ABC will kick off the New Year with the premieres of the innovative new comedies The Knights of Prosperity and In Case of Emergency on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3. The Knights of Prosperity will air at 9:00 p.m., ET, followed by In Case of Emergency at 9:30 p.m., ET.
The Knights of Prosperity is a hilarious tale of haves and have nots, starring Donal Logue as the leader of a band of affable, new-age Robin Hoods who have never even shoplifted a candy bar, but now find themselves prepping for a heist to finance all of their long-held, heart-felt dreams. The target -- Rock icon Mick Jagger's super luxe Central Park West apartment.
In the premiere episode, "Pilot," Eugene Gurkin's (Donal Logue) dreams have always exceeded his means. In fact his dead end job on the late, late janitorial shift won't even fund a bottle of premium booze. In a serendipitous moment, he catches an episode of an entertainment news show and his passion is ignited. Soon he excitedly recruits a group of "average Joes" into his "gang" -- The Knights of Prosperity - to plan the celebrity heist. The first order of business is to get a copy of the key to Jagger's apartment. And, as usual for this group of "Ocean's Idiots," nothing comes easily. Their scheme is to steal from the rich and give to the poor - namely, themselves. What they don't realize is that there's a much richer target for them... the chance to find hope, self-esteem and self-confidence.
The Knights of Prosperity stars Donal Logue (Grounded for Life) as Eugene Gurkin, Sofía Vergara (Hot Properties) 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.
The series is co-created and executive-produced by Rob Burnett and Jon Beckerman. David Letterman, Mick Jagger and Victoria Pearman are also executive producers. Merrill Karpf, Steve Tompkins and Eric Horsted are co-executive producers. The Knights of Prosperity, a single-camera comedy, is a production of Touchstone Television.
In Case of Emergency is a unique laugh-out-loud comedy that proves any colossal mistake can be overcome with a lot of help from your friends... and pain killers. It is the story of four old friends from high school who find themselves at that stage where they realize that their lives didn't turn out exactly the way they'd planned. Unhappily divorced greeting card writer Harry goes for a relaxing "massage," only to discover his scantily clad "therapist" is Kelly, their high school valedictorian, who's had her own fall from grace. Diet Guru Sherman returns home to discover his wife has left him and taken everything he owns; devastated by the loss, he hijacks a bakery truck and binges on all its contents. Faced with imprisonment for his role in a corporate scandal, financial whiz Jason botches his suicide attempt only to shoot himself in the foot - literally. Over the course of one crazy evening, a series of calamities reunites this hapless brood at Los Angeles Westside Hospital, where they all find themselves under the care of a reluctant Dr. Joanna.
In Case of Emergency stars David Arquette (Scream) as Jason Ventress, Jonathan Silverman (Jekyll) as Harry Kennison, Greg Germann (Ally McBeal) as Sherman Yablonsky and Kelly Hu (The Scorpion King) as Kelly Lee, a fresh quartet of emotionally and physically injured oddballs. Also starring are Lori Loughlin (Full House, Summerland) as Dr. Joanna, and Jackson Bond (The Invasion) as Harry's young son, Dylan.