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Nightcap is an American comedy television series created by and starring Ali Wentworth with supporting roles by Lauren Blumenfeld, Brendan Clifford, Don Fanelli, Jacob Wallach and Cherie Corinne Rice. On January 12, 2016, the series was picked up for a 10-episode first season.[1] On October 27, 2016, the series was renewed for a second season.[2] The series premiered on Pop on November 16, 2016.[3]

Created byAli Wentworth
Directed byJohnny Milord
StarringAli Wentworth
Lauren Blumenfeld
Don Fanelli
Jacob Wallach
Cherie Corinne Rice
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes20 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Ali Wentworth
Tom Brunelle
Brad Wollack
Troy Miller
Lydia Tenaglia
Chris Collins
Craig Shepherd
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Lionsgate Television
Dakota Pictures
Trout the Dog Productions
Free 90 Media
Zero Point Zero Production
Original networkPop
Picture format16:9 HDTV
Original releaseNovember 16, 2016 (2016-11-16) –
August 2, 2017 (2017-08-02)


Staci Cole is the overworked head talent booker on the fictitious fifth highest-rated late night talk show called Nightcap with Jimmy where she and her fellow workers interact with different celebrities that will appear on the show.


  • Ali Wentworth as Staci Cole, the head talent booker on Nightcap with Jimmy.
  • Lauren Blumenfeld as Penny, Staci's assistant.
  • Don Fanelli as Todd, a producer on Nightcap with Jimmy.
  • Jacob Wallach as Randy, an audio guy on Nightcap with Jimmy.
  • Cherie Corinne Rice as Malik, a very popular celebrity publicist.


  • Jeff Hiller as Phil Miller, a security guard.
  • Paulina Porizkova as Ana, Jimmy's personal stylist.
  • Karl Gregory as Marcus Rice, the make-up designer on Nightcap with Jimmy.
  • Brendan Clifford as Grady Dupont, the personal chef on Nightcap with Jimmy.

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
110November 16, 2016 (2016-11-16)January 11, 2017 (2017-01-11)
210June 7, 2017 (2017-06-07)August 2, 2017 (2017-08-02)


Season 1 (2016–17)Edit

No. in
TitleWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
11"Babymaker"Brendan CliffordNovember 16, 2016 (2016-11-16)101
Guest stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, Andy Cohen
22"A-List Thief"Brendan CliffordNovember 16, 2016 (2016-11-16)102
Guest stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jim Norton, Nate Berkus
33"Lice-ism"Brad WollackNovember 23, 2016 (2016-11-23)103
Guest stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Denis Leary, Jonathan Geffner
44"The Cannon"Story by: Ali Wentworth
Teleplay by: Tom Brunelle & Brad Wollack
November 30, 2016 (2016-11-30)104
Guest stars: Michael J. Fox, Tracy Pollan, Jim Gaffigan, The Great Nippulini
55"The Unwanted Guest"Brad WollackDecember 7, 2016 (2016-12-07)105
Guest stars: Debra Messing, Mark Cuban, Tim Gunn
66"Mean Guest"Tom BrunelleDecember 14, 2016 (2016-12-14)106
Guest stars: Jason Biggs, Beth Ostrosky Stern, Keisha Zollar
77"The Horny Host"Tom BrunelleDecember 21, 2016 (2016-12-21)107
Guest stars: Gigi Gorgeous , Stephanie March, Janeane Garofalo
88"IBS-ISIS"Ali WentworthDecember 28, 2016 (2016-12-28)108
Guest stars: Mario Batali, George Stephanopoulos, Aparna Nancherla
99"Go-Fund Yourself"Tom Brunelle & Brad Wollack & Brendan CliffordJanuary 4, 2017 (2017-01-04)109
Guest stars: Paul Rudd, Wendy Williams
1010"Guest in a Snake"Ali WentworthJanuary 11, 2017 (2017-01-11)110
Guest stars: Mariska Hargitay, Joel Schumacher, Rosie Perez

Season 2 (2017)Edit

No. in
TitleWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
111"Out of the Box"Tom Brunelle & Brad WollackJune 7, 2017 (2017-06-07)0.136[4]
Guest stars: Julianna Margulies, Mehmet Oz
122"Match Game"David BickelJune 7, 2017 (2017-06-07)0.136[4]
Guest stars: Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Baldwin, Mehmet Oz
133"What Would Staci Do?"Brendan CliffordJune 14, 2017 (2017-06-14)0.123[5]
Guest stars: Juju Chang, Kelly Rutherford, Brooke Shields
144"Single White Staci"Ali WentworthJune 21, 2017 (2017-06-21)0.103[6]
Guest stars: Barbara Corcoran, Donny Deutsch, Julianne Moore, Mehmet Oz
155"Always a Beard, Never a Bride"Elizabeth Rose QuinnJune 28, 2017 (2017-06-28)0.102[7]
Guest stars: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ross Mathews, Michael Strahan
166"Spinster Code"Elizabeth Rose QuinnJuly 5, 2017 (2017-07-05)0.095[8]
Guest stars: Rachel Bloom, Cedric the Entertainer, Naked Cowboy
177"Poop Show"Brendan CliffordJuly 12, 2017 (2017-07-12)0.11[9]
Guest stars: Brendan Fraser, Debra Messing
188"Bringing Up Baby"David BickelJuly 19, 2017 (2017-07-19)0.089[10]
Guest stars: Carrot Top, Bob Saget
199"The Show Might Go On, Part 1"David BickelJuly 26, 2017 (2017-07-26)0.099[11]
Guest stars: Christie Brinkley, Bethenny Frankel, David Hasselhoff, Mehmet Oz
2010"The Show Might Go On, Part 2"Tom Brunelle & Brad WollackAugust 2, 2017 (2017-08-02)0.072[12]
Guest stars: J. J. Abrams, Christie Brinkley, Mark Hamill, Rachael Ray


In a mixed review, Robert Lloyd of the Los Angeles Times described the show as "a shaggy, amiable trifle in which character is sometimes subservient to quips."[13] A more favorable review in Variety described the show as "lightweight, rewarding, and extremely watchable comedy."[14]


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  2. ^ Pedersen, Erik (2016-10-27). "'Nightcap' Renewed For Season 2 By Pop Ahead Of Series Premiere". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  3. ^ Pedersen, Erik (2016-07-31). "Pop's 'Nightcap' Sets Premiere Date & Big-Name Guests For First Season – TCA". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-11-14.
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  13. ^ Lloyd, Robert (2016-11-16). "Pop's new comedy 'Nightcap' takes on the absurdities, rivalries of late-night TV". Los Angeles Times.
  14. ^ Saraiya, Sonia (2016-11-16). "TV Review: 'Nightcap' on Pop Starring Ali Wentworth". Variety.

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