Crashing returns to HBO on January 20. The second season ended with creator and star Pete Holmes embarking on a two-month college tour and the third season will pick up with the fictional version of Holmes returning to New York City with a new found confidence in his craft and a new set of life changes. Ironically, in season three, Pete will no longer be “crashing” on any couches and instead be working on getting a place of his own. Jamie Lee will be reprising her role as Ali and Madeline Wise will be joining the cast for the new season.
The new season will have a star-studded cast featuring a wide range of comedian cameos. Comedians who are set to appear in the new season include Dave Attell, Artie Lange, John Mulaney, Ray Romano, Amy Schumer, Estee Adoram, Wayne Federman, Greg Fitzsimmons, Chris Gethard, Kevin Brennan, Emo Philips, Colin Quinn, Wil Sylvinces, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Jermaine Fowler, Aparna Nancherla, and Jaboukie Young-White.
Young-White has the distinction of having the first episode named after him. The premiere is simply titled, “Jaboukie.”
TV shows about comedians have been popular over the last few years. While Lady Dynamite, Louie, Maron, and I’m Dying Up Here are all now off the air, new sleeper hits like Nobodies are here to fill the void. Earlier this week the Marvelous Mrs. Masiel premiered its second season and was nominated for multiple Golden Globes. Crashing has not been nominated for an Emmy or Golden Globe for its first two seasons, but has a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Will Season 3 be both real Holmes and TV Holmes’s year?