Sunday, 10 p.m., Showtime

Summary

Executive produced by Jim Carrey, Michael Aguilar, Christina Wayne and writer Dave Flebotte, the dark comedy set in 1970 Los Angeles focuses on comedy club owner “Goldie” (Melissa Leo) and the group of comedians she mentors was based on the nonfiction fiction book by William Knoedelsederm

What The Critics Are Saying (Metascore 62)

  • The series, created by David Flebotte, doesn’t break any particularly new ground–dying is still easy but comedy is still hard–but it is a compelling character-driven attempt to capture a moment in time when comedy and the culture were evolving. — David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle
  • This fictionalized version has strong moments, and the cast is so deep and the level of incidental detail so rich that it’s an eminently watchable show, but one that hasn’t quite figured out how to properly exploit the setting it knows so well. — Alan Sepinwall, UPROXX
  • Dying drops a killer set but doesn’t know how to close the room. — Mark A. Perigard, Boston Herald