Please Like Me
Creator/star: Josh Thomas
Season two premiere: Aug. 8, 10 p.m.
About: Think “Louie,” but with a gawky 25-year-old Australian comedian at the center. Josh Thomas’ autobiographical comedy about his misadventures caught the attention of execs at Participant Media’s Pivot cabler after its premiere on Oz’s ABC2 last year. Pivot came onboard as a co-producer for season two. Thomas turned on the charm while promoting the series at the Television Critics Assn. press tour, explaining that the show should appeal to more than viewers in his own demo.
Quote: “This idea that television for 20-year-olds should be super different is kind of crazy. … I’m quite interested in my parents. They’re a big part of my life, and they’re a big part of the show.”