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Workaholics

the-series-philosopher-Workaholics_title_cardWorkaholics is an American sitcom that premiered on Comedy Central on April 6, 2011. The series is predominantly written by its stars Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, Anders Holm, and co-creator Kyle Newacheck who play, respectively, three recent college dropouts, roommates, and co-workers at a telemarketing company—and their drug dealer, in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

Synopsis

The main characters became acquaintances at college where Blake and Adam were roommates and Anders was their resident advisor, and, in a phase-of-life transition, continue to do things associated with college after dropping out (drinking, partying, pranks, etc.) as they transition into adulthood. The “friendship family’s” action is generally confined to the main characters’ house and their workspace, a cubicle the three of them share at a telemarketing company called TelAmeriCorp.

Characters

Main characters

  • Blake Chesterfield Henderson (Blake Anderson, Parks and Recreation) is the most eccentric and least self-involved or inter-personally competitive of the three guys and sometimes he is sensible. He has long, curly titian hair, which he parts to one side, and a mustache.
  • Adam Dwayne DeMamp (Adam DeVine, Modern Family) is obnoxious, impulsive, impish, immature and fun-loving, severely narcissistic, and is known for being the most emotional one. He is the biggest party animal out of the three.
  • Anders “Ders” Torfinn Holmvik (Anders Holm, The Mindy Project) is the most responsible of the three, but also tends to be easily misled and naive. He has aspirations of being elected to the city council in the future, which tempers his debauchery. He is noticeably more materialistic than the other two. He is the only one of the three who owns a vehicle.

Recurring characters

  • Alice Murphy (Maribeth Monroe, The Brink) is their foul-mouthed, angst-ridden boss, whom Adam finds very attractive.
  • Jillian Belk (Jillian Bell, Partners, SuperMansion) is Alice’s socially inept assistant and office manager who always means well, but receives little respect. She is sometimes prone to violent anger. She has feelings for Blake that he might return.
  • Karl Hevacheck (Kyle Newacheck, Community, Parks and Recreation, Happy Endings) is a homeless drug-dealer and jack-of-all-trades, and according to Blake and Adam, “the smartest guy they know” who they often refer to as “the human genius,” but who Anders refers to as “dirty brown water trash.”
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