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January 11, 2017

Judd Apatow Will Direct The Pilot Episode Of Pete Holmes’ New HBO Show ‘Crashing’

If you listen to comedian Pete Holmes’ funny and engaging podcast, “You Made It Weird,” you’ll know two things: Judd Apatow comes on the show quite often and sometimes for two hour stretches at a time and the two of them have been working on a new show for HBO.

Called “Crashing,” the show has been in the works for some time and today HBO announced its premiere date, February 19th at a 10:30PM EST Slot. Moreover, Apatow, an executive producer, co-creator and sometimes co-writer on the show, is directing the pilot episode. Here’s the synopsis and it sounds fairly autobiographical.

Pete is a sheltered suburbanite who married his childhood sweetheart and dreams of making it as a stand-up comedian. But when he finds out his wife is cheating on him, Pete’s world unravels, forcing him to reevaluate his priorities and plunging him into the deep end of the rough-and-tumble New York comedy scene.

Here’s the synopsis for episode one, directed by Apatow and co-starring Artie Lange. It’s also called, “Artie Lange” and PS, Apatow will also direct episode eight too.

As Pete attempts to find solace at a New York comedy club, he befriends cynical comedy legend Artie Lange, who reluctantly offers him some pizza, some advice and a couch.

Also featured on “Crashing” are Lauren Lapkus (HBO’s “Animals.”) as Pete’s wife, Jessica, and George Basil (“Flaked”) as Leif, Jessica’s lover. Among the notables appearing as versions of themselves on the show are Dave Attell, Hannibal Burress, Artie Lange, T.J. Miller, Jim Norton, Rachael Ray and Sarah Silverman.

Will it be a Bingeworthy show? We’ll surely discuss it on the Bingeworthy TV podcast. Until now, wait until February 19 or keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming trailer.

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