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The Righteous Gemstones on HBO

HBO Picks Up Danny McBride's Televangelist Comedy 'The Righteous Gemstones'

John Goodman, Edi Patterson, Adam Devine and Cassidy Freeman will star with McBride in the series.

HBO has given a series order to The Righteous Gemstones, a comedy from Danny McBride about a televangelist and his family.

The project will tell the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a history of deviance, greed and, yes, charitable work, all in the name of Jesus. It's the third series McBride has done for HBO, following Eastbound and Down and Vice Principals.

John Goodman will star as Gemstone family patriarch Eli, who has built a global following via his ministry and weekly TV show. Though he's no longer the force he once was, he still expects unquestioned loyalty. Goodman also stars on The Conners, the Roseanne spinoff premiering Oct. 16 on ABC.

McBride will play Jesse, Eli's oldest son and presumed heir to his father's throne. He wants to take what his father built and expand it for a more modern audience.

The Righteous Gemstones also stars Edi Patterson (Vice Principals) and Adam Devine (Workaholics) as Judy and Kelvin, Eli's other children; Cassidy Freeman (Longmire) as Amber, Jesse's wife, who gave up a journalism career to devote herself to the church and her husband; Tony Cavalero (School of Rock) as Keefe Chambers, an ex-Satanist who was saved by Kelvin; Tim Baltz (Bajillion Dollar Properties) as BJ, Judy's fiance; and GregAlan Williams (Greenleaf) as Martin Imari, Eli's trusted counsel.

McBride created the series and will executive produce with his Rough House Pictures partners Jody Hill and David Gordon Green. All three will also direct episodes.

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Premieres August 18 at 10PM



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Premieres August 18 at 10PM


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Not very good. Probably will not watch ep 2. Too much Danny McBride.
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The Righteous Gemstones’ Debut Ratings Answer HBO’s Prayers; ‘Succession’ Stays Strong


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All of which set the stage quite nicely for the start of Danny McBride’s latest comedy on Sunday night at 10 PM – and the premium cabler’s prayers seem to have been heard. The half-hour satire of a John Goodman-led family of very successful and very rich TV preachers averaged 593,000 viewers. Or put in another pew, that’s the best any comedy premiere has done on HBO since the last time McBride had a new show. Up against the Season 3 premiere of Power on Starz, the McBride-co-created Vice Principals scored a crowd of 1.15 million when it opened on July 17, 2016.
This latest Righteous offering from McBride ended up with 844,000 viewers when all of the other airings and multi-platform offerings were compiled too.


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Not very good. Probably will not watch ep 2. Too much Danny McBride.
I forgot all about this show Lol.

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While watching the premiere, about 2/3 of the way in, I casually reached for my Tivo remote, selected One Pass options and, with great confidence, hit CANCEL.

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I like Danny McBride. I thoroughly enjoyed the first episode.

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I find no redeeming qualities in this show. Seasons Pass deleted. Unsubscribed.
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I had no idea Walton Goggins was going to show up!
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Since this show has so much lover on here, thought I would let you know it is officially renewed for season 2: https://deadline.com/2019/09/the-rig...bo-1202729531/

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Good show. I thought it would suck and ended up pleasantly surprised. Now there's a review quote to plaster on a Blu-ray release cover.
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Really enjoying this show, but then again I’m a big fan of both McBride and Goggins


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Not a fan of McBride and I'm enjoying this show so far.
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Wasn't 100% convinced by this show initially, but I've come to really enjoy it.


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The "screening" of the video tape was hilarious!
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I caught it week to week on HBO GO .. never had gotten into McBride's other stuff, but I thought the idea of this show was fun .. I've never been a fan of "Big Religion", so a parody of sorts seemed interesting .. and, it's only half an hour ..

I think the over the top slapstick comedy with an edge was good .. the Cast did a great job and Goggins simply knocked it out of the over the top park ..
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Great season. The show's best trait is that it manages to have a heart amongst all the silliness. Fine, fine work by that guy who calls himself Danny McBride.
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The 'make up' scene with Judy, BJ, and the security guard was hilarious!

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The 'make up' scene with Judy, BJ, and the security guard was hilarious!
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Goggins simply knocked it out of the over the top park ..

Totally agree. Baby Billy Freeman is one of the best comedy characters in years. Goggins is sublime in the role.
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