The Pete Holmes Show

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The Pete Holmes Show
ThePeteHolmesShowLogo.jpeg
Format Talk show
Variety show
Sketch comedy
Created by Pete Holmes
Written by Oren Brimer
Joe DeRosa
Nate Fernald
Pete Holmes
Jamie Lee
Eric Ledgin
Adam Stein
Chris Thayer
Presented by Pete Holmes
Starring Pete Holmes
Matt McCarthy
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 80 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Nick Bernstein
Oren Brimer[1]
David Kissinger
Dave Rath
Jeff Ross
Pete Holmes
Conan O'Brien[2]
Location(s) Warner Bros. Studios
Burbank, California
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Conaco
Broadcast
Original channel TBS
Picture format 1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original run October 28, 2013 (2013-10-28) – June 18, 2014 (2014-06-18)
Chronology
Related shows Conan
Deon Cole's Black Box
External links
Website

The Pete Holmes Show was an American late-night talk show starring comedian Pete Holmes. It aired Monday through Thursday at midnight on TBS, from October 28, 2013–June 18, 2014. The show was notable among late-night talk shows for having personal as opposed to topical monologues, more sketch comedy, a lack of celebrity-driven interviews, and taking place within a half-hour format.

History[edit]

Pilot episodes and pre-production[edit]

In July 2012, Pete Holmes and Conan began developing a show called The Midnight Show with Pete Holmes.[3] Three pilot episodes were shot on the Conan set on August 21st and August 23rd, 2012.[4] On February 26th, 2013, it was announced that the show had been picked up for a seven-week run.[5] On July 19th, 2013, it was revealed that the show would be titled The Pete Holmes Show.[6] Pete Holmes officially began work on the show on September 23, 2013.[7] Pete Holmes hosted a panel promoting the show at the 2013 New York Comic Con, showing the show's Ex-Men sketch and a CollegeHumor sketch with his Badman character.[8] Test shows were shot on October 16 and 18, 2013.[9]

Debut[edit]

The debut episode was taped on Tuesday, October 22 and aired on October 28, 2013.[10] The show began with a cold open sketch called "Ex-Men" (a parody of X-Men) in which Pete played Professor Xavier firing Wolverine for being useless. In the monologue Pete told a story of going to an Enrique Iglesias concert. Pete also visited Daily Show host Jon Stewart in New York to seek advice for hosting a talk show. The interview segment featured comedian and long-time friend Kumail Nanjiani as the first guest, and the show closed with the segment "All the Games" in which the titles of lesser-known (fake) video games were shown. The first episode was viewed by approximately 407,000 people.[citation needed]

Run and cancellation[edit]

Twenty-eight episodes aired in the show's first season. On January 8, 2014, the show was renewed for a thirteen-week second season, beginning on February 24.[11] The show was broadcast Monday through Thursday on TBS at midnight in the United States.

On May 23, 2014, TBS announced the cancellation of The Pete Holmes Show, citing insufficient audience numbers. The show's second and final series ended in June 2014.[12]

Format and production[edit]

In the show's first season, episodes began with a cold open pre-taped sketch, were followed by the opening titles, and a personal monologue delivered by Holmes. After the first commercial break, a remote segment or another sketch was shown, or a live comedy bit was performed. The third segment was a short interview, usually with another comedian. The show would close with another short comedy piece.[13] The show's second run featured a less formal structure, relying more heavily on pre-taped interviews. Most notably, the final episode entirely lacked a monologue, and was closed with the show's only musical performance ("Poke" by Frightened Rabbit). Unlike most late-night talk shows, (including its lead-in, Conan) The Pete Holmes Show had a half-hour format.[14]

The show was taped in front of a live studio audience on Stage 10 of the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California. For budgetary reasons, shows were not taped on the days they air. Conan O'Brien, Jeff Ross, Nick Bernstein, and Dave Rath are presumed to have been involved in production.[5] Show highlights were posted on Pete Holmes' YouTube account.

Episodes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Little, Kevin. "TNT & TBS Invide Comic Con". TNT PR. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Pete Holmes Show (2013–) : Full Cast & Crew". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  3. ^ "Pete Holmes To Follow Conan O'Brien? Talk Show Pilot In Development At TBS". Huffingtonpost.com. 2012-07-25. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  4. ^ ""The Midnight Show" with Pete Holmes". Facebook. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  5. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie. "TBS Greenlights Conan O'Brien-Produced Late-Night Show Starring Pete Holmes As 'Conan' Companion". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  6. ^ Evans, Bradford (2013-07-19). "Pete Holmes's TBS Show Is Called 'The Pete Holmes Show' and Premieres October 28th". Splitsider. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  7. ^ "Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  8. ^ Alter, Ethan (2013-10-14). "New York Comic Con 2013: Pete Holmes After Hours - The Telefile Blog - TV Shows & TV News - TV Reviews | TWoP". Televisionwithoutpity.com. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  9. ^ ""The Pete Holmes Show" Free Tickets Request". PeteHolmes.com. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  10. ^ "TBS’s ‘The Pete Holmes Show’ Announces First Two Weeks of Guests - Ratings | TVbytheNumbers". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. 2013-10-22. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  11. ^ "TBS Renews 'Pete Holmes Show'". Hollywoodreporter.com. 2014-01-08. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  12. ^ "TBS Cancels 'The Pete Holmes Show' After Two Seasons (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  13. ^ "The Pete Holmes Show". Team Coco Digital LLC. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "The Pete Holmes Show". Team Coco Digital LLC. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 

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