CBS All Access Announces Series Order For Guilty Party Starring Isla Fisher

The new half-hour, genre-bending dark comedy is written by Rebecca Addelman and will stream exclusively on CBS All Access.
Posted on Mar 5, 2020 | 08:00am
Like your comedy on the dark side? No need to feel guilty, CBS All Access has you covered.

CBS All Access has announced a new original series order for Guilty Party.

The half-hour dark comedy stars Isla Fisher as Beth Baker, a discredited journalist desperate to salvage her career by latching on to the story of a young mother sentenced to life in prison for maiming and murdering her husband, crimes she claims she didn’t commit. In trying to uncover the truth, Beth finds herself in over her head as she contends with Colorado gun-smugglers, clickbait culture, the doldrums of marriage, and her own tarnished past.

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Guilty Party is a wild ride fueled by Beth’s grit, passionate heart, and desperation to redeem herself,” said Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, CBS All Access. “We knew we needed a magnetic, versatile talent in the role, and Isla perfectly embodies the wholly original character Rebecca created. We are thrilled to add Guilty Party to our growing comedy slate which includes Why Women Kill, No Activity, and the upcoming animated Star Trek: Lower Decks.”

Guilty Party is written by Rebecca Addelman (Dead to Me) and Trent O’Donnell (No Activity) will direct.

Guilty Party is a genre-bending show that tackles contemporary issues – the prison system, the death of print journalism and pervasive gun culture, to name a few – but has, at its core, smart, funny, ambitious and deeply complicated female characters,” said Addelman. “It’s been an absolute joy to write and create alongside fabulous studio, network and producing partners, and my hope is that it gives audiences a fresh take on the genre.”

In addition to her role as Beth Baker in Guilty Party, Isla Fisher can next be seen in the film Blithe Spirit directed by Edward Hall and co-starring Dan Stevens, Leslie Mann, and Dame Judi Dench. She can most recently be seen in Greed, directed by Michael Winterbottom and co-starring Steve Coogan.

Addelman and O’Donnell will serve as executive producers alongside Isla Fisher, Sam Hansen, Jimmy Miller, and Funny Or Die’s Joe Farrell, Jim Ziegler, Mike Farah, and co-executive producer Joe Hardesty. The series is being produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Funny Or Die and Mosaic.

Guilty Party joins CBS All Access’ growing slate of original series which currently includes The Good Fight, The Twilight Zone, Why Women Kill, No Activity, and Interrogation. CBS All Access’ slate of original series will continue to expand with upcoming limited-event series The Stand, as well as Tooning Out The News, The Man Who Fell To Earth, The Harper House, and The Untitled Richard Linklater Project with additional programming to be announced.

CBS All Access is also the exclusive domestic home to Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, and Star Trek: Lower Decks.

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Stay tuned to CBS.com for more info on this exciting new show on CBS All Access!