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is a partly scripted, partly improvised American comedy series
created by Nancy Hower
and John Lehr
. It starred Lehr as a less-than-successful businessman who returned home to run Greens & Grains
, the family-owned supermarket, upon the death of his father.
The series debuted on TBS
on November 27, 2006.
During its first season, the program aired Monday nights at 11 p.m. ET
. The second and third seasons aired on TBS Tuesday nights at 11 p.m. ET
In November 2009, a blog posting stated the show had been cancelled, and would not be picked up for the fourth season.
The series stars John Lehr
as a struggling New York City
actor who moves back to his hometown of Dayton, Ohio
to take over the family supermarket following the death of his father. The show is set in the fictional supermarket known as Greens & Grains
, located at 5th Street and Tiberius.
A detailed script is written for each episode outlining the overall story arc. However, this script is not shown to the actors; instead they are provided with a loose outline of the plot, often finding out about it as they film. All dialogue is improvised
spontaneously by the actors on the set. A typical 22-minute episode will be edited-down from roughly 30 hours of raw improvised dialogue and scenes. John Lehr describes their production style as "similar to Spinal Tap
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