Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour).
TV show dates: August 18, 2019 — present.
Series status: Has not been cancelled.
Performers include: Danny McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson, Adam Devine, Jennifer Nettles, Walton Goggins, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, Tim Baltz, and Greg Alan Williams.
TV show description:
From creator Danny McBride, The Righteous Gemstones TV show is a comedy that follows a family of televangelists. The Gemstones have built an empire out of their televangelism and megachurch ministries, and now they are at something of a crossroads.
Family patriarch Dr. Eli Gemstone (Goodman) and his late wife Aimee-Leigh (Nettles) built their ministry from the ground up. Although everything is different without her, Eli still has Martin Imari (Williams) — his man Friday.
As the eldest son, Jesse (McBride) expects to take the lead, just like his father before him. To that end, he’s sought to bring the ministry into the 21st century. Jesse has some skeletons in his closet though, and they could wind up doing more than just rattling him. He is married to Amber (Freeman), a former journalist.
As the only girl in the family, Judy (Patterson) usually feels left out. She’s the ministry’s secretary and wants to stop being treated as an afterthought. In the meantime, she’s living in sin with fiancé BJ (Baltz) and plotting her next move.
Kelvin (Devine) is the baby of the bunch. Jesse thinks of the young “pseudo-hipster” as less of a blessing and more of a curse.
Since his wife’s passing, Eli has been in crisis mode. He is not sure his adult children are up to the task at hand and knows they’re floundering without their mother.
This episode has not aired yet.
First aired: TBD
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