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Back to One, Episode 78: Cassidy Freeman

The wise and talented Cassidy Freeman plays Amber, wife of Danny McBride’s character Jesse, on the hilarious new HBO comedy series The Righteous Gemstones. She talks about the wonderful troupe mentality on that show, what acting in 60+ episodes of Smallville did to build her craft early in her career, the importance of creativity for the actor, plus much more! Back To One can be found wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Stitcher. And if you’re enjoying what you are hearing, please subscribe and rate us! Photo credit: Catie Lafoon
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Back to One, Episode 78: Cassidy Freeman

The wise and talented Cassidy Freeman plays Amber, wife of Danny McBride’s character Jesse, on the hilarious new HBO comedy series The Righteous Gemstones. She talks about the wonderful troupe mentality on that show, what acting in 60+ episodes of Smallville did to build her craft early in her career, the importance of creativity for the actor, plus much more! Back To One can be found wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Stitcher. And if you’re enjoying what you are hearing, please subscribe and rate us! Photo credit: Catie Lafoon
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Smallville Season 8: Best & Worst Episodes, Ranked

After Smallville finished its seventh season during May 2008, the Superman origin story was ready to close one chapter in order to begin a new one. Having followed Clark Kent’s (Tom Welling) young years, the eighth season of The CW drama became an evolution as it began taking the next step to get the Last Son of Krypton closer towards his destiny. With the show’s creator Alfred Gough and Miles Millar stepping down as the showrunners, the torch was passed to long-time writers/producers Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer, Kelly Souders, and Brian Peterson.

Related: Smallville Season 1: Best & Worst Episodes, Ranked

Those weren’t the only big changes as this was the first season to not feature Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor. While Kristin Kreuk’s Lana Lang returned for a multi-arc, Smallville was moving forward with new stories, characters that would continue to bring Clark close to becoming Superman.
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The Righteous Gemstones: Season One Viewer Votes

Is the first season of The Righteous Gemstones TV show on HBO heavenly or hellish? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like The Righteous Gemstones is cancelled or renewed for season two. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all of the The Righteous Gemstones season one episodes here. *Status update below.

An HBO comedy, The Righteous Gemstones stars Danny McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson, Adam Devine, Walton Goggins, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, Tim Baltz, and Greg Alan Williams. The comedy centers on the Gemstones, a family of televangelists. Although patriarch Dr. Eli Gemstone (Goodman) built an empire out of his televangelism and megachurch ministries, he now finds himself and his family at
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The Righteous Gemstones: Season One Ratings

Although HBO comedies don't often get big Nielsen ratings, every once in a while, one breaks out. The Righteous Gemstones TV show is the premium cable network's newest entry in this category. It's from Danny McBride, whose Vice Principals garnered respectable numbers by HBO's standards. Does it have what it takes to earn a return engagement and be an answer to prayer for the cabler? Will The Righteous Gemstones be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *Status update below.

An HBO TV series, The Righteous Gemstones stars McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson, Adam Devine, Walton Goggins, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, Tim Baltz, and Greg Alan Williams. The comedy centers on the Gemstones, a family of televangelists. Although patriarch Dr. Eli Gemstone (Goodman) built an empire out of his televangelism and megachurch ministries, he now finds himself and his family at something of
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HBO renews The Righteous Gemstones for second season

Less than a month after its premiere, HBO has announced that it has renewed Danny McBride’s televangelist comedy series The Righteous Gemstones for a second season.

“Danny McBride, Jody Hill and David Gordon Green are among our favorite collaborators and we’re thrilled that their take on a family comedy has been met with such enthusiasm,” said Amy Gravitt, Evp of HBO Programming. “We cannot wait to share the next steps in the Gemstone family’s epic journey. Hallelujah!”

The Righteous Gemstones is the third HBO series from McBride, Hill and Green after Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals, and revolves around the Gemstones, a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work.

Along with McBride, The Righteous Gemstones features a cast that includes John Goodman, Edi Patterson, Adam Devine, Walton Goggins, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, Tim Baltz and Greg Alan Williams.

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HBO Renews The Righteous Gemstones For Season 2

If you’ve been enjoying the first season of HBO’s comedy series The Righteous Gemstones, you’ll be happy to know that the cable network has renewed it for Season 2!

This has been a super entertaining and funny series which tells the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed, and charitable work. The show also has a great cast that includes creator Danny McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson, Adam Devine, Walton Goggins, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, Tim Baltz and Greg Alan Williams.

The series is written and directed by McBride, Jody Hill and David Gordon Green. Amy Gravitt, executive vice president of HBO Programming said in a statement:

“Danny, Jody and David are among our favorite collaborators and we’re thrilled that their take on a family comedy has been met with such enthusiasm. We cannot wait to share the next steps in
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The Righteous Gemstones Season 2 Set by HBO

Joseph Baxter Sep 9, 2019

HBO wasted little time giving Danny McBride comedy The Righteous Gemstones a second season renewal.

The Righteous Gemstones Season 2 is officially happening at HBO!

The evangelically-centric satire series didn’t have to pray too long for a second season, since HBO granted the ensemble comedy a quick renewal, arriving the day after its still-running debut season aired Episode 4 this past Sunday night, set to cross the midway point of its 9-episode frame.

Hallelujah! #TheRighteousGemstones are coming back for a second season. pic.twitter.com/U345pDNt2w

— HBO (@HBO) September 9, 2019

Star Danny McBride, who created the show, also serves as director and executive producer, joined in a creative capacity by Jody Hill, a writer/director on McBride’s previous HBO series Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals, along with David Gordon Green, who also worked on those shows, and worked off McBride’s script as director of the 2018 Halloween revival film,
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‘The Righteous Gemstones’ Renewed For Season 2 By HBO

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Three weeks following its freshman-season launch, HBO has renewed its comedy series The Righteous Gemstones for Season 2.

“Danny [McBride], Jody [Hill] and David [Gordon Green] are among our favorite collaborators and we’re thrilled that their take on a family comedy has been met with such enthusiasm,” says Amy Gravitt, Evp of HBO Programming. “We cannot wait to share the next steps in the Gemstone family’s epic journey. Hallelujah!”

The Righteous Gemstones, starring McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson and Adam Devine, launched its nine-episode season August 18. Created by McBride, it tells the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work.

McBride executive produces, directs and writes the series. McBride collaborators Hill and Green also serve as executive producers and directors.

Well into the second generation of a grand televangelist tradition, the renowned Gemstone family is living proof that worship pays dividends in all sizes, including their megachurch.
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‘Righteous Gemstones’ Renewed for Season 2 at HBO

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‘Righteous Gemstones’ Renewed for Season 2 at HBO
Comedy series “The Righteous Gemstones” has been renewed for a second season at HBO.

The news comes midway through the show’s nine-episode first season. The series tells the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed, and charitable work. Danny McBride created the series and stars alongside John Goodman, Edi Patterson, Adam Devine Walton Goggins, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, Tim Baltz and Greg Alan Williams.

McBride also serves as an executive producer, director, and writer on the series, with Jody Hill and David Gordon Green also serving as executive producers and directors. McBride directed the pilot while Green and Hill split the remaining eight episodes of the season.

“Danny, Jody and David are among our favorite collaborators and we’re thrilled that their take on a family comedy has been met with such enthusiasm,” said Amy Gravitt, executive vice president of HBO Programming. “We
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‘The Righteous Gemstones’ Renewed for Season 2 by HBO

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Hallelujah! HBO has renewed Danny McBride’s new comedy series “The Righteous Gemstones” for a second season, the pay-tv channel said Monday.

The comedy, which stars McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson and Adam Devine, premiered last month (as HBO’s most-watched comedy debut in more than three years) and tells the story of a “world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work.”

According to HBO’s description, “Well into the second generation of a grand televangelist tradition, the renowned Gemstone family is living proof that worship pays dividends in all sizes, including their megachurch.”

Also Read: Fall TV 2019: Premiere Dates for New and Returning Shows (Photos)

McBride stars as Jesse Gemstone, the oldest of three grown Gemstone offspring, who looks to lead in his father’s footsteps but finds his past sins jeopardizing the family ministry. Goodman, Patterson, Devine, Walton Goggins, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero,
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The Righteous Gemstones Renewed for Season 2 at HBO

The Righteous Gemstones Renewed for Season 2 at HBO
File this news under “Hallelujah!”: The Righteous Gemstones has been renewed for Season 2 at HBO, just four weeks into its freshman year, TVLine has learned.

The Righteous Gemstones stars Danny McBride (who also created the series), John Goodman, Adam Devine and Edi Patterson as members of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work. In Season 1, McBride’s Jesse Gemstone — the eldest of the Gemstone offspring — hopes to lead in his father’s footsteps, but finds his past sins jeopardizing the family ministry.

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The Righteous Gemstones Episode 4 Review: Wicked Lips

The Righteous Gemstones gets personal with Kelvin, Keefe, and Amber in another solid installment.

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The Righteous Gemstones Episode 4

I’ve enjoyed the way that The Righteous Gemstones has taken its time slowly introducing us to the colorful cast of characters that make up the Gemstone family. The premiere episode went wide and set the stage, but now we’re really drilling into who these characters are and what makes them tick. In “Wicked Lips,” we finally spend some time fleshing out Kelvin, who was prominently featured in the premiere, but also we spend quality time with family members that are further out on the fringe, like Jesse’s faithful wife Amber and Keefe (if you can count him as family). If anything, Kelvin, Amber, and Keefe appear like the least cynical characters and the ones that are the most in-touch with
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The Righteous Gemstones: Is the HBO TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

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What's This TV Show About?

An HBO comedy, The Righteous Gemstones stars Danny McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson, Adam Devine, Walton Goggins, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, Tim Baltz, and Greg Alan Williams. The comedy centers on the Gemstones, a family of televangelists. Although patriarch Dr. Eli Gemstone (Goodman) built an empire out of his televangelism and megachurch ministries, he now finds himself and his family at something of a crossroads. Read More…
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‘The Righteous Gemstones’ TV Premiere Is HBO’s Most-Watched Comedy Debut in More Than 3 Years

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‘The Righteous Gemstones’ TV Premiere Is HBO’s Most-Watched Comedy Debut in More Than 3 Years
Hallelujah, HBO execs: The series premiere of Danny McBride’s “The Righteous Gemstones” on Sunday was the pay TV channel’s most-watched linear debut of a comedy series in more than three years.

The hour-long “Righteous Gemstones” premiere brought in 844,000 viewers across HBO’s platforms yesterday, including streaming services HBO Go and HBO Now.

The 10 p.m. airing alone averaged 593,000 viewers, making it the HBO comedy to launch with the highest linear-viewership tally since the 2016 premiere of “Vice Principals,” which also starred McBride and put up 1.2 million viewers.

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The comedy about a “televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work” stars McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson, Adam Devine, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Calvero, Tim Baltz and GregAlan Williams star.

The Righteous Gemstones” is created, written, executive produced and directed by McBride. Jody Hill
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The Righteous Gemstones

Network: HBO.

Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour).

Seasons: Ongoing.

TV show dates: August 18, 2019 — present.

Series status: Has not been cancelled.

Performers include: Danny McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson, Adam Devine, Jennifer Nettles, Walton Goggins, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, Tim Baltz, and Greg Alan Williams.

TV show description:

From creator Danny McBride, The Righteous Gemstones TV show is a comedy that follows a family of televangelists. The Gemstones have built an empire out of their televangelism and megachurch ministries, and now they are at something of a crossroads.

Family patriarch Dr. Eli Gemstone (Goodman) and his late wife Aimee-Leigh (Nettles) built their ministry from the ground up. Although everything is different without her, Eli still has Martin Imari (Williams)
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The Righteous Gemstones Episode 1 Review: The Righteous Gemstones

The new HBO comedy from Danny McBride feels at once like an extension of the creator's other work for the network and a massive step up.

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Danny McBride has carved out quite the space on HBO for his comedic brand of toxic male entitlement run amok, and that partnership continues with The Righteous Gemstones. Created by McBride but featuring contributions from frequent co-conspirators Jody Hill and David Gordon Green, Gemstones follows Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals in exploring loathsome antiheroes that peacock what little power they actually hold to hide personal frustrations and insecurities. In those past series, the bloviating existential anger came from not living up to lofty expectations, but in the pilot “The Righteous Gemstones,” this familial band of malcontents, led by patriarch Eli Gemstone (John Goodman) and rounded out by adult children Jesse
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How Televangelists, Elvis Inspired Costumes for HBO’s ‘The Righteous Gemstones’

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HBO’s new comedy series “The Righteous Gemstones,” about a famous family of televangelists whose dysfunction runs far deeper than its Christianity, seems to exist in its own time and place. Set in present-day Texas, the inspiration for the Gemstone family — played by John Goodman, series creator Danny McBride, Edi Patterson and Adam Devine — draws on multiple eras and examples from the televangelist world that includes the likes of Joel Osteen, Billy Graham and Jerry Falwell. And their suits.

“It was a bit of a domino effect,” says costume designer Sarah Trost, who worked with McBride on his previous HBO show, “Vice Principals,” and also costumes NBC’s “A.P. Bio.” “When I first talked to Danny, we chose to keep it conservative for everybody, but then he said he wanted his character [the eldest Gemstone son, Jesse] to be flamboyant, sort of ‘country famous,’ with his cohorts surrounding him. And I said, ‘Oh, you mean
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HBO's New Televangelist Comedy Series The Righteous Gemstones Gets a Hilarious New Trailer

I’ve got a fantastically funny new trailer to share with you today for HBO’s new comedy series The Righteous Gemstones. The series has an awesomely amusing cast that includes Danny McBride, John Goodman, Adam Devine, and Edi Patterson.

The story centers around “a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work – all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” Danny McBride takes on the role of Jesse Gemstone, a character “who sees himself as a maverick in the ministry game, taking what his father, Eli Gemstone (Goodman), has built and expanded it for a more modern audience.”

Edi Patterson takes on the role of Jesse’s sister Judy, and Adam Devine is playing Jesse’s younger brother Kelvin. The series also stars Cassidy Freeman as Jesse’s wife Amber, “a former journalist now devoted to the church”; Tony Cavalero as ex-Satanist Keefe Chambers,
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‘The Righteous Gemstones’: Holy Roller Comedy Not A ‘Takedown Of Religion’, Danny McBride Says – TCA

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‘The Righteous Gemstones’: Holy Roller Comedy Not A ‘Takedown Of Religion’, Danny McBride Says – TCA
Danny McBride, who co-created HBO series Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals, said he focused on protagonists “who believed they were owed something in life.” But his new show The Righteous Gemstones, which follows an opulent megachurch family, is about those “who get everything they want” and the damage that can be done.

“The goal isn’t to be a takedown of anything,” said McBride at TCA today. “When Hollywood takes on religion, they make the mistake of lampooning one’s beliefs.

“For us,” he continued, “it’s about lampooning hypocrites — people who present themselves in one way, an act differently in another. I don’t think that’s something that’s relevant [only] to the world of religion and televangelism but the world we live in: People who present themselves one way on social media and present themselves in another way.”

His hope is that Gemstones will go longer than
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