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RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES, THE
Air Date: Sunday, August 18, 2019
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on HBO
Episode Title: (#01/101-60) "The Righteous Gemstones"
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Episode 1: "The Righteous Gemstones"

Debut date: SUNDAY, AUGUST 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Upon returning from a baptism marathon in China with his father Eli (John Goodman) and brother Kelvin (Adam Devine), Jesse Gemstone (Danny McBride) receives a video from blackmailers seeking to sully his reputation. Eli moves forward with plans to expand the Gemstone empire as he continues to mourn his late wife Aimee-Leigh (Jennifer Nettles).

Written by Danny McBride; directed by Danny McBride.

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RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES, THE (HBO)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
8/18/19 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (summer 2019)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (9 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, July 2019) THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES, starring Danny McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson and Adam Devine, kicks off its nine-episode season with an hour-long episode SUNDAY, AUG. 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by half-hour episodes on subsequent Sundays, exclusively on HBO. Telling the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work, the series was created by McBride (HBO's "Vice Principals" and "Eastbound & Down"), who is an executive producer, director and writer. McBride collaborators Jody Hill and David Gordon Green also serve as executive producers and directors. The series will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners' streaming platforms. Well into the second generation of a grand televangelist tradition, the renowned Gemstone family is living proof that worship pays dividends in all sizes, including their megachurch. Danny McBride stars as Jesse Gemstone, the eldest of three grown Gemstone offspring, who looks to lead in his father's footsteps, but finds his past sins jeopardizing the family ministry. Playing Jesse's siblings are Adam Devine ("Pitch Perfect") as pseudo-hipster Kelvin, the youngest of the trio and a thorn in Jesse's side, and Edi Patterson (HBO's "Vice Principals") as Judy, who is secretly living with her fiancé and dreams of escaping the Gemstone compound. John Goodman (HBO's "Treme", "The Connors") is Eli Gemstone, the family's patriarch, who finds himself at a crisis point as he mourns the loss of his wife, Aimee-Leigh (Jennifer Nettles), and questions the Gemstones' mission. Also starring are Walton Goggins (Critics' Choice Award-winner for HBO's "Vice Principals") as Baby Billy, a former child star who clogged and sang for Jesus. As an aging man, he has fallen on hard times and comes to the Gemstones for salvation; Cassidy Freeman ("Longmire") as Jesse's wife, Amber, a former journalist now devoted to the church; Tony Cavalero ("School of Rock") as ex-Satanist Keefe Chambers; Tim Baltz ("Drunk History") as Judy's finance, BJ; and Greg Alan Williams ("Greenleaf") as Martin Imari, Eli's right-hand man.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Adam Devine as Kelvin Gemstone
· Cassidy Freeman as Amber Gemstone
· Danny McBride as Jesse Gemstone
· Edi Patterson as Judy Gemstone
· John Goodman as Eli Gemstone
· Tim Baltz as B.J.
· Tony Cavalero as Keefe Chambers
· Walton Goggins as Baby Billy
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brandon James as EP
· Danny McBride as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· David Gordon Green as EP
· Jeff Fradley as EP
· Jody Hill as EP
· John Carcieri as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Rough House Pictures