I Feel Bad

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I Feel Bad
Genre Comedy
Created by Aseem Batra
Based on I Feel Bad: All Day. Every Day. About Everything
by Orli Auslander
Composer(s) Mateo Messina
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 2 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Scott Printz
  • Kelly Pancho
  • Kim Lessing
  • Tim Suhrstedt
  • Tom Magill
  • Shawn Paper
  • Mat Greenleaf
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 21 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Original network NBC
Original release September 19, 2018 (2018-09-19) – present (present)
External links
Official website

I Feel Bad is an American comedy television series, based on the book I Feel Bad: All Day. Every Day. About Everything by Orli Auslander, that premiered on September 19, 2018, on NBC. It stars Sarayu Blue, Paul Adelstein, Aisling Bea, Zach Cherry, Johnny Pemberton, and James Buckley and is executive produced by Aseem Batra, Julie Anne Robinson, Amy Poehler, Dave Becky, and Joshua D. Maurer.


I Feel Bad follows Emet, a wife, mother, and career woman who "feels bad" when she deviates from her own standards of perfection while trying to "have it all."[1]

Cast and characters[edit]



  • Lily Rose Silver as Lily
  • Rahm Braslaw as Louie, Emet and David's eldest child. In the pilot episode, the character was portrayed by Callan Farris and written as the family's middle child.


  • Aisling Bea as Simone ("Pilot")
  • Christopher Avila as Hux ("Pilot"), a co-worker of Emet's. The character was written out of the series following the pilot episode.
  • Easton Magliarditi as Tucker ("Pilot")
  • Taylor Misiak as Mackenzie ("I Get Sick of Being Needed")


No.Title [2]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [2]Prod.
U.S. viewers
1"I Don't Want to Turn into My Mother"Julie Anne RobinsonAseem BatraSeptember 19, 2018 (2018-09-19)1015.72[3]
2"I Get Sick of Being Needed"Tristram ShapeeroAndy Bobrow September 19, 2018 (2018-09-19)1033.98[3]
3"I Lie to My Kids"TBATBAOctober 4, 2018 (2018-10-04)102TBD
4"I’m Vain A.F."TBATBAOctober 11, 2018 (2018-10-11)104TBD
5"I'm a Massive Hypocrite"TBATBAOctober 18, 2018 (2018-10-18)105TBD



On February 2, 2018, it was announced that NBC had given the production a pilot order. The pilot episode was written by Aseem Batra based on the novel I Feel Bad: All Day. Every Day. About Everything by Orli Auslander. Batra also acts an executive producer alongside Amy Poehler, Julie Anne Robinson, Dave Becky, and Joshua D. Maurer. Kelly Pancho and Kim Lessing are set as producers and Orli Auslander as a consulting producer. Production companies involved with the pilot include Universal Television, Paper Kite Productions, CannyLads Productions, and 3 Arts Entertainment.[4]

On May 8, 2018, it was announced that NBC had given the production a series order.[1] A few days later, it was announced that the series would premiere in the fall of 2018 and air on Thursdays at 9:30 p.m.[5] On June 19, 2018, it was announced that the series would officially premiere on October 4, 2018 in its regular time-slot.[6]


On February 26, 2018, it was announced that Sarayu Blue and Paul Adelstein had been cast as the pilot's female and male leads, respectively.[7] In March 2018, it was announced that Zach Cherry and James Buckley had also joined the main cast.[8][9]



On May 13, 2018, NBC released the first official trailer for the series.[10]


On September 10, 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 Sarayu Blue, Paul Adelstein, Madhur Jaffrey, and Brian George and executive producers Aseem Batra and Julie Anne Robinson.[11]


Critical response[edit]

The series has been met with a positive response from critics upon its premiere. Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the season a score of 65 out of 100 based on 4 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews."[12]


No. Title Air date Rating/share
DVR viewers
Total viewers
1 "I Don't Want to Turn into My Mother" September 19, 2018 1.1/5 5.72[3] TBD TBD TBD TBD
2 "I Get Sick of Being Needed" September 19, 2018 0.8/3 3.98[3] TBD TBD TBD TBD


  1. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (May 8, 2018). "'Abby's' & "I Feel Bad' Comedies Picked Up To Series By NBC". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 8, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Shows A-Z - I feel bad on nbc". The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 20, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b c d Welch, Alex (September 20, 2018). "'Big Brother' and 'America's Got Talent' adjusts up, 'I Feel Bad' adjusts down: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 20, 2018. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 2, 2018). "NBC Orders Comedy Pilot From Aseem Batra, Amy Poehler & Julie Anne Robinson". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 8, 2018. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (May 13, 2018). "NBC Fall 2018-19 Schedule: 'Chicago'-Branded Wednesday, 'SVU' To Thursday, 'The Blacklist' Held For Midseason, 'World Of Dance' Moves In-Season". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 13, 2018. 
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (June 19, 2018). "NBC Sets Fall 2018 Premiere Dates: 'This Is Us', 'The Voice', 'Manifest' & More". Deadline. Retrieved June 19, 2018. 
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 26, 2018). "Sarayu Blue To Topline NBC Aseem Batra Comedy Pilot; Paul Adelstein Set As Male Lead". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 8, 2018. 
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (March 9, 2018). "Rachel Skarsten, Isabella Russo Join 'For Love' ABC Drama Pilot; Zach Cherry In NBC's Aseem Batra Comedy Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 8, 2018. 
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (March 10, 2018). "Nicole Parker Joins 'Friends-In-Law' NBC Comedy Pilot; James Buckley In Aseem Batra Comedy". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 8, 2018. 
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (May 13, 2018). "NBC New Series Trailers: 'Manifest', 'New Amsterdam', 'I Feel Bad'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 13, 2018. 
  11. ^ 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. 
  12. ^ "I Feel Bad: Season 1". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 20, 2018. 

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