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By Tori Preston | TV | December 26, 2018 |

By Tori Preston | TV | December 26, 2018 |

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Most times my eyes gloss right over the random ads that infest my Twitter feed. But here’s a free tip for marketers everywhere: Drop Steve Buscemi in there and call him God, and I will Google the sh*t out of your product.

OK, so it’s not really a product — it’s a trailer for a new limited series on TBS called Miracle Workers, created by Simon Rich (Man Seeking Woman). Based on Rich’s novel “What In God’s Name,” the series takes place in a satirical Heaven-as-a-corporation, where low-level angel grunts like Daniel Radcliffe, Geraldine Viswanathan, and Karan Soni do all the business of answering prayers while God (again, STEVE BUSCEMI) is busy thinking about his next project: a… restaurant? And apparently he’s so wrapped up in it that he decides to blow up Earth. So, you know, a light-hearted comedy about scrapping your biggest mistakes and just moving forward. Who can’t relate to THAT?

Based on the trailer, the series looks like The Good Place by way of The Office (lookin’ at you, Angela Kinsey), but perhaps even more promising is the New York Times review of the original novel, which compared the work to Douglas Adams’ “The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.” And it isn’t like TBS doesn’t have a track record of taking some big swings with their original programming — a fact I always seem to forget when I look at their schedule on any given day…

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But all those syndication classics helped fund shows like Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Search Party, People of Earth, The Last O.G.The Detour, Angie Tribeca, and Conan — and now they’re paying to make Steve Buscemi play God. So thanks for that, 5-hour blocks of Friends!

Miracle Workers premieres February 12th at 10:30pm EST.

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Tori Preston is the managing editor of Pajiba. She tweets here. You can also listen to her weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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