Stan Against Evil

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Stan Against Evil
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Genre Comedy horror
Created by Dana Gould
Starring John C. McGinley
Janet Varney
Nate Mooney
Deborah Baker Jr.
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 16
Production
Executive producer(s) Dana Gould
Tom Lassally
Frank Scherma
Justin Wilkes
Producer(s) Ed Tapia
John C. McGinley
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) 3 Arts Entertainment
Radical Media
Release
Original network IFC
Picture format 16:9 HDTV
Original release October 31, 2016 (2016-10-31) – present

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. In January 2018, it was announced that IFC had renewed the series for a third season.

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)

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[1]
An aging ex-sheriff joins the new sheriff to battle angry demons haunting their small New Hampshire town.
22"Know, Know, Know Your Goat"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopDana GouldNovember 2, 2016 (2016-11-02)1020.143[2]
Stan's daughter Denise goes blueberry picking and comes home with a pet goat that turns out to be The Baphomet.
33"Let Your Love Groan"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopJessica ConradNovember 9, 2016 (2016-11-09)1030.213[3]
After attending a speed-dating event, Stan, Evie and Denise all end up with new loves that seem to be sucking the life out of them.
44"Life Orr Death"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopGuy Busick & Ryan MurphyNovember 9, 2016 (2016-11-09)1040.220[3]
Stan starts boxing up his wife's belongings to keep in the attic to build a hockey shrine, but finds that all of his hockey memorabilia was given to the church. Evie offers to find it, but she ends up stuck in the spiritual realm.
55"I'm Gleaning My Coven"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopSusan BurkeNovember 16, 2016 (2016-11-16)1050.138[4]
Five flowers forming a pentagram are found blooming in a pentagram pattern around Willard's Mill. Stan gets sucked into the Land of the Dead where he thinks he's with his dead wife.
66"Ouija Bored"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopJessica ConradNovember 16, 2016 (2016-11-16)1060.137[4]
Three goth kids come to visit the room where a witch died in the 1930s and perform a ritual to call her back. Evie gives Stan a ticket, which starts a bit of a feud.
77"Spider Walk With Me"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopDana Gould & Sam BoydNovember 23, 2016 (2016-11-23)1070.244[5]
A stranger shows up at Stan's door asking to see his late wife's collection of mystical artifacts but Stan and the girls deny its existence. Once outside, he's attacked by a giant man-spider.
88"Level Boss"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopJessica ConradNovember 23, 2016 (2016-11-23)1080.212[5]
A mysterious girl runs out into the street forcing Evie to swerve into a fatal car accident.

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[6]
Stan is haunted by visions of Evie Barret, whom most everyone has forgotten, and visions of himself digging up a grave. The Black Hat Society tells Stan of a prophecy they believe is meant for him.
102"Black Hat Society Part 2"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopDana GouldNovember 1, 2017 (2017-11-01)2020.176[6]
After defeating the wraith left in the grave, Stan travels back in time to rescue Evie from the 1600s.
113"Curse of the Werepony"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopGuy Busick & Ryan MurphyNovember 8, 2017 (2017-11-08)2030.155[7]
124"Girls' Night"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopJessica ConradNovember 8, 2017 (2017-11-08)2040.162[7]
135"The Eyes of Evie Barret"Robert CohenBob NickmanNovember 15, 2017 (2017-11-15)2050.182[8]
146"Hex Marks the Tot"Robert CohenSusan BurkeNovember 15, 2017 (2017-11-15)2060.181[8]
157"Mirror Mirror"Robert CohenRobert Cohen & Dana GouldNovember 22, 2017 (2017-11-22)2070.189[9]
168"A Hard Day's Night"Robert CohenJessica ConradNovember 22, 2017 (2017-11-22)2080.173[9]

Production[edit]

On February 22, 2016, the series was picked up for an eight episode first season,[10] which began filming in June 2016 in Atlanta,[11] and premiered on October 31, 2016, on IFC.[12][13] On December 13, 2016, IFC renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on November 1, 2017.[14] In January 2018, it was announced that IFC had renewed the series for a third season.[15] The show will premiere on 31 October 2018 on IFC.[16]

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."[17] On Metacritic, the first season has a score of 57 out of 100, based on 8 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[18]

References[edit]

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  10. ^ Cynthia Littleton (2016-02-22). "IFC Orders Comedy Series From Hank Azaria, Dana Gould". Variety. Retrieved 2016-10-23. 
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2016-04-18). "John C. McGinley To Topline IFC Comedy-Horror Series 'Stan Against Evil'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  12. ^ Haithman, Diane (2016-07-31). "TCA: 'Stan Against Evil' Gets Premiere Date Of November 2, 2016". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2016-10-23. 
  13. ^ Petski, Denise (2016-10-07). "[WATCH] 'Stan Against Evil' Trailer: Something Amiss In Willard's Mill". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2016-10-23. 
  14. ^ Petski, Denise (December 13, 2016). "'Stan Against Evil' Renewed For Season 2 By IFC". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 14, 2016. 
  15. ^ Petski, Denise (January 12, 2018). "'Stan Against Evil' Renewed For Season 3 By IFC". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 12, 2018. 
  16. ^ Wright, Megh. "Maria Bamford, Scott Adsit, and More to Appear on Stan Against Evil Season 3". Vulture. Retrieved 2018-08-31. 
  17. ^ "Stan Against Evil: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2017-10-22. 
  18. ^ "Stan Against Evil - Season 1 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2017-10-22. 

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