Poker Face (TV series) - Wikipedia
|Created by||Rian Johnson|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Running time||47–67 minutes|
|Original release||January 26, 2023 –|
Poker Face is an American crime comedy-drama television series created by Rian Johnson for the streaming service Peacock. Stylized as a "case-of-the-week" murder mystery series, it stars Natasha Lyonne as Charlie Cale, a casino worker on the run who entangles herself into several mysterious deaths of strangers along the way.
Peacock announced the series in March 2021, with Lyonne attached and Johnson as director. Nora Zuckerman and Lilla Zuckerman were named as co-showrunners. The first season of Poker Face consisted of 10 episodes and debuted on January 26, 2023. The series has received critical acclaim. In February 2023, the series was renewed for a second season. Lyonne is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series at the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards.
The series centers around Charlie Cale, a casino worker with an innate ability to detect lies, traveling across the United States on the run from a casino boss following a suspicious death. Along the way, she encounters colorful characters and solves homicides in a variety of settings.
Cast and characters
- Natasha Lyonne as Charlie Cale, a cocktail waitress with the uncanny ability to tell when people are lying
- Benjamin Bratt as Cliff LeGrand, the head of security at the casino Charlie works at, with whom she finds herself at odds.
- Adrien Brody as Sterling Frost Jr., the manager of the casino where Charlie works.
- Dascha Polanco as Natalie Hill, Charlie's best friend and a maid at Frost's casino who comes across something insidious
- Noah Segan as Sheriff Parker, the local sheriff of Laughlin, Nevada
- Ron Perlman as Sterling Frost Sr., Frost's ruthless father
- Hong Chau as Marge, a solitary, reclusive trucker who Charlie befriends
- Megan Suri as Sara, a convenience store worker that both Jed and Damian have a crush on
- Colton Ryan as Jed, an unstable mechanic
- John Ratzenberger as Abe, Jed's uncle and boss
- Brandon Micheal Hall as Damian, a friendly Subway worker
- Chelsea Frei as Dana, a diner waitress
- Lil Rel Howery as Taffy Boyle, the co-owner and business side of a popular barbecue restaurant
- Danielle Macdonald as Mandy Boyle, Taffy's sister-in-law who works with him and George
- Shane Paul McGhie as Austin / Hanky T. Pickins, a bored radio station secretary with a talent for voice acting
- Larry Brown as George Boyle, the co-owner and chef of Taffy's restaurant who Charlie befriends
- Chloë Sevigny as Ruby Ruin, the leader and vocalist of the band Doxxxology, who struggles to find success and hires Charlie
- Nicholas Cirillo as Gavin, a drummer and big Doxxxology fan
- Chuck Cooper as Deuteronomy, Doxxxology's roadie
- John Darnielle as Al, Doxxxology's guitarist
- G.K. Umeh as Eskie, Doxxxology's bassist
- Judith Light as Irene Smothers, a resident of a retirement home and Joyce's best friend
- S. Epatha Merkerson as Joyce Harris, a resident of a retirement home and Irene's best friend
- K Callan as Betty, a nosy resident of Joyce and Irene's community
- Reed Birney as Ben / Gabriel, a new resident of Joyce and Irene's community that they have a past with
- Simon Helberg as Luca Clark, an FBI agent who initially pretends to be Ben's nephew
- Ellen Barkin as Kathleen Townsend, an actress with a fading career who has a long-standing feud with Michael
- Tim Meadows as Michael Graves, a mostly retired actor who has a long-standing feud with Kathleen
- Audrey Corsa as Rebecca, the young third actor in Kathleen's play
- Jameela Jamil as Ava, Michael's wealthy wife
- Tim Blake Nelson as Keith Owens, an aging racer
- Charles Melton as Davis McDowell, a young racer that Charlie befriends
- Leslie Silva as Donna Owens, Owens's wife
- Angel Desai as Jean McDowell, Davis's mother
- Jasmine Aiyana Garvin as Katy Owens, Owens's daughter who seeks to become a racer
- Jack Alcott as Randy, Davis's friend who helps him with his car
- Nick Nolte as Arthur Liptin, the co-founder of LAM, a pioneer visual effects company, who Charlie befriends
- Cherry Jones as Laura, the co-founder of LAM
- Luis Guzmán as Raoul, LAM's archivist
- Rowan Blanchard as Lily Albern, an actress who worked on LAM's first film
- Tim Russ as Max, the co-founder of LAM
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Trey Nelson, a wealthy man on house arrest for insider trading
- David Castañeda as Jimmy Silva, Trey's estranged friend who runs a lodge
- Stephanie Hsu as Mortimer "Morty" Bernstein, a drifter and petty thief that crosses paths with Charlie
- Clea DuVall as Emily Cale, Charlie's estranged sister
- Rhea Perlman as Beatrix Hasp, Frost Sr.'s rival casino owner
This section's plot summaries may be too long or excessively detailed. (April 2023)
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||"Dead Man's Hand"||Rian Johnson||Rian Johnson||January 26, 2023|
Laughlin casino cocktail waitress Charlie Cale, a woman with the ability to tell if someone is lying, observes her maid best friend Natalie Hill's abusive husband Jerry be ejected at work by head of security Cliff LeGrand. Manager Sterling Frost Jr. asks Charlie, an associate of his father's, to help him scam rich client Kazimir Caine. Natalie discovers child pornography on Caine's computer. When she reports it to Frost, he covertly deletes the evidence off her phone and has Cliff kill her and Jerry, staging it as a murder-suicide by using Jerry's gun. Charlie notices that Jerry's gun was in his right hand when she sees a crime scene photo, contradicting where his ankle holster was, and she steals Natalie's tablet from her house. She finds the deleted evidence in the tablet's trash and presents it to Frost, believing Caine was responsible for Natalie's murder. After seeing footage of Jerry being removed, she realizes that the metal detector did not go off when he went through it, meaning Cliff kept his gun. She reveals to Frost that she recorded him setting up the scam poker game and sent it to Caine, who informed the other big clients, irreparably damaging the casino's reputation. Frost commits suicide and Cliff shoots Charlie as she escapes. Frost Sr. calls her, promising to kill her.
Guest stars: Adrien Brody, Dascha Polanco and Noah Segan
|2||"The Night Shift"||Rian Johnson||Alice Ju||January 26, 2023|
Charlie's car breaks down in New Mexico and she gives it to obsessive mechanic Jed. She befriends passing trucker Marge. Both Jed and Subway worker Damian have a crush on convenience store clerk Sara. Damian asks him to lay off, and Jed pushes him off his body shop's roof when he realizes Damian has won the lottery, finishing him off with a crowbar. Jed takes the lottery ticket and hides the body in Marge's truck. She discovers it and tries to get rid of it, and Jed calls the police to frame her. Charlie's car is fixed, but Marge is blamed for Damian's murder and Jed claims the ticket as his own. Reviewing the body shop's security footage, Charlie notices it skips an hour, after noticing that Jed was lying when he said that Damian never won the lottery. When she points out that the serial number of his ticket does not match up with the time Jed claims to have bought it, he admits to the murder but reveals that he has discovered her identity as a person of interest and will report her if she calls the police. As she leaves, a radio show about hidden cameras leads her to realize that the trucker she sat next to at the diner on the night of the murder would have unknowingly caught the crime on his dash cam, and asks his friends to have him turn the footage in to the police. Sara misdirects an arriving Cliff after noticing he is armed, and Jed burns the ticket as the police arrive to arrest him.
Guest stars: Hong Chau, Megan Suri, Colton Ryan, John Ratzenberger, Brandon Micheal Hall, and Chelsea Frei
|3||"The Stall"||Iain B. MacDonald||Wyatt Cain||January 26, 2023|
Arriving in Texas, Charlie is followed by a volatile stray dog. The dog eats the food of customers at a barbecue restaurant owned by the Boyle brothers. The business-minded Taffy Boyle demands Charlie pay off what the dog ate. She takes a temporary job at the restaurant and bonds with George Boyle, the kind head chef. When she lends him a copy of the film Okja, he is deeply moved by its animal rights messaging and plans to give up his stake in the business. Unable to afford to buy him out, Taffy and his sister-in-law Mandy pre-record a segment for his radio show, which he plays to give himself an alibi as he drugs George, seals him inside his trailer, and suffocates him with smoke from a grill. He is attacked by the dog, who he beats. George's death is ruled a suicide, and a departing Charlie finds the dog, realizing that the wood it was hit with is the same wood used to create the smoke that killed George. After confirming that Taffy could have killed him during the broadcast by testing it herself, she brings her findings to Mandy and realizes she let someone else discover George's body to give her an alibi. Charlie confronts Taffy and reveals that the lack of the sound of a repeatedly passing train in the area confirms his recording was not live, while she has Austin, a man working at the radio station, impersonate Taffy and trick Mandy into thinking he is going to confess. She berates him for jeopardizing their plan and sells him out to the police, only for Austin to play her call on air while she is with the police. Charlie leaves, and Austin dedicates a show to her, having kept the dog for himself.
Guest stars: Lil Rel Howery, Danielle Macdonald, Shane Paul McGhie, and Larry Brown
|4||"Rest in Metal"||Tiffany Johnson||Christine Boylan||January 26, 2023|
Charlie is hired by heavy metal band Doxxxology's vocalist Ruby Ruin to sell merchandise on the road, and befriends new drummer Gavin, who has a penchant for writing songs with lyrics based on things around him. Ruby is haunted by the band's only successful song, "Staplehead", and its success only benefiting the song's writer, their former drummer. She is horrified when Gavin presents the band with "Sucker Punch", a song that she is convinced will be a hit. The band rigs his amplifier and Ruby lets him have the scream note finish of "Staplehead", only for his microphone to fatally electrocute him. The band copies the lyrics of "Sucker Punch" and pass them off as their creation. Charlie realizes that "Sucker Punch"'s lyrics are based on items from Gavin's trash, and that his amp was switched for an older, more dangerous model the night of his death. After watching the video of Gavin's death from the camera he placed on stage to record his footwork, she notices that the rest of the band are all wearing shoes with thick soles to counter the shock. Before she can do anything about it, she discovers that a video of her punching another band's promotional mascot has gone viral, and Cliff, having tracked her using it, chases her through a Doxxxology show with her narrowly escaping. "Sucker Punch" revives interest in Doxxxology, but their lawyer reveals that the song's melody is lifted directly from the theme of the show Benson, resulting in a copyright lawsuit. Charlie sends a true crime podcaster that she met earlier her evidence that the band killed Gavin, and she makes an episode about them.
Guest stars: Chloë Sevigny, Nicholas Cirillo, Chuck Cooper, and John Darnielle
|5||"Time of the Monkey"||Lucky McKee||Wyatt Cain & Charlie Peppers||February 2, 2023|
Charlie takes a job at a retirement home and befriends ex-felon residents Joyce Harris and Irene Smothers. They tell her of their past in a cult, where they fell in love with the leader Gabriel and were raided by the police, which cost Irene her ability to walk and sent them both to jail. They recognize a new resident as Gabriel under an assumed name, and he reveals that he sold his group out to the police and asks for forgiveness. They pretend to accept his apology, but the next day, Irene sneaks into his room and poisons him, switching his wearable heart monitor with hers. She has Joyce tase her to trick the orderly into thinking Gabriel died of cardiac arrest. At his funeral, Charlie bumps into Luca Clark, the man claiming to be his nephew, but she gets him to admit that he is an FBI agent guarding Gabriel as part of witness protection. He explains that Irene and Joyce were actually raided for trying to bomb a Model UN meeting, and Charlie learns about the tasing at the time of Gabriel's death from a nosy resident. The woman tells Irene she saw them, and she and Joyce bomb her room. Charlie informs the two that Gabriel's heart rate did not increase when the staff tried to de-fibrillate him, proving their guilt, and they try to kill her. She tases herself while wearing a heart monitor, alerting the waiting FBI outside, who arrest the women. Later, when Charlie turns on a golf cart, she narrowly avoids death when it explodes, and gives Joyce and Irene the middle finger as they are driven away in the back of a police car.
Guest stars: Judith Light, S. Epatha Merkerson, K Callan, Reed Birney, Simon Helberg, and Darius Fraser
|6||"Exit Stage Death"||Ben Sinclair||Chris Downey||February 9, 2023|
Actress Kathleen Townsend visits her longtime nemesis and former costar Michael Graves to ask him for help putting on a one-night play to revitalize her career, and he reluctantly accepts after his wealthy wife Ava encourages him. Fed up with each other during the show, Kathleen rigs a light to kill Michael, and he rigs the stage's trapdoor to kill her. The light narrowly misses Michael, causing him to have a stress-induced heart attack. Ava runs to give him his medication, only to fall to her death through the door. Backstage, Kathleen and Michael reveal the entire show was a publicity stunt in their plan to publicly reveal their love for each other, having Ava killed so they could be together. With the show more popular than ever, Kathleen decides to give it another day, and Rebecca, the third actor in the play, demands payment from the two when she finds a script for a planned argument they had. During the second performance, Charlie, a waitress at the venue, realizes both actors were involved in the light and trapdoor sabotage and deduces that they are in love when their characters say they love each other. Kathleen tries to kill Rebecca through her fatal nut allergy by contaminating the prop food bowl her character eats from, forcing Charlie to go onstage and bluff off her rescue as part of the play. Kathleen and Michael argue backstage, and Charlie records their admission to their part in Ava's death and shows it to the local sheriff in the audience. Kathleen uses her knowledge of her impending arrest to give a stellar final performance.
Guest stars: Ellen Barkin, Tim Meadows, Audrey Corsa, Jameela Jamil, Niall Cunningham, and Chris McKinney
|7||"The Future of the Sport"||Iain B. MacDonald||Story by : Joe Lawson & CS Fischer|
Teleplay by : Joe Lawson
|February 16, 2023|
Aging Tennessee racer Keith Owens loses a competition to young Davis McDowell. Owens, his hands shaking whenever he sits down to race, announces his intent to retire and fights Davis when he picks on him. After Owens's prospective racer daughter Katy beats Davis in several rounds of go-karting, he vandalizes Owens's yard. Owens sneaks into Davis's garage and sabotages his car, but Davis witnesses this and instead sabotages it further. At his and Owens's practice session, he lets Katy drive his car, and it crashes, putting her in a coma. Having befriended Charlie, working at an arcade, and knowing of her lie detecting ability, Davis shifts the blame to Owens, and he publicly confesses his guilt when Charlie confronts him. She later notices Davis lying to a fan when he says Katy's crash was an accident, and he catches her looking in his garage. She realizes his guilt when he refuses to answer her questions, and he tries to run her off the road when she leaves, although she uses his own racing advice to escape. At Davis's next race, Charlie tells him that Katy woke up and will soon be racing against him after she recovers, and as she leaves, his hands start to shake as the race starts.
Guest stars: Tim Blake Nelson, Charles Melton, Leslie Silva, Angel Desai, Jasmine Aiyana Garvin, and Jack Alcott
|8||"The Orpheus Syndrome"||Natasha Lyonne||Natasha Lyonne & Alice Ju||February 23, 2023|
Max, the founder of pioneer visual effects company LAM, confronts co-founder Laura over something incriminating he found in old footage. She poisons him, and he jumps to his death. Charlie befriends the third co-founder of LAM, Arthur Liptin, and begins working as his assistant. He admits to her that he is still haunted by the drowning of Lily Albern, the actress who worked on LAM's first film Dragonfish, and blames himself for the incident. Laura asks Arthur to make a bust of Max's head to grieve, but actually uses it to pass the facial recognition software on his laptop and deletes a piece of Dragonfish footage from the archives. Arthur has an LAM archivist deliver the physical copy of the footage, and watching it, realizes Laura tampered with Lily's safety measure. Arthur burns the reel in front of Laura but secretly saves the incriminating bits, only to die from poisoning upon returning home. Charlie visits Laura and deduces she is lying about her involvement in Arthur and Max's deaths. Laura takes all of Arthur's things for a memorial exhibit at LAM's offices, but misses the hidden footage, which Charlie retrieves. As Laura eulogizes Arthur and Max at the exhibit's opening, Charlie plays the footage on the screen behind her, exposing her crime to the crowd. Unstable with guilt, she sees visions of Arthur and Max and follows the latter over a balcony to her death.
Guest stars: Nick Nolte, Cherry Jones, Luis Guzmán, Rowan Blanchard, and Tim Russ
|9||"Escape from Shit Mountain"||Rian Johnson||Nora Zuckerman & Lilla Zuckerman||March 2, 2023|
Charlie strikes up a romance in the Colorado mountains with a local, only to wind up stranded in the winter a few months later. She picks up kleptomaniac drifter Mortimer "Morty" Bernstein (at least that is the name on a credit card in her possession), and while driving, she swerves to avoid a deer and crashes. She has Morty go get a tow truck, and when she does not return, she tries to flag down a car for help, only to be hit by Trey Nelson, a man on house arrest out violating his parole. Panicking, he drives her to his estranged friend Jimmy Silva's motel and has him reluctantly help bury her outside. Charlie wakes up with a broken leg and crawls out of the hole, knocking on the lodge door with a stick she found just as Morty arrives in Charlie's car. As a blizzard traps the four in the lodge, Morty realizes the stick is actually a bone and theorizes it could belong to Chloe Jones, a local woman who vanished a decade earlier. She goes back to where Charlie was buried and takes pictures of Chloe's remains. Trey follows her and she agrees to take his Lamborghini in exchange for her silence, but he beats her unconscious and pushes her over a cliff in the car. Jimmy drugs Charlie and Trey tells him he killed Morty, and they argue about their roles in Chloe's death, who they buried where they buried Charlie. After having pretended to be drugged, Charlie tries to take her car keys, but is caught, and convinces Jimmy, who loved Chloe, that Trey killed her. Trey kills him and stabs Charlie, burying them with Chloe and arriving home just in time to meet with his parole officer, only to realize Charlie took his ankle monitor while they fought. In the hospital, Charlie learns that Trey was arrested and Morty was mistaken for her. She is elated to learn that she is considered dead, but Cliff waits for her outside the hospital.
Guest stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Castañeda, and Stephanie Hsu
|10||"The Hook"||Janicza Bravo||Rian Johnson||March 9, 2023|
Fed up with his year-long pursuit of Charlie, Cliff makes a deal with Frost Sr.'s rival Beatrix Hasp, agreeing to kill Frost Sr. and pin it on Charlie. Alerted to her location by news of her "death," Cliff finds her hospital room and calls Frost Sr., who orders him to wait until she is healed. Cliff forces her into his car after her release, and she asks if he killed Natalie. He gives her a gun and tries to goad her into shooting him, but she is unable to. As he takes her to Hasp's Atlantic City casino, he swaps a gift Frost Sr. has for her with an identical gun. Frost Sr. reveals that he has all his casinos wiretapped and learned that his son was dealing with Hasp against his wishes, and he no longer blames Charlie for his death, asking for help dealing with Hasp as he gives her the gift. The lights go out and Cliff kills Frost Sr. with the gun with Charlie's fingerprints on it, swapping it with the one in the box. She flees and calls Clark, who says he is unable to help and advises her to run. Charlie hides out in her estranged sister's house, who gives her the keys to their father's boat but asks her to leave, not wanting her and her daughter involved. Charlie finds the boat damaged and reluctantly calls Cliff, who asks her to meet him on his boat. While he stalls so the police can arrive, she finds poker chips from Hasp's casino that glow under blacklight and realizes Cliff used them to mark Frost Sr. and see him in the dark. She fights him off and jumps ship just as the FBI arrive to arrest him, Charlie having sent Clark Frost Sr.'s recording of Frost ordering Cliff to kill Natalie. Cliff testifies against Hasp and Charlie's name is cleared, only for Hasp to call her and give her the choice between working for her or dying. Charlie destroys her phone and flees in her car.
Guest stars: Ron Perlman, Simon Helberg, Clea DuVall, and Rhea Perlman (voice only)
The project was announced in March 2021, with Rian Johnson serving as creator, writer, director and executive producer. Johnson stated that the series would delve into "the type of fun, character driven, case-of-the-week mystery goodness I grew up watching." The series was inspired by Columbo, being referred as a "howcatchem". Johnson also used Magnum, P.I., The Rockford Files, Quantum Leap, Highway to Heaven and The Incredible Hulk as influences for the tone of the series. Johnson was interested in "doing that Columbo or even Quantum Leap thing of having every episode be an anthropological deep dive into a little corner of America that you might not otherwise see." On February 15, 2023, Peacock renewed the series for a second season.
The announcement of the series included that Natasha Lyonne would serve as the main lead actress. She was approached by Johnson about working on a procedural project together, with Lyonne as the lead character. As Johnson explained, the role was "completely cut to measure for her." While the series and lead character would share things in common with Columbo, the writers sought to differentiate the lead character by having her work outside of the law.
Due to the series' procedural aspects, the episodes feature several guest stars. Johnson was inspired by the number of actors who guest starred on Columbo, wanting to deem each guest star as the star of the episode, which allowed them to attract many actors.
In April 2022, Benjamin Bratt joined the series. Instead of a guest role, his character would recur as Cliff, the head of security at a casino where Charlie works. When she escapes the casino, his character would go after her, which Bratt called "a ticking clock for the show".
According to the director of the Hudson Valley Film Commission, filming was based in Newburgh, New York, and ran from April through October 2022, in locations throughout the mid-Hudson Valley. At least one episode of the series was filmed in late August 2022 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Outdoor scenes were filmed in Laughlin, Nevada, in September 2022, with the Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino depicting the fictional Frost Casino.
Poker Face premiered on January 26, 2023, with the first four episodes available immediately and the rest debuting on a weekly basis.
International sales for the series are handled by Paramount Global Content Distribution. The series is available on Citytv+ and Citytv in Canada and on Stan in Australia. The series debuted in Asia via Rock Entertainment on May 24, 2023. The series then debuted in the United Kingdom on Sky Max on May 26, 2023.
Poker Face was met with critical acclaim upon release. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 99% approval rating with an average rating of 8.5/10, based on 88 critic reviews. The website's critics consensus reads, "With the incomparable Natasha Lyonne as an ace up its sleeve, Poker Face is a puzzle box of modest ambitions working with a full deck." Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 84 out of 100 based on 40 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".
Chicago Sun-Times's Richard Roeper gave a rating of 3.5 out of 4 stars and said, "The beauty part is watching the amazing Natasha Lyonne's Charlie puzzle out the crime in clever and often hilarious fashion." Peter Travers of ABC News felt Lyonne landed "the role of her career" in Charlie Cale and called Poker Face "the best joyride of the 2023 TV season." Linda Holmes of NPR felt Lyonne's "unforgettable" performance proved herself to be the "Peter Falk of her generation". Ben Travers of IndieWire gave the series a B and stated "All this star power is enough to guarantee Poker Face will be, at least, an enjoyable diversion. But... it's hard to shake the feeling that Poker Face isn't as good as it could've been." The Atlantic's Sophie Gilbert believed the show succeeded in its first episodes "by attending to the emotional cadences of overlooked people and places" but criticized the characters of later episodes for falling into tropes.
|2023||Black Reel Television Awards||Outstanding Guest Performance, Comedy Series||Lil Rel Howery||Pending|||
|S. Epatha Merkerson||Pending|
|Golden Trailer Awards||Best Comedy for a TV/Streaming Series (Trailer/Teaser/TV Spot)||"Fresh Starts" (Project X/AV)||Nominated|||
|Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards||Best Streaming Series, Comedy||Poker Face||Pending|||
|Best Actress in a Streaming Series, Comedy||Natasha Lyonne||Pending|
|Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series, Comedy||Benjamin Bratt||Pending|
|Best Directing in a Streaming Series, Comedy||Rian Johnson (for "Escape from Shit Mountain")||Pending|
|Best Writing in a Streaming Series, Comedy||Rian Johnson (for "Dead Man's Hand")||Pending|
|Hollywood Critics Association Creative Arts TV Awards||Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series||Simon Helberg||Pending|
|Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series||Hong Chau||Pending|
|Best Contemporary Costumes||Poker Face||Pending|
|Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series||Natasha Lyonne||Pending|||
|Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards||Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series||Judith Light||Pending|
|Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour or More)||Judy Rhee, Martha Sparrow, and Cathy Marshall (for "The Orpheus Syndrome")||Pending|
|Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program||Tom Place||Pending|
|Set Decorators Society of America Awards||Best Achievement in Decor/Design of a One Hour Contemporary Series||Cathy T. Marshall, Elizabeth Eggert, Judy Rhee||Nominated|||
|Television Critics Association Awards||Program of the Year||Poker Face||Nominated|||
|Outstanding New Program||Nominated|
|Outstanding Achievement in Comedy||Nominated|
|Individual Achievement in Comedy||Natasha Lyonne||Won|
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