Thursday, March 16, 2017

ABC Sets Premiere Date for New Comedy 'Downward Dog'

ABC has set the premiere date for its new original comedy series Downward Dog starring Emmy nominee Allison Tolman, it was announced today.

The first season of Downward Dog will premiere with a special sneak peek on Wednesday, May 17 at 9:30/8:30c., immediately following the season finale of Modern Family. The comedy will move to its regular time period on Tuesday, May 23 at 8/7c. 

Based on the web series of the same name, the comedy follows the day-to-day life of Nan (Allison Tolman), as told by her increasingly lonely and philosophical dog, Martin (voiced by Samm Hodges). Nan attempts to juggle her tumultuous personal life with a stressful career, unjustly supervised by her self-obsessed boss. Having her story told from the canine perspective provides a uniquely unfiltered point of view that helps us laugh and cry about what it means to be a human being in the twenty-first century. It's a show about a dog and the girl he adores, and even at their worst, Nan and Martin just might be best for one another.

In addition to Tolman, the cast also includes Lucas Neff, Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Barry Rothbart.

Michael Killen and Samm Hodges created the series. They executive produce with Kat Likkel, John Hoberg, Jimmy Miller, Sam Hansen and Kathy Dzubiek. ABC Studios and Legendary Television produce.