CBS has its own entry in the wave of “men struggle to find their place in today’s world” comedies hitting the air next season. Say hello to “How to Be a Gentleman.”
The show centers on Andrew Carlson (David Hornsby of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), an etiquette columnist at a men’s magazine who finds his job — and outlook on life — when the magazine’s new owners want more Maxim-style content. He strikes up an unlikely relationship with Bert (“Entourage’s” Kevin Dillon), a personal trainer who used to torment Andrew in high school but now may hold the key to his continued livelihood.
The series also stars Mary Lynn Rajskub (“24”) as Andrew’s sister, Rhys Darby (“Flight of the Conchords”) as her husband, Dave Foley (“NewsRadio,” “The Kids in the Hall”) as Andrew’s boss and Nancy Lenehan (“Worst Week,” “My Name Is Earl”) as Andrew’s mom. Hornsby also created the show and executive produces with “Friends” veteran Adam Chase, Ted Schachter, Joe Hipps and Modi Wiczyk.
Here’s a look at “How to Be a Gentleman”: