Episodes: 18 (half-hour)
TV show dates: April 22, 2021 — May 16, 2022
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Ed Helms, Jana Schmieding (Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux), Michael Greyeyes (Nêhiyaw from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation), Jesse Leigh, and Dustin Milligan.
TV show description:
A single-camera comedy, the Rutherford Falls TV show was created by Michael Schur, Ed Helms, and Sierra Teller Ornelas.
The story follows Nathan Rutherford (Helms) and Reagan Wells (Schmieding), two lifelong best friends who find themselves at a crossroads – quite literally – when their sleepy town gets an unexpected wake-up call.
Nathan is a proud descendant of the town’s founder and he runs the town’s heritage museum. Reagan is a member of the Minishonka Nation and she has dreams of championing the history of her people.
Terry Thomas (Greyeyes) is the CEO of the Minishonka’s casino, who envisions big things for both Reagan and the success of their Nation. Nathan’s personal assistant, Bobbie Yang (Leigh), is a driven high school student. Meanwhile, Josh Carter (Milligan) is a passionate journalist who’s looking for the real story of the Rutherford Falls community.
Episode #18 — Election
After the debate, everyone eagerly awaits to see who will be Mayor of Rutherford Falls; Nathan helps Deidre finalize her birth plan; Terry and Bobbie butt heads over how to steer the campaign; Reagan has her application reviewed by the Land Council.
First aired: June 16, 2022.
What do you think? Do you like the Rutherford Falls TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a third season?