Episode 1: Jake’s Here. No, Really.
Entrepreneur-star-producer-host (aka, “TV’s Jake Sasseville”) has just moved to Chicago from New York to star and produce a new teen talk show with a big media company in Chicago (“The Scribe.”). Problem is that the show doesn’t exactly exist yet. Speed bump. Jake’s primary concern is that Scribe exec (Molly) refuses to give him a contract. She then makes matters worse by sending one over which contains a clause that “Jake can be replaced at anytime”. Jake takes matters into his own hands and goes after new sponsors to get some leverage. Simple enough. But in the process, Jake incidentally makes up a second show (which by the way, just happens to be the show you are watching now). Got it? Cool. Moving right along.
Episode 2: I’ll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours.
Jake disrupts the budding relationship of his best friend, Caitlin and Sebastian, who just moved into Caitlin’s old apartment in the building. Side note: Sebastian is twenty-seven and just sold his company – based on a machine that creates holes through the center of hot dogs and simultaneously stuffs them with all sorts of food products – for $22 million). Meanwhile, Molly flies off the handle when Jake takes over her staff and takes it upon himself to secure a dilapidated warehouse for the studio of Teen Talk.
Episode 3: May I Offer Some Assistants?
Sebastian confronts Jake about being too involved with his still young and fragile relationship with Caitlin. Molly invites Jake to a conference about Gen Y Marketers in hopes of funding the Teen Talk show. Jake agrees but Molly refuses to pay for Jake to Attend. Jake finds a way to get to the conference for free, and much to Molly’s surprise ends up being booked to speak at the David Letterman Lecture Series at Ball State University.
Episode 4: Where’s My Face?
The ratings are in for Teen Talk, and they’re great. Molly shows the team the new marketing materials, but she’s removed Jake’s face. She said it didn’t “test well with focus groups.” Meanwhile, Caitlin confides in Jake that she is terrified that Sebastian is going to Vegas for the weekend with the boys. The crew learns that Jake sleeps in his closet.
Second Half of Season One – Preview
Jake has once again crossed boundaries: He’s promised a big retail advertiser in NYC $1,5 million in promotion in the newspaper that Molly (played by Tara DeFrancisco) is the executive at. Jake will do anything to make a business deal work, even if it means backtracking. Meanwhile director/co-executive producer David Sonkin tries to explain to (yet again) another digital team what “Delusions of Grandeur” is so that they can execute on a digital strategy.
Episode 5: No, I’m Not a Lesbian
Jake kicks off the episode with an homage to the It’s Garry Shandling show, and we see how Jake interacts with his writing and producing staff of the show that he incidentally created (if the show isn’t real, are the people?). Meanwhile feeling healthy from his current juice cleanse, Jake accompanies Caitlin to the gym where things get out of hand when he’s asked to leave the gym with his “outside” beverage. En route, he ends up in a tussle with a handicapped man who has a long conversation on his cell phone, tying up a single stall bathroom.
Episode 6: C’mon Caitlin!
Jake’s old business partner from New York shows up unexpectedly in Chicago claiming that he owns half of all that Jake has created since they split as partners. Molly, the executive at “The Scribe” finds out Jake’s attention is split on this “other” show and is furious. Meanwhile, the staff of the “other” show is trying desparately to understand how to write for Jake and confront him for being consistently contradictory
Episode 7: You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet
In the season finale, Jake’s old business partner from New York shows up unexpectedly in Chicago claiming that he owns half of all that Jake has created since they split as partners. Molly, the executive at “The Scribe” finds out Jake’s attention is split on this “other” show and is furious. Meanwhile, the staff of the “other” show is trying desparately to understand how to write for Jake and confront him for being consistently contradictory