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Righteous Gemstones

Righteous Gemstones

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  • Premiered: 
    August 18, 2019
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  • Network: HBO
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Danny McBride 
  • Subject Matter: Family
  • Tags: religious, televangelist

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Plot Synopsis

Created and executive produced by series star Danny McBride, RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES is a comedy series that follows a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work at their South Carolina megachurch. The larger-than-life patriarch of the Gemstones, Eli, built an evangelist empire with his late wife Aimee-Leigh, and he fears his children -- Jesse, Kelvin and Judy -- may be lost without her. When he's not tending to his gold mine of a flock, he's mediating petty disputes among his three children. The first-born son of Eli, Jesse, takes his role in the family's glitzy megachurch seriously, even if he's a party boy at heart. A husband and father of three, his life gets turned upside down when anonymous blackmailers with a scandalous video threaten to destroy his image as a righteous family man. As Jesse's younger brother, Kelvin has a lot to prove if he's going to be taken seriously as a minister and person. Small and fierce, he may be more innocent than his siblings, but he's just as fiery. Eli's only daughter and often the odd woman out, Judy, is relegated to being the secretary of the family and just wants to be included. While not-so-secretly living in sin with her fiance BJ, she has a few tricks up her sleeve in addition to the chip on her shoulder. RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES premieres on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT on HBO with a one-hour episode, followed by half-hour episodes on subsequent Sundays.
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On Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 10:10-11pm ET/PT, HBO premiered "Better Is the End of a Thing Than Its Beginning," the season finale of RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES. Eli questions his children's future in the Gemstone ministry. Jesse struggles to keep his marriage together. Judy opens up to BJ about her past. A disillusioned Kelvin embraces his dark side. Written by Danny McBride & Jeff Fradley & John Carcieri; directed by Jody Hill.

One month earlier -- on Monday, September 9 -- HBO renewed RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES for a second season.

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