Premiere Date and Time:
Thursday, September 27, 10pm
Time Slot Competition: Without A Trace
Cast: Michael Vartan
, Dylan McDermott
, Christopher Titus
, Joshua Malina
, Nia Long
, Paige Turco
, Peyton List
, Jessica Collins
, Amy Sloan
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is about four male best friends in New York who are at the top of their games professionally, but who might need a little bit of help navigating their personal lives. Think Sex and the City
, except with men.
The big shots in question are James Walker (Michael Vartan), an up-and-comer at AmeriMart industries; Brody Johns (Christopher Titus), a senior vice president of Alpha Crisis Management; Karl Mixworthy (Joshua Malina), the CEO of a large pharmaceutical company; and Duncan Collinsworth (Dylan McDermott), the CEO of Reveal Cosmetics.
In the pilot, James finds himself in the midst of a professional crisis, not realizing that his seemingly perfect marriage is about to undergo an even bigger shakeup. Brody, embodying the fear that the media wants every man to have, is the quintessential hen-pecked husband whose business successes mean much less to his wife than his ability to find the perfect desserts for her parties. Karl finds himself between a rock and a hard place when his manipulative mistress befriends his wife. Finally, there is Duncan who must engage in major damage control, all the while dealing with his rebellious 19-year-old daughter, when he discovers that a previous sexual indiscretion was more than he bargained for. One can only imagine the heights of inanity that the storylines in store for this season will rise to.
emerged from the brain of Jon Harmon Feldman, the very same brain that thought up fabulous(ly bad) shows like Reunion
and Tru Calling
. He created Big Shots
because he wanted to explore, in both comedic and dramatic terms, what it means to be a man in 2007. It's only reasonable, then, to conclude that men in 2007 are all unlikeable fops whose lives are filled with silly, over the top non-hilarity. At least Carrie and co. of Sex and the City
, for all their faults and vain prattling, were actually funny at times.
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-Debbie Chang, BuddyTV
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