The Life & Times of Tim

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The Life & Times of Tim
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Genre Animated Sitcom
Created by Steve Dildarian
Written bySteve Dildarian
Directed bySteve Dildarian
Voices ofSteve Dildarian
Mary Jane Otto
Matt Johnson
Nick Kroll
Peter Giles
Opening theme"I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive" by Hank Williams
Country of originUnited States
Original language English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes30
Executive producers Steve Dildarian
Mike Clements
Tom Werner
Production companies Media Rights Capital
Warner Bros. Television
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network HBO
Picture format 480i (SDTV) 1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 28, 2008 (2008-09-28) 
February 17, 2012 (2012-02-17)
External links

The Life & Times of Tim is an American adult animated sitcom which premiered on September 28, 2008 on HBO. The series was created by Steve Dildarian, and is about a hapless man in his mid-20s named Tim (voiced by Dildarian) who lives in New York City with his girlfriend Amy. Throughout the series, Tim constantly finds himself in increasingly awkward situations in both his work and personal life. [1]


The first season aired in 2008 and has since been aired in numerous countries, and has developed a cult following. The second season debuted on February 19, 2010 on HBO. On June 4, 2010, HBO announced it was canceling the show. There were rumors that it was going to be picked up by another network. [2] On 16 August 2010, [3] it was announced HBO had reversed their original decision to cancel the show, and as a result, a third season was ordered. [3] Season 3 of The Life and Times of Tim premiered on December 16, 2011. [4] The first season was released on DVD on February 9, 2010, the second season was released on DVD on December 13, 2011, and the third season was released on DVD on December 18, 2012.

On April 20, 2012, HBO cancelled the series after three seasons. [5]

The theme song is "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive" performed by country music star Hank Williams.


It is the first HBO animated original since Todd McFarlane's Spawn , which aired from 1997 to 1999. It was originally developed for Fox in 2007, but was instead picked up by HBO for 10 episodes. The first season ran from September 28, 2008 to November 30, 2008 on HBO.

Dildarian, in addition to providing the voice of Tim, serves as the series' executive producer. Dildarian is most notable for his famous "Budweiser Lizards" campaign. He is also known for his animated short Angry Unpaid Hooker, which was awarded the Best Animated Short at the 2006 Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and is the basis for The Life & Times of Tim. Tom Werner ( That '70s Show , 3rd Rock from the Sun , and The Cosby Show ), Jimmy Miller ( Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Borat ) and Mike Clements executive produce as well.

The show aired its last original episode on February 17, 2012. HBO has canceled the series. [6]


Julianne Grossman, Edie McClurg, Andrew Daly, Jon Daly, Kari Wahlgren, Brian Scolaro, Melanie Lynskey, Jamie Denbo, Rick Gomez, and Eddie Pepitone provide additional voices in various episodes.

Guest voices have included Bob Saget as Tim's coworker Party Marty; Jeff Garlin as Stu's dad; Cheri Oteri as Bashko's daughter Blobsnark; Daniel Tosh as Theo the "Internet Technology" guy; Trevor Moore as Larry, owner of "Larry's Bras & Hooker Outfits"; Aziz Ansari; Elliott Gould as Dr. Fishman; Bob Odenkirk as the "Bathroom Guy"; Marc Wootton as Ringmaster; and Billy Dee Williams as himself, and Tim Meadows as himself.


Each 30 minute episode consists of two 15 minute segments.

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1 10September 28, 2008November 30, 2008
2 10February 19, 2010April 30, 2010
3 10December 16, 2011February 17, 2012

Season 1: 2008

#TotalTitleOriginal air date
11"Angry Unpaid Hooker/Rodney's Bachelor Party"September 28, 2008 (2008-09-28)
Tim tries to explain to his girlfriend and her parents why a prostitute is in his apartment; Rodney tells the office staff a made-up story about what Tim did at his bachelor party.
22"Latino Tim/The Priest Is Drunk"October 5, 2008 (2008-10-05)
Tim's boss asks him to act like he's the Hispanic Vice President of his company, to which he grudgingly agrees; while at his girlfriend's sister's wedding, Tim strikes up a conversation with an unconventional priest.
33"Senior Prom/Tim Fights an Old Man"October 12, 2008 (2008-10-12)
To get a promotion, Tim agrees to take his boss's daughter to her senior prom; Tim gets into fight with an elderly man after offering him his seat on the bus.
44"Mad Dog Tim/Monday Night Confession"October 19, 2008 (2008-10-19)
Tim's co-workers give him a new nickname; Tim confesses something extremely embarrassing he did while at a baptism.
55"Tim, Stu and Marie/Miss February"October 26, 2008 (2008-10-26)
Stu invites Tim to join him on his first date with Marie, which Tim later regrets; Tim makes a critical mistake while buying Amy's Valentine's-Day gift.
66"Bashko's Hairy Daughter/Tim's Not Singing"November 2, 2008 (2008-11-02)
Tim tries to help Bashko's daughter get a good job; Debbie tries to help Tim when he messes up with his co-workers.
77"Hottest Babes on the Planet/Suck It Philly"November 9, 2008 (2008-11-09)
Tim gets into trouble after Rodney and Stu pull a prank in the office; Tim shows Amy's father a good time.
88"Insurmountable High Score/Tim vs. the Baby"November 16, 2008 (2008-11-16)
Tim accidentally messes up the mail guy's life in a bad way; Amy begins to think that Tim is anti-baby after he rebukes a woman breastfeeding in a café.
99"Mugger/Cin City"November 23, 2008 (2008-11-23)
Tim tries to help the mugger who attacks him on the subway; Tim is sent on a business trip with one of his older co-workers.
1010"Theo Strikes Back/Amy Gets Wasted"November 30, 2008 (2008-11-30)
Tim's boss encourages him to have an affair with his wife; after Amy gets naked at a party in front of Stu, she gives Tim a free pass to do whatever he wants.

Season 2: 2010

#TotalTitleOriginal airdateU.S. Viewers
111"Tim's Beard/Unjustly Neglected Drama"February 19, 2010 (2010-02-19)0.126 [7]
Tim's post-breakup beard receives a negative reception at the office; Stu's pot dealer (Will Forte) persuades Tim and Stu to attend his play.
212"The Comeback Sermon/Atlantic City"February 26, 2010 (2010-02-26)0.120 [8]
Tim helps the priest (Rick Gomez) return from his suspension; Tim, Stu and Rodney take the day off from work to go to Atlantic City, where they run into a familiar-looking stripper (Jamie Denbo).
313"Legend of the Month/Marie's Dead Husband"March 5, 2010 (2010-03-05)N/A
A female firefighter (Missi Pyle) tells Tim to claim she saved him; Tim discovers a secret about Marie.
414"The Girl Scout Incident/Rodney Has a Wife"March 12, 2010 (2010-03-12)0.179 [9]
After being accused of hating children for not buying Girl Scout cookies at work, Tim agrees to take a Boy Scout troop on a camping trip; Tim assists Rodney in winning back his wife Rochelle (Debi Mazar), who is cheating on Rodney with a hockey player (Andrew Daly).
515"Pharmaceutical Sales Rep Gone Wild/Amy's Got a Gun"March 19, 2010 (2010-03-19)0.166 [10]
Tim is caught in the middle of a battle between a sleazy doctor (Jason Mantzoukas) and a suicidal pharmaceutical sales rep (Jessica St. Clair); Amy goes overboard when she buys a gun after getting mugged.
616"The Salty Jazz/Jews Love to Laugh"March 26, 2010 (2010-03-26) [11] 0.130 [12]
The Boss spends a night out with Tim, Rodney and Stu; Amy's Jewish friend (James Urbaniak) regrets buying Tim's favorite bar.
717"Nagging Blonde/Tim & the Elephant"April 9, 2010 (2010-04-09) [13] 0.104 [14]
Tim tries to get his rightfully-earned money from a gambling addict (Aziz Ansari); when Stu falls in love with an elephant-cruelty protester (Casey Wilson), one of the animals grows attached to Tim.
818"Debbie's Mom/The Escape Artist"April 16, 2010 (2010-04-16) [15] 0.184 [16]
After Debbie is stung by a bee, Tim meets Debbie's mom (Jennifer Coolidge) and learns some disturbing details about his future; Tim is picked from the audience to assist an escape artist (Paul F. Tompkins) at a work retreat.
919"Personality Disorder/Stu Is Good at Something"April 23, 2010 (2010-04-23) [17] 0.108 [18]
Tim's costume gets him in trouble at work and diagnosed with a personality disorder by a child psychologist (Elliott Gould), which his boss wants to take advantage of; when Stu discovers he has a new talent after the elder O'Flaherty (J.K. Simmons) replaces the bar pool table with a ping-pong table, he takes on a tough challenger (Judah Friedlander).
1020"London Calling/Novelist"April 30, 2010 (2010-04-30) [19] 0.197 [20]
The Chairman of Omnicorp (Alfred Molina) takes a liking to Tim; Tim decides to become a writer after an interesting meeting with a drunken novelist (Philip Baker Hall)

Season 3: 2011–12

On June 4, 2010, HBO cancelled The Life & Times of Tim and tried to sell it to Adult Swim, Comedy Central, and TBS. On August 16, 2010, HBO reversed their plan to cancel the series, ordering a third season of 10 episodes. The season premiered on December 16, 2011 and ended on February 17, 2012. HBO cancelled the series for the second time on April 20, 2012.

#TotalTitleOriginal airdateU.S. Viewers
121"The Model from Newark/Tim's Hair Looks Amazing"16 December 2011 (2011-12-16) [4] 0.082 [21]
Tim becomes an assistant to a women's professional basketball player (Kym Whitley); Tim must find a new barbershop.
222"Percey Davis Boulevard/Cool Uncle Stu Balls"23 December 2011 (2011-12-23)0.131 [22]
The Boss seeks Tim's help when a parade is held in his honor; Stu feels rejected when his nephew (Paul Rust) stops by for a visit.
323"The Caddy's Shack/The Sausage Salesman"30 December 2011 (2011-12-30)0.078 [23]
Tim gets back his high-school job as a golf caddy; Tim tells Amy's parents he's a sausage salesman.
424"Super Gay Eduardo/The Pros and Cons of Killing Tim"6 January 2012 (2012-01-06)0.118 [24]
Tim tries to help an immigrant worker (Horatio Sanz); former Omnicorp employees file a class-action lawsuit with Tim as a key witness.
525"A Tale of Two Rodneys/Keith to the Rescue"13 January 2012 (2012-01-13)0.165 [25]
Tim ends up with a female assistant named Rodney (Natasha Leggero); the Boss goes to extremes to keep his dog following a divorce.
626"Pudding Boy/The Celebrity Who Shall Remain Nameless"20 January 2012 (2012-01-20)0.107 [26]
Tim is embarrassed by his past on a business trip; Tim and Amy move into a new co-op building, but are confused by a confidentiality agreement.
727"Strip Club Hostage Situation/Game Night"27 January 2012 (2012-01-27)0.119 [27]
Tim's corporate credit-card bill breaks a company record; Game Night at Amy and Tim's is interrupted when Tim ventures out in bad weather to buy a popular game.
828"Action-Packed Heist/Fall Foliage"3 February 2012 (2012-02-03)0.115 [28]
The Boss uses a ruse to plan a heist to get Keith back from his ex-wife; Tim joins a fall foliage tour (led by Fred Willard) and embarrasses himself in several confusing mishaps.
929"The Well Dressed Snitch/Pray for the Jets"10 February 2012 (2012-02-10)0.101 [29]
Tim's inappropriate semi-formal attire and miscommunication over a shoot for GQ/GQ Magazine leads to more problems with OmniCorp; The priest returns with some gambling concerns that turn into problems for Tim (features Bob Einstein as bookie's voice).
1030"The Smug Chiropractor/Corporate Disaster"17 February 2012 (2012-02-17)0.157 [30]
Tim is in trouble with one of Amy's friends (Rob Huebel) after implying that chiropractors are not doctors; Tim is elected as Omnicorp's new spokesperson after an Omnicorp-caused disaster.

International syndication

CountryBroadcastersTime SlotNotes
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia SBS2 Thursday, 9:10 pmPremiered originally on Showcase on July 4, 2009.
Flag of the Arab League.svg  Arab League Showtime Arabia Mon-Wed, 10:30 pmPremiered June 10, 2009
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary TV6 Saturday-Sunday, 21:00Premiered May 29, 2010
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark DR2 Fri, 9:25 pmPremiered October 30, 2009
Flag of India.svg  India FX
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland RTÉ Two Thursday, 11:55 pmPremiered January 7, 2010
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  UK Sky Atlantic, Channel One Monday, 10:00 pmPremiered June 9, 2009
Flag of the United States.svg  US HBO Premiered September 28, 2008.
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel yes Stars Comedy Sunday, 22:30
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece FX Tuesdays, 22:30(Repeat) Fridays 22:55
Flag of Malta.svg  Malta FX Tuesdays, 21:30(Repeat) Fridays 21:55
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal FX
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Fox (Poland) Wednesdays, 22:00(Repeat) Saturday 06:30, (Repeat) Sunday 23:50
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada HBO Canada Premiered October 30, 2009
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy DeeJay TV, FX 1st season aired from January 16, 2010, and 2nd season aired from April 12 to April 30, 2010
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands RTL 5 2010TBA
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Comedy Central Mondays 21:00unknown
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 2x2 Weekends 21:00Premiered on "2x2 Animation Night" festival May 14, 2010, [31] Premiered October 9, 2010 on TV. 2 seasons have aired to date.
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Kanal 5 Mondays, 22:30Premiered June 7, 2010
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Antena.neox Tuesdays, 00:45unknown
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway MAX Saturdays, 17:50
Flag of France.svg  France AB1 Saturdays, 22:25
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey FX

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