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 byPat Bishop
Starring
Composer(s)Ty Segall[4]
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes20 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Incredible Success!
  • Comedy Partners
DistributorViacom Media Networks
Release
Original networkComedy Central
Original releaseJanuary 17, 2018 (2018-01-17) –
present
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] On June 10, 2019, Comedy Central renewed the series for a third and final season.[7]

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]

Additional[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)

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[8]
22"The Powerpoint of Death"Pat BishopPat BishopDecember 19, 2017 (2017-12-19) (online)
January 17, 2018 (2018-01-17) (Comedy Central)
1020.333[8]
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[9]
44"Trademarq"Pat BishopHeather Anne CampbellDecember 21, 2017 (2017-12-21) (online)
January 31, 2018 (2018-01-31) (Comedy Central)
1040.280[10]
55"Corporate Retreat"Pat BishopAmelie GilletteFebruary 7, 2018 (2018-02-07)1050.235[11]
66"Casual Friday"Pat BishopJake WeismanFebruary 14, 2018 (2018-02-14)1060.273[12]
77"The Long Meeting"Pat BishopMatt IngebretsonFebruary 21, 2018 (2018-02-21)1070.229[13]
88"Society Tomorrow"Pat BishopJake FogelnestFebruary 28, 2018 (2018-02-28)1080.202[14]
99"Weekend"Pat BishopAmelie GilletteMarch 7, 2018 (2018-03-07)1090.307[15]
1010"Remember Day"Pat BishopHeather Anne CampbellMarch 14, 2018 (2018-03-14)1100.238[16]

Season 2 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [17]Prod.
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 19, 2019 (2019-03-19)2100.171[26]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 87% based on 9 reviews, with an average rating of 8.0/10.[27] On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the series has a score 75 out of 100, based on 7 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[28]

Ratings[edit]

Season 1[edit]

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

Season 2[edit]

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

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Murthi, Vikram (15 January 2019). "In Praise of Corporate's Refreshingly Pessimistic Comedy". www.vulture.com. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  3. ^ Martin, Garrett (28 January 2019). "Comedy Central's Corporate Reveals the Differences in How Women and Men Get Ready for Work in This Exclusive Clip". www.pastemagazine.com. Retrieved 15 April 2019. It’s not just the time and emotional labor that goes into hanging out in a depressing office with annoying strangers to make money for rich assholes that makes work such a tragedy.
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