People of Earth

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  • TV-MA
  • 2016
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.7  (8,071)

People of Earth is a science-fiction sitcom that aired on TBS from 2016 to 2017. Created by David Jenkins, the show revolves around a support group for individuals who have experienced extraterrestrial encounters. The show provides a unique outlook on the typical depiction of science-fiction by blending both comedy and drama. Here is a brief description of the show.

The story follows a journalist Ozzie Graham (Wyatt Cenac) who travels to the small town of Beacon, New York to investigate a local support group called "StarCrossed". The group consists of individuals who have experienced extraterrestrial encounters such as abductions, sightings, and other paranormal activities. Ozzie aims to write a story about the group for his magazine, but during his research, he begins to experience strange and unusual events himself. As he delves further into the lives of the group members, Ozzie begins to uncover a web of conspiracies and secrets that involve not only the group members but the entire town.

Luka Jones plays Gerry Johnson, the group's leader, who claims to have been abducted by aliens on several occasions. He is usually the voice of reason and provides a calming influence to the other members of the group. He is a grounded character and often tries to keep the group focused on discussing their experiences instead of engaging in speculations about the motives of the aliens.

Alice Wetterlund plays Kelly Grady, a cynical and sarcastic newcomer to the group who has a different perspective on extraterrestrial encounters. Kelly initially joins the group to confront her own abduction experience but ends up becoming a key member who provides much-needed comic relief to the show.

The supporting characters include Richard Schultz (Brian Huskey), a therapist who runs the support group as part of his practice. He has a difficult time believing the stories of the group members and constantly challenges them to be truthful about their experiences. Yvonne Watson (Da'Vine Joy Randolph) is another member of the group who claims to have a special connection with the aliens and is often seen meditating and channeling their energy.

One of the most impressive aspects of the show is the way it balances both the comedic and dramatic elements. The show's humor ranges from cleverly written one-liners to physical comedy, but it never detracts from the overarching story. The drama is equally engaging, with a consistent underlying theme of redemption and self-discovery, as the group members use their encounters to find meaning in their lives.

The show's cinematography is also worth noting. Scenes involving extraterrestrial encounters are filmed in a unique way, with bright and colorful visuals that contrast with the otherwise grounded environment of the show. These scenes often provide a sense of awe and wonder which makes it hard to determine if they were real or hallucinations.

People of Earth is a well-written, well-acted show that offers something different in the science-fiction genre. It explores themes of alien encounters and conspiracy theories in a thought-provoking way while still being funny and accessible. While the show was canceled after two seasons, it has garnered a cult following for its unique approach to storytelling, and it's worth a watch for anyone looking for a blend of laughs and intrigue.

People of Earth is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (20 episodes). The series first aired on October 31, 2016.

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Game Night
10. Game Night
September 25, 2017
Gerry and Yvonne host a group game night; Agent Foster meets a person from her past; Walsh, Jeff, Don and Kurt enact their mutiny against Eric.
Truth or Dare
9. Truth or Dare
September 18, 2017
Agent Foster goes to Gina with a personal problem; Richard sues his employer for wrongful termination with the help of the group; Eric blackmails Jeff, and Jonathan Walsh offers his support.
Alien Experiencer Expo
8. Alien Experiencer Expo
September 11, 2017
The group attends an alien experiencer convention; Gina meets one of her therapy heroes; Gerry and Yvonne have their first fight; Richard tries to prove to Agent Foster that aliens exist; both Chelsea and Agent Foster receive unexpected news.
Bee Kind
7. Bee Kind
September 4, 2017
The group asks Agent Foster for help with an investigation; Chelsea and her husband go to marriage counseling; Jeff blames Don for bringing an intruder onto the ship.
6. Aftermath
August 28, 2017
The group copes with a tragedy; Agent Foster reports back to the FBI; Jonathan Walsh and Don have reservations about the alien mission.
Why Can't We Be Friends?
5. Why Can't We Be Friends?
August 21, 2017
Ozzie confronts Walsh about being an alien; and Richard gets fired from his job and joins Agent Foster on her search for Walsh.
Always a Day Away
4. Always a Day Away
August 14, 2017
Gina uses her birthday party to distract Agent Foster so that Ozzie can sneak out to meet Walsh; The Cube pressures Jeff to clean up the ship; Don wants to tell Kelly a secret; Father Doug and Chelsea face difficulty.
Gerry's Return
3. Gerry's Return
August 7, 2017
Gerry returns to Earth but Yvonne has a rule about not dating other experiencers; Gerry returns to StarCrossed; Father Doug and Chelsea go on their first real date; Ozzie and Agent Foster make contact with Jonathan Walsh.
Uneasy Alliance
2. Uneasy Alliance
July 31, 2017
Agent Foster continues her investigation into Walsh by meeting with StarCrossed; Yvonne leads a search for Gerry, unaware of his abduction; Jeff asks Gerry for advice on how to deal with his new boss.
New Beginnings
1. New Beginnings
July 24, 2017
After learning the members of StarCrossed were on the ship as kids, Ozzie tries to get the group back together; disgraced FBI agent Alex Foster gets sent to Beacon to investigate white-collar criminal Jonathan Walsh; a merger takes place on the ship.
Where to Watch People of Earth
People of Earth is available for streaming on the TBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch People of Earth on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 31, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (8,071)