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The Pete Holmes Show

The Pete Holmes Show is an American late-night talk show starring comedian Pete Holmes. It aired Monday through Thursday at midnight on TBS, from October 28, 2013 until June 18, 2014. The show was atypical among late-night talk shows for having personal as opposed to topical monologues, more sketch comedy, and taking place within a half-hour format.

The Pete Holmes Show
Created byPete Holmes
Written byOren Brimer
Joe DeRosa
Nate Fernald
Pete Holmes
Jamie Lee
Eric Ledgin
Adam Stein
Chris Thayer
Presented byPete Holmes
StarringPete Holmes
Matt McCarthy
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes80 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Nick Bernstein
Oren Brimer[1]
David Kissinger
Dave Rath
Jeff Ross
Pete Holmes
Conan O'Brien[2]
Production location(s)Warner Bros. Studios
Burbank, California
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Conaco
Release
Original networkTBS
Picture format1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original releaseOctober 28, 2013 (2013-10-28) – June 18, 2014 (2014-06-18)
Chronology
Related showsConan
Deon Cole's Black Box
External links
Website

Contents

HistoryEdit

Pilot episodes and pre-productionEdit

In July 2012, Pete Holmes and Conan O'Brien began developing a show called The Midnight Show with Pete Holmes.[3] Three pilot episodes were shot on the Conan set on August 21 and August 23, 2012.[4] On February 26, 2013, it was announced that the show had been picked up for a seven-week run.[5] On July 19, 2013, it was revealed that the show would be titled The Pete Holmes Show.[6] Pete Holmes officially began work on the show on September 23, 2013.[7] Pete Holmes hosted a panel promoting the show at the 2013 New York Comic Con, showing the show's Ex-Men sketch and a CollegeHumor sketch with his Badman character.[8] Test shows were shot on October 16 and 18, 2013.[9]

DebutEdit

The debut episode was taped on Tuesday, October 22 and aired on October 28, 2013.[10] The show began with a cold open sketch called "Ex-Men" (a parody of X-Men) in which Pete played Professor Xavier firing Wolverine for being useless. In the monologue Pete told a story of going to an Enrique Iglesias concert. Pete also visited Daily Show host Jon Stewart in New York to seek advice for hosting a talk show. The interview segment featured comedian and long-time friend Kumail Nanjiani as the first guest, and the show closed with the segment "All the Games" in which the titles of lesser-known (fake) video games were shown. The first episode was viewed by approximately 407,000 people.[citation needed]

Run and cancellationEdit

A total of 28 episodes aired in the show's first season in 2013. On January 8, 2014, the show was renewed for a 13-week second season, beginning on February 24.[11] The show was broadcast Monday through Thursday on TBS at midnight in the United States.

On May 23, 2014, TBS announced the cancellation of The Pete Holmes Show, citing insufficient audience numbers. The show's second and final season ended in June 2014.[12]

Format and productionEdit

In the show's first season, episodes began with a cold open pre-taped sketch, were followed by the opening titles, and a personal monologue delivered by Holmes. After the first commercial break, a remote segment or another sketch was shown, or a live comedy bit was performed. The third segment was a short interview, usually with another comedian. The show would close with another short comedy piece.[13] The show's second run featured a less formal structure, relying more heavily on pre-taped interviews. Most notably, the final episode entirely lacked a monologue, and was closed with the show's only musical performance ("Poke" by Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit). Unlike most late-night talk shows (including its lead-in, Conan), The Pete Holmes Show had a half-hour format.[13]

The show was taped in front of a live studio audience on Stage 10 of the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California. For budgetary reasons, shows were not taped on the days they air. Conan O'Brien, Jeff Ross, Nick Bernstein, and Dave Rath are presumed to have been involved in production.[5] Show highlights were posted on Pete Holmes's YouTube account.

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (2013)Edit

OctoberEdit

No. Original air date Guest(s)
1
October 28, 2013[14]
Kumail Nanjiani
Pete visits Jon Stewart in New York.
2
October 29, 2013
Allison Williams
3
October 30, 2013
Jim Jefferies
Pete visits NBA All Star James Harden in Houston.
4
October 31, 2013
Chelsea Peretti

NovemberEdit

No. Original air date Guest(s)
5
November 4, 2013[15]
Ike Barinholtz
6
November 5, 2013
Anthony Jeselnik
Pete visits the BET Awards.
7
November 6, 2013
Casey Wilson & June Diane Raphael
Olympic hopefuls Max Aaron and Gracie Gold teach Pete how to skate.
8
November 7, 2013
Deepak Chopra
9
November 11, 2013[16]
Eric André
10
November 12, 2013
Rob Corddry
11
November 13, 2013
Rory Scovel
Pete visits Rachel Maddow in New York.
12
November 14, 2013
Whitney Cummings
Pete practices with US Olympic freeskier Devin Logan in Park City, Utah.
13
November 18, 2013[17]
Jeff Garlin
14
November 19, 2013
Nick Kroll
Pete visits Skyler Grey
15
November 20, 2013
Doug Benson
16
November 21, 2013
Adam Pally
17
November 25, 2013[18]
Joe Mande & Noah Garfinkel
Pete and Lolo Jones win a gold medal in the "Awkward Interaction" Competition.
18
November 26, 2013
Neal Brennan
19
November 27, 2013
Bill Burr
20
November 28, 2013
Conan O'Brien

DecemberEdit

No. Original air date Guest(s)
21
December 2, 2013[19]
John Mulaney
22
December 3, 2013
Marc Maron
Pete goes surfing with pastor Rob Bell.
23
December 4, 2013
Iliza Shlesinger
24
December 5, 2013
Tig Notaro
Chelsea Peretti helps Pete with his wardrobe.
25
December 9, 2013[20]
Schoolboy Q
Gabe Liedman performs stand-up.
26
December 10, 2013
Mark-Paul Gosselaar
27
December 11, 2013
Moshe Kasher
28
December 12, 2013
Patton Oswalt
"Gabbin' Like Gals" with Ellie Kemper.

Season 2 (2014)Edit

FebruaryEdit
No. Original air date Guest(s)
29
February 24, 2014[21][22]
Bode Miller
Pete pitches movie ideas to Judd Apatow.
30
February 25, 2014
T. J. Miller
Pete learns how to MMA fight with Ronda Rousey.
31
February 26, 2014
Kyrie Irving
32
February 27, 2014
Jenny Slate
MarchEdit
No. Original air date Guest(s)
33
March 3, 2014[23]
John Daly
34
March 4, 2014
Nick Thune
Pete talks skiing with 2014 Olympic gold medal winner Ted Ligety.
35
March 5, 2014
Bo Burnham
36
March 6, 2014
Paul Scheer (part 1 interview)
Adam Cayton-Holland performs stand-up.
37
March 10, 2014[24]
Paul Scheer (part 2 interview)
38
March 11, 2014
Devin Logan
39
March 12, 2014
Grace Helbig
Jared Logan performs stand-up.
40
March 24, 2014[25]
David Wolfe
Pete and one of his writers (Joe DeRosa) test out their alternative "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" titles.
41
March 25, 2014
Erin Hamlin & Kate Hansen
42
March 26, 2014
Lauren Cohan
Eliza Skinner performs stand-up.
43
March 31, 2014[26]
Harrison Barnes
AprilEdit
No. Original air date Guest(s)
44
April 1, 2014
Jason Mantzoukas, Anthony Davis
45
April 2, 2014
Rob Riggle
46
April 3, 2014
Gillian Jacobs
Byron Bowers performs stand-up.
47
April 7, 2014[27]
Matt Berninger
48
April 8, 2014
Dikembe Mutombo
49
April 9, 2014
Jay Larson and Ryan Sickler
50
April 10, 2014
Robert Rodriguez
Brent Sullivan performs stand-up.
51
April 14, 2014[28]
Ashley Rickards, Jillian Rose Reed, Molly Tarlov
52
April 15, 2014
Zach Woods
53
April 16, 2014
Adam Scott, Roy Hibbert
54
April 17, 2014
Jim Jefferies, Jamie Lee
55
April 28, 2014[29]
Jessica St. Clair, Lennon Parham
56
April 29, 2014
Retta
57
April 30, 2014
Bob Mankoff
Pete challenges US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and President Obama to a game of two-on-two against him and Conan.
MayEdit
No. Original air date Guest(s)
58
May 1, 2014
Phil Hanley
Joel McHale plays Guile in "Street Fighter Red Tape"
59
May 5, 2014[30]
Adam Pally
60
May 6, 2014
Kristen Schaal
61
May 7, 2014
Jerrod Carmichael
62
May 8, 2014
Trixie Garcia
Zach Sherwin performs.
63
May 12, 2014[31]
Ben Schwartz
64
May 13, 2014
Kumail Nanjiani
65
May 14, 2014
Kid Ink
Dan Telfer performs stand-up.
66
May 19, 2014[32]
Patton Oswalt
Matt McCarthy (comedian) plays Blanka in "Street Fighter Red Tape"
67
May 20, 2014
Thomas Middleditch, Jim Breuer, Matt Braunger
68
May 21, 2014
Nicole Byer, Andy Haynes, Jim Breuer, Matt Braunger
69
May 22, 2014
Joe DeRosa
Rob Huebel plays Magneto in "Ex-Men"
JuneEdit
No. Original air date Guest(s)
70
June 2, 2014[33][34]
Ray Romano
71
June 3, 2014
Big Jay Oakerson
Patrick Heusinger plays M. Bison in "Street Fighter Red Tape"
72
June 4, 2014
Natasha Leggero
73
June 5, 2014
Eliza Coupe
Beth Stelling performs stand-up.
74
June 9, 2014[35]
Daniel Sloss
75
June 10, 2014
Ben Schwartz, Karl Koppertop
76
June 11, 2014
Schoolboy Q
77
June 12, 2014
Gary Gulman, Martellus Bennett
78
June 16, 2014
Duncan Trussell
79
June 17, 2014
Joe Manganiello
80
June 18, 2014
Andrew W.K., Scott Hutchison

ReferencesEdit

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  16. ^ "The Pete Holmes Show schedule November 11-14, 2013". Archived from the original on 2013-12-14.
  17. ^ "The Pete Holmes Show schedule November 18-21, 2013". Archived from the original on 2013-12-19.
  18. ^ "The Pete Holmes Show schedule November 25-28, 2013". Archived from the original on 2013-11-24.
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  23. ^ "The Pete Holmes Show schedule March 3-6, 2014". Archived from the original on 2014-03-04.
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  28. ^ "The Pete Holmes Show schedule April 14-17, 2014". Archived from the original on 2014-04-16.
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  30. ^ "The Pete Holmes Show schedule May 5-8, 2014".
  31. ^ "The Pete Holmes Show schedule May 12-14, 2014".
  32. ^ "The Pete Holmes Show schedule May 19-22, 2014".
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  35. ^ "The Pete Holmes Show schedule June 9-12, 2014".

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