WHEN THE KNIGHTS DISCOVER THEY MUST GET PHYSICAL TO PUSH PAST
THE BRAWNY ARMED SECURITY GUARDS OUTSIDE MICK JAGGER�S APARTMENT,
THEY FIND A SELF-DEFENSE EXPERT TO TRAIN THEM -- BUT HE�S MORE INTENT ON
FLIRTING WITH ESPERANZA -- ON ABC�S �THE KNIGHTS OF PROSPERITY�
�Operation: Fighting Shape� � After the Knights cleverly solve the problem of getting past the thumbprint sensor outside Mick Jagger�s front door, they determine that more physical force may be necessary to challenge the burly armed guards who defend his home. Esperanza meets the problem head-on, hiring �world famous self defense and security expert� Hawthorne Jansen to teach the gang the tricks of the trade. However, not only is the hunky instructor intent on exposing Eugene�s and group�s weaknesses, he has set his sights on Esperanza, much to Eugene�s dismay, on �The Knights of Prosperity,� WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17 ( 9:00-9:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
�The Knights of Prosperity� stars Donal Logue as Eugene Gurkin, Sof�a Vergara as Esperanza Villalobos, Lenny Venito as Francis �Squatch� Squacieri, Maz Jobrani as Gourishankar �Gary� Subramaniam, Kevin Michael Richardson as Rockefeller Butts and Josh Grisetti as Louis Plunk.
Guest-starring are Robert L. Devaney as Hawthorne Jansen, Reiko Aylesworth as Simone Cashwell, Rizwan Manji as dentist, Kevin Carrigan as Frank Cortland, Anthony J. Ribustello as drunk guy, Laurence Winslow as security guard #1, Sean Tarjoto as Nath Pran and Ward Duffy as security guard #2.
�Operation: Fighting Shape� is written by Jon Beckerman and Rob Burnett, and directed by Don Scardino.
�The Knights of Prosperity� is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC�s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning.
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