CBS 2011 Fall TV Premiere: How To Be A Gentleman

By Kelly West 2011-05-18 16:08:47 discussion comments
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If couples-comedies were the recent TV trend, manly-comedies may be the next big thing. ABC Has Man Up and Last Man Standing and coming to CBS’ primetime line-up is How To Be A Gentleman, a comedy about a man trying to adjust his polite demeanor in order to be a “real man.”

Is being a gentleman a thing of the past? That seems to be what How to be a Gentleman is suggesting or at the very least, exploring in this new comedy, which stars David Hornsby and Kevin Dillon. From CBS’ synopsis below, the humor and hopefully, the best of the story will come from Hornsby and Dillon’s characters’ clashing behavior. I’m of the opinion that Kevin Dillon has always been the funniest and most entertaining aspect of HBO’s Entourage, so I’ll be checking this one out when it premieres next fall. Victory!!!

Here’s CBS’ synopsis for the show and a behind the scenes look at the series...

HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN, inspired by the book of the same name, is a comedy about the unlikely friendship between a traditional, refined writer and an unrefined personal trainer. Andrew Carlson (David Hornsby) is an etiquette columnist whose devotion to ideals from a more civilized time has lead to a life detached from modern society.

Infectiously optimistic, Bert Lansing (Kevin Dillon) is a reformed "bad boy" from Andrew's past who inherited a fitness center, but can still be rude, loud and sloppy. When Andrew's editor, Jerry (Dave Foley), tells him to put a modern, sexy twist on his column or be fired, he hires Bert as a life coach in the hopes of learning to be less "gentle man" and more "real man."

Andrew's mom, Diane (Nancy Lenehan), and his bossy sister, Janet (Mary Lynn Rajskub), support the plan, as would Janet's husband, Mike (Rhys Darby), if he was allowed to have an opinion. Though Andrew and Bert's views may be centuries apart, they may find they're each other's missing link. David Hornsby (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Adam Chase (Friends), Ted Schachter (The Invention of Lying), Joe Hipps and Modi Wiczyk are executive producers for CBS Television Studios.




How To Be A Gentleman will air on Thursday (8:30-9 p.m..) on CBS starting Fall 2011.

CLICK HERE to view CBS’ Fall 2011 Primetime Schedule.


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