Step Dave

Step Dave is a New Zealand comedy-drama television series written by Kate McDermott.[1] It began airing its first series in New Zealand on 11 February 2014. It was renewed for a second series, which began airing on 1 September 2015. Jono Kenyon announced the show would not be returning for a third series.[2]

Step Dave
GenreComedy-drama
Created byKate McDermott
Starring
  • Sia Trokenheim
  • Jono Kenyon
  • Rawiri Jobe
  • Tania Nolan
  • Aidee Walker
Composer(s)
  • Joel Haines
  • Lukasz Buda
  • Conrad Wedde
  • Samuel Scott
Country of originNew Zealand
Original language(s)English
No. of series2
No. of episodes26 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Kelly Martin
  • Chris Bailey
Producer(s)Mark Beesley
CinematographyRewa Harre
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)South Pacific Pictures
Release
Original networkTV2
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Original release11 February 2014 (2014-02-11) –
24 November 2015
External links
Official website
Production website

PremiseEdit

Bartender Dave Robinson, a 24-year-old New Zealand bartender, falls in love with Cara Gray, a 39-year-old day spa co-owner with three children.

Cast and charactersEdit

Series overviewEdit

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
11311 February 2014 (2014-02-11)6 May 2014 (2014-05-06)
2131 September 2015 (2015-09-01)24 November 2015 (2015-11-24)

Series 1 (2014)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Starry Eyed"Britta HawkinsKate McDermott11 February 2014 (2014-02-11)
Cara gets stuck in a pub toilet while on a blind date, and injures her ankle climbing out the window. Dave takes her to hospital and is attracted to her, but she turns down his offer of anything more. He returns her shoe the following day and persuades her to go on a date with him, but it ends badly when he discovers she is fifteen years older than him and has three children. He can't stop thinking of her and they reunite.
22"Early Days"Britta HawkinsKate McDermott18 February 2014 (2014-02-18)
33"The Clown and the Bear"Murray KeaneKate McDermott25 February 2014 (2014-02-25)
44"Worlds Collide"Murray KeaneKate McDermott4 March 2014 (2014-03-04)
55"My Room"Michael HurstRachel Lang11 March 2014 (2014-03-11)
66"Knocked-Up Natalie"Michael HurstJames Griffin18 March 2014 (2014-03-18)
77"Promise and Deliver"Michael HurstKate McDermott25 March 2014 (2014-03-25)
88"Rock Bands and Reefer"John LaingSarah Nathan and Kate McDermott1 April 2014 (2014-04-01)
99"Goodbye Princess"John LaingSteven Zanoski, Rachel Lang and Kate McDermott8 April 2014 (2014-04-08)
1010"Grow Up"Oliver DriverRachel Lang15 April 2014 (2014-04-15)
1111"Crowded House"Oliver DriverKate McDermott22 April 2014 (2014-04-22)
1212"Let It Go"Britta HawkinsGavin Strawhan and Kate McDermott29 April 2014 (2014-04-29)
1313"No More Escaping"Britta HawkinsKate McDermott6 May 2014 (2014-05-06)
Dave is trying to forget Cara by having lots of casual sex before he goes overseas. When Cara and Dave bump into each other at Dylan and Alec's wedding, it's awkward.

Series 2 (2015)Edit

On 31 July 2014, the show was renewed for a second series of 13 episodes.[25]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
141"Stepping Up"Oliver DriverKate McDermott1 September 2015 (2015-09-01)
152"Mr Popular"Oliver DriverGavin Strawhan8 September 2015 (2015-09-08)
163"Threesome"Murray KeaneShoshana McCallum15 September 2015 (2015-09-15)
174"Secrets"Murray KeaneKaren Curtis22 September 2015 (2015-09-22)
185"Good Lies"Britta HawkinsKate McDermott29 September 2015 (2015-09-29)
196"Good Father Material"Britta HawkinsMax Currie and Kate McDermott6 October 2015 (2015-10-06)
207"Trust Me"Britta HawkinsAidee Walker and Kate McDermott13 October 2015 (2015-10-13)
218"Mr Wrong"Ian HughesGavin Strawhan20 October 2015 (2015-10-20)
229"The Home-wrecker"Ian HughesKate McDermott27 October 2015 (2015-10-27)
2310"Inappropriate"Murray KeaneGavin Strawhan3 November 2015 (2015-11-03)
2411"Make Believe"Murray KeaneShoshana McCallum and Kate McDermott10 November 2015 (2015-11-10)
2512"Kids"Michael HurstKaren Curtis and Kate McDermott17 November 2015 (2015-11-17)
2613"Will You, Won't You?"Michael HurstKate McDermott24 November 2015 (2015-11-24)

International broadcastEdit

  • Australia – Step Dave began airing on GEM from 7 January 2015,[26] however it was pulled from the channel after just one episode.[27] It has since been airing on channel 9 at 2.00am on Fridays since 2016.[citation needed]

U.S. versionEdit

It was announced it is going to get an remake which has been put into development by NBC, which Sean Hayes from Will and Grace will be among the executive producers, alongside South Pacific Pictures' Kelly Martin and Chris Bailey. The American version will be written by Emily Cutler, who has previously worked on The Odd Couple and Community. [28]

DVD releaseEdit

Title Set details DVD release dates
Region 4[29]
Step Dave
  • Discs: 3
  • Episodes: 13
14 May 2014 (2014-05-14)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Step Dave takes a step towards big success". Fairfax New Zealand. 12 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Jono Kenyon: 'Time to wave goodbye' to Step Dave". Stuff.co.nz. Fairfax New Zealand. 5 April 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
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  15. ^ a b c "Meet Scarlett, Jasmine and Logan". Television New Zealand. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  16. ^ a b "Future uncertain for Step Dave's Betty". Stuff.co.nz. Fairfax New Zealand. 3 November 2015. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  17. ^ Simich, Ricardo (19 October 2015). "Spy: New faces on the Street". The New Zealand Herald. New Zealand Media and Entertainment. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  18. ^ Pellegrino, Nicky. "My Beauty Secrets: Nathalie Boltt". New Zealand Woman's Weekly. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
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  22. ^ "Step Dave's Delaney Tabron on magazines and faxing a Sex Pistol". Stuff.co.nz. Fairfax New Zealand. 11 October 2015. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  23. ^ Christian, Dionne (30 August 2015). "Wentworth star steps up as Dave's dad". The New Zealand Herald. New Zealand Media and Entertainment. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  24. ^ Nealon, Sarah (24 October 2015). "Shane Cortese on the state of New Zealand television". Stuff.co.nz. Fairfax New Zealand. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  25. ^ Regan (31 July 2014). "Outrageous Fortune prequel, Step Dave 2 get funding". Throng. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  26. ^ Knox, David (5 January 2015). "Airdate: Step Dave". TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  27. ^ Knox, David (15 January 2015). "Gone: Step Dave". TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  28. ^ https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/97585174/will-and-grace-star-behind-step-daves-american-remake
  29. ^ Region 4 DVD set:

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