Episodes: 16 (half-hour)
TV show dates: January 11, 2015 — April 10, 2016
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey, Steve Zissis, and Amanda Peet.
TV show description:
This single-camera comedy revolves around four middle-aged people in Los Angeles who are reconciling their dreams with their current personal and professional lives.
A husband with two kids living in Los Angeles, Brett Pierson (Mark Duplass) has hit a speed bump — both personally and professionally. His marriage to Michelle has lost its sexual spark; he’s unappreciated in his job as a sound designer; and he’s so run down that a family day at the beach represents a distinct kind of psychological torture.
A stay-at-home mom with two children, Michelle (Melanie Lynskey) constantly feels exhausted and unfulfilled. Realizing her marriage to Brett is in turbulent waters, she’s glad to have her sister Tina Morris (Amanda Peet) around as a sounding board — even if it means that Tina moves in with Michelle and Brett.
Tina is a free spirit who’s grappling with being single and getting older. She relocates from Houston in hopes of finding love in her life and success in her bouncy house business.
Brett’s best friend is Alex Pappas (Steve Zissis), an overweight, out-of-work actor who’s debating if he still has a shot at being successful. He’s ready to give up on Los Angeles life but agrees to stay put at the urging of Brett. After being evicted from his apartment, Alex finds himself on Brett’s couch and, thus, de facto roommates with Tina in the living room.
Each adult fights to sustain his or her own passion without skirting responsibility. As the two couples find themselves living under one roof, the series explores the significance behind every day moments.
Episode #16 — For the Kids
Michelle is inspired by the kids as the foursome makes a last-ditch effort to save her charter school plans.
First aired: April 10, 2016.
What do you think? Do you like the Togetherness TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a third season?