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The Approval Matrix

The Approval Matrix

Photo Credit:  SundanceTV
  • Premiered: 
    August 11, 2014
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  • Network: Sundance
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Variety
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Inspired by the "New York" magazine feature (The Approval Matrix) 
  • Subject Matter: Comedy
  • Tags: celebrity

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Plot Synopsis

Hosted by comedian Neal Brennan, THE APPROVAL MATRIX is a half-hour series that features a rotating panel of celebrity guests who sort through, debate about, and tally up pop culture moments and trends. Just like the "New York" magazine feature that inspired this series, no topic is off limits -- from the highbrow to the lowbrow and what's brilliant vs. despicable. In addition to a pop-culture roundtable, THE APPROVAL MATRIX also includes sketches, field pieces, and one-on-one interviews between Neal and Amy Poehler, Jon Stewart, and Chris Rock. Celebrity panelists include: Whitney Cummings, Willie Geist, Matt Roush, and Julie Klauser (August 11); Jason Biggs, Dalton Ross, Kurt Metzer, and Frank DeCaro (August 18); Judah Friedlander, Sherrod Small, Bailey Jay, and Michaela Angela Davis (August 25); and other stars like Hannibal Buress, Rob Delaney, Jim Norton, Donnell Rawlings, and many more.
On Monday, September 15, 2014 at 11pm ET/PT, SundanceTV aired the season finale of THE APPROVAL MATRIX, with celebrity panelists debating the do's and don'ts of modern morality and behavior. Guests include author Lisa Birnbach, comedians Donnell Rawlings and Hannibal Buress, British writer and TV host Dawn O'Porter and special guest Amy Poehler.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Ish Entertainment