Pretty Smart (TV series)

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Pretty Smart
Pretty Smart (TV series) Title Card.png
GenreSitcom
Created byJack Dolgen & Doug Mand
Starring
Music byJeff Garber
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Executive producers
  • Jack Dolgen
  • Doug Mand
  • Kourtney Kang
  • Jim Brandon
  • Brian Singleton
  • Pamela Fryman
Producers
  • Chris Arrington
  • Caitlin Meares
CinematographySteven V. Silver
Editors
  • Russell Griffin
  • Andy Zall
Camera setupMulti-camera[1]
Running time21–26 minutes
Production companies
  • Maxeffort
  • Mr Pants Productions
  • Kang-Rosenblatt Productions
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseOctober 8, 2021 (2021-10-08)

Pretty Smart is an American sitcom created by Jack Dolgen and Doug Mand. The series stars Emily Osment, Gregg Sulkin, Olivia Macklin, Cinthya Carmona, and Michael Hsu Rosen. The series premiered on October 8, 2021, on Netflix. In April 2022, the series was canceled after one season.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Emily Osment as Chelsea, Claire's sister and aspiring novelist who graduated from Harvard
  • Gregg Sulkin as Grant, Claire's ex-boyfriend and roommate. He works as a personal trainer at Build.
  • Olivia Macklin as Claire, Chelsea's sister and roommates to Solana, Jayden, and Grant. She is a waitress at Franklin's.
  • Cinthya Carmona as Solana, Claire's friend and roommate. Solana is a former lawyer-turned metaphysical, spiritual healer. It is later revealed her real name is Allison.
  • Michael Hsu Rosen as Jayden, Claire's friend and roommate, who is a social media influencer

Recurring[edit]

  • Geoff Ross as Howard, the manager and Claire's boss at Franklin's

Special guest star[edit]

Production[edit]

On March 5, 2021, Netflix gave the production a series order consisting of ten episodes. The Untitled Dolgen/Mand/Kang Project is created by Jack Dolgen and Doug Mand who are expected to executive alongside Kourtney Kang and Pamela Fryman. Upon series order announcement, Emily Osment and Gregg Sulkin were cast to star.[1] On March 29, 2021, Olivia Macklin, Michael Hsu Rosen, and Cinthya Carmona joined the main cast.[2] The series was filmed at Sunset Bronson Studios in Hollywood, California.[3] The series was later titled as Pretty Smart and it premiered on October 8, 2021.[4] On April 27, 2022, Netflix cancelled the series after one season.[5]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Guess what?! Claire's sister is coming!"Pamela FrymanJack Dolgen & Doug MandOctober 8, 2021 (2021-10-08)
2"Get this! Chelsea got a package!"Pamela FrymanJack Dolgen & Doug MandOctober 8, 2021 (2021-10-08)
3"Did you hear?! Chelsea ran into Margot!"Pamela FrymanCaitlin MearesOctober 8, 2021 (2021-10-08)
4"Check this, Mama! It's a Laura Dern party!"Phill LewisHailey ChavezOctober 8, 2021 (2021-10-08)
5"Yikes! Grant asked Chelsea for a favor!"Phill LewisGilli NissimOctober 8, 2021 (2021-10-08)
6"Here's the tea! Jayden found a pottery twunk!"Phill LewisMano AgapionOctober 8, 2021 (2021-10-08)
7"Guys! It's a Cody Briggs night!"Jody Margolin HahnDan GregorOctober 8, 2021 (2021-10-08)
8"OMG! Jayden's mom is back!"Jody Margolin HahnJim Brandon & Brian SingletonOctober 8, 2021 (2021-10-08)
9"Seriously though! Chelsea has writer's block!"Richie KeenGreg TrimmerOctober 8, 2021 (2021-10-08)
10"I mean... just watch!"Richie KeenJim Brandon & Brian SingletonOctober 8, 2021 (2021-10-08)

Reception[edit]

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 40% approval rating with an average rating of 4.8/10, based on 5 critic reviews.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (March 5, 2021). "Emily Osment & Gregg Sulkin To Star In Netflix Comedy Series From Jack Dolgen, Doug Mand & Kourtney Kang". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on September 27, 2021. Retrieved September 27, 2021.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (March 29, 2021). "Olivia Macklin, Michael Hsu Rosen & Cinthya Carmona Join Netflix Comedy Series From Jack Dolgen, Doug Mand & Kourtney Kang". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on September 27, 2021. Retrieved September 27, 2021.
  3. ^ "Episodes | Pretty Smart". Pretty Smart. October 8, 2021. Netflix. Archived from the original on October 8, 2021. Retrieved October 9, 2021. Filmed at Sunset Bronson Studios, Hollywood, California
  4. ^ Pryor, Morgan (September 13, 2021). "'Pretty Smart' on Netflix: Watch the First Trailer For Emily Osment's New Sitcom". Decider. Archived from the original on September 28, 2021. Retrieved September 28, 2021.
  5. ^ Swift, Andy (April 27, 2022). "Pretty Smart Cancelled at Netflix". TVLine. Retrieved April 27, 2022.
  6. ^ "Pretty Smart: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved October 23, 2021.

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