Corporate (TV series)

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Corporate
Corporate (TV series).png
GenreDark comedy
Satire
Tragicomedy[1][2][3]
Created by
  • Pat Bishop
  • Matt Ingebretson
  • Jake Weisman
Directed by
  • Pat Bishop
  • Matt Ingebretson
Starring
ComposerTy Segall[4]
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes26
Production
Executive producers
Running time22 minutes
Production companies
  • Incredible Success!
  • Comedy Partners
DistributorViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks
Release
Original networkComedy Central
Original releaseJanuary 17, 2018 (2018-01-17) –
August 26, 2020 (2020-08-26)
External links
Official website

Corporate is an American comedy television series created by Pat Bishop, Matt Ingebretson, and Jake Weisman. A ten-episode first season premiered on Comedy Central on January 17, 2018.[5] On February 26, 2018, the series was renewed for a second season.[6] Corporate's third and final season[7] premiered on July 22, 2020.

Plot[edit]

Corporate is set in multinational corporation Hampton DeVille and follows the miserable lives of two downtrodden employees.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Guest[edit]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
110January 17, 2018 (2018-01-17)March 14, 2018 (2018-03-14)
210January 15, 2019 (2019-01-15)March 19, 2019 (2019-03-19)
36[8]July 22, 2020 (2020-07-22)August 26, 2020 (2020-08-26)[8]

Season 1 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
11"The Void"Pat BishopPat Bishop, Matt Ingebretson & Jake WeismanDecember 4, 2017 (2017-12-04) (online)
January 17, 2018 (2018-01-17) (Comedy Central)
1010.404[9]
22"The Powerpoint of Death"Pat BishopPat BishopDecember 19, 2017 (2017-12-19) (online)
January 17, 2018 (2018-01-17) (Comedy Central)
1020.333[9]
33"The Pain of Being Alive"Pat BishopKate ThulinDecember 20, 2017 (2017-12-20) (online)
January 24, 2018 (2018-01-24) (Comedy Central)
1030.275[10]
44"Trademarq"Pat BishopHeather Anne CampbellDecember 21, 2017 (2017-12-21) (online)
January 31, 2018 (2018-01-31) (Comedy Central)
1040.280[11]
55"Corporate Retreat"Pat BishopAmelie GilletteFebruary 7, 2018 (2018-02-07)1050.235[12]
66"Casual Friday"Pat BishopJake WeismanFebruary 14, 2018 (2018-02-14)1060.273[13]
77"The Long Meeting"Pat BishopMatt IngebretsonFebruary 21, 2018 (2018-02-21)1070.229[14]
88"Society Tomorrow"Pat BishopJake FogelnestFebruary 28, 2018 (2018-02-28)1080.202[15]
99"Weekend"Pat BishopAmelie GilletteMarch 7, 2018 (2018-03-07)1090.307[16]
1010"Remember Day"Pat BishopHeather Anne CampbellMarch 14, 2018 (2018-03-14)1100.238[17]

Season 2 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
111"The One Who's There"Pat BishopPat Bishop & Matt Ingebretson & Jake WeismanJanuary 15, 2019 (2019-01-15)2010.262[18]
122"The Concert"Pat BishopMatt Ingebretson & Jake WeismanJanuary 22, 2019 (2019-01-22)2030.244[19]
133"Natural Beauty"Pat BishopLangan KingsleyJanuary 29, 2019 (2019-01-29)2040.281[20]
144"Thanks!"Matt IngebretsonPat BishopFebruary 5, 2019 (2019-02-05)2020.215[21]
155"The Expense Report"Pat BishopJessica GaoFebruary 12, 2019 (2019-02-12)2050.246[22]
166"Mattchiavelli and the Piss Detective"Pat BishopPat BishopFebruary 19, 2019 (2019-02-19)2060.221[23]
177"Labor Day"Pat BishopMatt Ingebretson & Jake WeismanFebruary 26, 2019 (2019-02-26)2070.187[24]
188"The Tragedy"Pat BishopBridger WinegarMarch 5, 2019 (2019-03-05)2080.208[25]
199"Vacation"Pat BishopMatt Ingebretson & Jake WeismanMarch 12, 2019 (2019-03-12)2090.237[26]
2010"The Fall"Pat BishopJessica GaoMarch 12, 2019 (2019-03-12)2100.171[26]

Season 3 (2020)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten by [27]Original air date [8]Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
211"Pickles 4 Breakfast"Pat BishopPat Bishop & Matt IngebretsonJuly 22, 2020 (2020-07-22)3010.258[28]
222"Black Dog"Pat BishopJake WeismanJuly 29, 2020 (2020-07-29)3020.260[29]
233"The Importance of Talking Shit by Oscar Wilde"Matt IngebretsonPaige WeldonAugust 5, 2020 (2020-08-05)3030.270[30]
244"Good Job"Pat BishopBridger WinegarAugust 12, 2020 (2020-08-12)3040.239[31]
255"Fuck You Money"Pat BishopCaroline AndersonAugust 19, 2020 (2020-08-19)3050.238[32]
266"The Wind of God"Pat BishopPat Bishop & Matt IngebretsonAugust 26, 2020 (2020-08-26)3060.246[33]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the first season has an approval rating of 87% based on 15 reviews, with an average rating of 8.0/10.[34] On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the series has a score 75 out of 100, based on 7 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[35]

Variety reviewed the series, calling it, “Deliciously dark and hilariously ruthless…a scathing satire of contemporary office culture that feels long, long overdue."[36]

Adweek also lauded the show saying, “It’s the kind of universe building that’s usually reserved for prestige dramas…or big-budget sci-fi feature films.”[37]

Ratings[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Viewership and ratings per episode of Corporate
No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
1 "The Void" January 17, 2018 0.21[9] 0.404
2 "The Powerpoint of Death" January 17, 2018 0.17[9] 0.333
3 "The Pain of Being Alive" January 24, 2018 0.16[10] 0.275
4 "Trademarq" January 31, 2018 0.16[11] 0.28
5 "Corporate Retreat" February 7, 2018 0.14[12] 0.235
6 "Casual Friday" February 14, 2018 0.15[13] 0.273
7 "The Long Meeting" February 21, 2018 0.13[14] 0.229
8 "Society Tomorrow" February 28, 2018 0.09[15] 0.202
9 "Weekend" March 7, 2018 0.17[16] 0.307
10 "Remember Day" March 14, 2018 0.13[17] 0.238

Season 2[edit]

Viewership and ratings per episode of Corporate
No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
1 "The One Who's There" January 15, 2019 0.14[18] 0.262
2 "The Concert" January 22, 2019 0.13[19] 0.244
3 "Natural Beauty" January 29, 2019 0.17[20] 0.281
4 "Thanks!" February 5, 2019 0.11[21] 0.215
5 "The Expense Report" February 12, 2019 0.15[22] 0.246
6 "Mattchiavelli and the Piss Detective" February 19, 2019 0.11[23] 0.221
7 "Labor Day" February 26, 2019 0.09[24] 0.187
8 "The Tragedy" March 5, 2019 0.11[25] 0.208
9 "Vacation" March 12, 2019 0.12[26] 0.237
10 "The Fall" March 19, 2019 0.09[26] 0.171

Season 3[edit]

Viewership and ratings per episode of Corporate
No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
1 "Pickles 4 Breakfast" July 22, 2020 0.13[28] 0.258
2 "Black Dog" July 29, 2020 0.15[29] 0.260
3 "The Importance of Talking Shit by Oscar Wilde" August 5, 2020 0.14[30] 0.270
4 "Good Job" August 12, 2020 0.11[31] 0.239
5 "Fuck You Money" August 19, 2020 0.13[32] 0.238
6 "The Wind of God" August 26, 2020 0.15[33] 0.246

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