People of Earth: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1
People of Earth

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People of Earth skillfully grounds its high-concept premise with a strong story, quirky humor, and sweetly relatable humanity.



Critic Ratings: 27


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User Ratings: 687

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Air date: Oct 31, 2016

New York journalist Ozzie Graham (Wyatt Cenac) arrives at a support group for alien abductees when investigating a suspicious car accident in the series premiere of this ensemble comedy.

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Air date: Oct 31, 2016

Gerry tries to win Ozzie over. Meanwhile, Chelsea opens up to Father Doug about her marriage, and tensions escalate when Jeff, Don and Kurt prepare for an alien invasion.

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Air date: Nov 7, 2016

Richard faces his shattered marriage with help from Ozzie. Meanwhile, Yvonne and Gerry snoop into a mysterious cover-up, and Jonathan Walsh gives unsettling news to Jeff and Don.

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Air date: Nov 14, 2016

Ozzie's former boss makes an unexpected visit to Beacon. Meanwhile, Gina goes down memory lane as the origin of StarCrossed is revealed.

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Air date: Nov 21, 2016

Unexplained visions and hallucinations plague Ozzie. Meanwhile, Chelsea and Father Doug bond over Bible study, and Kelly grapples with relationships.

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Air date: Nov 28, 2016

Ozzie and Father Doug go out for the night. Meanwhile, Gina hosts a coming-out event for StarCrossed members, and Jeff bonds with an online stranger.

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Air date: Dec 5, 2016

Gerry bids adieu to StarCrossed while counting down to his own anticipated "experience." In addition, Jonathan Walsh shares important information with Ozzie, and Don and Kelly go on a date.

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Air date: Dec 12, 2016

Ozzie makes an unexpected confession during an interview. Meanwhile, Father Doug has an experience, and Jeff sets out to find Kurt's killer.

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Air date: Dec 19, 2016

Ozzie seeks a life of normalcy and leaves Beacon. Meanwhile, Chelsea hits the road with Operation Mongoose, and the StarCrossed members mull over an uncertain future.

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Air date: Dec 19, 2016

Ozzie has an important breakthrough in the Season 1 finale. Also: Jeff and Jonathan Walsh clash following an impending invasion, and the StarCrossed members seek meaning in the wake of the group's parting.

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Tv Season Info

TBS's sci-fi comedy series follows Ozzie Graham (Wyatt Cenac), a journalist who is assigned to cover a support group for "experiencers," or alien abductees. While initially skeptical of the group's claims, Ozzie begins to further investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding the experiencers and is soon drawn into a web of intrigue. Also starring: Ana Gasteyer, Luke Jones, Brian Huskey and Alice Wetterlund.

Cast & Crew

Ken Hall
Jeff the Grey
Luka Jones
Gerry Johnson
Björn Gustafsson
Don the White
Tracee Chimo
Chelsea Healey
Oscar Nunez
Father Doug
Da'Vine Joy Randolph
Yvonne Watson
Wyatt Cenac
Ozzie Graham
Ana Gasteyer
Gina Morrison
Michael Cassidy
Jonathan Walsh
Brian Huskey
Richard Shenk
Nancy Lenehan
Margaret Flood
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Critic Reviews for People of Earth Season 1

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (19)

People of Earth earns kudos for going for the stars, but it also suffers from a failure to launch.

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In these uncertain, divisive times, People of Earth could be the ultimate bonding experience.

Dec 5, 2016 | Full Review…

It's gently funny, but also endearing.

Nov 1, 2016 | Full Review…

Great comedies have a rhythm that make them more than the sum of their parts. While there may be enough quality parts here to warrant a look, in today's crowded TV marketplace, those pieces don't come together enough to make the show stand out.

Oct 31, 2016 | Full Review…

Initially silly, then sublime comedy explores meaning and connection. Even aliens are only human.

Oct 31, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

What transpires isn't a 'ha ha funny' comedy, but rather a humorous and interesting look at the many ways people try to hide from their true selves when some aspects of real life are just too messy or painful to fully embrace.

Oct 31, 2016 | Full Review…

Despite its sarcasm, the show has some heart to it.

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

People of Earth is worth watching. It's funny and weird and the acting is great. And I want to see it get more space to do all the things it's trying to accomplish.

Mar 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Quirky alien abduction comedy is funny, sometimes silly.

Nov 1, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The whole thing is from Conan O'Brien and Greg Daniels (The Office), so the jokes are dry and funny.

Oct 31, 2016 | Full Review…

Borrowing the support group concept from The Bob Newhart Show and Dear John and injecting it with aliens results in People of Earth a funny, bizarre high concept comedy about a support group for alien abductees.

Oct 31, 2016 | Full Review…

In spite of Cenac's Ozzie, this is truly an ensemble vehicle with everyone getting a chance to shine here.

Oct 31, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for People of Earth: Season 1

  • Apr 14, 2021
    Bring it back. We need season 3!
  • Oct 12, 2019
    Good show wih some funny actors. Ended on a cliff hanger and really wish they would come out with new seasons.
  • Aug 15, 2019
    People of Earth is one of my favorite TV shows! Very clever writing with high quality, funny actors - from a fun to watch and diverse cast. I love the weird, quirky, unique story line and of course, the aliens!
  • Jun 16, 2018
    Can’t believe they have cancelled this show. It is the best ever!!! Hope TBS reconsiders or another network picks them up. It makes no sense.
  • Sep 15, 2017
    Love this show. Trailers don't do the show justice. Very clever and cool show.
  • Jul 30, 2017
    Unique show full of subtle and overt humor. Worth a binge watch!
  • Jul 12, 2017
    Great writing, great cast. Come on season 2!
  • Mar 10, 2017
    Something fresh and new feeling at least for once. Honestly cant wait to see where this is gonna go.. If gets canceled like Constantine and a lot of other good shows for this reality crap I'm going down to Hollywood and kicking some
  • Mar 04, 2017
    I whole heartedly agree with the Critics Consensus. It is very enjoyable and engrossing. Can't wait for season 2!
  • Feb 27, 2017
    This is a very funny show about an out of this world premis that's becoming more and more real as each Internet ufo filled year passes. Wyatt handles it all brilliantly with just enough real life heart to make the implausible alien interaction quite beliveable. Making the comedy even finder. Skeptics and urologists can unite with a laugh on this one.

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