'Mulaney' Series FOX Premiere October 2014 Starring 'Saturday Night Live' Alums John Mulaney and Nasim Pedrad, Watch Trailer Here (VIDEO)
FOX is premiering a new show this Fall called "Mulaney". The new series was created by stand-up comedian and former "Saturday Night Live" writer John Mulaney, who stars in the show as a fictionalized version of himself.
John plays a comedian living in New York City with his roommates Jane (Nasim Pedrad), a personal trainer, and Motif (Seaton Smith), another comedian. John is often given advice by his neighbor Oscar (Elliott Gould), and annoyed by his friend Andre (Zack Pearlman). John's life changes when he's hired as a writer for Lou Cannon (Martin Short), a legendary comedian and game show host.
Mulaney's life becomes a tug-of-war between the stress of his new job and his guilt over not being there for his two best friends and roommates: JANE (Nasim Pedrad, "Saturday Night Live"), a tightly wound, yet directionless personal trainer; and MOTIF (comedian and television newcomer Seaton Smith), a powerhouse comic who shares nothing in common with Mulaney - except the world of stand-up. Rounding out this odd group of friends is ANDRE (Zack Pearlman, "The Inbetweeners"), a trust-fund baby who has a knack for showing up in Mulaney's life at the worst possible moments.
If Mulaney has one refuge from the chaos that surrounds him, then it's his neighbor, OSCAR (Academy Award nominee Elliott Gould, "M*A*S*H," "The Long Goodbye," the "Oceans 11" franchise), a 71-year-old gay veteran of New York who has seen it all. Oscar is opinionated, refined, gentle, wise and sometimes extremely cantankerous, but most of all, he's an oracle of sound advice when Mulaney feels like life has gone off the rails.
"Mulaney" is set to premiere on FOX on October 5, 2014.
This show is also the reason Nasim Pedrad decided to leave "SNL" at the end of this year. You need to take a major role in an ensemble sitcom when it becomes available and she is hoping this will be great for her career.
"Mulaney" will be executive-produced by Mulaney, Lorne Michaels ("Saturday Night Live," "30 Rock"), David Miner ("30 Rock"), Dave Becky ("Louie"), Jon Pollack ("30 Rock") and Andrew Singer ("Portlandia," "30 Rock"). Andy Ackerman ("Seinfeld") serves as both director and executive producer.