Angie Tribeca is an American television sitcom created by Steve and Nancy Carell, which aired on TBS. A parody of the police procedural genre, it stars Rashida Jones as the titular character, with Hayes MacArthur, Jere Burns, Deon Cole and Andrée Vermeulen in supporting roles.

Angie Tribeca
A city view with the words ANGIE TRIBECA against the blue sky, the first word in black text, the second in gray text
Created by
Theme music composerJim Latham
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes40 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Steve Carell
  • Nancy Carell
  • Ira Ungerleider
  • Thom Hinkle
  • Campbell Smith
  • Ronald D. Chong
  • Rashida Jones
CinematographyMatt Sohn
Camera setupSingle-camera[1]
Running time21 minutes
Production companies
  • Carousel Television
  • 301 Productions
  • TBS Productions (seasons 1–2)
  • Studio T (seasons 3–4)
Original release
ReleaseJanuary 17, 2016 (2016-01-17) –
December 30, 2018 (2018-12-30)

The first season of Angie Tribeca premiered on January 17–18, 2016,[2] the second season premiered on June 6 of that year, and the third season premiered on April 10, 2017.[3] The fourth and final season was released in its entirety across December 29 and December 30, 2018.

On May 9, 2019, the series was cancelled after four seasons.[4]

Plot edit

Detective Angie Tribeca, a 10-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department's elite RHCU (Really Heinous Crimes Unit), is assigned a new partner, fellow detective Jason "Jay" Geils.[1] The format of each episode involves a different criminal case for the LAPD to solve. The show features nonstop one-liners, jokes, visual humor, and irony.

Development and production edit

The series was announced by TBS in mid-2014 with a ten-episode order.[5] It was promoted as "...a hilarious spoof of police procedurals in the spirit of Police Squad!". A few gags presented in the preview reel were cited as similar to the TV cop show satire Sledge Hammer!.[6]

Originally intended to premiere in late 2015,[7][8] in November 2015 it was announced that the first season of ten episodes would run uninterrupted on the network and be released through video on demand starting on January 17, 2016.[9] All 10 episodes of season 1 premiered during a 25-hour TV marathon on January 17–18, 2016.[2]

A second season of an additional ten episodes premiered on June 6, 2016.[2][10][11][12] On July 6, 2016, TBS renewed the series for a third season, which premiered on April 10, 2017.[3] The fourth season, which premiered on December 29, 2018, added Bobby Cannavale to the cast.[13]

Cast edit

Main cast edit

Recurring cast edit

  • Jagger as Det. David Hoffman, Tanner's canine partner
  • Alfred Molina as Dr. Edelweiss, the expert scientist (Uncredited) (Seasons 1-3)
  • Andreas Wigand as Screaming Cop Dave (Season 1)
  • Dillon Paigen as Vomiting Cop (Seasons 1 and 3)
  • Caitlin Kimball as Rookie Cop (Season 2)
  • James Franco as Sgt. Edward "Eddie" Pepper[18] (Seasons 1 and 2)
  • Matthew Glave as Mayor (Seasons 1-3) / Vice President (Season 4) Joseph "Joe" Perry
  • Heather Graham as FBI Special Agent Diane Duran (Seasons 2-4)
  • Nancy Carell as Katie Perry, Mayor Perry's wife (Seasons 1 and 2)
  • Chris Pine as Dr. Thomas Hornbein, alias The Zookeeper, a psychopathic extremist in the animal-rights movement and former world-renowned doctor of zoology (Season 3)
  • Annie Mumolo as Beth Wiedner (Season 3)
  • Rob Riggle as Det. Zachary Fontaine / Calvin Sniglet (Season 3)
  • Mary McCormack as Internal Affairs Agent Abigail Liukin (Seasons 2 and 3)
  • Alison Rich as Det. Small (Season 2)
  • John Michael Higgins as Dr. Zaius / Randall "Randy" Zaius, Dr. Zaius' identical twin brother (Seasons 1, 3, and 4)
  • Michaela Watkins as Melanie Burke (Seasons 2 and 3)
  • Peggy Lipton as Peggy Tribeca, Angie's mother (Seasons 2 and 3)
  • Chris Kimball as Officer Kyle (Season 3)
  • Ren Hanami as Fluga (Season 3)
  • Taran Killam as Pierre Cardin, French Ambassador to the United Nations (Season 4)

Guest stars edit

  • Gary Cole as Professor Everett Lamereau ("Pilot")
  • Lisa Kudrow as Monica Vivarquar, the mayor's mistress ("Pilot")
  • Adam Scott as Surgeon ("The Wedding Planner Did It")[19]
  • Gillian Vigman as Jean Naté, a famous celebrity wedding planner who is also the villainous mastermind of a drug selling operation ("The Wedding Planner Did It")
  • Sarah Chalke as Mrs. Parsons, widow of murdered ventriloquist Alan Parsons ("The Famous Ventriloquist Did It")
  • Jeff Dunham as Fisher Price, a ventriloquist ("The Famous Ventriloquist Did It").[20]
  • Amy Smart as Stacy ("Commissioner Bigfish")
  • David Koechner as Police Commissioner Niles J. Bigfish ("Commissioner Bigfish")
  • Kerri Kenney-Silver as Special Agent Laurie Partridge, Fish and Game Division, Rodent Task Force ("Ferret Royale")
  • Keegan-Michael Key as Helmut Fröntbüt, who runs an animal charity ("Ferret Royale")
  • Bill Murray as Victor "Vic" Deakins, an employee at the supermarket where Tribeca shops ("Tribeca's Day Off")[21]
  • Cecily Strong as Samantha Stevens, a fancy lady addicted to plastic surgery who works at a country club ("Tribeca's Day Off")[22]
  • Laura Bell Bundy as Vivian Tribeca, Angie's second cousin once removed ("Murder in the First Class")
  • Gene Simmons as Himself ("Inside Man")
  • Danny Trejo as Himself ("Inside Man")
  • John Gemberling as Hipster Barista ("The One With the Bomb")
  • Ryan Hansen as Wilson Phillips, a bartender and aspiring gym teacher ("The One With the Bomb")
  • Jon Hamm as McCormick, Geils' partner who was "the best man on the force" but was transferred just as Tribeca awoke from her coma ("Fleas Don't Kill Me")
  • Vicki Lewis as Anne Muffet, the dog trainer and murder suspect ("Fleas Don't Kill Me")
  • Busy Philipps as Courtney Woodpatch-Newton, anti-whaling activist and murder suspect ("Miso Dead")
  • Rhys Darby as Dr. Helm, a forensic scientist and dentist ("Miso Dead")
  • Tzi Ma as Joseph Takagi, apprentice and killer of sushi chef Kobayashi Maru, owner of the high-end sushi restaurant Smells Like Fish ("Miso Dead")
  • David Walton as Brad Wilson, head lifeguard ("Beach Blanket Sting-O")
  • Kevin Pollak as LTJG (ret.) Sam Weinberg, United States Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps ("Beach Blanket Sting-O")
  • Josh Meyers as Professors Ned and Ted Doppelganger ("You've Got Blackmail")
  • Danny Pudi as Garth Tweedner ("You've Got Blackmail")
  • Matt Malloy as Robert "Bob" Terrier, Mayor Perry's campaign manager ("A Coldie but a Goodie")
  • Maya Rudolph as Ms. Jacqueline "Jackie" Wilder, a romance novelist ("Organ Trail")
  • Eriq La Salle as Dr. Brainerd ("Organ Trail")
  • Noah Wyle as Mr. Alcindor, a hospital administrator ("Organ Trail")
  • Todd Louiso as Mr. Fibonacci, a hair transplant patient ("Organ Trail")
  • Melanie Hutsell as Nurse Barton ("Organ Trail")
  • Saul Rubinek as Jack Pfoopa, manager of boyband Boypocalypse Wow ("Boyz II Dead")
  • Joey McIntyre as Skylar, the "pretty" member of boyband Boypocalypse Wow ("Boyz II Dead")
  • Chris Kirkpatrick as Chad, the "funny" member of boyband Boypocalypse Wow ("Boyz II Dead")
  • Aaron Carter as P.T. Cruiser, the "bad boy" member of boyband Boypocalypse Wow, who was murdered ("Boyz II Dead")
  • Colton Dunn as Denarius, the "ethnic" member of boyband Boypocalypse Wow ("Boyz II Dead")
  • Joe Jonas as LAPD Detective Green, who brings the other detectives coffee and is alluded to be the one that should infiltrate boyband Boypocalypse Wow ("Boyz II Dead")
  • Jonathan Frakes as Admiral Donald "Don" Van Zandt, USCG, Commandant of the Coast Guard ("The Coast is Fear")
  • John Magaro as Chief Petty Officer Carlton Snick, USCG, Admiral Van Zandt's assistant ("The Coast is Fear")
  • Daniel Stern as Councilman Richard "Dick" Dreyfuss ("The Coast is Fear")
  • Blake Lee as Sebastian Elsworth ("Contains Graphic Designer Violence")
  • Josh McDermitt as Alistair Cook, owner of a local microbrewery ("Contains Graphic Designer Violence")
  • Wayne Wilderson as Phillip Sousa, a trombone player and neighbor of Sebastian Elsworth ("Contains Graphic Designer Violence")
  • Ed Begley Jr. as Bonnie ("Electoral Dysfunction")
  • Timothy Omundson as Dr. Duncan Farnsworth III, a trophy hunter ("Welcome Back, Blotter")
  • Jessica St. Clair as Mrs. Claire Farnsworth, Dr. Farnsworth's wife ("Welcome Back, Blotter")
  • Graham Rogers as Eric ("Murder Gras")
  • Randall Park as Dr. Moreau, therapist at Tribeca's precinct ("Brockman Turner Overdrive")
  • Andrew Bachelor as Aaron McLaren, a star athlete at USWC ("Brockman Turner Overdrive")
  • Nate Torrence as Kurt Piedmont, the victim of a hit-and-run ("Brockman Turner Overdrive")
  • Michelle Dockery as Victoria Nova, assistant to Dr. Jurgen Kottbulle ("Turn Me On, Geils")
  • Natalie Portman as Christina Craft ("This Sounds Unbelievable, but CSI: Miami Did It")
  • Rob Huebel as Sperber Pennington, CEO of Galaxium Aerospace ("This Sounds Unbelievable, but CSI: Miami Did It")
  • Rachel Dratch as Masha Chekhov ("Hey, I'm Solvin' Here!")
  • Robert Pine as Lawrence "Larry" Sniglet, Calvin Sniglet's father ("Hey, I'm Solvin' Here!")
  • Constance Zimmer as NYPD Detective Jessica "Jessie" Goldstein ("Hey, I'm Solvin' Here!")
  • Stephen Root as Mortimer Begoyle, oil tycoon and CEO of Westernish Energy ("License to Drill")
  • Kelly Rohrbach as Stephanie Begoyle (alias Laura Ashley), Mortimer's daughter and the heiress to his fortune ("License to Drill")
  • Jean Smart as Carnie ("License to Drill")
  • Jack McBrayer as Wade McDink, a prisoner who boiled his entire family ("License to Drill")
  • Ana Ortiz as Betty Crocker ("If You See Something, Solve Something")
  • Lizzy Caplan as Deirdre ("If You See Something, Solve Something")
  • Ernie Hudson as Peter "Pete" Tribeca, Angie's father ("Germs on Endearment")
  • Ed Helms as Dr. Clive Mister, CDC ("Germs of Endearment")
  • Niecy Nash as Pandora ("Go Get 'Em, Tiger")
  • Billy Gardell as Officer Depot ("Go Get 'Em, Tiger")
  • Eliza Coupe as Dr. Autumn Portugal, Head of Surgery at the Mustard Clinic ("The Force Wakes Up")
  • Isla Fisher as Lana Bobanna ("Glitch Perfect")
  • Dove Cameron as Grace ("Glitch Perfect")
  • Jimmy Tatro as Paul Boneson, a 22-year-old professional gamer under the alias "BoneDevil666" who plays a game called "Voyage Quest" for a professional gaming team known as SharkSpark ("Joystick Luck Club")
  • Gillian Jacobs as Becky Bunker, Boneson's ex-girlfriend who plays under the alias "Baguette Bardot" ("Joystick Luck Club")
  • Anjelica Huston as Anna Summour, head of the noted fashion magazine Popular ("Just the Fat Ma’am")
  • Jim Rash as Philip Grammbbowski, a high-rolling investor ("Trader Foes")
  • Rose Byrne as Norrah Newt, CEO of Kappa Kappa Capital ("Trader Foes")
  • Tony Cavalero as Timothy "Timmy" Rhebus ("Freezing Cold Prestige Drama")
  • Gina Torres as United States Secretary of the Interior Gillian Kayhill ("Behind the Scandalabra")
  • Carl Reiner as Glenn-Allen Mixon, former director of the FBI ("Behind the Scandalabra")
  • Kathryn Hahn as Susan ("Air Force Two")
  • Carol Burnett as President Priscilla Filcox ("Air Force Two")

Episodes edit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
110January 17, 2016 (2016-01-17)January 18, 2016 (2016-01-18)
210June 6, 2016 (2016-06-06)August 8, 2016 (2016-08-08)
310April 10, 2017 (2017-04-10)June 12, 2017 (2017-06-12)
410December 29, 2018 (2018-12-29)December 30, 2018 (2018-12-30)

Reception edit

Angie Tribeca was met with positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season has an approval rating of 89% based on 38 reviews, with an average rating of 7.71/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Angie Tribeca's unique blend of sharp wit and broad humor – and the obvious fun being had by a talented cast – make for a consistent, charmingly absurd spoof of police procedurals."[23] Metacritic gives it a weighted average score of 78 out of 100 based on 15 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[24]

On Rotten Tomatoes, Seasons 2 and 3 each hold an approval rating of 100% based on five reviews.[25][26]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b Gelman, Vlada (January 21, 2014). "Rashida Jones to Headline Tribeca, TBS Comedy Pilot from Steve Carell". TVLine. Archived from the original on March 25, 2014. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Webb, Matt (2015-11-05). "Rashida Jones' 'Angie Tribeca' Gets TBS Premiere Date, Renewed for Season 2". TVLine. Archived from the original on 2015-11-06. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  3. ^ a b Petski, Denise (July 6, 2016). "'Animal Kingdom', 'Wrecked' & 'Angie Tribeca' Renewed By TNT & TBS". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (May 9, 2019). "'Angie Tribeca' Canceled By TBS After 4 Seasons". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  5. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (May 7, 2014). "TBS Orders Rashida Jones Comedy 'Angie Tribeca,' 'Buzzy's,' 'Your Family Or Mine'". Variety. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  6. ^ Roush, Matt (December 8, 2014). "TV Guide Ask Matt".
  7. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (March 14, 2015). "'Angie Tribeca': Steve & Nancy Carell's TBS Rashida Jones Comedy Premieres At SXSW". Variety. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  8. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (May 7, 2014). "TBS Orders 'Buzzy's,' 'Your Family or Mine,' Rashida Jones Comedies to Series". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  9. ^ McCown, Alex (November 5, 2015). "TBS wants you to spend 25 hours with Angie Tribeca". The A.V. Club. The Onion, Inc. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  10. ^ "TBS to Launch "Angie Tribeca" with 25-Hour Marathon of the Entire First Season Commercial-Free Starting Jan. 17". November 6, 2015. Retrieved November 6, 2015.
  11. ^ Williams, Katy (November 5, 2015). "Entire First Season of Angie Tribeca to Debut Via Marathon; Season 2 Ordered". IGN. J2 Global. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  12. ^ Pena, Jessica (April 6, 2016). "Angie Tribeca: Season Two Coming to TBS in June". TV Series Finale. Retrieved April 7, 2016.
  13. ^ "Angie Tribeca: Season Four Renewal; Bobby Cannavale Joins the Cast (Video) – canceled TV shows – TV Series Finale". canceled TV shows – TV Series Finale. 2017-07-27. Retrieved 2017-07-27.
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  15. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 7, 2015). "Hayes MacArthur Made Series Regular on TBS' Angie Tribeca". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
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  17. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 7, 2014). "Jere Burns & Andrée Vermeulen Join Pilot 'Tribeca'; Edwin Hodge In 'Clementine'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  18. ^ Cutshall, Cameron (March 14, 2015). "Steve Carell's new series premieres at SXSW Film". Archived from the original on April 11, 2017. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  19. ^ Wayt, Matt (January 26, 2015). "Adam Scott to guest star on Rashida Jones' new cop show". Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  20. ^ Burns, Ashley (January 17, 2016). "Rashida Jones And Nancy Carell Explain How 'Angie Tribeca' Pays Tribute To Spoof Comedy's Greatest Hits". Uproxx. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  21. ^ Snierson, Dan (March 3, 2015). "Bill Murray to guest on TBS comedy 'Angie Tribeca'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  22. ^ Snierson, Dan (March 6, 2015). "Keegan-Michael Key, Cecily Strong to guest on TBS comedy 'Angie Tribeca'". Archived from the original on August 17, 2016. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
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  24. ^ Angie Tribeca – Season 1 Reviews at Metacritic  
  25. ^ "Angie Tribeca: Season 2" – via
  26. ^ "Angie Tribeca: Season 3" – via

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