An aging actor, who long ago enjoyed a brush with fame, makes his living as an acting coach.


Chuck Lorre
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Series cast summary:
Michael Douglas ...  Sandy Kominsky 17 episodes, 2018-2021
Alan Arkin ...  Norman Newlander 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Sarah Baker ...  Mindy Kominsky 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Nancy Travis ...  Lisa 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Graham Rogers ...  Jude 15 episodes, 2018-2019
Melissa Tang ...  Margaret 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Jenna Lyng Adams ...  Darshani 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Casey Thomas Brown ...  Lane 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Emily Osment ...  Theresa 10 episodes, 2018-2019
Ashleigh LaThrop ...  Breana 10 episodes, 2018-2019
Lisa Edelstein ...  Phoebe 10 episodes, 2018-2021
Susan Sullivan ...  Eileen 8 episodes, 2018-2019
Ramon Hilario ...  Alex / ... 8 episodes, 2018-2019


Michael Douglas plays an actor who made it big a long time ago and who now is an acting coach at his studio named after himself, "The Kominsky Method." His best friend and agent loses his wife to cancer, which leaves both of them questioning their existence as they struggle through choices and relationships, old and new. As Kominsky teaches a class to actors he meets a woman whom he has deep feelings for, but lacks the skills to make a relationship work. Meanwhile his agent struggles with the pain of his wife's death and a drug addicted daughter. Throughout the series it becomes clear that their advanced age has challenges that neither one knows how to overcome, and as they keep onboard this train of life, which is closer to death then ever before, they learn to navigate their way through pain and character growth and set backs.

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Some Friendships Never Grow Old


Comedy | Drama


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Did You Know?


On August 14, 2017, it was announced that Netflix was finalising a series order for the production of a first season consisting of ten episodes. The series was set to be written by Chuck Lorre, Alan J. Higgins, and David Javerbaum. Lorre was also set to direct the first episode and executive produce alongside Michael Douglas. See more »


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Outstanding in every way
17 November 2018 | by Herbalicious_690See all my reviews

Chuck Lorre does it again. What a cast !! Cameos are a who's who list. The script writing is top notch. The acting is stellar, on point, engaging, believable. And funny !! Don't overlook this show, or dismiss it at first glance, you will be missing out on something special. Many shows take quite a few episodes for the cast to reach the closeness and flow of a really strong "ensemble", but this steps right in. Experience in all domains shows strongly - funny, witty, insightful, cutting at times, fresh, relatable, just wonderful. Watch it and spread the word.

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16 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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