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      Season 1 – Nightcap

      2016 Comedy List
      Reviews 60% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score Late-night talk shows often have celebrities stop by to promote their latest project, but sometimes some of the most absurd stuff happens behind the scenes of the shows. "Nightcap" offers an exaggerated look at the off-camera antics through the staff of late-night program "Nightcap With Jimmy." It is the responsibility of head talent booker Staci to take charge of not only the celebrity guests but also the show's dysfunctional staff to make sure the performance goes off without a hitch. The roster of stars who appear as themselves on the sitcom include Gwyneth Paltrow, Kelly Ripa, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael J. Fox and Mariska Hargitay. According to creator and star Ali Wentworth, who is likely biased in her assessment, "the series is hilarious and Ali Wentworth is phenomenal." Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Dec 01 Buy Now

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Nov 16, 2016 Babymaker Celebrity publicist Malik needs to find a surrogate for her clients Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos; Sarah Jessica Parker revisits an old connection with Staci; Bravo's Andy Cohen stops by to promote his unusual new musical game show. Details Episode 2 Aired Nov 16, 2016 A-List Thief Gwyneth Paltrow turns out to be a serial thief; Paltrow has a confrontation with fellow guest Jim Norton; Jimmy's dog, Monty, moves into the office; interior decorator Nate Berkus comes to design an office suitable for late-night dog royalty. Details Episode 3 Aired Nov 23, 2016 Lice-ism A lice outbreak forces the whole staff to be treated, causing Whoopi Goldberg to draw the wrong conclusion about the staff members' treatment hairstyles; booked guest Denis Leary calls in sick, but Staci isn't having it. Details Episode 4 Aired Nov 30, 2016 The Cannon Staci tries to convince a reluctant Michael J. Fox to allow himself to be shot out of a cannon on the show; Jim Gaffigan does everything in his power to hawk his new energy drink, EnerrJesus, on "Nightcap." Details Episode 5 Aired Dec 7, 2016 The Unwanted Guest Todd tries to persuade Debra Messing to make a video in character as Grace; Tim Gunn pops by the studio claiming Jimmy asked him to make an appearance; Randy and Marcus are excited to pitch their new invention to "Shark Tank's" Mark Cuban. Details Episode 6 Aired Dec 14, 2016 Mean Guest Everyone is excited to see actor Jason Biggs again, but it turns out he's become a completely different person since the last time he was on the show; actress Beth Stern brings kittens that are available for adoption, then one goes missing. Details Episode 7 Aired Dec 21, 2016 The Horny Host Staci tries to convince transgender celebrity GiGi Gorgeous to go on a date with Jimmy; Ana pitches her makeup line and wants Stephanie March to be her new spokesperson; Janeane Garofalo is dismayed by Jimmy's sexist sketch. Details Episode 8 Aired Dec 28, 2016 IBS-ISIS Chef Mario Batali tries to aid Staci as she struggles through a horrible bout of irritable bowel syndrome; journalist George Stephanopoulos schools Penny on ISIS, an organization she believes is trying to recruit her. Details Episode 9 Aired Jan 4, 2017 Go-Fund Yourself Jimmy starts a GoFundMe campaign to make a biographical film, and Staci's job is to convince actor Paul Rudd to play "Jimmy" in the film; Wendy Williams bonds with an unlikely person over her wig collection. Details Episode 10 Aired Jan 11, 2017 Guest in a Snake Staci seriously considers leaving "Nightcap;" actress Mariska Hargitay agrees to be eaten by an anaconda on air; Todd directs his first shoot starring actress Rosie Perez, until film director Joel Schumacher intervenes. Details Next
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      Previous Robert Lloyd Los Angeles Times A shaggy, amiable trifle in which character is sometimes subservient to quips, it has the feel of improv sketch comedy on a night when the "A" cast is on. Nov 16, 2016 Full Review Sonia Saraiya Variety Nightcap is surprisingly quick and sharp, with a strong sense of comedic timing and the layered humor of a sitcom episode. Nov 16, 2016 Full Review Josh Sorokach Decider Comedic chemistry can be fickle, but Nightcap has assembled one of the most explosively funny ensembles on TV. Feb 16, 2018 Full Review Next
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      Previous Audience Member I was only interested in the show because it could easily be good and pretty funny with the premise they have. They could bring on great celebrity guests and make them hilarious! I saw some potential in the pilot because of some jokes that seemed TV-MA. But the rest of the season was a let down, wasting the a-list celebrities they brought on, and not pushing the boundaries of what says TV-PG and may sometimes be TV-14. I watched till episode 9 because I wanted to see Paul Rudd, now I'm going to watch the last episode because why not, I'm already this far. Maybe the most undemanding viewers could enjoy and maybe even find it funny, because it's not poorly made and features famous celebs, and the cast seems to be trying to perform their best. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member ! Ali Wentworth is Lucille Ball for our times. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Johnny Milord
      Executive Producer
      Ali Wentworth, Brad Wollack, Tom Brunelle, Troy Miller, Christopher Collins, Craig H. Shepherd, Lydia Tenaglia
      Brendan Clifford, Brad Wollack, Tom Brunelle, Ali Wentworth
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Nov 16, 2016
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