The last time Pete Holmes had his own show, it was on TBS and only lasted a single season. The Pete Holmes Show met its demise early in 2014, even when the network was looking for the next big talk show. Now that he has had time to retool the comedic formula again, this time he is back and is backed by executive producer Judd Apatow. Viewers that are waiting for the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm will be very happy with the formula in the new show, as he plays an exaggerated version of himself. Sound familiar?
Crashing is about Pete the comedian that has no other choice but to make a new start in life after a separation from his wife. A trailer has already been released that shows just how funny the show is, and of course there are the bits of uncomfortableness that make these shows so fun to watch. Sarah Silverman and T.J. Miller have spots in the trailer, and you can look forward to a lot of comedy veterans popping in and out during the season. Recurring members include Artie Lang and Lauren Lapkus, so expect a lot of humor from both sides.
Crashing will premiere on February 19th, and is coming at a time when there are some big openings in the HBO lineup. It would be really cool if the show could gain some steam and become the next big comedy on the network, not that it is lacking any. But the comedian themed comedies are always incredible to watch, with Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay and Larry David at the top. There is always room for one more, and Holmes will soon add his name to the growing list.
What did you think of the preview trailer for the show? Will this get enough steam for a season two renewal?