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[04/16/14 - 08:33 AM]
Participant Media's Pivot Increases Commitment to Originals with Four New Shows, Eleven Series in Development, New Scripted Drama, Franchise Award Show, Over 300 Hours of Original Programming in 2014
Highlights include "Fortitude," a dark drama series, with psychological and thriller elements, that follows the residents of an Arctic town unlike any other place on Earth.

[01/11/14 - 12:47 PM]
Pivot Announces Season Two of Josh Thomas' Critically Acclaimed Scripted Comedy "Please Like Me" Set to Debut in August 2014
Production of season two is scheduled to begin in Australia in February 2014.

[08/01/13 - 12:41 PM]
Video: New Network Pivot Launches Today with Original Take on Classic Video
The video was recorded live all over Los Angeles and features independent artists Run River North, Goldspot, London Thor, Far and Away, Musical Mammal and Rainbow Jackson.

[07/26/13 - 03:46 PM]
Pivot Greenlights Second Season of Josh Thomas' Scripted Comedy "Please Like Me" in Advance of August 1st Debut
Season one will air as a series marathon starting at 8:00/7:00c on Thursday, August 1 with a total of six back-to-back episodes.

[07/11/13 - 09:16 AM]
Pivot to Debut "Please Like Me," Original Series Based on Actual Awkwardly Painful Events of Comedian Josh Thomas on August 1st
The six-episode series will launch with back-to-back episodes on Thursday, August 1 at 8:00/7:00c.







PLEASE LIKE ME (PIVOT)
Returns Friday, August 8
BROADCAST HISTORY:
8/1/13 - ???
STATUS:
returning this summer (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
fridays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (10 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Pivot's press release, April 2014) This quirky, original series is inspired in part by the painfully awkward experiences of 26-year-old Australian comedian Josh Thomas who created, wrote and executive produced the coming-of-age series. Continuing Pivot's mission to spark conversation and inspire change, "Please Like Me" sheds light on a variety of relevant issues that impact the Millennial audience and deal with topics including family relationships, sexuality and mental health. "Please Like Me" is a Pivot Original Series in association with Pigeon Fancier Productions/John and Josh International and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The series was created and written by Josh Thomas, produced by Todd Abbott and directed by Matthew Saville. The series also stars Thomas Ward, Debra Lawrance, David Roberts, Caitlin Stasey, Wade Briggs, Nikita Leigh-Pritchard, Renee Lim, Denise Drysdale, Keegan Joyce, Charlotte Nicdao, Charles Cottier, and Hannah Gadsby. The first season of "Please Like Me" was heralded as one of the best shows of 2013 by The New Yorker, Time, and Entertainment Weekly. "Please Like Me" recently won the 2014 AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) award for Best Television Comedy or Light Entertainment Series, and is currently nominated for a 2014 GLAAD Media Award for Best Television Comedy. Josh Thomas was also the recipient of the 2010 GQ Comedian of the Year Award. Issues: Mental Health; LGBTQ
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Andrew S. Gilbert
· Caitlin Stasey
· David Roberts
· Debra Lawrance
· Josh Thomas
· Judi Farr
· Nikita Leigh-Pritchard
· Renee Lim
· Thomas Ward
· Wade Briggs
CREW INFORMATION:
· Josh Thomas as CRTR/EP
· Kevin Whyte as EP
· Matthew Saville as DIR
· Todd Abbott as EP
· Todd Abbott as PROD
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Australian Broadcasting Corporation
· John and Josh International
· Pigeon Fancier Productions