Dinner is Served! Amazon Freevee To Premiere New Comedy Series Dinner with the Parents on April 18

The series features an all-star cast including Michaela Watkins, Dan Bakkedahl, Carol Kane, Henry Hall, Daniel Thrasher, and Jon Glaser

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CULVER CITY, California—March 7, 2024—Today, Amazon Freevee announced the official April 18 premiere date and released the trailer for the new single-camera comedy series, Dinner with the Parents, about a weekly family get-together that always devolves into chaos. Every Friday evening, the closely-knit Langers prove that it takes those we love best to bring out our worst. On tonight's menu: pranks, schemes, unwelcome neighbors, childhood crushes, at least one felony, many very bad decisions, and a scrumptious, freshly-baked apple crisp. The first four episodes of Dinner with the Parents will be available to stream exclusively on Amazon Freevee in the U.S. beginning on Thursday, April 18, with two additional episodes available each Thursday until the finale on May 9.

Dinner with the Parents stars Michaela Watkins (Tiny Beautiful Things, Casual) as Jane, Dan Bakkedahl (Veep) as Harvey, Carol Kane (Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) as Rose/Nana, Henry Hall (Curb Your Enthusiasm) as David, Daniel Thrasher (YouTube @DanielThrasher) as Gregg, and Jon Glaser (Life and Beth) as Donnie. The guest stars also include Rob Delaney (Deadpool), Christine Adams (Hijack), and Mircea Monroe (The Rookie). The show is based on the U.K.’s Channel 4 award-winning series Friday Night Dinner, created by Robert Popper. The series has been cemented as one of Channel 4’s most successful comedies following record-breaking viewing figures.

The series is produced by CBS Studios with Big Talk Studios. Jon Beckerman is the showrunner as well as an executive producer. Tristram Shapeero (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Community) also serves as executive producer. The series is executive produced by Kenton Allen and Saurabh Kakkar from Big Talk Studios, as well as Robert Popper for Popper Pictures, and Caroline Leddy.

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About Amazon Freevee

Amazon Freevee is a streaming video service with thousands of premium movies and TV shows, including Originals and free ad-supported (FAST) Channels, available anytime, for free.

Expansive Catalog: Amazon Freevee offers viewers ambitious Originals including Emmy-nominated docu-comedy series Jury Duty; crime drama Bosch: Legacy; Emmy-winning court program Judy Justice; rom-com Puppy Love; coming-of-age drama High School; performance special Monumental: Ellie Goulding at Kew Gardens; coming-of-age comedy Primo; reality design series Hollywood Houselift with Jeff Lewis; comedy series Sprung; music documentary Post Malone: Runaway; heist drama Leverage: Redemption; spy thriller Alex Rider; and the sports docuseries UNINTERRUPTED’s Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers. Combined with an always updating library of broadly appealing hit movies and TV shows across a wide selection of genres, and a catalog of more than 450 FAST Channels, including Judy Justice and Crime 360, Amazon Freevee delivers customers the content they would expect to see on a paid service.

Free: The entire catalog of content on the service is free. No paid subscriptions necessary.

Limited Ads: Amazon Freevee provides customers highly sought content supported by limited advertising.

Instant Access: Amazon Freevee is available as an app on Fire TV, Fire Tablets, and within the Prime Video app. Amazon Freevee is available as an app on third party devices including Roku, Samsung smart TVs (2017-2021 models), Apple TV 4K, Apple TV HD, Comcast’s Xfinity Flex, Xfinity X1, Chromecast with Google TV, NVIDIA SHIELD and other Android TV devices, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles, as well as LG Smart TVs (2018-2021 models). The app is also available on iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices.

To learn more about Amazon Freevee, visit www.amazon.com/freevee and follow @AmazonFreevee.

About CBS Studios

CBS Studios is one of the world’s leading suppliers of entertainment programming with development and production for broadcast, cable networks, streaming services, and other emerging platforms. The Studio’s expansive portfolio spans a diverse slate of commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted programming, which includes genre-defining franchises such as NCIS, CSI and the ever-growing Star Trek universe, award-winning late night and daytime talk shows, as well as an extensive library of iconic intellectual property. The Studio also develops and produces local language and international content originating outside of the US for viewers around the world.

About Big Talk Studios

Big Talk Studios is one of the world’s leading scripted television production companies, led by Chief Executive Kenton Allen. It has an unparalleled reputation for producing genre-defining British comedy and tonally distinctive, character-driven international drama.

Recent successes include The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin starring Noel Fielding, Hugh Bonneville and Tamsin Greig for Apple TV+, and Stephen Merchant’s BBC / Amazon series The Outlaws, whose eagerly anticipated third series is currently in post-production.

Renowned for both championing new talent and attracting the biggest names in UK television alike, Big Talk has recently started filming Ludwig, a new BBC One 6 x 60’ crime dramedy starring David Mitchell as the eponymous accidental detective, and is gearing up to launch the second series of hit BBC Three comedy Peacock starring People Just Do Nothing’s Alan ‘Seapa’ Mustafa and Steve Stamp.

Other recent productions include a 90’ movie of apocalyptic alien comedy We Are Not Alone created by Ghosts co-creators Larry Rickard and Ben Willbond for UKTV channel Dave; two series of BAFTA-nominated Timewasters for ITV; the conclusion of Stefan Golaszewski’s critically lauded and BAFTA award-winning comedy Mum starring Lesley Manville for BBC Two; and two series of Back, the “world class” (The Guardian) dark comedy starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb and created by Simon Blackwell for Channel 4.

Big Talk’s illustrious history spans multiple film and TV hits over almost three decades and includes BAFTA award-winning comedies Rev. and Him & Her, and the revival of the much-loved Cold Feet. Winning ‘Production Company of the Year’ in 2018, a mainstay in Broadcast’s ‘Best Places to Work in TV,’ and collecting multiple awards from BAFTA, Rose D’Or, RTS, Edinburgh TV Festival, and the Writers’ Guild among others, the company is again and again rewarded for being at the forefront of UK television. In turn, Big Talk is committed to increasing diversity and access while continuing to deliver unrivaled scripted content of all shapes and sizes for audiences around the world.

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April 16, 2024 2:00pm ET by Newsdesk  

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