10 Items or Less

10 Items or Less

  • 2006
  • 3 Seasons
  • 6.7  (1,262)

10 Items or Less premiered on TBS on November 26, 2006. The show, which focuses on the trials and tribulations of the owner of a small supermarket, ran for three seasons. It was cancelled on February 24, 2009. The show's cancellation was announced in November of 2008 and the show was wrapped up with a somewhat sloppy ending at the end of the third season. It still runs in syndication and is available on DVD and in a DVD box set. The show centers on Leslie Pool, played by John Lehr, and his attempt at managing a small supermarket after returning to his hometown after his father's death. He quickly gets to work as the manager of his father's grocery store, G&G. He is oblivious to the skills be essay to run a successful business. The lovable, if a bit inept, workers that are employed at G&G do their best to help Leslie feel his way through the world of small business ownership. The store is constantly at odds with the massive supermarket chains in the area and the chain store managers. The show touches on the economic climate of present day Middle America. The running theme of the chain stores trying to run the family operation out of business speaks of the current social climate and injustices of small business management. It also touches on the plight of human relationships. The improvised comedy touches deeply on the social issues affecting the United States during the shows run and still today. The show developed a cult following because of its filming style. The single-camera filming style and improvise d script set the show apart from others. The episodes which ran 22-minutes long were edited down from 30 hours of raw, improvised footage. The cast was merely handed a detailed outline and asked to improvise the episodes. During its run it was filmed in a supermarket in Reseda, California, not on a soundstage. The shows early cancellation for seemingly no reason angered many fans. A strong cult following of the show still exists over 4 years after it was cancelled.

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Dances With Groceries
8. Dances With Groceries
February 24, 2009
After learning that Greens & Grains is built on Shawnee tribal land, Leslie's attempts to reclaim his native roots prompt Mercy to step up her efforts to drive the store out of business once and for all
The Milkman
7. The Milkman
February 17, 2009
Leslie learns some harsh lessons about the power of big business when he tries going up against the Dairy Consortium and its partner in crime, SuperValueMart.
Eye Can See Clearly
6. Eye Can See Clearly
February 10, 2009
Leslie learns some harsh lessons about the power of big business when he tries going up against the Dairy Consortium and its partner in crime, SuperValueMart.
The Whistler
5. The Whistler
February 3, 2009
Upon discovering his hidden talent of whistling, Leslie records a demo that ends up becoming a big hit. Meanwhile the gang continues to deal with the tricks of the new boss at Super Value Mart.
One Day At A Time
4. One Day At A Time
January 27, 2009
Leslie tries to help both Richard find a date, and his mother with her drinking problem.
Star Trok
3. Star Trok
January 20, 2009
When the store is prevented from using the name "Star Trek," they decide to hold a "Star Trok" convention instead.
Sesquicentennial
2. Sesquicentennial
January 13, 2009
After installing an ophthalmologist's office in the store, a blinding accident sends Leslie to stay with Yolanda until his vision returns
Turkey Bowling
1. Turkey Bowling
January 6, 2009
In an effort to win his money back from a bet he lost to SVM, Todd recruits Leslie to beat them at turkey bowling ultimately creating a new sport.
10 Items Or Less
10 Items Or Less

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10 Items or Less premiered on TBS on November 26, 2006. The show, which focuses on the trials and tribulations of the owner of a small supermarket, ran for three seasons. It was cancelled on February 24, 2009. The show's cancellation was announced in November of 2008 and the show was wrapped up with a somewhat sloppy ending at the end of the third season. It still runs in syndication and is available on DVD and in a DVD box set.

The show centers on Leslie Pool, played by John Lehr, and his attempt at managing a small supermarket after returning to his hometown after his father's death. He quickly gets to work as the manager of his father's grocery store, G&G. He is oblivious to the skills be essay to run a successful business. The lovable, if a bit inept, workers that are employed at G&G do their best to help Leslie feel his way through the world of small business ownership. The store is constantly at odds with the massive supermarket chains in the area and the chain store managers.

The show touches on the economic climate of present day Middle America. The running theme of the chain stores trying to run the family operation out of business speaks of the current social climate and injustices of small business management. It also touches on the plight of human relationships. The improvised comedy touches deeply on the social issues affecting the United States during the shows run and still today.

The show developed a cult following because of its filming style. The single-camera filming style and improvise d script set the show apart from others. The episodes which ran 22-minutes long were edited down from 30 hours of raw, improvised footage. The cast was merely handed a detailed outline and asked to improvise the episodes. During its run it was filmed in a supermarket in Reseda, California, not on a soundstage.

The shows early cancellation for seemingly no reason angered many fans. A strong cult following of the show still exists over 4 years after it was cancelled.10 Items or Less is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (21 episodes). The series first aired on November 27, 2006.

10 Items or Less is available for streaming on the TBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch 10 Items or Less on demand at FuboTV and Crackle.

  • Premiere Date
    November 27, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (1,262)