Workaholics

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Workaholics
Workaholics title card.png
Created byBlake Anderson
Adam DeVine
Anders Holm
Kyle Newacheck
Connor Pritchard
Dominic Russo
StarringBlake Anderson
Adam DeVine
Anders Holm
Opening theme"Jock Box" by The Skinny Boys
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes53 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)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
Running time~21 minutes
Production company(s)Avalon Television
Gigapix Studios
5th Year Productions
Mail Order Comedy
Broadcast
Original channelComedy Central
Picture format16:9 HDTV
Original runEpisode 10 sneak peek:
March 15, 2011
Official:
April 6, 2011 (2011-04-06)  – present
External links
Website
 
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Workaholics
Workaholics title card.png
Created byBlake Anderson
Adam DeVine
Anders Holm
Kyle Newacheck
Connor Pritchard
Dominic Russo
StarringBlake Anderson
Adam DeVine
Anders Holm
Opening theme"Jock Box" by The Skinny Boys
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes53 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)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
Running time~21 minutes
Production company(s)Avalon Television
Gigapix Studios
5th Year Productions
Mail Order Comedy
Broadcast
Original channelComedy Central
Picture format16:9 HDTV
Original runEpisode 10 sneak peek:
March 15, 2011
Official:
April 6, 2011 (2011-04-06)  – present
External links
Website

Workaholics is an American sitcom that premiered on Comedy Central on April 5, 2011. The series has completed its fourth season, with a fifth season ordered, and is predominantly written by its stars Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, Anders Holm, and co-creator Kyle Newacheck who play, respectively, three recent college dropouts, roommates, and co-workers at a telemarketing company—and their drug dealer, in Rancho Cucamonga, California.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

The main characters became acquaintances at college where Blake and Adam were roommates and Anders was their resident advisor, and, in a phase-of-life transition, continue to do things associated with college after dropping out (drinking, partying, pranks, etc.) as they transition into adulthood. The "friendship family's" action is generally confined to the main characters' house and their workspace, a cubicle the three of them share at a telemarketing company called TelAmeriCorp.

Production[edit]

The show was co-created and is largely written by its three stars, Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, and Anders Holm.[2] Frequent co-star Kyle Newacheck also directs most episodes, as well as being a fourth co-creator and serving as executive producer.[1] Kevin Etten is 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, California.[3] They have since created a production company under the same name.

Workaholics was ordered by Comedy Central in March 2010 after a Comedy Central executive (Walter Newman) saw a series of videos the group had posted on YouTube.[1][2][4] The pilot aired as a "TV Sneak Peek" after the March 15, 2011, debut of the Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump.[5] The program ran its 10-episode first season from April 6, 2011, to June 8, 2011, and aired at 10:30 p.m. EDT on Comedy Central.[6] On May 4, 2011, the show was renewed for a second season of ten episodes, which ran from September 20, 2011, to November 22, 2011.[7] On October 25, 2011, the series was renewed for a third season which contained 20 episodes. The first 10 episodes of season 3 ran from May 29 to July 31, 2012[8] and the remaining 10 episodes began airing January 16, 2013.[9][10] Due to the popularity of the series, on January 6, 2013, Comedy Central ordered 13-episode fourth and fifth seasons.[11] Adam Devine confirmed in October 2013 that the series will be returning on January 22, 2014.[12]

Characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Recurring characters[edit]

Guest stars[edit]

Reception[edit]

The A.V. Club's Kevin McFarland has praised the show, calling it the "adult version of Ed, Edd n Eddy".[18]

Season 1 of Workaholics was met with "mixed or average reviews" in the words of review tallying website Metacritic.[19] Matthew Gilbert of the Boston Globe gave the first season an 80 overall on MetaCritic saying it was "witty, irreverent, and joyously juvenile." [20] 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."[21] The highest number of viewers the show got in Season 1 was a 1.69 (million) on the ninth episode.

Season 2 saw its first 2 million plus viewed episode with the season premiere. The highest rating, a 2.16, was achieved in episode seven titled "Teenage Mutant Ninja Roommates". The show received its highest number of viewers during this 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, 1.24 respectively. Season 3 wrapped up on March 20, 2013, after 20 episodes split over two broadcast seasons.

Home Video[edit]

DVD NameEp #Release DateSpecial FeaturesNotesFormat
Season 110October 11, 2011Cast Interviews; Deleted Scenes; Digital Originals; Alternate Takes; "Live At Bonnaroo"; Audio Commentary; And More!Includes all season 1 episodes on 2 discs.DVD.
Season 210June 5, 2012Drunkumentary; Bloopers ; Deleted Scenes; Alt/Extended Takes; Inside The Writers RoomIncludes all season 2 episodes on 2 discs.DVD.
Season 320June 18, 2013Drunkumentary; Bloopers ; Alternate takes ; The Other Cubicle EpisodesIncludes all season 3 episodes on 2 discs.DVD and Blu-ray.
Season 1 & 2 Combo Doggy20June 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 discsBlu-ray.

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedDVD release date
Season premiereSeason finaleRegion 1Region 2Region 4
110April 6, 2011 (2011-04-06)June 8, 2011 (2011-06-08)October 11, 2011 (2011-10-11)N/AN/A
210September 20, 2011 (2011-09-20)November 22, 2011 (2011-11-22)June 5, 2012 (2012-06-05)N/AN/A
320[22]May 29, 2012 (2012-05-29)March 20, 2013 (2013-03-20)June 18, 2013 (2013-06-18)N/AN/A
413[23]January 22, 2014 (2014-01-22)[24]April 16, 2014 (2014-04-16)June 3, 2014 (2014-06-03)TBATBA
513[23]January 14th[25]TBATBATBATBA

International broadcasts[edit]

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. Retrieved March 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Weisman, Jon (March 2, 2010). "Comedy Central employs 'Workaholics'". Variety. Retrieved March 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.mailordercomedy.com/bios.html
  4. ^ Conversations with Ross: Featuring Blake Anderson
  5. ^ Tobey, Matt (March 15, 2011). "Tonight's Special Sneak Peek Revealed: It's Workaholics!". Comedy Central. Retrieved March 16, 2011. 
  6. ^ "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. Retrieved March 16, 2011. 
  7. ^ Levine, Stewart. 'Workaholics' renewed for Season 2. Variety. May 4, 2011.
  8. ^ "Workaholics Season 3 Debuts May 29th on Comedy Central". TVweb. March 5, 2012. Retrieved March 7, 2012. 
  9. ^ Monroe, Maribeth. "Maribeth Monroe Twitter Feed". Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  10. ^ Henderson, Blake. "Blake Henderson Twitter Feed". Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  11. ^ ""Workaholics" Continue to Climb the Corporate Ladder as Comedy Central(R) Orders Fourth and Fifth Seasons". thefutoncritic. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  12. ^ Devine, Adam. "Adam Devine Twitter Feed". Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  13. ^ Comedy Central's "Workaholics" Interview SXSW 2011. YouTube. March 24, 2011.
  14. ^ "Checkpoint Gnarly". 'Workaholics'. Comedy Central. May 4, 2011.
  15. ^ Finn, Natalie (December 18, 2012). "Workaholics Actor Jesse "Jet Set" Hudson Dies". E! Online. NBCUniversal. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac "Episodes cast". Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  17. ^ "Rance Howard". Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  18. ^ McFarland, Kevin (June 12, 2012). "Fat Cuz". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Retrieved 2013-01-20. 
  19. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/tv/workaholics
  20. ^ Gilbert, Matthew. "Season 1 Workaholics Reviews". Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  21. ^ Wiegand, Dave. "Season 1 Workaholics Reviews". Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  22. ^ Shows A-Z - workaholics on comedy central | TheFutonCritic.com
  23. ^ a b 'Workaholics' Renewed For Two More Seasons On Comedy Central
  24. ^ Workaholics - Series | Comedy Central Official Site | ComedyCentral.com
  25. ^ https://twitter.com/ADAMDEVINE/status/515663483636318208

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