If you are a fan of Rob Lowe, then pretty soon you will have twice as many opportunities to see him on TV each week. On Thursday, NBC announced that the British-produced series, You, Me and the Apocalypse, will premiere at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. Currently, Heroes Reborn airs on that night at that time, but after the series completes its run on Jan. 21, You, Me and the Apocalypse will be taking over the time slot. The new NBC Thursday night lineup will have Jennifer Lopez’s new cop drama, Shades of Blue at 7:00 p.m.; Lowe’s new dramedy at 8:00 p.m.; and The Blacklist at 9:00 p.m.
Deadline describes You, Me and the Apocalypse as part drama and comedy. As the title suggest, the premise of the show follows what happens when the news announces a humankind is doomed by a comet that headed straight for earth. What ensues? Chaos, romance, and a healthy dose of wit. The hodge-podge cast of characters find their stories becoming more and more entwined as the final days of humanity draw near.
Lowe plays Father Jude, a priest whose foul language and rebellious spirit make him not very priestly. Gaia Scodellaro plays the meek Sister Celine Leonti, who helps Father Jude as he is tasked with being the devil’s advocate (although it is unclear who gives him this mission). Jenna Fischer also joins the cast as Rhonda, a mild-mannered librarian who finds herself imprisoned for a crime she didn’t commit. In prison, Rhonda meets Leanne (Megan Mullally) who becomes her only hope at navigating a world she is unprepared for.
Iain Hollands penned You, Me And The Apocalypse as well as executive produces the series. Juliette Howell, Lynn Horsford, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, JoAnn Alfano, Cameron Roach, Lizzie Gray, and Andrew Conrad also serve as executive producers.
Lowe also stars in The Grinder on Fox, which returns from winter hiatus on Jan. 5