The People’s Couch

The People's Couch
The People's Couch (Photo by: NBCUniversal)

Series Overview

The People’s Couch is a reality TV series premiered on Bravo in 2013. The series features real people watching current, popular TV shows and adding their own commentary. The series enters the households of recurring families and friends sitting in their living rooms as they watch the best shows of the new year. Your favorite couch potatoes are better than ever with their unique, witty, and hysterical commentary.

The People’s Couch reminds me of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Each show is divided into segments based on the TV shows being watched by the cast of couch potatoes. The scenes flip from one group to another as they comment on the same show. Many of the programs they watch are other Bravo TV shows. This is an intelligent move by Bravo, as it helps to cross-promote their shows across multiple audiences.

The show started out as a test run, with only three episodes planned. Once the show caught on, Bravo picked up the series for an entire 12-episode season. Bravo continued to renew the show year after year for four seasons.

Production Company and Executive Producers

The People’s Couch Series is produced by Studio Lambert and All3Media America production companies. The executive producers are Aliyah Silverstein, Eli Holzman, Jacob Cohen-Holmes, Stephen Lambert, and Tania Alexander.

List of People’s Couch Cast Members

Following is a list of the primary cast members for The People’s Couch.

  • Destiney
  • Brandy Howard
  • Emerson Collins
  • Julie Goldman
  • Lamont Zeno
  • Princella Zeno
  • Rashawn Zeno
  • Samuel Marcus
  • Teddi Shattuck
  • Blake McIver Ewing
  • Scott Nevins
  • Massimo Dobrovic
  • Christy McGinity Gibel
  • Kristen Hagen
  • Alan Palmer
  • David Magidoff
  • Keith Webb

List of People’s Couch Episodes

The People’s Couch ran for four seasons and 54 episodes. In the first season, episodes were just 23 minutes long. In the second, third, and fourth seasons, Bravo expanded the time to 43 minutes per episode.

Season 1

Following is a list of the People’s Couch episodes for season one, including a list of the shows watched by the cast members:

  • S1 E1 – The cast watches Dancing with the Stars, Long Island Medium, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Untold Stories of the E.R., Scandal, and Miley The Movement.
  • S1 E2 – The cast watches Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition, American Horror Story, Beyond Scared Straight, Catfish, I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding, and The Voice competition.
  • S1 E3 – The cast watches The Biggest Loser, Criss Angel Believe (a Cirque Du Soleil show), Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Million Dollar Listing (not sure which one), and The Walking Dead
  • S1 E4 – The cast watches TV shows, including The Academy Awards, Game of Arms, House of Cards, Rich Kids Beverly Hills, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and The Voice singing competition.
  • S1 E5 – This episode includes the Bachelor, Heirs to the Dare, Real Housewives of New York, Shark Tank, and Believe.
  • S1 E6 – In episode six, the potatoes watch Dancing with the Stars, Crisis, Online Dating Rituals of the American Male, Naked & Afraid, Celebrities Undercover, and Bizarre ER.
  • S1 E7 – Shows include: Honey Boo Boo, Good Wife, Gigolos, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Southern Charm, and Survivor.
  • S1 E8 – The cast adds commentary for Walking Dead, Kim of Queens, Flipping Out, 19 Kids and Counting, Tattoo Nightmares, and Amazing Race.
  • S1 E9 – Programs watched this week include Game of Thrones, Kitchen Nightmares, Nature, Millionaire Matchmaker, and Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding.
  • S1 E10 – Features Dance Moms, Celebrity Wife Swap, Game of Thrones, Minute to Win It, My Five Wives, and The Real Housewives of Orange County.
  • S1 E11 – Long Island Medium, Deadliest Catch, Bam’s Bad Ass Game Show, Devious Maids, Million Dollar Listing New York.
  • S1 E12 – American Dream Builders, Real Housewives of Atlanta, Cat From Hell, 24, Sex Sent Me to the Emergency Room, 16 & Pregnant, Hell’s Kitchen, Fish Tank Kings.
  • S1 E13 – Married to Medicine, Resurrection, Mountain Monsters and True Tori.
  • S1 E14 – The Real Housewives of New York City, Revenge, Secret Lives of Stepford Wives, Life Below Zero, and Small Town Security.
  • S1 E15 – Billboard Music Awards, Ladies of London, The Bachelorette, Catfish, and River Monsters.
  • S1 E16 – The Real Housewives of New Jersey, I Wanna Marry Harry, Modern Family, Little Women LA, OMG EMT, Return to Amish, Normal Heart, and So You Think You Can Dance.
  • E17 – Ladies of London, Men of the Strip, Deal With It, Sing Your Face Off, Food Network Star, Mini Monsters, Party Down South, and Our America with Lisa Ling.
  • E18 – The Tony Awards, Untying the Knot, Game of Thrones, Dog & Beth, American Ninja Warrior, Pretty Little Liars, Marriage Boot Camp, Numbers Game, and True Tori.
  • Episode 19 – Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Wipeout, Game of Crowns, Last Ship, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Master Chef, Cry Wolfe, Life with La Toya.
  • Episode 20 – Million Dollar Listing Miami, America’s Got Talent, Celebrity Wife Swap, True Blood, Extreme Weight Loss, Too Cute, Frankenfood, and Say Yes to the Dress.
  • Episode 21 – Features the following shows: Real Housewives of Atlanta, Rising Star, Under the Dome, Drunk History, NY Med, Tree House Masters, Leftovers, and Buying Naked.

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Critical Response and Awards

  • The series has a rating of 8.5 out of 10 on IMDB
  • 95% of Google users indicate they like the show

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