Factory (TV series)
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||6 (list of episodes)|
|Production company(s)||3 Arts Entertainment|
|Original release||29 June – 3 August 2008|
Factory is a comedy television series. It premiered on Sunday, 29 June 2008 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern/9:00 p.m. Central on Spike. The series, produced by 3 Arts Entertainment, was directed by and stars Mitch Rouse, and features fellow comedians Michael Coleman, Jay Leggett and David Pasquesi. The pilot episode of the show has been made available free on iTunes.
Factory is the story of four guys who grew up together in the same small town, who drank a lot of beer, and dreamt of one day making a name for themselves. The four guys are still friends and still drink a lot of beer, only now they all work in the town's local factory. When not figuring out new ways to avoid doing their jobs, the guys are usually trying to appease their wives and girlfriends, without great success.
Gary – The unspoken leader and ladies' man of the group, Gary has been putting in long days at the factory for years, lately just to get away from his bi-polar wife. He epitomizes the classic slacker-underachiever whose wit far outweighs his motivation.
Smitty – Smitty is the sarcastic one of the group, and he fancies himself an intellectual. He currently lives in the same house as his ex-wife, but a glimmer of hope has shined on him in the form of his ex-wife's stepfather's sister's daughter (no relation).
Gus – Gus is currently working up the courage to propose to his live-in girlfriend of 11 years. A big teddy bear of a guy, Gus occasionally manipulates his friends to get what he wants.
Chase – Chase is a naïve 12-year-old in the body of a 35-year-old linebacker, in desperate need of a girlfriend. His naiveté makes him the butt of many jokes, but his friends are always encouraging him to meet women, especially if it means they have the chance to live through him vicariously.
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Pilot"||29 June 2008|
|When a deadly accident at work leads to a job opportunity, disaccord spreads amongst the four friends on who should earn the promotion. Their boss leaves it to them to decide on who should climb up the career ladder, so everyone tries to convince the others that he is the right person for the promotion.|
|2||"The Lemon"||6 July 2008|
|Gary buys a new car that turns out to be a "lemon" - it breaks down right after he leaves the sales yard. Unable to get his money back he enlists the help of his friends. In the meantime, Gus wants to propose to his girlfriend.|
|3||"Drug Test"||13 July 2008|
|A bag of marijuana is found on the factory floor. While the factory personnel are interrogated by two specialists, the wives find their own kicks in committing crimes.|
|4||"Builtgood Screwcutter 5000"||20 July 2008|
|A new piece of machinery makes its debut on the factory floor, and Chase promptly cuts his finger off. As he and Gus attempt to woo an attractive nurse, Gary and Smitty decide to goof off around the hospital.|
|5||"Model Employee"||27 July 2008|
|The guys try to look sexy after they learn that one of their peers will be posing for a "Blue Collar Boys" calendar. Meanwhile, Chase gets some advice on how to score with women.|
|6||"Camping"||3 August 2008|
|When it is career day at school, Gary and Smitty are sent to class to tell the kids about being a factory worker, which turns into an embarrassing performance, so the guys decide to do something about it. Meanwhile, Gary's ex-wife Meg has a romantic date.|
- Spike TV Cranks Out Its First Original Comedy with "Factory", Yahoo! 28 April 2008
- Nordyke, K:"Spike builds 'Factory'", The Hollywood Reporter, 28 April 2008
- Spike TV Website Factory Page