Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New Sitcom On TBS: Men At Work

Courtesy of Klout, i received an advanced copy of the pilot episode of TBS' Men At Work. my thumb-nail assessment of this sitcom is that it's like a masculine Sex And The City. Let me be clear---that's meant as a compliment. Danny Masterson as Milo would be Carrie. James Lesure as Gibbs would be Samantha. Adam Busch as Neal would be Charlotte. Michael Cassidy as Tyler would be a less cranky Miranda. 

This four-way bromance is sweet funny sexy and endearing. The action takes place in NYC and the four friends are employed at a magazine. Milo, a writer, has recently been dumped by his cheating girlfriend, and is being helped through the heartache of breaking up by his three friends. They do so with just enough frat-boy charm to keep you interested but without the obnoxiousness that can sometimes accompany that personae. 

One of my favorite scenes/lines is when Tyler refers to a jerk at a bar as 'Dane Cook'. Cassidy's delivery of the line is effortlessly funny. The chemistry of the entire ensemble is great. i'm excited about learning more about the characters and predict the show will get very healthy ratings. TBS' Men At Work airs Thursdays at 10:00pm eastern Please check your local listings.

Via: TBS Press Kit

TBS Ventures into Buddy Comedy Territory
With New Original Sitcom Men at Work

Four buddies help each other navigate the treacherous waters of work, friendship and women in TBS's all-new comedy series from Sony Pictures Television, Men at Work, starring Danny Masterson (That '70s Show, Yes Man), Michael Cassidy (The O.C), Adam Busch (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Meredith Hagner (Royal Pains) and James Lesure (Las Vegas). The series was created by Breckin Meyer (Road Trip, TNT’s Franklin & Bash).  

Men at Work is set to launch on TBS with back-to-back episodes Thursday, May 24, beginning at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). Fans can stay up to speed on the latest Men at Work news through the show's website and Twitter:
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·         Twitter: @MenatWorkTBS and #MenatWorkTBS

Men at Work centers on four buddies who work together at a magazine. Masterson plays the recently dumped Milo, whose friends are determined to help him get back in the dating game. Lesure is Gibbs, a photographer and successful ladies man. Cassidy plays Tyler, a features writer who brings a dose of style and sophistication to the group. And Busch is Neal, a somewhat nerdy ad salesman and the only one in the group with a steady girlfriend (Meredith Hagner).

Men at Work comes to TBS from Sony Pictures Television and Fanfare. The multi-camera comedy is executive-produced by Breckin Meyer, along with Fanfare's Jamie Tarses (Happy Endings, TNT's Franklin & Bash, TBS’s My Boys) and Julia Franz (Scrubs).

About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment around the world and for every platform: broadcast and cable television, first-run and off-network syndication and digital distribution. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of feature films and television shows, SPT boasts a current program slate that includes the top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. Internationally, SPT produces 6,000+ hours of programming annually in over 70 countries. SPT is a leader in local language productions, some of which are co-produced with local partners, and sells SPE-owned formats around the world. 

To better serve its clients and partners worldwide, SPT maintains offices throughout the world, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the People's Republic of China, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Venezuela and the United Kingdom. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio is a key strategy in SPE's long-range commitment to the global marketplace, with 119 channel feeds, which are available in 159 countries reaching more than 645 million households worldwide. 

SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns Dutch entertainment company 2waytraffic, production company Embassy Row and Sony Movie Channel, and is a part owner of cable channel GSN, new 3D channel 3net, FEARnet, the premier horror/thriller website and VOD service, and national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premiere national advertising sales companies, handling the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as in all of SPE's digital businesses in the United States. SPT ( is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.

About TBS
TBS, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is basic cable's #1 network with young adults. Available in 100 million households, TBS features the EmmyÒ-nominated late-night series CONAN, starring Conan O’Brien; and original primetime comedy series like Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse and the upcoming Men at Work, Sullivan & Son, King of the Nerds and Wedding Band. TBS also features an outstanding slate of contemporary comedies, such as The Big Bang Theory and Family Guy, as well as blockbuster movies and championship sports. In addition, TBS produces special live comedy events, including the star-studded comedy festival held each year in Chicago.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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Cast Bios

Danny Masterson as Milo
Danny Masterson is best known for his starring role as Hyde, the "wise" conspiracy theorist among a motley group of friends on the long-running sitcom That '70s Show. In addition to being an established actor, he is also a prominent figure in the music world and DJ community. Currently one of the most requested DJs in the United States, Masterson spends a great deal of time traveling to club venues and music festivals.

On the big screen, Masterson can currently be seen in California Solo, which made its debut at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. He recently wrapped the Polish Brothers' new film, Hot Bot, which was shot this past winter in Salt Lake City.

Beginning his career as a child model at the age of 4, Masterson gradually moved his way into commercials, appearing in more than 150 by the age of 16. It was then that he made the decision to move to Los Angeles, where Masterson soon secured his first motion picture lead role in Universal Picture's popular sequel Beethoven's 2nd. Masterson's other film credits include Yes Man, with Jim Carrey and Bradley Cooper; Bye Bye Love; Comic Book Villains, with Donal Logue; John Woo's Face/Off, with John Travolta and Nicolas Cage; Robert Rodriguez's The Faculty; and Wes Craven's Dracula 2000, opposite Gerard Butler and Johnny Lee Miller.

Masterson has also starred in several independent feature films. The most notable to date is Too Pure, an independent film written and directed by The Others producer Sunmin Park. He also starred in the independent film Smiley Face, opposite Anna Faris, which debuted at Sundance in 2007 and then went on to the Toronto and Cannes Film Festivals. Other independent credits include Alter Egos, directed by Jordan Galland, and Chicago 8, in which he played Jerry Rubin. Both films are currently on the festival circuit.

Masterson’s television credits include series regular roles on Joe's Life on ABC, Extreme on ABC and Cybil for CBS, along with recurring roles on Roseanne and Party of Five.

Masterson currently splits his time between Los Angeles, New York and Park City. He is the co-founder of Gulf Coast Detoxification Project.

Michael Cassidy as Tyler
Michael Cassidy kick-started his acting career after graduating from the prestigious two-year conservatory program at The New Actors Workshop in New York in 2003. He is best known for is role as Zach Stevens, which he portrayed throughout the entire second season of The O.C.

In 2007, Cassidy joined the cast of The CW’s Hidden Palms in the lead role as Cliff Wiatt. He also starred in the long-running hit Smallville as Grant Gabriel, a love interest of Lois Lane who actually turned out to be the cloned and aged brother of Lex Luthor. Other credits include the web-series Rockville CA; The CW’s Privileged; ABC’s Castle, Scandal, and Happy Endings; and NBC’s Are You There, Chelsea? and the pilot Pink House.

Cassidy has also been featured in several feature films, including Zoom, opposite Tim Allen, Courtney Cox Arquette and Chevy Chase. This year, he will appear in Argo, directed by Ben Affleck, and The Guilt Trip, starring Barbara Streisand and Seth Rogen.

Adam Busch as Neal
 Adam Busch is a familiar face to television fans, thanks to his performance as Warren Mears on the hit series Buffy, the Vampire Slayer. His other television credits include roles on Grey's Anatomy, House, Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles, Back To You, The Jury, Law & Order and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. Busch also co-starred in the feature films The Professional, American Dreamz and All American Orgy.

Along with Amber Benson, Busch has directed music videos for David Garland, Sufjan Stevens and Common Rotation, as well as the feature film Drones. He has recorded five albums with his band Common Rotation and continues to tour with the Indigo Girls, Dan Bern and Martin Starr. In addition to starring in TBS's Men at Work, Busch is currently shooting the webseries MyMusic for the Fine Bros.

Busch was born in East Meadow, N.Y., and currently resides in Los Angeles.

James Lesure as Gibbs
Named one of the next generation’s leading men by GQ magazine and one of the hottest bachelors on television, James Lesure consistently delivers inspiring performances. Before starring in TBS's new comedy series Men at Work, Lesure made viewers sit up and take notice with his performance as surveillance expert Mike Cannon on the hit series Las Vegas, opposite James Caan.

Lesure made his series debut on the comedy For Your Love, co-starring actress Holly Robinson-Peete. He has also appeared in recurring roles on the series The New Adventures of Old Christine, Lipstick Jungle, The Division and Alias. His other television credits include guest-starring roles on Lost, Sherri and Seinfeld. He also gave a memorable performance as a resolute military officer on the acclaimed series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

On the big screen, Lesure has appeared in various independent films, as well as such high-profile features as The Ring 2, starring Naomi Watts; Our Family Wedding, alongside America Ferrera; and Crimson Tide, starring Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Lesure served in the Air Force Academy before attending the University of Southern California, where he received his bachelor's degree in theater. During his time at USC, he also studied abroad at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. While there, he performed in the productions Hair and The Island. In addition, he was able to fulfill a life long dream – becoming an amateur boxer. A natural in front of the camera and on stage, Lesure has also worked in a professional theater company in Los Angeles, where he played the role of Macduff in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Lesure earned a 2006 MIB Prism Award for Outstanding Male Actor in a TV Drama for his work in Las Vegas. A sports enthusiast, he has twice been named MVP of the Entertainment League. Noted for his charity work, Lesure is the recipient of the Celebrity Honoree and Distinguished Support Awards from the Sickle Cell Disease Foundation. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

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