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Angie Tribeca

the-series-philosopher-Angie_TribecaAngie Tribeca is an American comedy television series created by Steve Carell (The Office) and Nancy Walls Carell. The series, a satire of police procedural shows, stars Rashida Jones as the titular police detective Angie Tribeca. It also stars Hayes MacArthur, Jere Burns, Deon Cole and Andrée Vermeulen in supporting roles. The series was announced by TBS in mid 2014 with a ten-episode order. Angie Tribeca premiered on a 25-hour 10-episode marathon on January 17–18, 2016.

Plot

The series follows Angie Tribeca, a 10-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department’s elite RHCU (Really Heinous Crimes Unit).

Development and production

The series was announced as “… a hilarious spoof of police procedurals in the spirit of Police Squad“. A few gags presented in the preview reel were cited as similar to the classic TV cop show satire Sledge Hammer!.

Originally intended to premiere in late 2015, In November 2015, it was announced that the first season of 10 episodes would run uninterrupted on the network and be released through video on demand starting on January 17, 2016. It was added to Australian streaming service Stan (company) in May 2016. The series is shown on E4 in the United Kingdom. A second season of an additional 10 episodes was announced, scheduled to premiere on June 6, 2016

Cast

Main cast

  • Rashida Jones (The Office, Parks and Recreation) as Angie Tribeca
  • Hayes MacArthur (Perfect Couples, Go On) as Jay Geils (in the original pilot, this character seemingly meets his end with a fatal accident; the pilot was reportedly retooled and MacArthur was added as a series regular)
  • Jere Burns (Justified, Bates Motel, Burn Notice, Breaking Bad) as Lieutenant Pritikin “Chet” Atkins, Angie’s boss
  • Deon Cole (Black-ish) as DJ Tanner
  • Andrée Vermeulen (FCU: Fact Checkers Unit) as Dr. Monica Scholls, the medical examiner

Recurring cast

  • Jagger as David Hoffman, Tanner’s canine partner
  • Alfred Molina (Ladies Man, Show me a Hero) as Dr. Edelweiss, the expert scientist
  • Andreas Wigand (Husband & Wife) as Screaming Cop Dave (Season 1)
  • James Franco (Freaks and Geeks, General Hospital) as Sgt. Eddie Pepper

 

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