ⓘ The Big Show Show. The Big Show is an American sitcom web television series created by Josh Bycel and Jason Berger, that premiered on Netflix on April 6, 2020. ..

The Big Show Show

ⓘ The Big Show Show

The Big Show is an American sitcom web television series created by Josh Bycel and Jason Berger, that premiered on Netflix on April 6, 2020. The series stars WWE wrestler Big Show, Allison Munn, Reylynn Caster, Lily Brooks OBriant, and Juliet Donenfeld.


1. Premise

The show features Big Show as a fictional version of himself. The premise features his teenage daughter moving in with him, his wife and an additional two daughters.


2.1. Cast and characters Main

  • Paul Wight/Big Show as himself, a pro wrestler who is adjusting to both retirement and his oldest daughter moving in with him and his family.
  • Juliet Donenfeld as J.J. Wight, Shows youngest daughter. She is a precocious child that likes to hack into things.
  • Lily Brooks OBriant as Mandy Wight, Shows middle daughter. She admires women leaders such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Leslie Knope. In the series, she is running for student body president.
  • Allison Munn as Cassy Wight, Shows supportive wife and mother of Mandy and J.J. She works as a real estate agent.
  • Reylynn Caster as Lola Wight, Shows oldest daughter from his first marriage. She moves from Minnesota to Florida after her mother gets transferred to Brussels. She loves her father even though they can be competitive with each other.

2.2. Cast and characters Recurring

  • Tessa Espinola as Monica B., Mandys classmate who is a big influencer at school. She hosts livestreams on the latest gossip
  • Ben Giroux as Coach Fener, Lolas ice hockey coach.
  • Emma Loewen as Olivia, Mandys friend
  • Asif Ali, as Bennett, Cassys coworker at the real estate company. He is the son of the company head.
  • Jaleel White as Terence "Terry" Malick III, Shows best friend. He runs a fitness center. He likes to invent things.
  • Jolie Hoang-Rappaport as Kennedy, Mandys airheaded friend
  • Dallas Dupree Young as Taylor Swift, an easy-going classmate of Mandys who runs against her for class president. His real given name is Cliff.
  • Jaime Moyer as Miss Riggi, JJs teacher.

Guests for the sitcom have included Mick Foley, Mark Henry, Rikishi, and Tan France.


3. Production

The show is produced by WWE Studios and is broadcast on Netflix. Josh Bycel and Jason Berger are executive producers and showrunners, with Susan Levison and Richard Lowell serving as executive producers for WWE Studios. In September 2019, Big Show announced on Steve Austins podcast that the show has filmed three episodes and would premiere around the time of WrestleMania 36. Later, it was announced that all 8 episodes would premiere on April 6, 2020 on Netflix.


4. Reception

Joel Keller of Decider writes that the sitcom is okay to stream. Berger and Bycel "and their comedy pedigrees help make the show a tiny bit better than your average TGIF/Nick/Disney family sitcom. That doesn’t mean that it’s a good show, but at least it’s not terrible." He says that Big Show can do physical comedy very well, that Munn has played the "mom in the kid space role" before and "handles it like a pro", and that the kids are the "usual mix of overly-verbal and super-precocious kids". Matt Fowler of IGN describes it as "has the potential to be either wholly terrible or fully great. The truth, overall, lies somewhere in between as Big Show proves himself to be an amiable, glowing, towering family man capable of carrying multi-cam sitcom shenanigans." Randall Colbum of AV Club also likens the sitcom to the TGIF sitcoms of the 1990s, and writes that "As tends to happen in these sorts of stories, the very act of a man so large demonstrating vulnerability is all the punchline an audience needs." Common Sense Media gave the show three out of five stars, saying: "Wrestling family sitcom is a little rough but mostly sweet."

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