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Guest Book, The (TBS 2017)

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For several years, Greg Garcia has been writing fictitious stories in the guest books of various rental cabins in an effort to freak out the next renters. He has always dreamed of having these stories come to life on screen, and now they do in anthology sitcom The Guest Book.

Garcia brings his quirky, signature single-camera comedy to this anthology series centering on a small town vacation home and its visitors. While the house and cast of characters living in this small mountain town remain the same, each episode will feature a different set of guests renting the house. TBS has ordered 10 episodes of The Guest Book, all of which are being written by Garcia.

From TBS’s press release, September 2018… Greg Garcia’s anthology comedy series The Guest Book, which premiered as 2017’s Number 1 new cable comedy, returns to TBS on Tuesday, October 23 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) with back-to-back new episodes.

Subsequent episodes will air on Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT). As planned with every new season of The Guest Book, season two features a new town, new series regulars, and new guest stars.

In the small oceanside community of Mabel Beach, vacationers who stay at the Bare Feet Retreat record their confessions, alibis, and farewells in the cottage’s guest book. They are hosted by town locals Bodhi, Nikki and Tommy, played by series regulars Jimmy Tatro (American Vandal), Kimiko Glenn (Orange Is the New Black), and Dan Beirne (Fargo).

Tommy and Nikki are a couple that manage Emmy Lou’s Grill and Bare Feet Retreat. Bodhi is a handyman who often helps out at the grill and vacation home. Previously announced series regulars Carly Jibson (One Mississippi) and Eddie Steeples (My Name Is Earl) also star in season two. Jibson returns as Vivian, the scheming bikini bar owner, who accompanies Eddie (played by Eddie Steeples) from Mount Trace to the beach in search of a fresh start. Each episode of the season will feature different guest stars.

Season two’s stellar lineup of guest stars includes Pete Davidson (SNL), Will Arnett (Arrested Development), Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire), Matt Walsh (Veep), Lisa Rinna (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), Martha Plimpton (The Real O’Neals), Nat Faxon (Friends from College), Michael Rapaport (Atypical), Steve Zissis (Togetherness), Allison Tolman (Fargo), Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together), Sufe Bradshaw (Veep), Nadine Velazquez (My Name is Earl), Darrell Britt-Gibson (Barry), Adhir Kalyan (I Love Dick), Joey ‘Coco’ Diaz (I’m Dying Up Here), Matthew Moy (2 Broke Girls), Michael Cassidy (People of Earth), Kether Donohue (You’re the Worst), Lexi Ainsworth (General Hospital), and Jon Bass (Miracle Workers), as well as Garret Dillahunt, Kellie Martin, Aloma Wright, Charlie Robinson, Lou Wilson, and Tipper Newton from season one of the series.

production details
USA – TBS – CBS Television Studios – Studio T | x21 minutes | Broadcast from 3 August 2017

Creator and Executive Producer: Greg Garcia
Executive Producer: Alix Jaffe

cast
David Zayas as David
Kellie Martin as Officer Kimberly Leahy
Tommy Dewey as Blake
Kimberly Hebert Gregory as Trina
Michaela Watkins as Phyllis
Arjay Smith as Arlo
Lauren Lapkus as Sandy
Holmes Osborne as Jeff
Tipper Newton as Sinnomin
John Ortiz as Paul
Charles Robinson as Wilfred
Carly Jibson as Vivian
Lou Wilson as Frank
Garret Dillahunt as Dr. Andrew Brown
Jenna Fischer
Stockard Channing as Jill
Kate Micucci as Gillian
Danny Pudi as Tim
Eddie Steeples as Eddie
Jimmy Tatro as Bodhi
Kimiko Glenn as Nikki
Dan Beirne as Tommy
Aloma Wright as Emma
Laura Bell Bundy as Jessica