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Dice is an American comedy television series created by Scot Armstrong. The series stars Andrew Dice Clay as himself. On March 20, 2015, Showtime ordered a six-episode first season.[1] The series premiered on Showtime on April 10, 2016.[2] On September 22, 2016, Showtime renewed Dice for a seven-episode second season, which premiered on August 20, 2017.[3][4] On January 30, 2018, it was announced that the series had been cancelled after two seasons.[5]

Dice
DiceTitleScreen.png
GenreSitcom
Created byScot Armstrong
StarringAndrew Dice Clay
Kevin Corrigan
Natasha Leggero
Composer(s)Delicate Steve
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes13 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Scot Armstrong
  • Bruce Rubenstein
  • Brian Gatewood
  • Alexandro Tanaka
  • Andrew Dice Clay
  • Bryan Furst
  • Sean Furst
Producer(s)
  • Chris Plourde
  • Chris Smirnoff
CinematographyJohn Tanzer
Editor(s)
  • Adam Burr
  • Tony Orcena
  • Peter CabadaHagan
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time24–28 minutes
Production company(s)Olé Productions
American Work Inc.
Fox 21 Television Studios
Showtime Networks
Distributor20th Television
Release
Original networkShowtime
Picture format16:9 HDTV
Original releaseApril 10, 2016 (2016-04-10) –
October 8, 2017 (2017-10-08)
External links
Website

Contents

PremiseEdit

Dice follows "the stops and starts of Andrew Dice Clay’s career resurgence in his transplanted home base of Las Vegas. Mired in Sin City’s suburbs, Clay tries to live his life while still trapped in the skin of his infamous character. You remember: the adult nursery rhymes, the insults, the ban from MTV, the deliberate controversy. He works to pay back his gambling debts, manage his sons’ heavy metal band and fend off pumped-up fans — all while sporting his trademark black leather jacket and fingerless gloves, poised for a comeback."[2]

Cast and charactersEdit

MainEdit

RecurringEdit

GuestEdit

EpisodesEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
16April 10, 2016 (2016-04-10)May 15, 2016 (2016-05-15)
27August 20, 2017 (2017-08-20)October 8, 2017 (2017-10-08)

Season 1 (2016)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
11"Elvis"Scot ArmstrongJackie ClarkeApril 1, 2016 (2016-04-01) (online)
April 10, 2016 (2016-04-10) (Showtime)
1BEL104/S1040.254[6]
22"Ego"Jay KarasBrian Gatewood & Alessandro TanakaApril 17, 2016 (2016-04-17)1BEL106/S1060.180[7]
33"Prestige"Scot ArmstrongScot Armstrong, Brian Gatewood & Alessandro TanakaApril 24, 2016 (2016-04-24)1BEL103/S1030.165[8]
44"Alimony"Scot ArmstrongScot ArmstrongMay 1, 2016 (2016-05-01)1BEL101/S1010.171[9]
55"Sal Maldonado"Scot ArmstrongBrian Gatewood & Alessandro TanakaMay 8, 2016 (2016-05-08)1BEL102/S1020.155[10]
66"Six Grand"Jay KarasBrian Gatewood & Alessandro TanakaMay 15, 2016 (2016-05-15)1BEL105/S1050.220[11]

Season 2 (2017)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
71"It's a Miserable Life"Scot ArmstrongBrian Gatewood & Alessandro TanakaAugust 7, 2017 (2017-08-07) (online)
August 20, 2017 (2017-08-20) (Showtime)
TBA0.177[12]
82"Big Fan"Scot ArmstrongBrian Gatewood & Alessandro TanakaAugust 27, 2017 (2017-08-27)TBA0.135[13]
93"No Bullshit"Todd BiermannSarah AfkamiSeptember 10, 2017 (2017-09-10)TBA0.183[14]
104"The Twelve"Todd BiermannScot ArmstrongSeptember 17, 2017 (2017-09-17)TBA0.105[15]
115"The Old Man"Jay KarasScot ArmstrongSeptember 24, 2017 (2017-09-24)TBA0.170[16]
126"Fingerless"Jay KarasBrian Gatewood & Alessandro TanakaOctober 1, 2017 (2017-10-01)TBA0.137[17]
137"The Trial"Tamra DavisScot ArmstrongOctober 8, 2017 (2017-10-08)TBA0.115[18]

ProductionEdit

BroadcastEdit

The pilot was made available on April 1, 2016, through Amazon, Apple, YouTube, Hulu, Roku, PlayStation Vue and other streaming platforms[19] and all six episodes were made available on April 10, 2016, via its streaming services and on-demand.[20]

ReceptionEdit

The first season of Dice has been met with mixed reviews from critics. On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds a 33% approval rating with an average rating of 5.26 out of 10 based on 15 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "The Dice man is back with a few surprisingly funny guest stars, but they're not enough to salvage a series of unfunny storylines."[21] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the season a score of 56 out of 100 based on 16 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[22]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 20, 2015). "Andrew Dice Clay Comedy Gets Showtime Series Order". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Pedersen, Erik (February 11, 2016). "[Watch] 'Dice': Trailer & Premiere Date For Showtime's Andrew Dice Clay Comedy". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 22, 2016). "'Dice' Renewed For Season 2 By Showtime". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
  4. ^ Wright, Megh (June 7, 2017). "Season 2 of 'Dice' Premieres on Showtime in August". Splitsider. Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (January 30, 2018). "'Dice' Canceled After Two Seasons On Showtime". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 31, 2018.
  6. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (April 12, 2016). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.10.2016". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
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  8. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.24.2016". Showbuzz Daily. April 26, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  9. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.1.2016". Showbuzz Daily. May 3, 2016. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
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  11. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.15.2016". Showbuzz Daily. May 17, 2016. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  12. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.20.2017". Showbuzz Daily. August 22, 2017. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  13. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.27.2017". Showbuzz Daily. August 29, 2017. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  14. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.10.2017". Showbuzz Daily. September 13, 2017. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  15. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.17.2017". Showbuzz Daily. September 19, 2017. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  16. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.24.2017". Showbuzz Daily. September 26, 2017. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  17. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.1.2017". Showbuzz Daily. October 3, 2017. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  18. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.8.2017". Showbuzz Daily. October 10, 2017. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
  19. ^ Sage, Alyssa. "Showtime Offers Free Online Preview of 'Dice' Pilot, 'House of Lies' Premiere". Variety. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  20. ^ Holloway, Daniel. "Showtime to Debut 'Dice' Full Season Ahead of Cable Premiere". Variety. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  21. ^ "Dice: Season 1 - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  22. ^ "Dice: Season 1 - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved January 7, 2018.

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