About the Show

October 2017

LIVING BIBLICALLY

(FKA “By the Book”)

Chip Curry is a modern day man at a crossroads in his life, who decides to live strictly in accordance with the Bible. A film critic for a New York Newspaper and a soon-to-be father, Chip wants to be a better man following the loss of his best friend. He decides to put his slightly obsessive temperament to use and start living his life 100% by the Bible to find direction. His smart, pregnant wife, Leslie, while both skeptical and entertained by her husband’s new passion, supports him completely. Knowing he’ll need some practical advice, Chip forms a “God Squad” with Father Gene, a Catholic Priest who helps Chip translate the rules of the Bible to a modern world; and Father Gene’s best friend, easygoing Rabbi Gil Ableman, who respects Chip’s chutzpah and is glad to serve as a sounding board when they meet at their local bar. At Chip’s newspaper, he finds support from his no-nonsense boss, Ms. Meadows, who knows Chip’s self-penned story will sell newspapers, and his co-worker and friend, Vince, who is quick with a reality check and likes to wind Chip up for his own amusement. As he begins his sincere spiritual journey toward a more moral life with the help of his wife and friends, Chip wonders if he’ll be able to take a page – or every page – out of the Good Book, and if the effect will be of Biblical proportions.

 

ON AIR: To premiere during the 2017-2018 season on the CBS Television Network.

 

ORIGINATION: Los Angeles

 

FORMAT: Comedy (Filmed in HD)

 

STARRING: Jay R. Ferguson (Chip)

Lindsey Kraft (Lesley)

Ian Gomez (Father Gene)

David Krumholtz (Rabbi Gil)

Tony Rock (Vince)

Camryn Manheim (Ms. Meadows)

 

PRODUCED BY: Alcide Bava Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:

Patrick Walsh, Johnny Galecki, Andrew Haas, Spencer Medoff

CREATED BY:

Patrick Walsh

BASED UPON THE BOOK

The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs

Photos are available at http://cbspressexpress.com

Website: www.cbs.com/shows/living-biblically/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LivingBiblicallyCBS

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivinBiblically

Instagram: @livingbiblicallyCBS

CBS Twitter: @CBSTweet

Cast and Crew on Twitter:

Jay Ferguson @jrfergjr
Lindsey Kraft @linzkraft
Ian Gomez @IBGomez
Tony Rock @tonyrock
Camryn Manheim @camrynmanheim

Cast and Crew on Instagram:

Lindsey Kraft @linzkraft
Ian Gomez @ibgomez
David Krumholtz @davidkrumholtz
Tony Rock @tony-rock

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Press Contacts:

Andrea Ballas 818-655-1581 Andrea.ballas@cbs.com
Mallory Mason 818-655-151596 Mallory.mason@cbs.com

Photo Contacts:

Gaye Ann Bruno 818-655-1542 Gayeann.bruno@cbs.com
Kathleen Holloway 212-975-8533 kholloway@cbs.com

Press:

Andrea Ballas
818-655-1581
andrea.ballas@cbs.com

Mallory Mason
818-655-1596
mallory.mason@cbs.com

 

Photo:

Kathleen Holloway
212-975-8533
kholloway@cbs.com

Gaye Ann Bruno
818-655-1542
gayeann.bruno@cbs.com