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Search Party

Search Party

  • Premiered: 
    November 21, 2016
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  • Network: tbs
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Mystery
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Plot Synopsis

SEARCH PARTY is a dark comedy series about four self-absorbed 20-somethings who become entangled in an ominous mystery when a former college acquaintance, poet Chantal Witherbottom, suddenly disappears, causing them to form a search party. The series opens when Dory discovers that Chantal has gone missing, so she becomes obsessed with finding out what happened -- even though boyfriend Drew and friends Elliott and Portia could not care less. But after the crew makes waves at Chantal's vigil, where Dory is intent on telling the parents that she thinks she saw their daughter, they join forces, even hosting the dinner party from Hell when Dory and Drew invite Portia and Chantal's intense ex-boyfriend over in an effort to get some answers out of him. Dory is a lifelong door-mat who is stuck as the personal assistant to a rich housewife and deeply unfulfilled by her stale relationship. Now she makes it her personal mission to find Chantal -- and bring her friends with her. Her boyfriend, Drew, is a sweet, spoon-fed doofus who has spent his whole life a little too sheltered. He must grow a spine if he wants to help Dory solve the mystery of Chantal's disappearance and save their deteriorating relationship. Dory also gets her two friends to join her: the gay-and-hipper-than-thou Elliott, a self-diagnosed narcissist, who is adept at manipulating those around him, making him particularly good at detective work; and the flighty, bubbly actress Portia, whose desperate need for the spotlight makes her excellent at chatting up suspects and getting information -- even if by accident. Plus, there's Julian, Dory's journalist ex-boyfriend, who seeks the truth -- no matter who it hurts. On Monday November, 21, 2016, TBS launched SEARCH PARTY by showing all 10 episodes of the first season during the week of Thanksgiving -- Monday, November 21 through Friday, November 25 -- with two episodes airing back-to-back each night at 11pm ET/PT. Season 2 of SEARCH PARTY premiered Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 10-11pm ET/PT, as TBS debuted back-to-back new episodes. In the season opener (10pm), "Murder!," after finding the not-so-missing Chantal and killing the not-so-villainous Keith, the gang is faced with the horrifying task of trying to bury a body before the sun comes up. Then in the night's second new episode (10:30pm), "Conspiracy," the gang goes on a mission to cover up Keith's semi-accidental murder and return Chantal to her family, with just a few major roadblocks along the way. Subsequent Season 2 episodes debut on Sundays through December 17 from 10-11pm ET/PT, with back-to-back new episodes each week. Season 2 guest stars include: Jay Duplass, Phoebe Robinson, Judy Reyes, Jessica Chaffin, Michelle Sohn, Jeffery Self, Edward Hibbert, Adrienne C. Moore, J. Smith Cameron, Tymberlee Hill, Catherine Lloyd Burns, Jennifer Kim, Shunori Ramanathan and George Kareman. In addition, the new season features the return of recurring guest stars Christine Ebersole as Mariel Davenporte, Christine Taylor as Gail, Clare McNulty as Chantal and executive producer Michael Showalter as Max.
On Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 10-11pm ET/PT, TBS premiered the Season 2 finale of SEARCH PARTY, debuting back-to-back new episodes:

"Frenzy" (10pm): The gang must get sixty thousand dollars to their blackmailer, leading to a day of cat food tins, mistaken identities, and tasers. On the other side of town, Joy follows Fat Franky, which does not end as anticipated.

"Psychosis" (10:30pm): The gang ties up loose ends in their lives before facing the sobering reality that they might all go to jail by midnight, leaving it up to Dory to figure something out.


Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • November 25, 2016: Keith dies