Episodes: 30 (half-hour)
TV show dates: August 1, 2013 — November 3, 2015
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Seth Meyers, Ike Barinholtz, Emily Spivey, Taran Killam, Kenan Thompson, Bobby Lee, Paula Pell, Rashida Jones, Bill Hader, Josh Meyers, and Rachel Dratch.
TV show description:
Created by Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker, this adult animated comedy follows a group of underdog superheroes as they try to live up to the expectations and reputation forged by their namesakes.
Prock (Meyers) has always wanted to be a superhero like his father. Now that the original Mr. Awesome has retired, he has the opportunity to step into his shoes.
With the help of childhood best friend Harry ‘Muscleman’ Strong (Ike Barinholtz) and team secretary ‘Concierge ‘(Emily Spivey), Prock goes about setting up a new generation of all American heroes.
Unfortunately, due to increasing government and media skepticism and interference, all 174 level six or above superheroes aren’t interested in taking part so Prock and friends must resort to recruiting from the reject file.
Previous rejects include Zip ‘Frantic’ Danger (Taran Killam), the world’s third fastest man; Austin ‘Impresario’ Sullivan (Kenan Thompson), who can conjure up anything; and Sumo (Bobby Lee), an 11 year old with level nine powers.
Original Awesomes member Gadget Gal (Paula Pell) is persuaded to rejoin after a rejuvenation ray makes her 25 again.
And finally, there’s Katherine ‘Hotwire’ Malocchio (Rashida Jones) who can manipulate electricity. However, she’s the daughter of evil genius Doctor Malocchio (Bill Hader) so some members of the team are naturally suspicious of her motives.
Episode #30 — The Final Showdown
When Mr. Awesome gets hold of the only thing in the world that can kill him, The Awesomes must get creative to stop him. Meanwhile, Perfect Man discovers a secret from his past. Fred Armisen, Vanessa Bayer, Will Forte, and Leslie Jones are guest stars.
First aired: November 3, 2015.
What do you think? Do you like The Awesomes TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?