Happy Together (2018 TV series)

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Happy Together
Happy Together Series Logo.png
Genre Comedy
Created by
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original network CBS
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
External links
Official website

Happy Together is an upcoming American comedy television series set to premiere on October 1, 2018 on CBS.

Premise[edit]

Happy Together follows "Jake and Claire, a thirtysomething couple who are tired of their mundane life and start to reconnect with their younger, cooler selves when an emerging pop star, who is drawn to their super-normal suburban life, moves in."[1]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [3]U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot"Phill Lewis[2]Tim McAuliffe & Austen Earl[2]October 1, 2018 (2018-10-01)TBD
2"Scrubbing"[4]Andy AckermanRebecca Kohler & Darrin RoseOctober 8, 2018 (2018-10-08)TBD

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On January 31, 2018, it was announced that CBS had given the production a pilot order. The episode was written by Tim McAuliffe and Austen Earl who were expected to executive produce alongside Ben Winston, Michael Rotenberg, and Jonathan Berry. Production companies involved with the pilot include Fulwell 73, 3 Arts Entertainment, and CBS Television Studios.[5] On May 9, 2018, CBS officially ordered the pilot to series.[1] A few days later, it was announced that the series, now titled Happy Together, would premiere in the fall of 2018 and air on Mondays at 8:30 P.M.[6] On July 9, 2018, it was announced that the series would premiere on October 1, 2018.[7]

Casting[edit]

In February 2018, it was announced that Damon Wayans Jr. and Felix Mallard had been cast in the pilot's lead roles.[8][9] In March 2018, it was reported that Chris Parnell and Amber Stevens West had also joined the pilot's main cast.[10][11] On June 22, 2018, it was announced that Victor Williams had been cast to replace Tim Meadows in the recurring role of Gerald, West's character's father. Meadows was forced to drop out of the role after the series Schooled, which he had in first position against Happy Together, was picked up to series by ABC.[2]

Release[edit]

Marketing[edit]

On May 16, 2018, CBS released the first official trailer for the series.[12]

Premiere[edit]

On September 12, 2018, the series will take part in the 12th annual PaleyFest Fall Television Previews which will feature a preview screening of the series and a conversation with cast members including Damon Wayans Jr., Amber Stevens West, and Felix Mallard.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (May 9, 2018). "CBS Picks Up To Series Cedric the Entertainer's Pilot & Damon Wayans Jr.'s Comedy With Harry Styles Joining As EP". Deadline. Retrieved May 9, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c d Andreeva, Nellie (June 22, 2018). "'Happy Together': Victor Williams Joins New CBS Comedy Series In Recasting". Deadline. Retrieved June 22, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Happy Together - Episodes". TV Maze. Retrieved 11 July 2018. 
  4. ^ ""Scrubbing"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 24, 2018. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 31, 2018). "CBS Orders Multi-Camera Comedy Pilot About Up-And-Coming Pop Star". Deadline. Retrieved May 9, 2018. 
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 16, 2018). "CBS Fall 2018-19 Schedule: Monday Shakeup With 'Magnum P.I.'-Led New Lineup, 'Murphy Brown' On Thursday". Deadline. Retrieved May 16, 2018. 
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Pedersen, Erik (July 9, 2018). "CBS Fall 2018 Premiere Dates: 'Big Bang' & 'Young Sheldon' To Help Launch 'Magnum PI' & 'Murphy Brown' Revival". Deadline. Retrieved July 10, 2018. 
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 21, 2018). "Damon Wayans Jr. To Star In CBS' Tim McAuliffe/Austen Earl Comedy Pilot". Deadline. Retrieved May 9, 2018. 
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (February 28, 2018). "Australian Actor Felix Mallard To Star In CBS' Tim McAuliffe/Austen Earl Comedy Pilot". Deadline. Retrieved May 9, 2018. 
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 16, 2018). "Chris Parnell To Co-Star In McAuliffe/Earl CBS Comedy Pilot; Phill Lewis To Direct". Deadline. Retrieved May 9, 2018. 
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 28, 2018). "Amber Stevens West Set As Female Lead In CBS' McAuliffe/Earl Comedy Pilot". Deadline. Retrieved May 9, 2018. 
  12. ^ Petski, Denise (May 16, 2018). "CBS New Series Trailers: 'Magnum P.I.', 'Murphy Brown', 'God Friended Me', 'F.B.I.', 'The Neighborhood', 'Happy Together'". Deadline. Retrieved May 16, 2018. 
  13. ^ Pedersen, Erik (July 24, 2018). "PaleyFest Fall TV Previews Sets Initial Lineup: Tim Allen, Sarah Silverman, Aaron Paul & More". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 29, 2018. 

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