Fox will kick off the new year with a smart-mouthed twentysomething lacking direction, his pent-up brother, screwball friends, and alluring-yet-aloof neighbor.
On Sunday, Jan. 3 at 8:30 p.m. ET, in place of moving-back-to-Tuesdays Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the network unveils Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life, a single-camera comedy starring Jack Cutmore-Scott (Kingsman: The Secret Service) as a young man who is searching for the right job and the right woman — which may or may not be but probably at one point will be hallmate Kelly (Meaghan Rath)— while perpetrating various shenangians with his two roommates, Neal (Charlie Saxton) and Barry (James Earl), and his older brother Josh (Justin Bartha), who feels hemmed in by his two-kids-and-a-wife home life.
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What specific types of high jinks will go down on CBGTSL? Here are two sneak-type peeks at the series premiere, which include a failed attempt at virginity loss, a pretty racist question, an inappropriately gyrating landlord, and Cooper asking his roomie Barry who is nervous about throwing a housewarming party: “What kind of guys do we want to be for the next 10 years of our lives, huh? The kind of guys who check leases or the guys who throw parties that guys checking leases can’t attend because they’re home checking leases?“