The Unicorn

Outstanding Comedy Series

 

THE UNICORN is a single-camera comedy about a tight-knit group of best friends and family who help Wade (Walton Goggins) embrace his “new normal” in the wake of the loss of his wife one year ago. As a sometimes ill-equipped but always devoted single parent to his two adolescent daughters, he is taking the major step of dating again. To Wade’s amazement, he’s a hot commodity with women, and his friends explain that he’s the perfect single guy – a “unicorn”: employed, attractive, and with a proven track record of commitment. With his daughters and best friends rooting him on and hoping he’ll find happiness again, Wade and his healing heart are ready to try life… and love… again.

For Your Consideration

Outstanding Comedy Series

Executive Producers: Bill Martin, Mike Schiff, Aaron Kaplan, Wendi Trilling, Dana Honor, John Hamburg, Peyton Reed
Co-Executive Producers: Jason Belleville, Jacque Edmonds Cofer, Christine Zander
Producer: Walton Goggins

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Walton Goggins

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Michaela Watkins

Maya Lynne Robinson

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Rob Corddry

Omar Miller

Accolades

“…a thoughtful and sophisticated sitcom about what follows mourning — in other words, the rest of life.”

– Variety

“… this unicorn is comedy magic”

– TV Guide Magazine

“… sets a high new bar for CBS comedy.”

– TV Guide Magazine

“…the ensemble — featuring Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins, Maya Lynne Robinson, and Omar Benson Miller — is one of the best assembled for broadcast TV…”

– Entertainment Weekly

Cast

Walton Goggins

as Wade

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

“…what might be the best performance of Goggins’ career.”

– Fansided

“We not only get to laugh out loud, but we’re able to connect with everything Wade’s going through — and that’s what makes Walton Goggins’ performance award-worthy. He’s doing far more than any other comedic actor.”

– Fansided

Rob Corddry

as Forrest

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Michaela Watkins

as Delia

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Omar Miller

as Ben

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Maya Lynne Robinson

as Michelle

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Episodes

S2 E1 | “There’s Something About Whoever-She-Was”

After Wade has an instant connection with a woman he met briefly in a parking lot, he’s determined to find her again. Also, Michelle waits to hear from the colleges she applied to for her business degree, and Natalie tries to convince Wade she’s old enough to get her ears pierced, on the second season premiere of THE UNICORN.

S2 E2 | “It’s Complicated”

When Wade goes on a date with Shannon (Natalie Zea), he learns quickly that he has to come to terms with her unusual living arrangements if he wants to keep seeing her. Also, Grace is struggling with fitting in at her new high school, Michelle grapples with her algebra college course and Delia tries to help Forrest fit in with his much younger colleagues.

S2 E3 | “It’s The Thought That Counts”

After Forrest gifts a water gun to Noah, Ben and Michele quickly take it away, and the group has a frank discussion about racial injustice. Also, Wade is trying to figure out how to celebrate Shannon’s birthday since their relationship is so new. The episode is directed by Academy Award winner Matthew A. Cherry (“Hair Love”).