Twenty-six-year-old Australian comedian Josh Thomas has become the face of Pivot, the new network for millennials that launched today. Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, the cable channel, available in roughly 40 million homes, will marathon the six-episode first season of his Aussie import Please Like Me, a comedy he created, wrote, executive-produced, and stars in as Josh, a young man who moves back in with his mother after she attempts suicide and who is just realizing he’s gay. You can watch the first episode below and feel good about getting invested — a 10-episode second season has already been greenlit.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: American TV reviewers are enjoying likening your show to a male version of Girls. What do you think about that?
JOSH THOMAS: Girls is a good show, right? Girls won awards and things, right? [Laughs] I’m fine with that. I was hoping that they would review it as, like, a younger Everybody Loves Raymond, because I love that show. But Girls is fine, yeah.
Do you really love Raymond? Are you joking?
Oh, I love Everybody Loves Raymond. I love that bit in every episode where, like, they’re fighting and you’re like, “Oh no, how could this get any worse?” And then Marie [Doris Roberts] walks in. Wah-wah-waaaah. Do you know what I mean? I f—ing love Everybody Loves Raymond.
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