Sin City Saints

Sin City Saints
Genre Sitcom
Directed by Bryan Gordon
Fred Savage
Starring Malin Åkerman
Andrew Santino
Keith Powers
Justin Chon
B. K. Cannon
Rick Fox
Tom Arnold
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Chris Case
Bryan Gordon
Michael Tollin
Producer(s) Alec Chorches
Billy Crawford
Dan Kaplow
Brendan Finnigan
Location(s) Las Vegas, Nevada
Cinematography Anthony R. Palmieri
Editor(s) Les Butler
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 20-23 minutes[1]
Production company(s) Mandalay Sports Media
Yahoo! Studios
Distributor Yahoo! Screen
Release
Original release March 23, 2015 (2015-03-23)
External links
Official website at Yahoo!

Sin City Saints is an American TV series starring Malin Åkerman, Andrew Santino, and Keith Powers. It debuted on Yahoo! Screen on March 23, 2015. Its eight-episode first season was directed by Bryan Gordon and Fred Savage. The series follows a fictional Las Vegas basketball franchise. Its executive producers are Bryan Gordon, Mike Tollin, and Chris Case.[1] On January 5, 2016, the series was cancelled due to the Yahoo! Screen closure because of low viewership in the following year.[2]

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CastEdit

StarringEdit

RecurringEdit

Guest starsEdit

EpisodesEdit

No. Title Directed by Written by Release date
1 "The Fool Monty" Bryan Gordon Chris Case March 23, 2015 (2015-03-23)
League attorney Dusty Halford arrives in Las Vegas to oversee Sin City Saints owner Jake Tullus following the injury of star player LaDarius Pope. Magician-comedian Penn Jillette and standup comic Carrot Top cameo as themselves.[5]
2 "Smoke and Mirrors" Bryan Gordon Chris Case March 23, 2015 (2015-03-23)
The Saints recruit former star Billy Crane, who now runs a burger franchise.
3 "Gone Catfishing" Bryan Gordon Chris Case March 23, 2015 (2015-03-23)
Jake believes that a fiancee LaDarius has never met except online may not be real.
4 "Mrs. Wu's Tang" Bryan Gordon Ken Cheng March 23, 2015 (2015-03-23)
Jake and Dusty each try to recruit Chinese star Wu Lee, who is managed by his domineering mother.
5 "A Basket Full of Rainbows" Fred Savage Chris Case March 23, 2015 (2015-03-23)
A locker-room rant by Coach Doug goes viral, prompting Jake to ask for his resignation.
6 "You Booze, You Lose" Fred Savage Chris Case March 23, 2015 (2015-03-23)
Taunted by a radio-show host, Jake vows not to use drugs, drink alcohol or have sex until the Saints win a game.
7 "Urine God's Hands Now" Bryan Gordon Jack Emile March 23, 2015 (2015-03-23)
Seeking funding for a new arena, Jake woos a conservative-Christian city councilman. A recovered Darius must pass a urine test.
8 "Because Vegas" Bryan Gordon Chris Case & Noelle Valdivia March 23, 2015 (2015-03-23)
When the stock of Jake's technology company, Matterhorn, tanks, Jake must find a way to keep the team.

ProductionEdit

Yahoo! Inc. announced its first original long-form programs, the comedies Sin City Saints and Other Space, in April 2014 at the 2014 Digital Content NewFronts.[6] By early October, production on Sin City Saints had begun at The Orleans Hotel and Casino.[7] Eight episodes were released simultaneously on Yahoo! Screen on March 23, 2015.[8]

ReceptionEdit

Mike Hale in The New York Times called the show "a comedy less coherent than the halftime scoreboard video at an NBA game", where "[p]lot points and jokes feel as if they came from index cards grabbed at random."[3] Keith Uhlich in The Hollywood Reporter felt the "manic, mostly unfunny half-hour sports comedy" featured "sub-Tracy and Hepburn bickering ... that barely elicits a smirk, let alone busts a gut", and called the casting "problematic.... Both Akerman and Santino are irritatingly one-note."[5]

On October 21, 2015, Yahoo CFO Ken Goldman announced during a Q3 Earnings Phone Call that their original programming lineup last spring resulted in a $42 million dollar writeoff, including season six of Community and Other Space.[9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sin City Saints". Yahoo! Screen. March 20, 2015. Retrieved March 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Community, Sin City Saints, Other Space: Yahoo Closes Yahoo Screen". TV Series Finale. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Hale, Mike (March 22, 2015). "Review: 'Sin City Saints,' a Yahoo Basketball Comedy". The New York Times. Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  4. ^ Emery, Debbie (April 8, 2015). "How Yahoo Screen Comedy 'Sin City Saints' Made NBA Star Baron Davis 'Miss Playing' Basketball". TheWrap.com. Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Uhlich, Keith (March 23, 2015). "'Sin City Saints': TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Yahoo Gives First Look at its New Video and Digital Content Programming" (Press release). Yahoo! via TheFutonCritic.com. April 28, 2014. Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Yahoo & Mandalay Sports Media Head to Vegas for "Sin City Saints"" (Press release). Yahoo! via TheFutonCritic.com. October 9, 2014. Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Sin City Saints: Official Trailer" (Press release). Yahoo! via TheFutonCritic.com. March 12, 2015. Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  9. ^ Brouwer, Bree. "Yahoo Lost $42 Million On 'Community' and Two Other Originals". TubeFilter. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 

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