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Togetherness (TV series)

Togetherness
Genre Comedy-drama
Created by
Written by
  • Jay Duplass
  • Mark Duplass
  • Steve Zissis
Directed by
  • Jay Duplass
  • Mark Duplass
Starring
Composer(s) Michael Andrews
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Jay Duplass
  • Mark Duplass
Producer(s) Steve Zissis
Camera setup Single camera
Running time 25–29 minutes
Production company(s) Duplass Brothers Productions
Release
Original channel HBO
Picture format
Original release January 11, 2015 (2015-01-11) – present (present)
External links
Official website

Togetherness is an American comedy-drama television series created by Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass and Steve Zissis. The show's first season premiered on HBO on January 11, 2015.[1] The series has been renewed for an eight-episode second season, which will premiere on February 21, 2016.[2]

Contents

  • Cast 1
    • Main 1.1
    • Recurring 1.2
  • Episodes 2
    • Season 1 (2015) 2.1
  • Reception 3
  • International broadcast 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Cast

Main

  • Mark Duplass as Brett Pierson, a sound composer and Michelle's husband[3]
  • Melanie Lynskey as Michelle Pierson, Brett's wife[3]
  • Amanda Peet as Tina, Michelle's sister[3]
  • Steve Zissis as Alex Pappas, an aspiring actor and Brett's best friend[3]

Recurring

Episodes

Season 1 (2015)

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 1 "Family Day" Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass Teleplay by: Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass
Story by: Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass & Steve Zissis
January 11, 2015 (2015-01-11) 0.427[4]
2 2 "Handcuffs" Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass January 18, 2015 (2015-01-18) 0.426[5]
3 3 "Insanity" Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass January 25, 2015 (2015-01-25) 0.472[6]
4 4 "Houston, We Have a Problem" Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass February 8, 2015 (2015-02-08) 0.271[7]
5 5 "Kick the Can" Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass & Amanda Lasher February 15, 2015 (2015-02-15) 0.231[8]
6 6 "Ghost in Chains" Nicole Holofcener Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass February 22, 2015 (2015-02-22) 0.367[9]
7 7 "Party Time" Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass March 1, 2015 (2015-03-01) 0.444[10]
8 8 "Not So Together" Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass March 8, 2015 (2015-03-08) 0.326[11]

Reception

The first season received positive reviews from many critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gave the first season a 92% approval rating, with an average rating of 7.7 out of 10 based on 37 critic reviews. The critical consensus reads: "Togetherness is a delightful surprise that interweaves day-to-day life with moving, dramatic characters who have an affinity for deprecating, squirmy humor."[12] Metacritic gave the first season a score of 79 based on 23 critic reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[13] IGN reviewer Matt Fowler gave the entire first season an 8.3 out of 10, saying that "The Duplass brothers, along with several wonderful performances, have managed to take an oft-trodden road and paved it fresh."[14]

For the 5th Critics' Choice Television Awards, Melanie Lynskey was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and Peter Gallagher was nominated for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series.[15]

International broadcast

In Australia, the series premiered on April 21, 2015, on Showcase.[16]

References

  1. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (November 6, 2014). "'"HBO Confirms Jan. 11 debut for 'Girls', 'Togetherness', & 'Looking.  
  2. ^ Petski, Denise (October 29, 2015). "‘Vinyl’, ‘Girls’ & ‘Togetherness’ Get February Premiere Dates On HBO".  
  3. ^ a b c d e Goldberg, Lesley (July 17, 2013). "Duplass Brothers Comedy Gets Series Order at HBO".  
  4. ^ Patten, Dominic (January 14, 2015). "HBO’s ‘Girls’ Hits Season-Premiere Low, ‘Togetherness’ Debuts Soft & ‘Looking’ Falls In Return". Deadline.com. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  5. ^ Cantor, Brian (January 21, 2015). "Ratings: “Girls” Adds Viewers, “Togetherness” Holds Steady". Headline Planet. Retrieved January 21, 2015. 
  6. ^ Cantor, Brian (January 27, 2015). "Ratings: “Girls” Slips, But “Togetherness,” “Looking” Rise to Highs". Headline Planet. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  7. ^ Cantor, Brian (February 10, 2015). "Ratings: HBO’s “Girls,” “Togetherness” Hit Lows Sunday Night". Headline Planet. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  8. ^ Cantor, Brian (February 18, 2015). "Ratings: “Girls,” “Togetherness” Hit New Viewership Low Marks". Headline Planet. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  9. ^ Cantor, Brian (February 24, 2015). "Ratings: “Girls,” “Togetherness,” “Looking” Rise Against Oscars". Headline Planet. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 
  10. ^ Cantor, Brian (March 3, 2015). "Ratings: HBO’s “Girls,” “Togetherness” Make Gains This Week". Headline Planet. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ Cantor, Brian (March 10, 2015). "Ratings: HBO’s “Girls” Rises Again, “Togetherness” Falls for Season Finale". Headline Planet. Retrieved March 10, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Togetherness: Season 1".  
  13. ^ "Togetherness: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  14. ^ Fowler, Matt (January 11, 2015). "Togetherness: Season 1 Review".  
  15. ^ "Justified, Broad City, Empire, Mom, 24, Jane The Virgin, Transparent Lead the 2015 Critics Choice Nominations". TVLine. May 6, 2015. Retrieved May 8, 2015. 
  16. ^ "APRIL on FOXTEL: Game Of Thrones, Mad Men, Wentworth, Deadline Gallipoli and 200+ other new shows". The Green Room. Foxtel. March 30, 2015. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 

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