|Based on|| Camping |
by Julia Davis
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||28–31 minutes|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||5.1 surround|
|Original release||October 14 –|
December 2, 2018
Camping is an American comedy television series, based on the British series Camping created by Julia Davis, that premiered on October 14, 2018, on HBO. The series was created by Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner and stars an ensemble cast including Jennifer Garner, David Tennant, Juliette Lewis, Ione Skye, Chris Sullivan, Cheyenne Haynes, Arturo Del Puerto, Janicza Bravo, and Brett Gelman.
Camping follows "Walt, whose 45th birthday was supposed to be a delightful weekend back to nature, at least according to his obsessively organized and aggressively controlling wife Kathryn. But when the camping trip gathers Kathryn's meek sister, holier than thou ex-best friend and a free-spirited tagalong in one place, it becomes a weekend of tested marriages and woman on woman crime that won't soon be forgotten. Plus, bears."
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|1||"Pilot"||Jenni Konner||Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner||October 14, 2018||0.544|
|2||"Going to Town"||Jenni Konner||Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner||October 21, 2018||0.404|
|3||"Fishing Trip"||John Riggi||John Riggi||October 28, 2018||0.384|
|4||"Up All Night"||Wendey Stanzler||Paula Pell||November 4, 2018||0.265|
|5||"Just Plain Mad"||Jude Weng||Travon Free & Lena Dunham||November 11, 2018||0.246|
|6||"Carleen?!"||Wendey Stanzler||Lena Dunham||November 18, 2018||0.273|
|7||"Birthday Party (Part 1)"||Jude Weng||Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner||November 25, 2018||0.298|
|8||"Birthday Party (Part 2)"||Jason Benjamin||Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner||December 2, 2018||0.308|
On February 8, 2018, it was announced that HBO had given the production a series order consisting of eight half-hour episodes. Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner had been developing the series with HBO for some time prior to the announcement and finally received a green light following Jennifer Garner's commitment to star. The series is based on the British series Camping created by Julia Davis. The series was expected to be written by Dunham and Konner who would also executive produce alongside Julia Davis, Christine Langan, and Ilene S. Landress. Production companies involved in the series were slated to include A Casual Romance, Hush Ho, and Baby Cow Productions.
On March 19, 2018, it was reported that Tom Lassally had joined the series as an executive producer for 3 Arts Entertainment.On July 25, 2018, it was announced that the series would premiere on October 14, 2018.
Alongside the initial series announcement, it was reported that Jennifer Garner had been cast in the series' lead role.On March 16, 2018, it was announced that David Tennant had joined the main cast in the lead male role. A few days later, it was reported that Janicza Bravo, Arturo Del Puerto, Brett Gelman, and Juliette Lewis had been cast as series regulars and that Bridget Everett was joining the series in a recurring capacity. That same month, Ione Skye also joined the main cast. On May 16, 2018, it was reported that Busy Philipps and Nicole Richie had joined the cast of the series in undisclosed capacity.
Principal photography was expected to begin in the spring of 2018 in Los Angeles.
On July 25, 2018, the series held a panel at the Television Critics Association's annual summer press tour featuring executive producer Jenni Konner and cast member Jennifer Garner.The following day, a teaser trailer for the series was released.
The series has been met with a mixed to negative response from critics upon its premiere. On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds a 27% approval rating, with an average rating of 4.84 out of 10 based on 51 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "The first season of Camping makes it difficult to determine who the least happy campers are: those on the screen or those watching it."Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the season a score of 50 out of 100 based on 29 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews."
In a negative review, Variety 's Caroline Farmke criticized the series saying, "the series wastes its potential, showing so little insight or movement that watching Camping becomes nearly as unpleasant as it is for the characters living through it." In another unfavorable critique, Collider 's Andrea Reiher was equally dismissive saying, "It truly leaves one wondering: What is the point of this show? If it's not laughs or personal growth, is it just a slice-of-life comedy about unlikable people? That's not enough, especially in this overcrowded TV landscape. Plus, who has the patience to wait half a season or more before finding characters they want to stay with on this journey? Despite high hopes for this combination of Dunham's writing talent and Garner's charisma, there just isn't enough over the first four episodes to really make this a comedy worth tuning into. You can skip this Camping trip." In a more mixed assessment, Indiewire Ben Travers was slightly more positive saying, "Camping is certainly an ensemble-driven comedy, and the supporting cast is easier to get behind, but that's like saying it's easier to build a fire with a piece of glass than two rocks. Both will test your patience, and they don't work well together." In a rare positive evaluation, The Wall Street Journal 's John Anderson described the series as "A very funny, quasi-cringy series that takes the Sartre-esque point of view into the great outdoors." Gwen Inhat of The A.V. Club summed up her D+ review, "It’s a waste of a fine cast and a bucolic setting. One possible upside for the series is that Camping might inspire people to go camping themselves, just to get away from TV for awhile". Due to the mostly negative reviews, the show was cancelled after one season.
|No.||Title||Air date|| Rating |
|1||"Pilot"||October 14, 2018||0.1||0.544||0.267||0.811|
|2||"Going to Town"||October 21, 2018||0.1||0.404||0.181||0.585|
|3||"Fishing Trip"||October 28, 2018||0.1||0.384||0.188||0.572|
|4||"Up All Night"||November 4, 2018||0.1||0.265||0.169||0.434|
|5||"Just Plain Mad"||November 11, 2018||0.1||0.246||0.233||0.479|
|6||"Carleen?!"||November 18, 2018||0.1||0.273||0.177||0.450|
|7||"Birthday Party (Part 1)"||November 25, 2018||0.1||0.298||0.183||0.481|
|8||"Birthday Party (Part 2)"||December 2, 2018||0.1||0.308||0.172||0.480|
Mrs. Fletcher is an American comedy miniseries based on the 2017 novel of the same name written by Tom Perrotta. The series stars Kathryn Hahn and has been given a series order by HBO. The pilot was written by Perrotta and directed by Nicole Holofcener.
Lena Dunham is an American actress, filmmaker and writer. She is known as the creator, writer, and star of the HBO television series Girls (2012–2017), for which she received several Emmy Award nominations and two Golden Globe Awards. Dunham also directed several episodes of Girls and became the first woman to win the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Comedy Series. Prior to Girls, Dunham wrote, directed, and starred in the semi-autobiographical independent film Tiny Furniture (2010), for which she won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay.
Jennifer "Jenni" A. Konner is an American television writer, producer and director. She is best known as co-showrunner and writer with Lena Dunham of the HBO series Girls. In 2016, she directed the season finale of the fifth season of Girls entitled "I Love You Baby" and in 2017, she directed the episode "Latching," which served as the series finale; both episodes were co-written by Judd Apatow, Dunham and Konner.
Room 104 is an American television anthology series created by Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass. The series debuted on July 28, 2017, on HBO. A twelve-episode second season aired between November 9 and December 15, 2018. On February 8, 2019, HBO revealed that a third season had been filmed and that the network were in talks for a fourth season renewal. The show's twelve-episode third season premiered on September 13, 2019. Filming for season 4 was completed by September 2019. In May 2020, HBO announced that the fourth season would be its last and it premiered on July 24, 2020, and concluded on October 9, 2020.
Insecure is an American comedy-drama television series created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, and is partially based on Rae's acclaimed web series Awkward Black Girl. The series premiered online on September 23, 2016, via HBO Now and HBO Go, before airing weekly on HBO from October 9, 2016. On November 14, 2016, HBO renewed the show for a second season which premiered on July 23, 2017. On August 8, 2017, HBO renewed the show for a third season, which premiered on August 12, 2018. On September 6, 2018, HBO renewed the series for a fourth season which premiered on April 12, 2020. On May 1, 2020, the series was renewed for a fifth season. On January 13, 2021, HBO announced that the fifth season will be its last. The fifth season is set to premiere in October 2021.
Claws is an American comedy-drama television series that premiered on TNT on June 11, 2017. The series was ordered for a first season containing 10 episodes on December 13, 2016, and was originally developed as a half-hour, single-camera comedy for HBO. Set in Palmetto, Florida, the series is mostly filmed in New Orleans.
Dietland is an American dark comedy drama television series created by Marti Noxon, based on the 2015 novel of the same name by Sarai Walker. The straight-to-series 10-episode first season premiered on AMC with back to back episodes on June 4, 2018.
Grown-ish is an American sitcom series and a spin-off of the ABC series Black-ish. The single-camera comedy follows the Johnsons' eldest daughter Zoey as she goes to college, begins her journey to adulthood but quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest. Deon Cole, Trevor Jackson, Francia Raisa, Emily Arlook, Jordan Buhat, Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Luka Sabbat, Diggy Simmons and Chris Parnell also star.
Dirty John is an American true crime anthology television series, based on the podcast of the same name by Christopher Goffard, that premiered on November 25, 2018, on Bravo. Outside the United States, it was made available through Netflix on February 14, 2019. The series was created by Alexandra Cunningham also an executive producer alongside Richard Suckle, Charles Roven, Mark Herzog, Christopher G. Cowen, and Chris Argentieri. The series was initially given an order for two seasons. In May 2019, it was announced that the series will be moving from Bravo to USA Network, ahead of the premiere of the second season. The second season is titled Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story. A trailer for the season was released on March 25, 2020, featuring Christian Slater and Amanda Peet in the role of Betty Broderick. In April 2020, it was announced that the second season would premiere on June 2, 2020, with a sneak peek of the first episode of the second season airing on May 31, 2020.
Black Monday is an American historical dark comedy television series created by Jordan Cahan and David Caspe that premiered on January 20, 2019, on Showtime. The series stars Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells, Regina Hall, Casey Wilson, and Paul Scheer and follows the employees of second-tier Wall Street trading firm the Jammer Group during the year leading up to "Black Monday", the day when international stock markets crashed in 1987. In April 2019, the series was renewed for a second season that premiered on March 15, 2020. In October 2020, the series was renewed for a third season, which premiered on May 23, 2021.
Avenue 5 is a science fiction comedy television series created by Armando Iannucci that premiered on HBO in the United States on January 19, 2020. It stars Hugh Laurie and Josh Gad in lead roles as captain and owner of a fictional interplanetary cruise ship Avenue 5. The series was produced by HBO in the United States and Sky UK in the United Kingdom. In February 2020, the series was renewed for a second season.
The Other Two is an American comedy television series created by Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider. The story follows two floundering millennial siblings who must grapple with their 13-year-old brother's overnight fame. The series premiered on Comedy Central on January 24, 2019, and was renewed for a second season on February 11. The second season premiered on August 26, 2021 on HBO Max.
The Outsider is an American psychological thriller-horror crime drama television series based on the 2018 novel of the same name by Stephen King, adapted for television by Richard Price. It was ordered to series on December 3, 2018, after being optioned as a miniseries by Media Rights Capital in June 2018. It premiered on HBO on January 12, 2020. It stars Ben Mendelsohn, Cynthia Erivo, Bill Camp, Paddy Considine, Julianne Nicholson, and Jason Bateman.
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist is an American musical comedy-drama television series created by Austin Winsberg that premiered on January 7, 2020 on NBC. The series stars Jane Levy as Zoey Clarke, a software developer who discovers she has the ability to hear the innermost thoughts of people as songs. Each episode features multiple song-and-dance numbers that develop the storyline. The series also stars Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, Peter Gallagher, Mary Steenburgen, Lauren Graham, Kapil Talwalkar, Andrew Leeds, Alice Lee, and Michael Thomas Grant. In June 2020, the series was renewed for a second season which premiered on January 5, 2021. In June 2021, the series was canceled after two seasons, but is expected to shop to other networks. In August 2021, it was announced that streaming service The Roku Channel was nearing a deal for a two-hour holiday movie, which if successful, could lead to more episodes.
The Unicorn is an American sitcom created by Bill Martin, Mike Schiff and Grady Cooper for CBS which premiered on September 26, 2019 and concluded on March 18, 2021. It stars Walton Goggins along with Rob Corddry, Omar Miller, Maya Lynne Robinson, Ruby Jay, MaKenzie Moss, Devin Bright, and Michaela Watkins in supporting roles. In May 2020, the series was renewed for a second season which premiered on November 12, 2020. In May 2021, the series was canceled after two seasons.
Industry is a British-American television drama series created by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay. It premiered on 9 November 2020 on HBO in the United States, and on 10 November 2020 on BBC Two in the United Kingdom. It was renewed for a second season in December 2020.
How To with John Wilson is an American comedy television docuseries created by filmmaker John Wilson. The series, executive produced by Nathan Fielder, Michael Koman and Clark Reinking, was ordered by HBO. It premiered on October 23, 2020. On December 9, 2020, HBO renewed the series for a second season to premiere in 2021.
The eighth season of Chicago P.D., an American police drama television series with executive producer Dick Wolf, and producers Derek Haas, Michael Brandt, and Rick Eid. The season premiered on November 11, 2020.