Terriers (TV series)

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Terriers
Terriers 2010 Intertitle.png
GenreCrime
Comedy-drama
Created byTed Griffin
Starring
Opening theme"Gunfight Epiphany" by Robert Duncan
Composer(s)Robert Duncan
Country of originUnited States
Language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Location(s)San Diego, California
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)
Broadcast
Original channelFX
Original run02012-09-08September 8 – December 1, 2010 (2010-12-01)
 
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Terriers
Terriers 2010 Intertitle.png
GenreCrime
Comedy-drama
Created byTed Griffin
Starring
Opening theme"Gunfight Epiphany" by Robert Duncan
Composer(s)Robert Duncan
Country of originUnited States
Language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Location(s)San Diego, California
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)
Broadcast
Original channelFX
Original run02012-09-08September 8 – December 1, 2010 (2010-12-01)

Terriers is an American crime comedy-drama television series created by Ted Griffin for FX. It premiered on September 8, 2010.[1] The show was canceled by FX on December 6, 2010 after the first season.[2]

Contents

Premise

Ex-cop and recovering alcoholic Hank Dolworth (Donal Logue) partners with his best friend, former criminal Britt Pollack (Michael Raymond-James) in an unlicensed private investigation business. The series is set in Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, although it is portrayed as a distinct town, Dolworth having been a member of the fictional Ocean Beach Police Department.

Cast

Main cast

Recurring cast

Reception

Despite low ratings, Terriers was met with much critical praise.[3] On December 9, 2010, Time's James Poniewozik ranked Terriers at #10 on his top 10 list of television shows in 2010.[4] The Daily Beast's Jace Lacob selected the show as part of his top 10 shows of 2010.[5] HitFix.com's Alan Sepinwall ranked Terriers at #3 on his top 10 list for 2010[6] as well as #1 on his list of best new shows of 2010.[7] The A.V. Club ranked it as #7 on their list of best shows of 2010.[8] IGN's Matt Fowler gave the entire season a "10" and called it a "massively gratifying TV experience like no other."[9] IGN also gave Terriers their award for "Best New Series of 2010."[10] The series received a nomination for Outstanding New Program by the Television Critics Association.[11]

Episodes

#TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
code
U.S. viewers
(million)
1"Pilot"Craig BrewerTed GriffinSeptember 8, 2010 (2010-09-08)1WAD791.61[12]
2"Dog and Pony"Clark JohnsonShawn Ryan & Jed SeidelSeptember 15, 2010 (2010-09-15)1WAD010.82[13]
3"Change Partners"Guy FerlandPhoef SuttonSeptember 22, 2010 (2010-09-22)1WAD020.57[14]
4"Fustercluck"Michael OfferJon WorleySeptember 29, 2010 (2010-09-29)1WAD030.65[15]
5"Manifest Destiny"Rian JohnsonLeslye HeadlandOctober 6, 2010 (2010-10-06)1WAD040.49[16]
6"Ring-a-Ding-Ding"Billy GierhartAngela KangOctober 13, 2010 (2010-10-13)1WAD050.51[17]
7"Missing Persons"Michael ZinbergJed SeidelOctober 20, 2010 (2010-10-20)1WAD060.44[18]
8"Agua Caliente"John DahlPhoef Sutton & Jon WorleyOctober 27, 2010 (2010-10-27)1WAD070.47[19]
9"Pimp Daddy"Adam ArkinShawn Ryan & Kelly WheelerNovember 3, 2010 (2010-11-03)1WAD080.67[20]
10"Asunder"Ted GriffinNicholas GriffinNovember 10, 2010 (2010-11-10)1WAD090.54[21]
11"Sins of the Past"Tucker GatesTim MinearNovember 17, 2010 (2010-11-17)1WAD100.73[22]
12"Quid Pro Quo"Adam ArkinAngela Kang & Leslye HeadlandNovember 24, 2010 (2010-11-24)1WAD110.54[23]
13"Hail Mary"Ted GriffinTed Griffin & Nicholas GriffinDecember 1, 2010 (2010-12-01)1WAD120.78[24]

References

  1. ^ "FX Sets Fall Schedule for Original Series" (Press release). FX. July 15, 2010. http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2010/07/15/fx-sets-fall-schedule-for-original-series-36506/20100715fx01//. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (December 6, 2010). "FX Cancels 'Terriers' After One Season". Deadline Hollywood. http://www.deadline.com/2010/12/fx-cancels-terriers-after-one-season/. Retrieved December 6, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Terriers: Season 1". Metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/tv/terriers/season-1. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ Poniewozik, James (December 9, 2010). "Top 10 Everything of 2010". Time. http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2035319_2034052_2034050,00.html. Retrieved December 15, 2010. 
  5. ^ Lacob, Jace (December 20, 2010). "The Best and Worst TV Shows of the Year". The Daily Beast. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2010/12/19/2010s-best-tv-shows-mad-men-modern-family-the-good-wife-fringe-and-more.html. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 
  6. ^ Sepinwall, Alan (December 20, 2010). "TV Top 10 of 2010: The best 10 overall shows". HitFix. http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-alan-watching/posts/tv-top-10-of-2010-the-best-10-overall-shows. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 
  7. ^ Sepinwall, Alan (December 20, 2010). "TV Top 10 of 2010: The best new shows". HitFix. http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-alan-watching/posts/tv-top-10-of-2010-the-best-new-shows. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 
  8. ^ "The 25 best television series of 2010". The A.V. Club. December 20, 2010. http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-25-best-television-series-of-2010,49229/2/. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  9. ^ Fowler, Matt (December 15, 2010). "Terriers: Season 1 Review". IGN. http://tv.ign.com/articles/114/1140359p1.html. Retrieved October 22, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Best of 2010". IGN. December 20, 2010. http://bestof.ign.com/2010/tv/best-new-series.html. Retrieved October 22, 2011. 
  11. ^ Hibberd, James (June 13, 2011). "'Game of Thrones,' 'The Killing,' 'Walking Dead' nominated for TCA Awards". Entertainment Weekly. http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/06/13/tca-nominations/. Retrieved May 20, 2012. 
  12. ^ Seidman, Robert (September 9, 2010). "Wednesday Cable: Top Chef, Tosh.0 Lead, Psych Down + More". TV by the Numbers. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2010/09/09/wednesday-cable-top-chef-tosh-0-lead-wednesday-cable-psych-down-more/62771/. Retrieved September 10, 2010. 
  13. ^ Gorman, Bill. "Wednesday Cable: Top Chef & Dark Blue Finales; Terriers Falls; Tosh.0, Ghost Hunters, Meet The Browns & More". TV By the Numbers. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2010/09/16/wednesday-cable-top-chef-still-cooking-dark-blue-finale-terriers-falls-tosh-0-more/63874/. Retrieved September 17, 2010. 
  14. ^ Seidman, Robert. "Wednesday Cable: Terriers Rolls Over and Plays Dead; Tosh.0 Rises, Leads Night + Ghost Hunters, Top Chef, Meet The Browns & More". TV By the Numbers. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2010/09/23/wednesday-cable-terriers-rolls-over-and-plays-dead-tosh-0-rises-leads-night-ghost-hunters-top-chef-meet-the-browns-more/64938/. Retrieved September 23, 2010. 
  15. ^ Gorman, Bill. "Wednesday Cable: Tosh.0 Slips; Terriers Barks A *Little* Louder; Ghost Hunters, Top Chef, Real World & More". TV By the Numbers. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2010/09/30/wednesday-cable-tosh-0-slips-terriers-barks-a-little-louder-ghost-hunters-top-chef-real-world-more/65983/. Retrieved September 30, 2010. 
  16. ^ Seidman, Robert (October 7, 2010). "Wednesday Cable: Yankees/Twins Tops Night; South Park Top Scripted; Terriers Falls & More". TV by the Numbers. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2010/10/07/wednesday-cable-yankeestwins-tops-night-south-park-top-scripted-terriers-falls-more/67170/. Retrieved October 8, 2010. 
  17. ^ Gorman, Bill (October 14, 2010). "Wednesday Cable: South Park Up; Terriers Steady; Ultimate Fighter, Ghost Hunters & More". TV by the Numbers. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2010/10/14/wednesday-cable-south-park-up-terriers-steady-ultimate-fighter-ghost-hunters-more/68070/. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  18. ^ Seidman, Robert (October 21, 2010). "Wednesday Cable: Southpark Down; Terriers Has Fallen and it Can’t Get Up & Much More". TV by the Numbers. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2010/10/21/wednesday-cable-southpark-down-terriers-has-fallen-and-it-cant-get-up-much-more/69144/. Retrieved October 22, 2010. 
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