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[12/05/11 - 08:09 AM]
"Angry Boys," New Comedy Series from Chris Lilley, Creator of "Summer Heights High," Debuts Jan. 1 on HBO
Back-to-back episodes will air each Sunday at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from HBO]

"ANGRY BOYS," NEW COMEDY SERIES FROM CHRIS LILLEY, CREATOR OF "SUMMER HEIGHTS HIGH," DEBUTS JAN. 1 ON HBO

What does it mean to be a 21st-century male? Australia's Chris Lilley puts the species under a microscope to find out in the edgy new comedy series ANGRY BOYS, which kicks off its 12-episode season SUNDAY, JAN. 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, presenting two half-hour episodes back-to-back each Sunday night.

Series creator and writer Lilley, who was also the creator and star of the acclaimed HBO series "Summer Heights High," uses his chameleon-like talents to play multiple roles in a mock-documentary look at the lives of average boys and men, displaying their day-to-day interactions and struggles to fulfill their obligations to family and friends.

The show focuses on six characters, all played by Lilley: Nathan and Daniel Sims, identical 17-year-old twins who live in the fictional town of Dunt, South Australia; 65-year-old Ruth Sims (aka "Gran"), Nathan and Daniel's loving but no-nonsense grandmother, who's a prison officer at the Sydney Garingal Juvenile Justice Center for teenage boys; S.mouse, a 24-year-old African-American rapper from Los Angeles; Jen Okazaki, a soft-spoken, often cold Japanese wife and mother of three, whose son Tim is an aspiring skateboarding champion; and Blake Oakfield, a 38-year-old former championship surfer from the fictional town of Narmucca Bay, New South Wales.

January's episodes:

Episode #1 Debut: SUNDAY, JAN. 1 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) Other HBO playdates: Jan. 1 (12:30 a.m.), 3 (11:00 p.m.), 4 (10:00 p.m.) and 5 (midnight) HBO2 playdates: Jan. 2 (9:00 p.m.), 6 (8:00 p.m.) and 7 (9:00 p.m.) Daniel and Nathan annoy their mom, Kerry (Debbie Jones), and rag on one another; tough-love prison guard Gran rears her juvenile inmates.

Episode #2 Debut: SUNDAY, JAN. 1 (10:30-11:00 p.m.) Other HBO playdates: Jan. 1 (1:00 a.m.), 3 (11:30 p.m.), 4 (10:30 p.m.) and 5 (12:30 a.m.) HBO2 playdates: Jan 2 (9:30 p.m.), 6 (8:30 p.m.) and 7 (9:30 p.m.) S.mouse's new song goes viral, inspiring Nathan from across the globe to break the law; Gran takes a new inmate under her wing.

Episode #3 Debut: SUNDAY, JAN. 8 (10:00-10:30 p.m.) Other HBO playdates: Jan. 8 (1:00 a.m.), 10 (11:00 p.m.), 11 (10:00 p.m.), 12 (3:50 a.m.) and 13 (9:30 p.m.) HBO2 playdates: Jan. 9 (9:00 p.m.), 13 (8:00 p.m.) and 14 (9:00 p.m.) Daniel plans a farewell party; Blake Oakfield explains his surfing career.

Episode #4 Debut: SUNDAY, JAN. 8 (10:30-11:00 p.m.) Other HBO playdates: Jan. 8 (1:30 a.m.), 10 (11:30 p.m.), 11 (10:30 p.m.) and 12 (4:20 a.m.) HBO2 playdates: Jan. 9 (9:30 p.m.), 13 (8:30 p.m.) and 14 (9:30 p.m.) Jen Okazaki markets her skateboarding-star son Tim (Jordan Dang) as a gay teen; Daniel tries to keep Nathan from masturbating.

Episode #5 Debut: SUNDAY, JAN. 15 (10:00-10:30 p.m.) Other HBO playdates: Jan. 15 (12:55 a.m.), 17 (11:00 p.m.), 18 (10:00 p.m.) and 19 (midnight) HBO2 playdates: Jan. 16 (9:00 p.m.), 20 (8:00 p.m.) and 21 (9:00 p.m.) When the twins' mom invites a deaf boy over to befriend Nathan, Daniel can't contain his jealousy; Jen explains Tim's strict diet and exercise regimen; S.mouse records a track with his girlfriend.

Episode #6 Debut: SUNDAY, JAN. 15 (10:30-11:00 p.m.) Other HBO playdates: Jan. 15 (1:25 a.m.), 17 (11:30 p.m.), 18 (10:30 p.m.) and 19 (12:30 a.m.) HBO2 playdates: Jan. 16 (9:30 p.m.), 20 (8:30 p.m.) and 21 (9:30 p.m.) Daniel throws a house party while his mom and Steve (Greg Fairall) are out of town; Blake starts a "fat boys" surf camp; Gran is reprimanded for insulting an inmate.

Episode #7 Debut: SUNDAY, JAN. 22 (10:00-10:30 p.m.) Other HBO playdates: Jan. 22 (12:50 a.m.), 24 (11:00 p.m.), 25 (10:00 p.m.) and 26 (midnight) HBO2 playdates: Jan. 23 (9:00 p.m.), 27 (8:00 p.m.) and 28 (9:00 p.m.) When Daniel takes his homophobic comments too far, his mom forces him to hang out with a gay classmate; S.mouse violates probation in an attempt to prove his fame; Jen gets on Tim's nerves.

Episode #8 Debut: SUNDAY, JAN. 22 (10:30-11:00 p.m.) Other HBO playdates: Jan. 22 (1:20 a.m.), 24 (11:30 p.m.), 25 (10:30 p.m.) and 26 (12:30 a.m.) HBO2 playdates: Jan. 23 (9:30 p.m.), 27 (8:30 p.m.) and 28 (9:30 p.m.) Daniel tries to benefit from Nathan's way with girls; Blake lends his car to a friend and ex-con; Gran hosts "family day" at Garingal and reveals a secret.

ANGRY BOYS has already sparked extensive critical praise in Australia, with the Guardian calling it "beautifully observed, extraordinarily executed" and Chris Lilley "jaw-dropping." The Sydney Morning Herald said the show is "bold, aggressive, unafraid to trample on some very shaky ground," while the Australian Telegraph observed, "Pushing the boundaries of political correctness to breaking point, Lilley has delivered exactly what his fans expect," adding that the series shows "why TV critics have hailed him an 'outrageous comic genius.' ''

Lilley's "Summer Heights High," which debuted on HBO in Nov. 2008, took a humorous and brutally honest look at life in an average public school, focusing on a self-important, high-strung drama teacher, a haughty, private-school female exchange student and a breakdancing-obsessed delinquent, with Lilley playing all three lead roles. The series has become the best-selling TV series on DVD in Australian history, with Rolling Stone Australia hailing Chris Lilley as a "comic genius," and describing him as the "smartest, funniest, riskiest writer-performer in Australia. And maybe, just maybe, the world."

ANGRY BOYS was created and written by Chris Lilley; executive producers, Laura Waters, Chris Lilley and Debbie Lee (for the ABC); produced by Laura Waters, Chris Lilley; directed by Chris Lilley, Stuart McDonald and Jeffrey Walker.





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