15 posts tagged alpha house
15 posts tagged alpha house
A comedy about four senators who live together in a rented house in Washington, D.C.
2. No Shame
The senators adjust to their new roommate, and his girlfriend, as preparations for the Congressional Delegation to Afghanistan continue.
3. All Weapons Red
As the re-election battles heat up the four senators travel to Afghanistan as part of a Congressional Delegation.
After a surprise explosion in Afghanistan leaves Louis recovering from an injury, Adriana makes controversial private arrangements for the group to return home.
5. Hippo Issues
Tempers heat up as Gil John’s wife Maddie arrives to help him prepare for his upcoming debate with Digger Mancusi. Meanwhile, Louis continues to recover in the hospital.
Set in the land of Silicon Valley start-ups, four friends attempt to strike it rich with a new mobile social networking app.
2. Kid Charlemagne
After getting to know the level of competition inside The Murch’s Accelerator, Trey defies Lisa by reaching out to a prominent tech blogger, hoping to generate press for BRB’s beta launch.
3. Waiting For A Girl Like You
Nash’s parents visit the guys and demand that Nash go on a blind date with a girl they’ve chosen for him. With an investment from Nash’s parents at stake, Trey and and Lisa must accompany Nash on his date.
4. One on One
In the aftermath of Trey and Lisa’s hookup, Trey tries to get some clarity on their relationship while Lisa tries to stand up to The Murch.
The four senators-turned-unlikely-roommates of Alpha House and the endearing, young tech industry entrepreneurs of Betas come back to Amazon Prime Instant Video in 11-episode series. Alpha House debuts November 15 and Betas will follow on November 22.
Alpha House, which was written by Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize-winner Garry Trudeau and produced by Trudeau, Elliot Webb and Jonathan Alter, is a comedy about four misfit senators (John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy and Mark Consuelos) who rent a house together in Washington D.C. The roomies are joined by Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City), Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candy), Wanda Sykes (Curb Your Enthusiasm), and Julie White (Go On), who share in the outrageous—and sometimes all-too-real—follies of Washington politics.
"The first season is about the fight for survival among incumbent Republican senators first elected in the pre-Tea Party era. Even though they’re all solidly conservative, three of the four senators living in Alpha House are facing strong primary challenges from the right. The struggle to hold onto their core values drives both the comedy and the drama in our show," said Garry Trudeau. "We think we’ve kept the show realistic in its essential details, while taking broad satirical liberties you might expect. We also tried to make a few political points along the way, but mostly, we wanted the show to be as much fun for the audience as we and the cast had making it."
Set in the land of Silicon Valley start-ups, Betas, written by Evan Endicott and Josh Stoddard, follows four friends as they attempt to strike it rich with a new mobile social networking app. Joe Dinicol, Karan Soni, Jon Daly, Charlie Saxton, and Maya Erskine star in the show, with special appearances from Ed Begley Jr. (Arrested Development, St. Elsewhere). Michael Lehmann directs and produces the show along with Emmy Award winners Alan Freedland and Alan Cohen, and Academy Award nominee Michael London.
“We’re thrilled that Amazon has given us the creative freedom to produce a show like Betas,” said Alan Freedland. “And we’re excited for audiences to watch it on their TVs, tablets, phones…and devices not yet invented.”
The first three episodes of each show will be available to all Amazon customers for free via Amazon Instant Video on Kindle Fire, iPad, iPhone, Roku, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and Wii U, and other connected devices, and online at www.amazon.com/AIV. After that, one episode of each show will become available weekly, exclusively on Prime Instant Video. Customers who are not already Prime members can sign up for a trial at www.amazon.com/prime. Those who haven’t already viewed the pilot episodes—or those who want to relive them ahead of the series debuts—can access them now on any Amazon Instant Video app or at www.amazon.com/AIV.