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Another Period 

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A mockumentary-style period piece comedy that follows members of the wealthy Bellacourt family and their servants in early 20th-century Newport, Rhode Island.
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Series cast summary:
Natasha Leggero ...  Lillian Bellacourt / ... 33 episodes, 2013-2018
Riki Lindhome ...  Beatrice Bellacourt / ... 33 episodes, 2013-2018
Armen Weitzman ...  Garfield / ... 32 episodes, 2013-2018
Michael Ian Black ...  Peepers 30 episodes, 2015-2018
Beth Dover ...  Blanche / ... 28 episodes, 2013-2018
Jason Ritter ...  Frederick Bellacourt / ... 26 episodes, 2013-2018
Paget Brewster ...  Dodo Bellacourt 22 episodes, 2015-2018
Brett Gelman ...  Hamish Crassus 20 episodes, 2015-2018
David Koechner ...  Commodore Bellacourt 18 episodes, 2015-2018
Christina Hendricks ...  Celine aka Chair 17 episodes, 2015-2016
Brian Huskey ...  Victor Schmemmerhorn-Fish V / ... 17 episodes, 2013-2018
Moshe Kasher ...  Dr. Harmon Goldberg 15 episodes, 2015-2018
Alice Hunter ...  Flobelle 14 episodes, 2016-2018
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Another Period follows the lives of the obscenely rich Bellacourt family and their many servants in turn-of-the-century Rhode Island. Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome lead an all-star cast - including Michael Ian Black, David Wain, Christina Hendricks, Jason Ritter and Paget Brewster - in this historical satire about narcissistic aristocrats and the poor souls in their employ. Written by Blondexilla

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Comedy | History

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Although there were numerous characters in the opening credits, Riki Lindhome and Natasha Leggero were the only cast members of the show during season one. Everyone else had contractual agreements to shoot other shows, and as a consequence, much of the first season was shot out of sequence to accommodate such busy schedules. See more »

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Lady Cora's Stateside Relatives
17 July 2015 | by namedujourSee all my reviews

I was expecting this to be Drunken History, which to me is a one- joke show. (We get it. You're drunk.) No offense to Drunken History fans.

Instead, it's apparently a spoof on Downton Abbey, featuring the upstairs and downstairs characters, except that they're in Newport, RI, which is where Downton Abbey's Lady Cora comes from. Throw in a little 30 Rock (or lately The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) wacky, over-the- top characterizations, and Arrested Development in pacing and being completely skewed, and there you go!

It actually pulled some real and totally unexpected gut-busting laughs from me. Since it takes place in 1902, they're unapologetic in being completely, crassly, politically incorrect. Women are certainly not safe from the satire, depicted as Lillian and Beatrice. But they take shots at everything, without remorse. One of their first victims in the pilot is the deaf and blind Helen Keller, for instance. They then meander through appalling (and hilarious) pot shots at race, which at that time in our history included "the Irish." (I think you need to have a slightly sick sense of humor, actually.)

In addition, you have the pleasure of watching actors from The Office and Madmen, Jack Black, and any number of other familiar faces coming and going. It isn't a Tina Fey production, but it kind of has that feel to it, which is a high complement. I'm sure she somehow inspired it.

I think it's great!


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1 June 2013 (USA) See more »

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Pasadena, California, USA

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