Great Indoors, The (CBS 2016-2017, Joel McHale, Stephen Fry)

The Great Indoors stars Joel McHale in a comedy about a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine who must adapt to the times when he becomes the desk-bound boss to a group of millennials in the digital Department of the publication. Jack has led a thrilling ‘outdoorsy’ life exploring the edges of the earth while chronicling his adventures for Outdoor Limits.

But his globe-trotting days end when the magazine’s charismatic founder and outdoor legend, Roland (Stephen Fry), announces the publication’s move to web-only and assigns Jack to supervise their online team of ‘journalists.’ Jack’s eager 20-something colleagues include Clark (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), a tech nerd who knows everything about surviving on Mars and a zombie apocalypse; Emma (Christine Ko), their social media expert who views Jack as the human version of dial-up; and Mason (Shaun Brown), a hipster-lumberjack who hasn’t spent any actual time outside.

Jack reports to Roland’s daughter, Brooke (Susannah Fielding), an ex-flame who caters to the sensitive staffers by giving them all trophies just for working hard. Jack’s best friend, Eddie (Chris Williams), runs the local dive bar that’s popular with the younger set and helps Jack ‘decode’ his co-workers. Jack is baffled by the world of click-bait and listicles, but if he’s patient, he may be able to show these kids that the outside world is much more than something on a screen… if he doesn’t beat them with their selfie-sticks first.

production details
USA | CBS – CBS Television Studios | 21 minutes | Broadcast 27 October 2016 – 8 May 2017

Andy Ackerman as Executive Producer/Director (Pilot)
Chris Harris as Executive Producer
Mike Gibbons as Creator/Executive Producer

Stephen Fry as Roland
Amy Hill as Carol
Joel McHale as Ashley Jack Gordon
Susannah Fielding as Brooke
Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Clark Roberts
Shaun Brown as Mason
Christine Ko as Emma Cho
Chris Williams as Eddie

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