One average guy just can’t seem to catch a break in The Life and Times of Tim , HBO’s new half-hour, animated series. Created and exec produced by Steve Dildarian, who won a Clio for his Budweiser ‘Lizards’ advertising campaign, the show premieres on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 11 p.m. HBO has committed to 10 episodes of the irreverent comedy, which employs rudimentary artwork and minimalist animation.
Produced for HBO by MRC, The Life and Times of Tim centers on a typical, twenty-something New Yorker who’s looking to get ahead at work. His girlfriend, Amy, wants him to be normal like her friends’ boyfriends, but Tim’s everyday decisions are compromised by his habit of befriending unreliable characters who repeatedly get him into serious trouble. Tom Werner, Jimmy Miller and Mike Clements serve as exec producers along with Dildarian, who also voices the title role. The cast also includes Mary Jane Otto as Amy, Peter Giles as The Boss, Matt Johnson as The Boss’ assistant, Rodney (as well as other characters) and Nick Kroll as Tim’s best friend, Stu.
The show has been garnering good reviews and should benefit from following an new episode of Entourage and the premiere of Little Britain U.S.A. , HBO’s version of the popular British sketch comedy series that has made a lot of fans on this side of the pond as well. To catch a preview of Tim , point your browser to www.hbo.com/tim and watch some clips of Tim’s awkward moments.