Weird Loners is an American comedy television series created by Michael J. Weithorn. The 6-episode first season was ordered straight-to-series by the Fox network in 2014.[The series is executive produced by Weithorn and Jake Kasdan. The series premiered on March 31, 2015.
On May 11, 2015, Fox canceled Weird Loners after one season. Kevin Reilly, the network President who had ordered the series from Weithorn's spec script in 2013, was fired a few months later leaving the series without a champion at the network.
Four people who fear personal relationships are unexpectedly thrust into one another's lives and form an unlikely bond while living in a townhouse in Queens, New York.
- Becki Newton as Caryn Goldfarb, a high-strung dental hygienist who was engaged to be married but suddenly decides to call off her engagement after a brief fling with Stosh.
- Zachary Knighton as Stosh Lewandowski, Eric's sleazy cousin, whose womanizing lifestyle has recently cost him his job. With no job and nowhere to live, he is forced to move in with his cousin Eric.
- Nate Torrence as Eric Lewandowski, a toll collector who is suddenly on his own for the first time after his father unexpectedly passes away. After the funeral, his estranged cousin Stosh offers to move in with him.
- Meera Rohit Kumbhani as Zara Sandhu, an angst-ridden artist, who befriends Eric after he buys one of her paintings
- Susie Essman as Evelyn Goldfarb, Caryn's mother.
- David Wain as Howard, Caryn's ex-fiancé.
Weird Loners received mixed reviews, with Rotten Tomatoes giving the series a score of 42% based on reviews from 24 critics and an average rating of 5.5 out of 10. Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times gave the series a positive review, stating: "[Weird Loners is] not loud or frenetic. It’s not particularly cutting-edge. It’s just funny, in a relaxed way that’s welcome somehow in a television spectrum full of pushiness and intensity."
Gwen Ihnat of The A.V. Club wrote a positive review giving the series a "B+" grade. She observed that "What Weird Lonershas in its corner is an appealing cast and some hard-hitting TV vets" and remarked that "Since [Jake] Kasdan and [Michael J.] Weithorn both know their way around a sitcom set, it’s not a surprise that Weird Loners soon adds more gravity than most new shows boast from right out of the gate."
Season 1 1. 1-1 31 Mar 15 Weird Pilot 2. 1-2 07 Apr 15 Weird Dance 3. 1-3 14 Apr 15 Weirded Out 4. 1-4 21 Apr 15 Weird Knight 5. 1-5 28 Apr 15 The Weirdfather 6. 1-6 05 May 15 We're Here. We're Weird. Get Used To Us.
Four relationship-phobic people are unexpectedly thrust into one another’s lives and form an unlikely bond in a townhouse in Queens, NY.
Four odd anti-social people end up sharing a townhouse in Queens.
Original Name: Weird Loners
Number of Seasons: 1
Number of Episodes: 6
Certification / MPAA Film Rating: TV-14
Network(s): Fox Broadcasting Company
First Air Date: March 31, 2015
Last Air Date: May 5, 2015
Episode Runtime: 30 mins
Primary Year: 2015
Created by: Michael J. Weithorn
Production Companies: 20th Century Fox Television
Spoken Language(s): English
Origin Countries: United States of America
Season 1 — 6 Episodes — Air Date: March 31, 2015
Becki Newton – Caryn Goldfarb
Zachary Knighton – Stosh Lewandowski
Nate Torrence – Eric Lewandowski
Meera Rohit Kumbhani – Zara Sandhu
aired from: Mar 2015 to: May 2015 cancelled/ended 6 eps Fox (US) 30 min comedy
Tags: 2015, 20th Century Fox Television, Becki Newton, Canceled, Comedy, English, Hollywood, Meera Rohit Kumbhani, Nate Torrence, New York, roommate, Scripted, TV Series, TV-14, Zachary Knighton