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Vice Principals 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2016–2018)
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An over protective father is obsessed with becoming a principal and competes against the popular vice principal. However something happens that makes them work together to save the day.
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2017   2016  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Danny McBride ...  Neal Gamby 18 episodes, 2016-2017
Walton Goggins ...  Lee Russell 18 episodes, 2016-2017
Georgia King ...  Amanda Snodgrass 17 episodes, 2016-2017
Maya G. Love ...  Janelle Gamby 16 episodes, 2016-2017
Sheaun McKinney ...  Dayshawn 15 episodes, 2016-2017
Shea Whigham ...  Ray Liptrapp 15 episodes, 2016-2017
Edi Patterson ...  Ms. Abbott 15 episodes, 2016-2017
Busy Philipps ...  Gale Liptrapp 14 episodes, 2016-2017
Ashley Spillers ...  Janice Swift 14 episodes, 2016-2017
James M. Connor ...  Seychelles 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Kimberly Hebert Gregory ...  Dr. Belinda Brown 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Susan Park ...  Christine 11 episodes, 2016-2017
June Kyoto Lu ...  Mi-Cha 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Jennifer Gatti ...  Mrs. Deets 10 episodes, 2016-2017
Dale Dickey ...  Nash 9 episodes, 2017
Mike O'Gorman ...  Bill Hayden 9 episodes, 2016-2017
Christopher Thornton ...  Mr. Milner 8 episodes, 2017
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A dark comedy series about a high school and the two vice principals. McBride and Walton Goggins star as the V.P.s who are in an epic power struggle, vying for the top spot: to be school principal.

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We all need someone to look up to.

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Comedy

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USA

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English

Release Date:

17 July 2016 (USA) See more »

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Vice Principals See more »

Filming Locations:

Charleston, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Janelle's horse in the first season was named Shadowfax, most likely after the Lord of all horses from Tolkiens Lord of the Rings. See more »

Quotes

Neal Gamby: [from trailer] It makes me *sick* just looking at all three of you...
[pause]
Neal Gamby: Sick to my stomach!
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Featured in MsMojo: Top 10 Most Underappreciated TV Actors (2018) See more »

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Mean Spirited and Funny
21 July 2016 | by bnitcamelaSee all my reviews

I have to start by saying that some of the negative reviews are as funny as the show itself, if not only for the fact that they clearly miss the humor and unironically point to exactly the cringe-inducing moments of black comedy as examples of mean-spiritedness or unredeemable characters.

Duh. That's kind of the point.

Also, be wary of any review that is almost entirely predicated on one person's opinion that a particular actor is being misutilized - especially if it's obvious that this person holds that actor in inflated esteem. The acting, so far - only one episode in - is pretty spot on.

Danny McBride has a gift for depicting totally unrelatable, yet not entirely unsympathetic misanthrope. He delivers extremely inappropriate dialog without cracking the thin veneer of believability. Walton Goggins, in his characteristic Alabama accent, plays foil to McBride as a character who the viewer can believe actually likes his fellow human beings. Both of them are, in their own ways, shameless self-promoters and viciously ambitious career climbers who totally overlook the fact that they've abandoned their moral compass in pursuit of a less than lofty goal.

The only weakness I can really point to is the family scenarios and the relatively unbelievable ex-wife's new husband - a character in his mid to late 40s who dresses and acts like a one-dimensional talking Hot Topic mannequin.

I'm interested in where they take the next several episodes and I'd recommend checking it out if you like dark humor or any of the actors involved.


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