Stan Against Evil

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Stan Against Evil
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GenreComedy horror
Created byDana Gould
StarringJohn C. McGinley
Janet Varney
Nate Mooney
Deborah Baker Jr.
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes24 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Dana Gould
  • Tom Lassally
  • Frank Scherma
  • Justin Wilkes
Producer(s)
  • Ed Tapia
  • John C. McGinley
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkIFC
Picture format16:9 HDTV
Original releaseOctober 31, 2016 (2016-10-31) –
November 21, 2018 (2018-11-21)
External links
Official website

Stan Against Evil is an American comedy horror television series created by Dana Gould. The series stars John C. McGinley, Janet Varney, Nate Mooney, and Deborah Baker Jr. The series premiered on IFC on October 31, 2016. Season two aired during November 2017 and season three in October and November 2018. On January 25, 2019, series creator Dana Gould announced IFC had officially cancelled the series.[1]

Premise[edit]

A New Hampshire town built on the site of a massive witch burning is haunted by demons, spirits, and witches, that all hate the authorities responsible for their demise, and those of their ilk. Stan Miller, the former sheriff, teams up with Evie Barrett, the new sheriff to defend the town from the supernatural.

Cast and characters[edit]

McGinley and Varney at a panel for Stan Against Evil at the 2017 Comic-Con International

Main[edit]

  • John C. McGinley as Stanley Miller, the former sheriff who is forced to resign after a violent outburst at his wife's funeral
  • Janet Varney as Evie Barret, the new sheriff of the town and a single mom
  • Nate Mooney as Deputy Leon Drinkwater
  • Deborah Baker Jr. as Denise Miller, Stan's daughter

Recurring[edit]

  • Mick Ignis as Stella Stanas
  • Danielle Phelan as Karen
  • Denise Boutte as Lara Bouchard
  • Dana Gould as Kevin, the gravedigger
  • Randall Newsome as Constable Eccles
  • Grace DeAmicis as Grace, Evie's daughter

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
18October 31, 2016 (2016-10-31)November 23, 2016 (2016-11-23)
28November 1, 2017 (2017-11-01)November 22, 2017 (2017-11-22)
38October 31, 2018 (2018-10-31)November 21, 2018 (2018-11-21)

Season 1 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
11"Dig Me Up, Dig Me Down"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopDana GouldOctober 31, 2016 (2016-10-31)1010.181[2]
22"Know, Know, Know Your Goat"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopDana GouldNovember 2, 2016 (2016-11-02)1020.143[3]
33"Let Your Love Groan"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopJessica ConradNovember 9, 2016 (2016-11-09)1030.213[4]
44"Life Orr Death"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopGuy Busick & Ryan MurphyNovember 9, 2016 (2016-11-09)1040.220[4]
55"I'm Gleaning My Coven"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopSusan BurkeNovember 16, 2016 (2016-11-16)1050.138[5]
66"Ouija Bored"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopJessica ConradNovember 16, 2016 (2016-11-16)1060.137[5]
77"Spider Walk With Me"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopDana Gould & Sam BoydNovember 23, 2016 (2016-11-23)1070.244[6]
88"Level Boss"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopJessica ConradNovember 23, 2016 (2016-11-23)1080.212[6]

Season 2 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
91"Black Hat Society Part 1"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopDana GouldNovember 1, 2017 (2017-11-01)2010.152[7]
102"Black Hat Society Part 2"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopDana GouldNovember 1, 2017 (2017-11-01)2020.176[7]
113"Curse of the Werepony"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopGuy Busick & Ryan MurphyNovember 8, 2017 (2017-11-08)2030.155[8]
124"Girls' Night"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopJessica ConradNovember 8, 2017 (2017-11-08)2040.162[8]
135"The Eyes of Evie Barret"Robert CohenBob NickmanNovember 15, 2017 (2017-11-15)2050.182[9]
146"Hex Marks the Tot"Robert CohenSusan BurkeNovember 15, 2017 (2017-11-15)2060.181[9]
157"Mirror Mirror"Robert CohenRobert Cohen & Dana GouldNovember 22, 2017 (2017-11-22)2070.189[10]
168"A Hard Day's Night"Robert CohenJessica ConradNovember 22, 2017 (2017-11-22)2080.173[10]

Season 3 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
171"Hell Is What You Make It"Robert CohenDana GouldOctober 31, 2018 (2018-10-31)301N/A
182"The Hex Files"Robert CohenJessica ConradOctober 31, 2018 (2018-10-31)3020.110[11]
193"Larva My Life"Robert CohenDana GouldNovember 7, 2018 (2018-11-07)3030.101[12]
204"The Demon Who Came in From the Heat"Robert CohenGuy Busick & Ryan MurphyNovember 7, 2018 (2018-11-07)3040.088[12]
215"Nubbin but Trouble"Robert CohenMike MendezNovember 14, 2018 (2018-11-14)3050.147[13]
226"Vampire Creek"Robert CohenKandice MartellaroNovember 14, 2018 (2018-11-14)3060.128[13]
237"Intensive Scare Unit"Robert CohenDana Gould & Matt WeinholdNovember 21, 2018 (2018-11-21)3070.178[14]
248"Stan Against Evie"Robert CohenJessica ConradNovember 21, 2018 (2018-11-21)3080.141[14]

Production[edit]

On February 22, 2016, the series was picked up for an eight episode first season,[15] which began filming in June 2016 in Atlanta,[16] and premiered on October 31, 2016, on IFC.[17][18] On December 13, 2016, IFC renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on November 1, 2017.[19] In January 2018, it was announced that IFC had renewed the series for a third season.[20] The third season premiered on October 31, 2018.[21]

Reception[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes the first season has a 67% approval rating with an average rating of 5.24/10 based on 12 reviews. The site's critical consensus reads: "Stan Against Evil is a light, gruesome horror-comedy with a fun premise, but the series has yet to solidify its tone and characters."[22] On Metacritic, the first season has a score of 57 out of 100, based on 8 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[23]

References[edit]

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  15. ^ Cynthia Littleton (February 22, 2016). "IFC Orders Comedy Series From Hank Azaria, Dana Gould". Variety. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  16. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 18, 2016). "John C. McGinley To Topline IFC Comedy-Horror Series 'Stan Against Evil'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  17. ^ Haithman, Diane (July 31, 2016). "TCA: 'Stan Against Evil' Gets Premiere Date Of November 2, 2016". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  18. ^ Petski, Denise (October 7, 2016). "[WATCH] 'Stan Against Evil' Trailer: Something Amiss In Willard's Mill". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  19. ^ Petski, Denise (December 13, 2016). "'Stan Against Evil' Renewed For Season 2 By IFC". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  20. ^ Petski, Denise (January 12, 2018). "'Stan Against Evil' Renewed For Season 3 By IFC". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  21. ^ Wright, Megh. "Maria Bamford, Scott Adsit, and More to Appear on Stan Against Evil Season 3". Vulture. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  22. ^ "Stan Against Evil: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
  23. ^ "Stan Against Evil - Season 1 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 22, 2017.

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