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Documentary Now! is an American mockumentary television series, created by Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, and Rhys Thomas, that premiered on August 20, 2015, on IFC. Armisen and Hader star in many episodes, and Thomas and Alex Buono co-direct most episodes. Hosted by Helen Mirren, the series spoofs celebrated documentary films by parodying the style of each documentary with a similar, but fictitious, subject. The third season premiered on February 20, 2019. On April 8, 2019, the series was renewed for a fourth season.[1]

Documentary Now!
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GenreMockumentary
Created by
Directed by
  • Rhys Thomas
  • Alex Buono
Presented byHelen Mirren
Starring
  • Fred Armisen
  • Bill Hader
Theme music composerJosh Moshier
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes21 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Fred Armisen
  • Bill Hader
  • Seth Meyers
  • Lorne Michaels
  • Rhys Thomas
  • Andrew Singer
Production company(s)Broadway Video
Release
Original networkIFC
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseAugust 20, 2015 (2015-08-20) –
present (present)
External links
Official website

Contents

PremiseEdit

Documentary Now! presents itself as a long-running news magazine for documentaries, initially celebrating its 50th season. Mirren appears at the beginning of each episode to introduce the "classic" documentary that the audience is about to see.

EpisodesEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
17August 20, 2015 (2015-08-20)September 24, 2015 (2015-09-24)
27September 14, 2016 (2016-09-14)October 26, 2016 (2016-10-26)
37February 20, 2019 (2019-02-20)March 27, 2019 (2019-03-27)

Season 1 (2015)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten bySubject parodiedOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
11"Sandy Passage"Rhys Thomas
& Alex Buono
Seth MeyersGrey GardensAugust 20, 2015 (2015-08-20)0.16[2]

An in-depth look at the daily lives of two aging socialites and their crumbling estate.

Guest cast: Rob Benedict as Larry Fein, Randy Oglesby as Officer #1, Eric Nenninger as Officer #2, and Sy Richardson as David
22"Kunuk Uncovered"Rhys Thomas
& Alex Buono
Seth MeyersNanook RevisitedAugust 27, 2015 (2015-08-27)0.25[3]

An investigation into the seminal 1922 documentary Kunuk the Hunter that attempts to separate what is real from what is fabrication.

Guest cast: John Slattery as William H. Sebastian, Mike O'Brien as Young Alexander Krauss, Tim Robinson as Young Barnabas Scott, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson as Chacal, Wilma Pelly as Aglatki Qamaniq, and Linda Porter as Meredith Sebastian
33"DRONEZ: The Hunt for El Chingon"Rhys Thomas
& Alex Buono
Duffy Boudreau,
Bill Hader, & Rob Klein
VICE News documentariesSeptember 3, 2015 (2015-09-03)0.11[4]

The hipster media empire DRONEZ sends a series of its notoriously fearless journalists to track down Mexico's most wanted drug lord.

Guest cast: Jack Black as Jamison Friend, Ty Dolla $ign as himself, Luis Fernandez-Gil as Professor Alfonso Diaz, and Steven Michael Quezada as El Chingon
44"The Eye Doesn't Lie"Rhys Thomas
& Alex Buono
Bill Hader
& John Mulaney
The Thin Blue LineSeptember 10, 2015 (2015-09-10)0.09[5]

An investigation into the wrongful conviction of a man sentenced to death for a 1976 murder.

Guest cast: Dale Dickey as Joelle Fellweather, Nathan Barnatt as Sign Spinner, and Cedric Yarbrough as Pawn Shop Owner
55"A Town, a Gangster, a Festival"Rhys Thomas
& Alex Buono
Seth Meyers
& Fred Armisen
Les Blank documentariesSeptember 17, 2015 (2015-09-17)0.16[6]

A documentary crew travels to Árborg, Iceland, for the annual festival honoring American gangster Al Capone.

Guest cast: Aidy Bryant as Anne Severino
6–76–7"Gentle & Soft: The Story of the Blue Jean Committee, Parts 1 & 2"Rhys Thomas
& Alex Buono
Fred Armisen, Bill Hader,
& Erik Kenward
History of the EaglesSeptember 24, 2015 (2015-09-24)0.11[7] (Part 1)
0.10[7] (Part 2)

A documentary charting the rise and fall of soft rock band The Blue Jean Committee.

Guest cast: Irving Azoff as Alvin Izoff; Paula Pell as Patti Skrowaczeski; W. Earl Brown as Mitch Dragando; Jeff Doucette as Gordo; Cameron Crowe, Chuck Klosterman, Daryl Hall, Kenny Loggins, Haim, and Michael McDonald as themselves

Season 2 (2016)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten bySubject parodiedOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
81"The Bunker"Rhys Thomas
& Alex Buono
John MulaneyThe War RoomSeptember 14, 2016 (2016-09-14)0.12[8]

A behind-the-scenes view of Ben Herndon's 1992 run for governor of Ohio, focusing on his core campaign staff.

Guest cast: Wayne Federman as Mark Wiesel
92"Juan Likes Rice & Chicken"Rhys Thomas
& Alex Buono
Seth MeyersJiro Dreams of SushiSeptember 21, 2016 (2016-09-21)0.11[9]

A look at the strict owner of a remote Colombian restaurant famed for its rice and chicken recipe, and the son he has tutored and hopes will take over for him some day.

Guest cast: David Chang and Jonathan Gold as themselves, Harvey Guillén as Manuel
103"Parker Gail's Location Is Everything"Rhys Thomas
& Alex Buono
John Mulaney
& Bill Hader
Swimming to CambodiaSeptember 28, 2016 (2016-09-28)0.11[10]

Parker Gail performs a stream of consciousness monologue about the day he was kicked out of his New York City apartment.

Guest cast: Peter Breitmayer as Male Parole Board Officer, Mike Damus as Dr. Jan, and Lennon Parham as Ramona
114"Globesman"Rhys Thomas
& Alex Buono
Seth MeyersSalesmanOctober 5, 2016 (2016-10-05)0.13[11]

Four 1960s salesmen go door to door trying to sell globes to uninterested people.

Guest cast: Joe Howard as Dale Bingham, Bill Smitrovich as Mike Stankowicz, Linda Porter as Old Woman in Bed, and Kiff VandenHeuvel as Father of Hot Daughter
125"Final Transmission"Rhys Thomas
& Alex Buono
Fred Armisen
& Erik Kenward
Stop Making SenseOctober 12, 2016 (2016-10-12)0.120[12]

In 1987, new wave band Test Pattern plays its final concert.

Guest cast: Maya Rudolph as Anita, Senon Williams as Guitarist / Percussion, Hal Willner as Oota Keirsha, Jon Wurster as Drummer, and Paul Thomas Anderson as the voice of Harrison Renzi
13–146–7"Mr. Runner Up: My Life as an Oscar Bridesmaid, Parts 1 & 2"Rhys Thomas
& Alex Buono
John Mulaney
& Bill Hader
The Kid Stays
in the Picture
October 26, 2016 (2016-10-26)0.062[13] (Part 1)
0.090[13] (Part 2)

A candid docu-memoir of Hollywood legend Jerry Wallach, and his 40-year quest to win an Academy Award.

Guest cast: Peter Bogdanovich, Faye Dunaway, Mia Farrow, Peter Fonda, and Anne Hathaway as themselves; Benton Jennings as Rich Snooty Man; Sam Pancake as Ed Brulay; Jake Lucas as Steven Dumont; and Laura Bell Bundy as Bridget Bailey

Season 3 (2019)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten bySubject parodiedOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
15–161–2"Batsh*t Valley, Parts 1 & 2"Alex BuonoSeth MeyersWild Wild Country
& The Source Family
February 20, 2019 (2019-02-20)0.135[14] (Part 1)
0.135[14] (Part 2)

A cult disrupts the quiet town of Chinook, Oregon.

Guest cast: Owen Wilson as Father Ra-Shawbard, Michael Keaton as Bill Doss, Necar Zadegan as Ra-Sharir, and Connie Chung as herself
173"Original Cast Album: Co-Op"Alex BuonoJohn Mulaney
& Seth Meyers
Original Cast Album: CompanyFebruary 27, 2019 (2019-02-27)0.103[15]

The cast of the ill-fated 1970 Broadway musical Co-op — centered around a cast of characters who work, live, or want to live in the same housing cooperative — record the show's cast album in a marathon session.

Guest cast: Taran Killam as Benedict Juniper, John Mulaney as Simon Sawyer, James Urbaniak as Howard Pine, Alex Brightman as Kenny, Richard Kind as Larry, Paula Pell as Patty, and Renee Elise Goldsberry as Dee Dee
184"Waiting for the Artist"Alex Buono
& Rhys Thomas
Seth MeyersMarina Abramović: The Artist is PresentMarch 6, 2019 (2019-03-06)0.098[16]

An internationally-acclaimed performance artist prepares for a major career retrospective while reconciling her relationship with her former lover and performance partner whom she hasn't seen in two decades.

Guest cast: Cate Blanchett as Izabella Barta, Thierry Guetta as himself
195"Searching for Mr. Larson: A Love Letter from the Far Side"Alex BuonoDuffy Boudreau
& Bill Hader
Dear Mr. WattersonMarch 13, 2019 (2019-03-13)0.096[17]
An obsessive fan of the comic strip The Far Side documents his quest to meet and interview its creator, Gary Larson.
206"Long Gone"Alex Buono
& Rhys Thomas
Erik KenwardLet's Get LostMarch 20, 2019 (2019-03-20)0.118[18]

A profile of eccentric jazz guitarist Rex Logan.

Guest cast: Natasha Lyonne as Carla Meola
217"Any Given Saturday Afternoon"Alex BuonoZach Kanin
& Tim Robinson
A League of Ordinary GentlemenMarch 27, 2019 (2019-03-27)0.090[19]

When a defunct bowling league is revitalized, three of its most notable champions reunite to compete.

Guest cast: Kevin Dunn as Rob Seger, Michael C. Hall as Billy May Dempsey, Tim Robinson as Rick Kenmore, and Bobby Moynihan as Larry Hawburger

ProductionEdit

BackgroundEdit

The idea for the series was born out of a pre-tape short film from Saturday Night Live, where Armisen, Hader and Meyers were former cast members. In 2013, (Season 38 episode 18 with Vince Vaughn) Armisen and Hader portrayed faded British punk rock stars in a sketch titled, Ian Rubbish and the Bizzaros: History of Punk, produced in the style of This Is Spinal Tap.[20]

DevelopmentEdit

On March 20, 2014, it was announced that IFC had given the production, then titled American Documentary, a series order for a first season consisting of six episodes. Executive producers were set to include Lorne Michaels, Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, and Bill Hader. Production companies involved with the series were slated to consist of Broadway Video and Rhys Thomas was expected to serve as director.[21] The six-episode order limited the first season of the show, as Seth Meyers revealed in an interview with Collider, stating that they were not able to spoof Michael Moore documentaries, or the HBO documentary miniseries The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst. Meyers further explained saying, "The Jinx happened a little too late for us. We almost tried to pull it off. We talked a lot about that kind of documentary, where the filmmaker sets out to make a documentary, and then, very slowly, it becomes clear the documentary is about himself."[22] The producers also declined to do another This is Spinal Tap–type mockumentary and consciously avoided any similarities in editing or style. Armisen commented, "Spinal Tap set such a great precedent that we had to watch out for repeating any of those same beats. It’s one of the greatest movies ever."[22]

On July 31, 2015, it was announced at the Television Critics Association's annual summer press tour that Meyers, Hader and Armisen would serve as writers for the series and that additional executive producers would include Thomas and Andrew Singer.[23] On August 18, 2015, it was reported that IFC had renewed the series for a second and third season. It was additionally reported that the series had been co-created by Thomas who was also expected to serve in the role of director along with Alex Buono. John Mulaney was slated to be a consulting producer and Erik Kenward a supervising producer.[24] On August 27, 2015, it was announced that IFC had decided to delay the premiere of the series' second episode "DRONEZ: The Hunt for El Chingon" following the live broadcast of two television news station employees' murders in Virginia the previous day. The episode "Kunuk Uncovered", originally set to air as the series' third episode, was broadcast in its place.[25]

On August 1, 2018, it was announced that the third season would premiere on February 20, 2019. Additionally, it was reported that one of the episodes would be titled "Waiting for the Artist" and parody the documentary film Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present.[26] Later that month, it was announced that another episode, entitled "Original Cast Album: Co-Op", would parody D.A. Pennebaker's 1970 documentary Original Cast Album: Company.[27] On September 6, 2018, two further season three episodes were announced. One episode, titled "Any Given Saturday Afternoon", was described as a parody of the 2006 documentary A League of Ordinary Gentlemen and set to feature guest stars including Kevin Dunn, Michael C. Hall, Tim Robinson, and Bobby Moynihan. The other episode, titled "Long Gone", was described as a parody of the 1988 documentary Let's Get Lost and was expected to include Natasha Lyonne in a guest starring role.[28] On October 10, 2018, it was announced that the season three premiere episode had been titled "Batsh*t Valley" and that it would be a parody of Wild Wild Country and The Source Family.[29][30]

CastingEdit

Alongside the series order announcement, it was confirmed that Fred Armisen and Bill Hader would star in the series.[21] On August 1, 2018, it was announced that Cate Blanchett would guest star in the third-season episode "Waiting for the Artist" as Barta, a performance artist.[26] Later that month, it was reported that Taran Killam, John Mulaney, James Urbaniak, Alex Brightman, Richard Kind, Paula Pell, and Renee Elise Goldsberry would appear in a third-season episode titled "Original Cast Album: Co-Op".[27] On September 6, 2018, further season three guest stars were announced including Kevin Dunn, Michael C. Hall, Tim Robinson, and Bobby Moynihan in the episode "Any Given Saturday Afternoon" and Natasha Lyonne in the episode "Long Gone".[28] On October 10, 2018, it was announced that Owen Wilson, Michael Keaton, and Necar Zadegan would guest star in the third-season premiere episode "Batsh*t Valley".[29][30]

FilmingEdit

In season one, two of the episodes were shot in Iceland and "DRONEZ: The Hunt for El Chingon" was filmed in Tijuana.[22] To film the second-season episode "Final Transmission", the Documentary Now! crew staged a real-life concert (attracting around 1,000 people) in which Armisen, Hader, and guest star Maya Rudolph performed as the Talking Heads-inspired band the episode centers around.[31] The season three episode "Waiting for the Artist" was filmed in Budapest, Hungary in mid-2018.[26]

ReleaseEdit

MarketingEdit

On January 17, 2019, the official trailer for season three was released.[32]

PremiereEdit

On January 27, 2019, the premiere of the third season was held at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City, Utah during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The premiere featured screenings of the episodes "Waiting for the Artist" and "Original Cast Album: Co-Op".[33][34]

Home mediaEdit

The first two seasons were released by Mill Creek Entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray on August 14, 2018.[35]

ReceptionEdit

Critical responseEdit

Season Critical response
Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
1 90% (29 reviews) 79 (32 reviews)
2 93% (15 reviews) 74 (7 reviews)
3 100% (21 reviews) 88 (8 reviews)

Season 1Edit

The first season was met with a positive response from critics upon its premiere. On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the season holds a 90% approval rating, with an average rating of 7.89 out of 10 based on 29 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "Boasting a talented cast and smart writing, Documentary Now! is a clever send-up of non-fiction filmmaking, though some may find themselves outside the narrow scope of its humor."[36] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the season a score of 79 out of 100 based on 32 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews."[37]

In its year-end roundup, the New York Times named Documentary Now! as one of "The Best TV Shows of 2015". "This series, introduced in August," wrote Times critic Neil Genzlinger, "consists not of actual documentaries but of parodies of actual documentaries. It sure is funny, though."[38]

Season 2Edit

The second season was met with a positive response from critics upon its premiere. On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the season holds a 93% approval rating, with an average rating of 7.84 out of 10 based on 15 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "With extreme attention to detail, Documentary Now! furthers its hilarious tribute to vintage documentaries through showcasing creators Hader and Armisen's multi-talents, topped with brilliantly by earnestly dramatic introductions by Dame Helen Mirren."[39] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the season a score of 74 out of 100 based on 7 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[40]

Season 3Edit

The third season was met with a positive response from critics upon its premiere. On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the season holds a 100% approval rating, with an average rating of 9.17 out of 10 based on 21 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "Incisively critical of the genre and equally delighted by its subjects, Documentary Now! nails mockumentary under the deft direction of Rhys Thomas and Alex Buono."[41] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the season a score of 88 out of 100 based on 8 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".[42]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Ceremony Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2016 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety Sketch Series Documentary Now! Nominated [43]
Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Actor in a Comedy Series Bill Hader Nominated [44]
2017 Writers Guild of America Awards Comedy/Variety - Sketch Series Fred Armisen, Bill Hader,
Erik Kenward, John Mulaney,
& Seth Meyers
Nominated [45]
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety Sketch Series Documentary Now! Nominated [46]
2019 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety Sketch Series Documentary Now! Pending [47]
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series John Mulaney & Seth Meyers Pending [48]
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics Eli Bolin & Seth Meyers & John Mulaney for Original Cast Album: Co-Op / Song Title: Holiday Party (I Did A Little Cocaine Tonight) Pending [49]
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series Alex Buono & Rhys Thomas for Waiting for the Artist Pending [50]

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