How to Be a Gentleman


HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN, inspired by the book of the same name, is a comedy about the unlikely friendship between a traditional, refined writer and an unrefined personal trainer. Andrew Carlson (David Hornsby) is an etiquette columnist whose devotion to ideals from a more civilized time has lead to a life detached from modern society. Infectiously optimistic, Bert Lansing (Kevin Dillon) is a reformed "bad boy" from Andrew's past who inherited a fitness center, but can still be rude, loud and sloppy. When Andrew's editor, Jerry (Dave Foley), tells him to put a modern, sexy twist on his column or be fired, he hires Bert as a life coach in the hopes of learning to be less "gentle man" and more "real man." Andrew's mom, Diane (Nancy Lenehan), and his bossy sister, Janet (Mary Lynn Rajskub), support the plan, as would Janet's husband, Mike (Rhys Darby), if he was allowed to have an opinion. Though Andrew and Bert's views may be centuries apart, they may find they're each other's missing link. David Hornsby ("It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"), Adam Chase ("Friends"), Ted Schachter ("The Invention of Lying"), Joe Hipps and Modi Wiczyk are executive producers for CBS Television Studios.

CBS Announces 2011 Fall Premiere Dates

CBS, America's most watched network, will officially open the 2011-2012 season on Monday, Sept. 19, highlighted by the special series debut of its new comedy, Two Broke Girls, which premieres at a special time behind the season premiere of Two and a Half Men.

CBS will once again launch the majority of its new and returning programming during premiere week (Sept. 19-25). Survivor premieres one week earlier (Wednesday, Sept. 14) for the ninth time in the past 10 seasons, and the comedies Mike & Molly (Monday, Sept. 26) and How to Be a Gentleman (Thursday, Sept. 29) will debut one week later.

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‘Person of Interest’, ‘Unforgettable’, ‘A Gifted Man’, ‘How to Be a Gentleman’ and ‘Two Broke Girls’ Trailers from CBS

CBS unveiled its 2011-2012 fall lineup yesterday, which included three new dramas and two new comedies. The network has released trailers for the new shows Person of Interest, Unforgettable, A Gifted Man, How to Be a Gentleman, and Two Broke Girls. Take a look at all of these trailers, plus the series descriptions, below.

Person of Interest stars James Caviezel, Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson and Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson in a crime thriller about a presumed dead former-CIA agent who teams up with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes by using their own brand of vigilante justice. Reese's (Caviezel) special training in covert operations appeals to Finch (Emerson), a software genius who invented a program that uses pattern recognition to identify people about to be involved in violent crimes. Using state-of-the-art surveillance technology, the two work outside of the law using Reese's adept skills and Finch's unlimited wealth to unravel the mystery of the person of interest and stop the crime before it happens. Reese's actions catch the attention of the NYPD, including homicide detective Carter (Henson), and Fusco (Kevin Chapman), a cop who Reese uses to his advantage. With infinite crimes to investigate, Reese and Finch find that the right person, with the right information, at the right time, can change everything. Emmy Award winners J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk (Lost), Academy Award nominee Jonathan Nolan (Memento), David Semel (Heroes) and Greg Plageman (Cold Case) are the executive producers for Warner Bros. Television.

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CBS Announces 2011-2012 Fall Primetime Schedule

CBS announced today its new 2011-2012 primetime schedule, ordering five new series and making key time-period moves for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and The Good Wife to strengthen its already top-rated primetime lineup. CBS will, once again, finish the season as America's most watched network, marking the eighth time it has done so in the last nine years.

The new series include three new dramas and two new comedies: Person of Interest, a crime thriller from renowned executive producer J.J. Abrams starring James Caviezel, Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson and Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson; Unforgettable, starring Dylan Walsh and Poppy Montgomery as a former detective with a rare condition that enables her to remember virtually every detail from every day of her life; A Gifted Man about a preeminent surgeon whose life changes forever when his deceased ex-wife returns, starring Patrick Wilson and Jennifer Ehle; Two Broke Girls, a comedy about two strikingly different young waitresses who form an unlikely friendship, starring Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs; and an odd-couple comedy, How to Be a Gentleman, starring David Hornsby and Kevin Dillon, about a refined magazine columnist and his very unrefined personal trainer.

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Mary Lynn Rajskub and Michelle Trachtenberg Land Roles on CBS Pilots

Two CBS pilots have added new cast members with Mary Lynn Rajskub joining How to Be a Gentleman and Michelle Trachtenberg signing on for an Untitled Peter Knight Project.

Mary Lynn Rajskub will play Janet on How to Be a Gentleman, the no-nonsense sister of David Hornsby's character, Alan. We reported earlier today that Kevin Dillon signed on to play Bert, who tries to teach Alan about how to live a better life. David Hornsby wrote the pilot script.

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Kevin Dillon Learns ‘How to Be a Gentleman’

Entourage star Kevin Dillon has landed the second lead in the new CBS pilot How to Be a Gentleman alongside David Hornsby.

The pilot, which is based off the book of the same name by John Bridges, centers on Allan, an uptight man (David Hornsby) who gets life lessons from his exuberant friend, Bert. Kevin Dillon will portray Bert, who has a youthful outlook on life, although he tends to overstep his boundaries.

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