The Millers (TV series)
|Created by||Greg Garcia|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||9|
|Executive producer(s)||Greg Garcia|
|Production company(s)||Amigos de Garcia Productions
CBS Television Studios
|Distributor||CBS (North America)
CBS Studios International (international)
|Picture format||480i (16:9 SDTV)
|Original run||October 3, 2013– present|
The Millers is an American situation comedy series that was created by Greg Garcia. The multi-camera project premiered on CBS on Thursday, October 3, 2013, as part of the 2013–14 American television season. The Millers airs Thursdays at 8:30 (ET/PT), following The Big Bang Theory.
When Nathan Miller (Will Arnett) informs his parents of his recent divorce, his father Tom Miller (Beau Bridges) follows suit and leaves his wife Carol (Margo Martindale), of forty-three years. Much to the dismay of Nathan, Carol decides to move in with him, while Tom seeks shelter at the house of his daughter Debbie (Jayma Mays), her husband Adam (Nelson Franklin), and their daughter Mikayla (Eve Moon).
- Will Arnett as Nathan Miller
- Margo Martindale as Carol Miller
- Jayma Mays as Debbie
- J. B. Smoove as Ray
- Nelson Franklin as Adam
- Eve Moon as Mikayla
- Beau Bridges as Tom Miller
Development and production
Casting announcements began in February 2013, with Will Arnett first cast in the lead role of Nathan Miller, a recently divorced man whose life is complicated when his parents decide to move in with him. Arnett originally booked the role in second position to Up All Night, whose future was uncertain at the time. Margo Martindale was the next actor cast, in the series regular role of Carol Miller, Nathan's vibrant but meddlesome mother. J. B. Smoove then joined the series as Ray, Nathan's good friend and cameraman. Shortly after, Mary Elizabeth Ellis signed onto the role of Debbie, Nathan's sister, who is happily married. In early-March, Beau Bridges joined the series as Tom Miller, Nathan's father who moves in with Debbie. Michael Rapaport was the last actor to sign onto the series, in the role of Adam, Debbie's husband.
On May 10, 2013, CBS placed a series order, under the new title The Millers. Shortly after the series order, Mary Elizabeth Ellis and Michael Rapaport exited the roles of Debbie and Adam. A couple months later, Jayma Mays and Nelson Franklin were cast in the two vacated roles.
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired||DVD release dates|
|Season premiere||Season finale||Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|1||22||October 3, 2013||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|1||"Pilot"||James Burrows||Greg Garcia||October 3, 2013||101||13.09|
|Nathan and his sister, Debbie, are upset when their parents announce they're divorcing after 43 years of marriage. However, that's nothing compared to the panic they feel when Carol, their intrusive mother, announces that she's moving in with Nathan, while Tom, their easily distracted father, is moving in with Debbie.|
|2||"Plot Twists"||James Burrows||Danielle Sanchez-Witzel||October 10, 2013||104||11.73|
|When Carol dictates that it's time to rearrange the family's positions in the Millers' cemetery plot because of the two divorces, Nathan needs to approach his ex-wife, Janice (Eliza Coupe), to ask her to sign back her space to the family.|
|3||"The Phone Upgrade"||James Burrows||Bobby Bowman||October 17, 2013||103||12.27|
|Nathan and Debbie trade parents when they each think the other sibling has it easier. Nathan learns he can help his father with all the things he forgets by giving him a modern smart phone and programming in audio messages. This seems to work...for a short time.|
|4||"The Mother Is In"||James Burrows||Austen Earl||October 24, 2013||105||10.74|
|When Carol finds out that Nathan is seeing a therapist (Matt Besser), she secretly makes an appointment for herself in order to find out what's going on.|
|5||"Giving the Bird"||James Burrows||Gina Gari||October 31, 2013||106||9.67|
|It's Halloween, and Nathan, Debbie and Adam take Mikayla trick-or-treating to the house of an old woman (Beth Grant) who everyone in the neighborhood thinks is a witch. Meanwhile, Nathan and Debbie are furious when they discover Carol lied about what really happened to their pet parrot they thought flew away when they were kids.|
|6||"Stuff"||James Burrows||Stephnie Weir||November 7, 2013||102||10.38|
|Nathan hatches a plan with Debbie to get their parents back together (and out of their houses) by showing them all of their sentimental family possessions, in the hopes it will make them remember the good times they've had.|
|7||"The Talk"||James Burrows||Stephnie Weir||November 14, 2013||110||11.08|
|Nathan brings home his first date (Casey Wilson) since his mother became his roommate and Carol finds out that Tom never had "the talk" with Nathan about the birds and the bees, and insists it's not too late to gather the family together and do it now.|
|8||"Internet Dating"||James Burrows||Chadd Gindin||November 21, 2013||108||11.78|
|When Nathan helps Carol set up her profile on an Internet dating site, he and Ray get so excited about one of her potential suitors (Fred Dryer), they start corresponding with him, pretending to be Carol.|
|9||"You're In Trouble"||James Burrows||Elizabeth Tippet||December 5, 2013||109||9.23|
|When Nathan learns why Debbie is Tom's favorite child instead of him, he decides it's time to let his parents in on some of Debbie's childhood secrets.|
|10||"Carol's Parents are Coming to Town"||James Burrows||Bobby Bowman||December 12, 2013||111|
|11||"Dear Diary"||January 2, 2014||112|
|12||"Miller's Mind"||January 9, 2014||113|
|13||"TBA"||January 30, 2014|
Leanne Aguilera and Jenna Mullins of E! Online said the "wonderful cast" gives them a sliver of hope. Diane Werts of Newsday gave the show an A-. David Hinckley of The New York Daily News gave the show 1 star out of 5.
- In September, Comedy Central UK announced that they would be airing the series starting on October 14.
- In Russia, Amedia Premium started airing the show one day after its U.S. premiere.
- In New Zealand, Prime began airing on Sundays 9:30PM from December 1, 2013.
- In South Africa, DStv started airing The Millers on Wednesday, 27 November on their M-Net channel.
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