheny Marc Maron May 3, 2013 (2013-05-03) 101
Marc has been badgered by Twitter user "dragonmaster", so he does an internet research and finds out that the mystery bully is a 17-year-old who is playing Dungeons & Dragon in Irvine. Marc decides to confront him face-to-face and takes Dave Foley with him.
2 2 "Dead Possum" Luke Matheny Sivert Glarum May 10, 2013 (2013-05-10) 102
Marc's mother calls him to say that Kyle, her friend's grandson, is visiting Marc to get some pointers about a career in comedy. Marc reluctantly makes Kyle his assistant. Together, they try to get a dead possum from underneath Marc's house.
3 3 "Marc's Dad" Bobcat Goldthwait Sivert Glarum & Michael Jamin May 17, 2013 (2013-05-17) 103
Marc's father, Larry, comes to visit Marc and tries to get Marc as his business partner selling vitamins. They also resolve some issues from their past.
4 4 "Dominatrix" Bobcat Goldthwait Sivert Glarum & Michael Jamin May 24, 2013 (2013-05-24) 104
Illeana Douglas introduces Marc to her friend, Megan; but Marc is more interested in Justine, a dominatrix. When Justine makes him banana bread, however, Marc freaks out and breaks up with her. She exacts revenge by sleeping with Marc's father.
5 5 "A Real Woman" Bobcat Goldthwait Duncan Birmingham May 31, 2013 (2013-05-31) 105
Marc goes on a date with Alexia, and they feel a connection. Her son has his own podcast, and she asks Marc to be a guest. Afterwards, Marc finds out that Alexia is married and she is just using him.
6 6 "Sponsor" Luke Matheny Duncan Birmingham June 7, 2013 (2013-06-07) 106
After an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Marc meets Manny, who asks him to be his sponsor. However, Manny makes Marc drive him around while doing errands for criminals.
7 7 "Sex Fest" Robert Cohen Zach Robbins June 14, 2013 (2013-06-14) 107
A stranger named Jen sends Marc a picture of her vagina and asks him if he wants to have a sex fest with him in Phoenix. With her, Marc goes through the six stages of a romantic relationship.
8 8 "Jen Moves to L.A." Robert Cohen Duncan Birmingham June 21, 2013 (2013-06-21) 108
When Jen comes to visit, Marc doesn't want to see her. However, she bonds with Kyle and becomes his roommate. When Marc confronts her, they end up having sex in Kyle's bedroom while Kyle plays a video game in the living room.
9 9 "Projections" Bobcat Goldthwait Michael Jamin June 28, 2013 (2013-06-28) 109
Marc meets with his college buddy Danny Rutger, who is now a film director. During their lunch, Marc keeps imagining what his life would be like if he had made a different decision at various points in his life.
10 10 "Mexican Angel" Luke Matheny Marc Maron June 28, 2013 (2013-06-28) 110
Jen says that she's evicted from her apartment and asks Marc if she could move in with him. Marc reluctantly helps her move but then finds out that she lied about being evicted.

Season 2 (2014)[edit]

Maron has been renewed for a 13-episode second season, which premiered on May 8, 2014.[3]

No. in
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No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
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11 1 "Marc on Talking Dead" Robert Cohen Sivert Glarum & Michael Jamin May 8, 2014 (2014-05-08) BDX203
Marc lands Sarah Silverman as a guest on his podcast, solidifies his relationship with Jen and scores a spot on The Talking Dead, which doesn't go too well because host Chris Hardwick and guest Michael Ian Black hate him & his joke about Jen ruins the progress he'd made earlier.
12 2 "Marc's New Friend" Bobcat Goldthwait Robert Cohen May 15, 2014 (2014-05-15) BDX206
When his old buddies can't find time to hang out with Marc, he makes a new friend in Ray Romano, but ignores Kyle, who warns him that the two comics are not in the same league.
13 3 "Therapy" Robert Cohen Duncan Birmingham May 22, 2014 (2014-05-22) BDX204
Marc and Jen give couples therapy a try with counselors who happen to be married. The end results could not possibly have been worse.
14 4 "Mom Situation" Luke Matheny Duncan Birmingham May 29, 2014 (2014-05-29) BDX208
A visit from his mother comes at an inopportune time, so Marc pawns her off on the father of a friend and the two hit it off a little too well.
15 5 "Boomer Lives" Luke Matheny Sean Russell June 5, 2014 (2014-06-05) BDX201
While trying to deal with the end of his relationship with Jen, Marc's cat disappears and he discovers a menagerie of weird, complex, and/or likable people in his neighborhood search.
16 6 "Nostalgic Sex Buddy" Luke Matheny Dave Anthony June 12, 2014 (2014-06-12) BDX202
During a podcast with Caroline Rhea, Marc opens up about his failed relationship with Jen.
17 7 "Marc's Family" Luke Matheny Marc Maron June 19, 2014 (2014-06-19) BDX207
After Marc's brother breaks up with his wife, he turns up at Marc's house, where their parents arrive to offer relationship advice.
18 8 "Mouth Cancer Gig" Bobcat Goldthwait Dave Anthony June 26, 2014 (2014-06-26) BDX205
Marc is not excited about a comedy gig in Lubbock, Texas, and the lackluster hotel, creepy guest waffle-fanatic, and painful mouth sore he encounters don't help matters.
19 9 "Yoga Teacher" Bobcat Goldthwait Robert Cohen & Duncan Birmingham July 3, 2014 (2014-07-03) 209
Actress Rachael Harris and Marc make a connection over mutual bad-relationship tales, and when he attempts to pursue her, she asks him to join her yoga class to prove his anger issues are in the past.
20 10 "Radio Cowboy"[4] Robert Cohen Sivert Glarum & Michael Jamin July 10, 2014 (2014-07-10) 210
Marc makes an appearance on a typically terrible morning radio show. Later, he meets an overlooked radio genius and develops a new appreciation for certain DJs.
21 11 "White Truck"[4] July 17, 2014 (2014-07-17) 211
Marc has a new goal of trying to lead a simpler life while enjoying his vinyl-collecting hobby.
22 12 "The Joke"[4] July 24, 2014 (2014-07-24) 212
Marc feels guilty about accidentally stealing a joke from another comedian.
23 13 "Desert Road Trip"[4] July 31, 2014 (2014-07-31) 213
Marc gets a visit from an old acquaintance asking for a helping hand.

Reception[edit]

  • Metacritic:[5]
    • Metascore: 7.1
    • User score: 7.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coming Soon: "Maron" with guest stars Judd Hirsch, Dave Foley, Adam Scott, Bobcat Goldthwait, Ileana Douglas". IFC. March 11, 2013. Retrieved March 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ IFC "IFC's "Maron" taps Show Runners". Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d Bibel, Sara (July 23, 2013). "'Maron' Renewed for 13 Episode Season 2 by IFC". TV by the Numbers. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Maron - Episode Guide". Zap2it. Retrieved 2014-05-03. 
  5. ^ Metacritic Maron

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