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It seems like has become the home for offbeat comedy series and People of Earth certainly fills the bill. Their other TV shows have drawn very low ratings. Some have been cancelled after one season while others have survived. Could People of Earth become a hit in the ratings? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.A comedy TV show, People of Earth follows a skeptical journalist named Ozzie Graham (Wyatt Cenac) who investigates a support group to write about the member's supposed alien encounters. This outsider finds himself drawn into this eclectic group of misfits as he finds himself identifying with some of their experiences. The rest of the cast includes Ana Gasteyer, Oscar Nuñez, Michael Cassidy, Alice Wetterlund, Luka Jones, Brian Huskey, Nancy Lenehan, Tracee Chimo, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Björn Gustafsson, and Ken Hall.The ratings are typically »
Four episodes were provided prior to broadcast.
It doesn’t take long for TBS’s new half-hour sci-fi comedy/drama to get weird. In fact, it’s before the end of the show’s pilot, when one of its alien denizens – which might be a hallucination, or might be an actual reptilian invader bent on humanity’s destruction – appears out of nowhere in the car of series lead Ozzie (Wyatt Cenac) and asks, “don’t get weird, okay?”
That’s one of many played-straight oddities that nets People of Earth its biggest moments of high concept laughs, and more often than not (in the first four episodes made available for review, anyway), the show is far more hit than miss. There’s a straightforward slant to its story – bigwig New Yorker slums it in a small town and quickly becomes invested in its peculiarities – but what People of Earth succeeds »
- Mitchel Broussard
Without any outside help, humans are doing a pretty good job of making a mess of things on this planet, so it’s hard to put alien invasion high on the list of existential threats.
The defanged nature of that premise, long a staple of sci-fi storytelling, accounts for much of the amiability of “People of Earth,” a gentle and modestly pleasing comedy about a support group for alien abductees.
Of course, storytellers have had comedic fun with the premise before, most notably in “The X-Files,” which didn’t always take itself all that seriously. In fact, “People of Earth” could be read as an homage to one of the Fox series’ greatest hours, “Jose Chung’s From Outer Space.” It doesn’t have the poetry of that installment of “The X-Files” — few episodes of television do — but the TBS series also uses alien-abduction scenarios as a vehicle for exploring ideas about connection, loneliness »
- Maureen Ryan
Do you need little laughter in this long election season? Turner has your back. TBS has released the People of Earth TV series premiere episode, early. Watch it now, below. Created by Ep David Jenkins, who wrote the pilot, the new comedy follows a support group for alien abductees.The People of Earth TV show cast includes: Wyatt Cenac, Ana Gasteyer, Oscar Nuñez, Michael Cassidy, Alice Wetterlund, Luka Jones, Brian Huskey, Nancy Lenehan, Tracee Chimo, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Björn Gustafsson, and Ken Hall. Jenkins executive produces with Conan O'Brien, Greg Daniels, and Jeff Ross, alongside David Kissinger and Larry Sullivan.Read More… »
The new People of Earth TV show on TBS premieres on Halloween night, Monday, October 31, 2016 at 9:00pm (Et/Pt). Watch a teaser, below. An other-worldly ensemble comedy series, People of Earth stars Daily Show veteran Wyatt Cenac, as well as Ana Gasteyer, Oscar Nuñez, Michael Cassidy, Alice Wetterlund, Luka Jones, Brian Huskey, Nancy Lenehan, Tracee Chimo, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Björn Gustafsson, and Ken Hall.The People of Earth TV series comes from executive producers Conan O'Brien, Greg Daniels, and Jeff Ross, along with David Kissinger and Larry Sullivan. People of Earth was created by David Jenkins, who penned the pilot and co-executive produces.Read More… »
Vimeo is vowing to help female video creators and filmmakers in 2016. The video hosting and Svod platform has launched a program dubbed “Share the Screen,” which highlights female-led projects through three different initiatives.
The first part of Vimeo’s “Share the Screen” program kicks off February 18, 2016 with the release of the short Darby Forever, written by and starring Saturday Night Live’s Aidy Bryant. Bryant plays the titular character Darby, a woman who works at a fabric store in a quirky small town and daydreams about her customers and finding love with deliveryman Nick (played by Luka Jones). Darby Forever also stars Retta (Parks and Recreation) and Natasha Lyonne (Orange Is the New Black) and is available for pre-order by visiting vimeo.com/darbyforever.
Vimeo will also financially support the development and production of at least five female-led projects throughout 2016 as part of its “Share the Screen” program (which is »
- Bree Brouwer
TBS has green-lit People of Earth, starring everyone's faves, Wyatt Cenac and Ana Gasteyer, with a premiere date pending. The show is about a support group for alien abductees run by Gasteyer's character, Gina Morrison, a part-time therapist. Some of the supposed abductees include Oscar Nuñez, Alice Wetterlund, Luka Jones, Brian Huskey, Nancy Lenehan, Tracee Chimo, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Björn Gustafsson, and Ken Hall. Cenac plays Ozzie Graham, a skeptical journalist who investigates the support group to write about the members' supposed alien encounters. The more Ozzie snoops, the more he realizes it's possible that he himself was abducted! Not so skeptical anymore, are you, Ozzie? We hope it's a UFO. You know, an Unbelievably Funny Outstandingtelevisionshow. »
- Emma Barrie
The Warner Horizon TV series revolves around a support group for people who have been abducted by aliens. TBS announced the 10-episode pickup as part of its presentation Thursday at the winter Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena, Calif.
Cenac plays a journalist who is skeptical of the alien-abduction claims at first but comes to suspect that he’s had his own close encounter.
David Jenkins wrote the pilot. “People of Earth” marks a reunion for O’Brien, a nightly presence on TBS with his latenight talker “Conan,” and veteran comedy showrunner Greg Daniels. The two got their start together as TV writers out of Harvard in the 1980s. Daniels directed the pilot and exec produces with O’Brien, Conaco’s »
- Cynthia Littleton
Christian Papierniak will write and direct the pic with Carrie Coon, Sarah Goldberg, Rob Huebel, Brandon T. Jackson, Luka Jones, Kyle Kinane, Haley Joel Osment, Alex Russell, Alia Shawkat, Keith Stanfield, Dolly Wells and newcomer Bobby Lamont also joining the cast.
Davis plays a woman at rock bottom who must find her way across Los Angeles in order to crash her ex-boyfriend’s engagement party. Davis will also make her debut as a producer with Papierniak, Melissa Panzer and Meghan Lennox.
Production on the film is slated to begin this month in Los Angeles.
Davis was most recently seen alongside Matt Damon, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Kristen Wiig in “The Martian” and also recently wrapped an episode of the Netflix/Channel 4 anthology series “Black Mirror.” She will also return to “Halt and Catch Fire, »
- Justin Kroll
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