Media Release: Tuesday March 24, 2020
FOXTEL IS BRINGING THE WORKPLACE HOME
Settle in with your favourite office comedies
Missing your dysfunctional work family while working from home? Foxtel has you covered with a hilarious line-up of the best office comedies available on demand that will bring the workplace to you.
Kicking off today, Foxtel’s BRINGING THE WORKPLACE HOME on demand compilation will feature all your favourite workplace comedies including The Office, Veep, Workaholics, Superstore and Fawlty Towers.
The ultimate workplace comedy and multi-award-winning series, The Office presents a hilarious documentary-style look at the humorous, and sometimes poignant, foolishness that plagues the 9-to-5 world. Based on the award-winning BBC hit, The Office delves into the lives of the workers at Dunder Mifflin, a paper supply company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Andy Bernard (Ed Helms), the preppy salesman and die-hard Cornell alumni whose endless and unique musical talents keep the office entertained, is the new Dunder Mifflin Scranton manager. Reporting to Andy are the loyal, and often times unmotivated, staff who together create a truly dysfunctional and hilarious workplace setting. All nine seasons are available now on Foxtel.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars in Veep as Vice President of the United States, Selina Meyer, who finds the job is nothing like she expected, but everything her incompetent staff warned her about. The series follows Meyer and her team as they attempt to make their mark and leave a legacy without becoming mired in the day-to-day political games that define American politics. All seven seasons of the hilarious and award-winning comedy series Veep are available now on Foxtel.
Starring Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine and Anders Holm, Workaholics follows Blake, Adam and Ders, three friends who work together as telemarketers from 9 to 5, live together from 5 to 9 and party together 24/7. The three met at college, where Blake and Adam were roommates and Anders was their RA. As they settle into adulthood, they continue to do things associated with college after dropping out (such as drinking, partying, and pranks). The self-proclaimed “friendship family’s” schemes are generally confined to their house in Rancho Cucamonga, California, where they often interact with their drug dealer, and a cubicle they share in the Rancho Cucamonga office of a telemarketing company called TelAmeriCorp, where they clash with their boss and coworkers. All seven seasons are available now on Foxtel.
America Ferrera and Ben Feldman star in the hilarious workplace comedy Superstore, about a unique family of employees at a supersized megastore. Superstore centres around Amy, who recently was promoted to be the store manager and is the glue holding the place together, and Jonah, a dreamer determined to prove work doesn’t have to be boring. Their fellow associates include the sardonic Garrett, the sweet and clueless Cheyenne, and the perpetually dismissed Sandra. Also on the team are Glenn, who stepped down as manager in an attempt to have more family time, and Dina, the aggressive assistant manager who enforces Cloud 9 policy with an iron fist. Mateo was also part of the team, most recently as the self-promoted floor supervisor, until being detained due to his undocumented status.
Once named the greatest ever British TV sitcom, Fawlty Towers is the iconic farcical comedy set in a seaside hotel in Torquay run by Basil and Sybil Fawlty, played by John Cleese and Prunella Scales. The plots centre on the tense, rude and put-upon owner Basil Fawlty, his bossy wife Sybil, the sensible chambermaid Polly, who often is the peacemaker and voice of reason, and the hapless and English-challenged Spanish waiter Manuel, showing their attempts to run the hotel amidst farcical situations and an array of demanding and eccentric guests and tradespeople.
All of Foxtel’s workplace comedies are available to stream for Foxtel subscribers On Demand via internet connected IQ boxes, on smartphones and tablets using the Foxtel GO app, and via Foxtel Now.