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Old 05-17-17, 07:02 AM   #1
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Downward Dog (ABC) -- Series Thread -- S: Allison Tolman





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NEW COMEDY SERIES 'DOWNWARD DOG' WILL PREMIERE IN SNEAK PEEK, WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, ON ABC

Series Moves to Regular Tuesday Night Time Period Following Week

All-new comedy "Downward Dog" will premiere in a special sneak peek on WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 (9:31-10:00 p.m. EDT), following the season finale of "Modern Family." (Editors, please note: "black-ish" will air its season finale Wednesday, May 10). The series, the first network comedy to have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, will move to its regular time period, Tuesday nights at 8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT, with its second episode, beginning May 23, on The ABC Television Network. The pilot episode is available to preview on the ABC app between May 1 - 15.

Based on a web series, "Downward Dog" follows the day-to-day life of Nan (Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated Allison Tolman, "Fargo"), as told by her increasingly lonely and philosophical dog, Martin (voiced by Samm Hodges). Nan attempts to juggle her tumultuous personal life with a stressful career, unjustly supervised by her self-obsessed boss. Having her story told from the canine perspective provides a uniquely unfiltered point of view that helps us laugh and cry about what it means to be a human being in the twenty-first century. It's a show about a dog and the girl he adores, and even at their worst, Nan and Martin just might be best for one another.

In the series premiere airing May 17, "Pilot," Martin battles loneliness and the need for Nan's unconditional attention, while she struggles with a breakup and Martin's recent bad behavior as he reacts to her newly busy work schedule.

"Downward Dog" stars Allison Tolman as Nan, Lucas Neff ("Raising Hope") as Jason, Nan's ex-boyfriend; Kirby Howell-Baptiste ("Love") as Jenn, Nan's best friend and co-worker; and Barry Rothbart ("The Wolf of Wall Street") as Kevin, Nan's boss.

Guest starring Mo Collins as Kim, Maria Bamford as Pepper, DaJuan Johnson as Tristen, Rachna Katau as Gwen, and Ned as Martin.

"Pilot" is written by Michael Killen & Samm Hodges and directed by Michael Killen.

"Downward Dog" series creators Michael Killen and Samm Hodges executive produce with Mosaic's Jimmy Miller and Sam Hansen, and Animal Media's Kathy Dzubiek. Showrunners Kat Likkel and John Hoberg also executive produce. The series is produced by Legendary Television and ABC Studios. It is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with 5.1 channel surround sound.
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Old 05-18-17, 01:23 AM   #2
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Re: Downward Dog (ABC) -- Series Thread -- S: Allison Tolman

About a minute into it...the dog says "like" way too much. I don't know if I can handle that.
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Old 05-18-17, 11:17 AM   #3
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Re: Downward Dog (ABC) -- Series Thread -- S: Allison Tolman

Ha! That was my takeaway from it too. It feels as if the dogs lines were written by a 13 year old girl.
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Old 05-19-17, 12:45 AM   #4
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Well, if you think about it, I don't think Martin is supposed to be more than a couple of years old, which would make him a teenager in dog years. Hopefully they will tone down the likes.
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Old 05-19-17, 02:52 PM   #5
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I didn't like the voice actor at all for the dog.
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Re: Downward Dog (ABC) -- Series Thread -- S: Allison Tolman

This was a chore to sit through. I'm pretty sure Ive seen enough.
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This promo image gives it a Sleeping Dogs Lie vibe
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Old 05-20-17, 04:21 PM   #8
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Re: Downward Dog (ABC) -- Series Thread -- S: Allison Tolman

I watched this last night and didn't like it all. I agree, the writing was awful.
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Old 05-21-17, 12:00 AM   #9
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Re: Downward Dog (ABC) -- Series Thread -- S: Allison Tolman

I thought it was great.

The dog spoke and acted like genuinely I thought.
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Old 06-11-17, 10:24 PM   #10
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Re: Downward Dog (ABC) -- Series Thread -- S: Allison Tolman

The word "like" needs to be struck from the vocabulary of every character on this show.
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Old 06-12-17, 05:36 PM   #11
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Re: Downward Dog (ABC) -- Series Thread -- S: Allison Tolman

Like I know...Right?
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Old 06-24-17, 12:49 AM   #12
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Dog is cancelled but the producers are hoping to get it picked up elsewhere.

http://tvline.com/2017/06/23/downwar...llison-tolman/
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Old 06-24-17, 10:10 AM   #13
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I remember watching the pilot episode of this for a survey, probably 2 years ago. The fact that they finally got around to airing it this summer didn't make me think it would last long.
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Old 06-24-17, 07:09 PM   #14
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Re: Downward Dog (ABC) -- Series Thread -- S: Allison Tolman

We were enjoying it. As dog lovers they really got in the head of the dog. As a gimmick I was afraid it wouldn't last long because the gimmick got old but we were hoping they would continue to mine fresh perspectives. Oh well, won't be the first nor the last of the shows we like to get the boot.
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Old 06-24-17, 08:13 PM   #15
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Re: Downward Dog (ABC) -- Series Thread -- S: Allison Tolman

I love dogs but I absolutely hated this show. No matter how much I wanted to like it, I just could not get into it. Not surprised it is cancelled.
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