Big Shots

Sunday 14 September, 9.35pm

The lines between boardroom and bedroom blur in TV2’s new drama Big Shots, the story of four friends who are at the top of their game – until the women in their lives enter the room. Starring Michael Vartan (Alias), Christopher Titus (Titus), Joshua Malina (The West Wing) and Dylan McDermott (The Practice).

Four competitive but dysfunctional New York CEOs take refuge in their friendship, discussing business, confiding secrets, seeking advice and supporting one another through life’s twists and turns.
The concept for Big Shots sprang from creator Jon Harmon Feldman’s desire to explore, in comedic and dramatic terms, what it means to be a man in this day and age.

James Walker (Vartan) is the group’s moral centre, but his professional life almost crumbles in an instant, thanks to a corporate shake-up at work and a stunning revelation about his wife (Nia Long, Third Watch, Boston Legal).

Brody Johns (Titus) is senior vice president of a crisis management company, but he knows his wife will be judging him by how magnificently he can put together her birthday party.

Karl Mixworthy (Malina) is the sweet yet always nervous CEO of a large pharmaceutical firm who has a loving wife (Amy Sloan, Gilmore Girls) – and a cunning mistress (Jessica Collins, The Nine) who is beginning to monopolise whatever free time he can muster.

There’s also Duncan Collinsworth (McDermott), the sexy, divorced CEO of a cosmetics industry leader who finds his personal life threatened by rumours of a personal indiscretion – which are actually true – that could turn his world upside down.

The first episode of Big Shots was directed by Charles McDougall (Desperate Housewives, Sex And The City), adding to the show’s comedic feel in much the same way as it has in his previous work.

See these high-flying guys and girls in action on Big Shots, this Sunday at 9.35pm, on TV2.