Take My Wife (2016 TV series)

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Take My Wife
Logo for "Take My Wife" TV series.jpg
GenreComedy
Created byCameron Esposito
Rhea Butcher
StarringCameron Esposito
Rhea Butcher
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of series2
No. of episodes14 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Cameron Esposito
Rhea Butcher
Scott Aukerman
David Jargowsky
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Young & Sharp Productions
Comedy Bang! Bang! Productions
Release
Original networkSeeso
Original releaseAugust 11, 2016 – present

Take My Wife is an American sitcom on the Seeso comedy subscription streaming service. The show follows real life couple Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher as they share their lives as stand up comics who are balancing work, relationships, and the breaking down of gender barriers.[1] On December 19, 2016, Seeso renewed the series for a second season.[2] On August 9, 2017, Seeso announced the shutdown of its service by the end of the year, leaving Take My Wife without a home. On March 5, 2018, it was announced that season 1 and the previously unaired season 2 were now available on iTunes (US) and would be available on the Starz app starting May 1, 2018. Take My Wife is also now available on iTunes in the UK (as of April 30, 2018).[3]

For its second season, the show's creators and producers featured large numbers of women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals in front of and behind the camera.[4][5] Esposito has acknowledged this was a conscious effort on their part: "As a small budget show, we prioritized hiring queer folks, POC, and female standups."[3]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Guest stars[edit]

2017 campaign to save Take My Wife[edit]

On August 9th, 2017 it was announced that NBC would be shutting down Seeso. A web campaign to "#SaveTakeMyWife" quickly formed to encourage another network or streaming service to pick up the show for future seasons.[6] On March 5, 2018, it was announced that the distribution rights to the first two seasons had been picked up for the Starz app and that both seasons were now available on iTunes.[3]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Set-up"Sam ZviblemanCameron EspositoAugust 11, 2016 (2016-08-11)
22"Punchline"Sam ZviblemanShauna McGarryAugust 11, 2016 (2016-08-11)
33"Applause Break"Sam ZviblemanGretchen Enders and Caitlin GillAugust 11, 2016 (2016-08-11)
44"Opener"Sam ZviblemanShauna McGarry and Cooper JohnsonAugust 11, 2016 (2016-08-11)
55"Feature"Sam ZviblemanGretchen EndersAugust 11, 2016 (2016-08-11)
66"Headliner"Sam ZviblemanRhea ButcherAugust 11, 2016 (2016-08-11)

Season 2 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
71"Episode 201"Ingrid Jungermann, Cat Solen, and Scott AukermanCameron EspositoMarch 5, 2018 (2018-03-05)
82"Episode 202"Ingrid Jungermann and Cat SolenJess LacherMarch 5, 2018 (2018-03-05)
93"Episode 203"Ingrid Jungermann, Cat Solen, and Scott AukermanClaire MulaneyMarch 5, 2018 (2018-03-05)
104"Episode 204"Ingrid JungermannBrittani NicholsMarch 5, 2018 (2018-03-05)
115"Episode 205"Rhea ButcherRhea ButcherMarch 5, 2018 (2018-03-05)
126"Episode 206"Ingrid JungermannJessica GaoMarch 5, 2018 (2018-03-05)
137"Episode 207"Ingrid Jungermann and Cat SolenJess LacherMarch 5, 2018 (2018-03-05)
148"Episode 208"Ingrid JungermannJessica GaoMarch 5, 2018 (2018-03-05)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cameron Esposito promises 'no lesbians die' in new show 'Take My Wife'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2016-09-04.
  2. ^ Petski, Denise (December 19, 2016). "'Take My Wife' Renewed For Season 2 By Seeso". Deadline.
  3. ^ a b c Bendix, Trish (March 5, 2018). "Season 2 of Rare Lesbian-Focused TV Series 'Take My Wife' Is Now Available on iTunes". Into. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  4. ^ "Cameron Esposito on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-03-24.
  5. ^ "The Groundbreaking Queer Comedy Series 'Take My Wife' Is Back". HuffPost Canada. 2018-03-06. Retrieved 2018-03-24.
  6. ^ Robinson, Joanna (August 16, 2017). "It's Not Too Late to Save One of TV's Most Urgently Important Shows". Vanity Fair. Retrieved August 17, 2017.

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