Workaholics

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Workaholics
Workaholics title card.png
GenreSitcom
Created by
Starring
Opening theme"Jockbox" by The Skinny Boys
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons7
No. of episodes86 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Kevin Etten
  • Blake Anderson
  • Adam DeVine
  • Anders Holm
  • Kyle Newacheck
  • Connor Pritchard
  • Dominic Russo
  • David Martin
  • David Pritchard
  • Isaac Horne
  • Jon Thoday
  • Richard Allen-Turner
Production locationCalifornia
EditorDavid L. Bertman
Running time
  • 21 min.
  • 25 min. (series finale)
Production companies
  • Mail Order Comedy
  • 5th Year Productions (2011–14)
  • Avalon
  • Gigapix Studios (2011–13)
  • Comedy Partners
DistributorViacom Media Networks
Release
Original networkComedy Central
Picture format16:9 HDTV
Original releaseApril 6, 2011 (2011-04-06) –
March 15, 2017 (2017-03-15)

Workaholics is an American sitcom created and predominantly written by Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, Anders Holm, and Kyle Newacheck, all of whom star in the series. Workaholics originally ran on Comedy Central from April 6, 2011, to March 15, 2017, with a total of 86 episodes spanning seven seasons. The series also stars Jillian Bell, Maribeth Monroe, and Erik Griffin. Anderson, DeVine, and Holm play three college dropouts who are housemates, friends, and co-workers at a telemarketing company in Rancho Cucamonga, California.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

The main characters met at college, where Blake and Adam were roommates and Anders was their RA. They continued their college behavior as they settled into adulthood, such as drinking, partying, and pulling pranks. A self-proclaimed "friendship family", the trio's schemes are generally confined to their house in Rancho Cucamonga, California, where they often interact with their drug dealer, and a cubicle they share in the office of the telemarketing company TelAmeriCorp, where they clash with their boss and coworkers.

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
110April 6, 2011 (2011-04-06)June 8, 2011 (2011-06-08)
210September 20, 2011 (2011-09-20)November 22, 2011 (2011-11-22)
320May 29, 2012 (2012-05-29)March 20, 2013 (2013-03-20)
413January 22, 2014 (2014-01-22)April 16, 2014 (2014-04-16)
513January 14, 2015 (2015-01-14)April 8, 2015 (2015-04-08)
610January 14, 2016 (2016-01-14)March 17, 2016 (2016-03-17)
710January 11, 2017 (2017-01-11)March 15, 2017 (2017-03-15)

Production[edit]

The show was co-created and largely written by its three stars, Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, and Anders Holm.[2] Frequent recurring star Kyle Newacheck also directed most episodes, as well as being a fourth co-creator and serving as executive producer.[1] Kevin Etten was the series' showrunner.[2] Prior to Workaholics, the group was part of the sketch comedy group Mail Order Comedy, which began in 2006 in Los Angeles.[3] They have since created a production company under the same name.

Workaholics was ordered by Comedy Central in March 2010 after Comedy Central executive Walter Newman saw a series of videos that the group had posted on YouTube.[2][4][1] The pilot aired as a "TV Sneak Peek" on March 15, 2011, after the Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump.[2][5][6] [7] The program ran its 10-episode first season from April 6 to June 8, 2011, and aired at 10:30 p.m. EDT on Comedy Central.[5] On May 4, 2011, the show was renewed for a second season of 10 episodes, which ran from September 20 to November 22, 2011.[8] On October 25, 2011, the series was renewed for a third season, to contain 20 episodes. The first 10 episodes of Season 3 ran from May 29 to July 31, 2012,[9] and the remaining 10 episodes aired from January 16 to March 20, 2013.[10][11] Because of the popularity of the series, on January 6, 2013, Comedy Central ordered 13-episode fourth and fifth seasons.[12] The fourth season aired from January 22 to April 16, 2014.[13] The fifth season aired from January 14 to April 8, 2015. On July 9, 2015, Comedy Central renewed the series for a sixth and seventh season, each containing 10 episodes and set to air in 2016 and 2017. It was announced that Season 7 would be the final season;[14] it premiered on January 11, 2017 and concluded on March 15, 2017.

Film[edit]

On February 24, 2021, it was announced that the series would be returning as a film, to be premiered on Paramount+.[15]

Home media[edit]

DVD Name Ep # Release Date Special Features Notes Format
Season 1 10 October 11, 2011 Cast Interviews, Deleted Scenes, Digital Originals, Alternate Takes, "Live at Bonnaroo"; Audio Commentary; And More! Includes all season 1 episodes on 2 discs. DVD and Blu-ray.
Season 2 10 June 5, 2012 Drunkumentary, Bloopers, Deleted Scenes, Alt/Extended Takes, Inside The Writers Room Includes all season 2 episodes on 2 discs. DVD and Blu-ray.
Season 3 20 June 18, 2013 Drunkumentary, Bloopers, Alternate takes, The Other Cubicle Episodes Includes all season 3 episodes on 3 discs. DVD and Blu-ray.
Season 4 13 June 4, 2014 Bloopers, Alternate takes Includes all season 4 episodes on 2 discs. DVD and Blu-ray.
Season 5 13 June 23, 2015 Deleted Scenes, Bloopers, Alternate takes Includes all season 5 episodes on 2 discs. DVD and Blu-ray.
Season 6 10 June 21, 2016 Deleted Scenes, Bloopers, Alternate takes Includes all season 6 episodes on 2 discs. DVD.
Season 7 10 June 20, 2017 Deleted Scenes, Bloopers, "The Last Shot", "Wrap Reel" Includes all season 7 episodes on 2 discs. DVD.
The Complete Series 86 June 20, 2017 All Special Features From Seasons 1-7 Includes all 86 episodes from Seasons 1–7 on 15 discs DVD.
Season 1 & 2 Combo Doggy 20 June 5, 2012 "Live at Bonnaroo", Extended "Catherine Zeta-Jones Song", Extended "Ders" Rap, Digital Originals, "Shart Stories" Includes all season 1 and 2 episodes on 2 discs Blu-ray.

Reception[edit]

The A.V. Club's Kevin McFarland has praised the show, calling it "a more adult version of Ed, Edd n Eddy".[16]

Season 1 of Workaholics was met with "mixed or average reviews" in the words of review-tallying website Metacritic,[17] where Matthew Gilbert of the Boston Globe gave the first season an 80 overall, saying it was "witty, irreverent, and joyously juvenile."[18] Dave Wiegand gave the show a 75 overall and added, "The material works more often than not because the guys are completely shameless, which makes them difficult to dislike."[19]

The Season 2 premiere episode was the first to attain an audience of over two million. The highest rating, a 2.16, was achieved in the seventh episode of Season 2 titled "Teenage Mutant Ninja Roommates". The show received its highest number of viewers during the second season and averaged about 1.64 million viewers per episode.

The third-season premiere achieved a 2.11 in the Nielsen ratings, the third highest in the show's history. The number of viewers began to drop off afterward. The final three episodes achieved 1.23, 1.21, and 1.24 respectively. Season 3 wrapped up on March 20, 2013, after 20 episodes split over two broadcast seasons.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Runyan, Jenni (March 2, 2010). "Comedy Central Greenlights "Workaholics" From Avalon Television and Gigapix Studios" (Press release). Comedy Central. Archived from the original on February 24, 2011. Retrieved March 16, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d Weisman, Jon (March 2, 2010). "Comedy Central employs 'Workaholics'". Variety. Retrieved March 16, 2011.
  3. ^ "Mail Order Comedy — Bios". mailordercomedy.com. Archived from the original on 2015-05-23. Retrieved 2013-03-28.
  4. ^ Conversations with Ross: Featuring Blake Anderson
  5. ^ a b "It's Time To Clock In! Comedy Central's "Workaholics" Premieres Wednesday, April 6, at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT" (Press release). Comedy Central. March 2, 2011. Archived from the original on March 4, 2011. Retrieved March 16, 2011.
  6. ^ Tobey, Matt (March 15, 2011). "Tonight's Special Sneak Peek Revealed: It's Workaholics!". Comedy Central. Archived from the original on November 14, 2011. Retrieved March 16, 2011.
  7. ^ "Episodes cast". Archived from the original on 12 October 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  8. ^ Levine, Stewart. 'Workaholics' renewed for Season 2 Archived 2012-01-02 at the Wayback Machine. Variety. May 4, 2011.
  9. ^ "Workaholics Season 3 Debuts May 29th on Comedy Central". TVweb. March 5, 2012. Archived from the original on October 4, 2013. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
  10. ^ Monroe, Maribeth. "Maribeth Monroe Twitter Feed". Archived from the original on 6 October 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  11. ^ Henderson, Blake. "Blake Henderson Twitter Feed". Archived from the original on 6 October 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  12. ^ ""Workaholics" Continue to Climb the Corporate Ladder as Comedy Central(R) Orders Fourth and Fifth Seasons". thefutoncritic. Archived from the original on 6 April 2022. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  13. ^ Devine, Adam. "Adam Devine Twitter Feed". Archived from the original on 30 October 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  14. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (2016-11-03). "'Workaholics' Ending After Season 7 on Comedy Central". Variety. Archived from the original on 2017-01-02. Retrieved 2017-01-01.
  15. ^ White, Peter (February 24, 2021). "Beavis And Butt-Head & 'Workaholics' Movies, Weekly Show From Trevor Noah & 'Inside Amy Schumer' Specials Lead Paramount+ Comedy Slate". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on February 24, 2021. Retrieved February 24, 2021.
  16. ^ McFarland, Kevin (June 12, 2012). "Fat Cuz". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Archived from the original on 2012-12-26. Retrieved 2013-01-20.
  17. ^ "Workaholics". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 2020-09-23. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  18. ^ Gilbert, Matthew. "Season 1 Workaholics Reviews". Archived from the original on December 27, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2013.
  19. ^ Wiegand, Dave. "Season 1 Workaholics Reviews". Archived from the original on December 27, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2013.

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