How To Be A Gentleman (CBS 2011-2012, David Hornsby, Kevin Dillon)

How To Be A Gentleman

How To Be A Gentleman, inspired by the book of the same name, is a comedy about the unlikely friendship between a traditional, refined writer and an unrefined personal trainer.

Andrew Carlson (David Hornsby) is an etiquette columnist whose devotion to ideals from a more civilized time has lead to a life detached from modern society. Infectiously optimistic, Bert Lansing (Kevin Dillon) is a reformed “bad boy” from Andrew’s past who inherited a fitness center, but can still be rude, loud and sloppy.

When Andrew’s editor, Jerry (Dave Foley), tells him to put a modern, sexy twist on his column or be fired, he hires Bert as a life coach in the hopes of learning to be less “gentle man” and more “real man.” Andrew’s mom, Diane (Nancy Lenehan), and his bossy sister, Janet (Mary Lynn Rajskub), support the plan, as would Janet’s husband, Mike (Rhys Darby), if he was allowed to have an opinion. Though Andrew and Bert’s views may be centuries apart, they may find they’re each other’s missing link.

David Hornsby as Andrew Carlson
Kevin Dillon as Bert Lansing
Dave Foley as Jerry
Mary Lynn Rajskub as Janet
Nancy Lenehan as Diane
Rhys Darby as Mike

key behind the scenes crew
Adam Chase as Executive Producer
David Hornsby as Creator/Executive Producer
Joe Hipps as Executive Producer
John Bridges as Original author
Modi Wiczyk as Executive Producer
Pamela Fryman as Director of pilot
Ted Schachter as Executive Producer

show type

broadcast from
September 29, 2011 – 23 June 2012

1 season of 9 episodes. Cancelled 7 October 2011

network and production companies
CBS – CBS Television Studios – Media Rights Capital

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