Episodes: Ongoing (hour).
TV show dates: August 13, 2017 — present.
Series status: Has not been cancelled.
Performers include: Chris O’Dowd, Ray Romano, Sean Bridgers, Lidia Porto, Megan Stevenson, Goya Robles, Lucy Walters, and Carolyn Dodd.
TV show description:
A dark comedy, based in part on Elmore Leonard’s 1990 novel, the Get Shorty TV show follows Nevada hitman Miles Daly (O’Dowd), who wants to get out of the mob and win back his wife. When his boss sends him to Los Angeles to hunt down a gambler who is deeply in debt, he decides to take a shot at movie making career.
Once in Hollywood, Miles connects with movie producer Rick Moreweather (Romano), who is struggling to keep his sagging career alive. Rick reluctantly partners with Miles and tries to teach him the show biz ropes.
Ambitious studio executive April (Stevenson) used to be Rick’s assistant. These days, she’s only interested in blockbusters, but Miles has the goods on her and applies pressure until she agrees to work with him.
Miles’ estranged wife, Katie (Walters), put herself through night school and is now a physician’s assistant in a plastic surgery practice. This working class Nevada native wants nothing to do with Miles’ extra-legal pursuits. And now she has a new boyfriend, much to her husband’s chagrin.
Intelligent and practical, Miles and Katie’s 12-year-old daughter Emma (Dodd) is still daddy’s girl. Thanks to her father, Emma has stars in her eyes, and gets drawn into the production, while Katie’s objections fall on deaf ears.
Along with his partner in crime, Louis (Bridgers), Miles tries to keep his fledgling filmmaking career separate from his dealings for the mob. Meanwhile, he’s trying to allay the suspicions of crime boss Amara De Escalones (Porto) and her volatile nephew, Yago (Robles), even as he’s using them to fund the project. Can Miles keep all these balls in the air and make it all work? Stay tuned.
This episode has not aired yet.
First aired: TBD
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