68 Whiskey

68 Whiskey is an American military comedy-drama television series created by Roberto Benabib. Based on the Israeli television series Charlie Golf One (known as Taagad in Hebrew: תאג"ד‎), that premiered on January 15, 2020 on the Paramount Network.[2][3] In September 2020, the series was canceled after one season.[4]

68 Whiskey
Genre
Created byRoberto Benabib
Based onCharlie Golf One (Taagad) by Zion Rubin
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Executive producers
  • Ron Howard
  • Roberto Benabib
  • Brian Grazer
  • Francie Calfo
  • Zion Rubin
  • Efrat Shmaya Dror
  • Danna Stern
  • Samie Kim Falvey
  • Michael Lehmann
Running time43–47 minutes[1]
Production companies
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Release
Original networkParamount Network
Original releaseJanuary 15 (2020-01-15) –
March 18, 2020 (2020-03-18)

Cast and charactersEdit

MainEdit

RecurringEdit

  • Usman Ally as Captain Hazara
  • Artur Benson as Khalil
  • Aaron Glenane as Chef Colin Gale
  • Linc Hand as Crash
  • Jade Albany as Cassola

EpisodesEdit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Buckley's Goat"Michael LehmannRoberto BenabibJanuary 15, 2020 (2020-01-15)0.87[5]
2"Finger Lickin' Good"Michael LehmannRoberto BenabibJanuary 22, 2020 (2020-01-22)0.56[6]
3"Daddy Issues"Erin FeeleyRoberto BenabibJanuary 29, 2020 (2020-01-29)0.51[7]
4"Trouble in River City"Michael LehmannMark StegemannFebruary 5, 2020 (2020-02-05)0.41[8]
5"Pain Management"Michael LehmannKim BenabibFebruary 12, 2020 (2020-02-12)0.41[9]
6"Fight or Flight"David PetrarcaCaitie DelaneyFebruary 19, 2020 (2020-02-19)0.39[10]
7"Mister Fix-It"Erin FeeleyDylan Park-PettifordFebruary 26, 2020 (2020-02-26)0.35[11]
8"Do the Right Thing"Michael TrimDave HolsteinMarch 4, 2020 (2020-03-04)0.50[12]
9"No Good Deed..."Erin FeeleyRoberto Benabib & Mark StegemannMarch 11, 2020 (2020-03-11)0.53[13]
10"Close Your Eyes and Jump"Michael LehmannRoberto Benabib & Dave HolsteinMarch 18, 2020 (2020-03-18)0.47[14]

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

On July 9, 2018, it was announced that Paramount Network had given the production a pilot order. The pilot was directed by Michael Lehmann and written by Roberto Benabib who were also set to executive produce alongside Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, Zion Rubin, Efrat Shmaya Dror, Danna Stern, Samie Kim Falvey and Michael Lehmann.[15] On April 30, 2019, it was reported that Paramount Network had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes. Production companies involved with the series were slated to consist of CBS Television Studios, Imagine Television, and yes Studios.[16] The series premiered on January 15, 2020.[3] On September 2, 2020, Paramount Network canceled the series after one season.[4]

CastingEdit

In September 2019, it was announced that Sam Keeley, Gage Golightly, Cristina Rodlo, Jeremy Tardy, Nicholas Coombe, Derek Theler, Beth Riesgraf, and Lamont Thompson were cast as series regulars while Usman Ally, Artur Benson, and Aaron Glenane were cast in recurring roles.[17][18] In October 2019, Linc Hand and Jade Albany joined the cast in recurring capacities.[19][20]

ReceptionEdit

Critical responseEdit

On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 88% with an average rating of 6/10, based on 8 reviews.[21] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the series a score of 61 out of 100 based on 4 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews."[22]

RatingsEdit

Viewership and ratings per episode of 68 Whiskey
No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Buckley's Goat" January 15, 2020 0.2 0.87[5] N/A 1.31 N/A 2.17[23]
2 "Finger Lickin' Good" January 22, 2020 0.1 0.56[6] N/A 1.24 N/A 1.80[24]
3 "Daddy Issues" January 29, 2020 0.1 0.51[7] N/A 1.08 N/A 1.59[25]
4 "Trouble in River City" February 5, 2020 0.1 0.41[8] N/A 0.93 N/A 1.34[26]
5 "Pain Management" February 12, 2020 0.1 0.41[9] N/A N/A N/A N/A
6 "Fight or Flight" February 19, 2020 0.1 0.39[10] N/A N/A N/A N/A
7 "Mister Fix-It" February 26, 2020 0.1 0.35[11] N/A 1.09 N/A 1.44[27]
8 "Do the Right Thing" March 4, 2020 0.1 0.50[12] N/A 0.92 N/A 1.42[28]
9 "No Good Deed..." March 11, 2020 0.1 0.53[13] TBD TBD TBD TBD
10 "Close Your Eyes and Jump" March 18, 2020 0.1 0.47[14] TBD TBD TBD TBD

ReferencesEdit

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