Showtime has given us a first look at their new series “Happyish,” starring Oscar and Golden Globe-nominee Steve Coogan, Kathryn Hahn and Emmy Award-winner and Golden Globe-nominee Bradley Whitford, which you can check out below!
Coogan stars in the lead role of Thom Payne, a 44-year-old man whose world is thrown into disarray when his 25-year-old “wunderkind” boss arrives, saying things like “digital,” “social” and “viral.” Is he in need of a “rebranding,” or does he just have a “low joy ceiling?” Maybe pursuing happiness is a fool’s errand? Maybe, after 44 years on this ludicrous planet, settling for happyish is the best one can expect.
“Happyish,” which shoots in New York, will premiere on April 26th at 9:30 p.m. ET./PT, immediately following “Nurse Jackie” airing at 9 p.m.
“Happyish” was created, written and executive produced by critically acclaimed author and regular “This American Life” contributor Shalom Auslander. Emmy Award-nominee Ken Kwapis (He’s Just Not That Into You, A Walk in the Woods) will executive produce and direct the pilot. Kwapis’ producing partner Alexandra Beattie will co-executive produce, under their In Cahoots banner.