Although HBO comedies don’t often get big Nielsen ratings, every once in a while, one breaks out. The Righteous Gemstones TV show is the premium cable network’s newest entry in this category. It’s from Danny McBride, whose Vice Principals garnered respectable numbers by HBO’s standards. Does it have what it takes to earn a return engagement and be an answer to prayer for the cabler? Will The Righteous Gemstones be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
An HBO TV series, The Righteous Gemstones stars McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson, Adam Devine, Walton Goggins, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, Tim Baltz, and Greg Alan Williams. The comedy centers on the Gemstones, a family of televangelists. Although patriarch Dr. Eli Gemstone (Goodman) built an empire out of his televangelism and megachurch ministries, he now finds himself and his family at something of a crossroads.
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*9/9/19 update: HBO has renewed The Righteous Gemstones for a second season.