Showtime is giving viewers the first look at the brand new half-hour comedy series Happyish starring Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Steve Coogan, Kathryn Hahn and Emmy winner and Golden Globe nominee Bradley Whitford. Premiering on Sunday, April 26th at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, the series is a comedic, soul-searching examination of our pursuit of happiness and why it continues to be so elusive. Happyish is currently in production in New York and features guest stars Emmy and Tony Award winner Ellen Barkin, Emmy Award winner Carrie Preston, Molly Price and Andre Royo.
Coogan stars as Thom Payne, a 44 year-old man whose world is thrown into disarray when his 25 year-old wunderkind boss arrives, saying things like "digital," "social" and "viral." Is he in need of a "rebranding," or does he just have a "low joy ceiling?" Maybe pursuing happiness is a fool's errand? Maybe, after 44 years on this ludicrous planet, settling for happyish is the best one can expect.
Happyish was created, written and executive produced by critically acclaimed author and regular This American Life contributor Ken Kwapis (He's Just Not That Into You, A Walk in the Woods) will executive produce and direct the pilot. Kwapis' producing partner Alexandra Beattie will serve as co-executive producer, under their In Cahoots banner. Take a look at the first trailer for Happyish, and stay tuned for more footage as we get closer to the April 26 premiere.