Apr 24, 2020

This Messy Sitcom is Truly Blessed

If you are a fan of Schitt’s Creek and you’re having anxiety because its come to an end, Bless This Mess may be the cure. The ABC sleeper hit sitcom is one of today’s funniest and most endearing series on the air, with a cast of characters you can’t help but fall in love with.

Bless This Mess follows the trials and tribulations of Mike & Rio Levine-Young (played by Dax Shepherd and series co-creator Lake Bell) a young couple who leave their home in the Big Apple for a new life on a farm in Bucksnort, Nevada. Mike inherited the farm from his great aunt, but it turns out the place is not quite as picturesque as promised. The farmhouse is falling apart, there’s no crops thanks to poor soil quality and there’s a squatter named Rudy (Ed Begly Jr.) living in the barn with his very vocal pet goat Theresa.

What makes this series work are the fresh storylines, hilarious writing and unique cast of characters. The residents of Bucksnort are zany & colourful and you can’t help but love each and every one of them.

Bless This Mess was originally created for Fox after the network purchased the pilot episode, but it ended up as a mid-season replacement series debuting on ABC in April 2019. Impressed by the ratings of the 6 episodes in season one, ABC ordered a full 19 episode second season for their 2019-2020 line-up. 

Surprisingly no major Canadian TV network has yet to purchase the broadcast rights to the series, making exposure to the hilarious sitcom outside of the US somewhat limited. You can purchase episodes from the iTunes Store and it can be found on sites that feature TV series and movies, even though they’re not legally supposed to (you know the ones we’re referring to.)

Bless This Mess airs Tuesdays at 8:30 pm on ABC