State of Georgia (TV series)

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State of Georgia
Created byJeff Greenstein
Jennifer Weiner
StarringRaven-Symoné
Majandra Delfino
Brock Cuchna
Loretta Devine
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes2 (aired) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Kirk J. Rudell
Jennifer Weiner
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)ABC Studios
DistributorDisney-ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original networkABC Family
Original releaseJune 29, 2011 (2011-06-29) –
present
Other websites
Website

State of Georgia is an American television situation comedy.[1] The show started on ABC Family on June 29, 2011.[2][3] The show will be Raven-Symoné's first sitcom since That's So Raven on Disney Channel.[1]

Plot[change | change source]

The show focuses on Georgia Chamberlain (Raven Symoné) who wants to become a professional actress. She then moves to New York City to begin her career. She brings along her best friend (Majandra Delfino). Georgia's ex-boyfriend (Brock Cuchna) tries to convective Georgia to come back with him, because he is still in love with her.

Characters[change | change source]

Episodes[change | change source]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot"Ted WassJeff Greenstein & Jennifer WeinerJune 29, 2011 (2011-06-29)10011.32
Georgia Chamberlain and her best friend Jo -- having just moved to New York City from Atlanta -- work together at the perfume counter at an upscale department store in the city. Georgia is desperate to leave her shift early in order to audition for the lead in a revival of the musical Damn Yankees. Always one to help a friend, Jo fakes a medical emergency as their way out of their work shift. While at the casting office, Georgia sings a phenomenal rendition of "Lola," but the casting director (Trent) informs Georgia she can never pass as a seductress due to her size. After a pep talk from her eccentric Aunt Honey, Georgia appears at Trent's apartment with an irresistible basket of food -- and proves to him that she is every bit the seductress. Later, back at work, Jo has a run-in with her professor, who happens to be making a return at the store. With a push from Georgia, Jo works up the nerve to ask the professor for a second interview for the Physics graduate program.
2"Flavor of the Week"Leonard R. Garner, Jr.Hayes JacksonJuly 6, 2011 (2011-07-06)10040.81[6]
Georgia begins dating Brad (Justin Bruening), the owner of the yogurt hut they discovered. Jo knows that Georgia loses interest in guys faster than you could finish eating a cup of yogurt. So Jo devises a plan to crack the hidden recipe to her favorite yogurt before Georgia can dump Brad, and they would stop visiting the yogurt because that would be too awkward for Georgia. In order to discover the secret recipe, Jo is forced to recruit help from her grad student physics group. When she discovers that the "nerdy" guys thinks she's the most beautiful girl they've ever seen, Jo leverages the reward of a kiss to pressure them to figure out the secret yogurt recipe. All hoping to win, the guys go to extreme lengths, including risking their health, in hopes of getting that kiss from the girl of their dreams.
3"Best Friends For-Never"Jeff MelmanRegina Y. HicksJuly 13, 2011 (2011-07-13)10060.65[7]
After hearing about Aunt Honey and her long-lost best friend, Patrice (Jenifer Lewis), drifting apart, she thinks that she and Jo are drifting apart because of their different agendas. Meanwhile, Georgia reconnects Aunt Honey with Patrice, but finds out that they hate each other.
4"The Mole"Steve ZuckermanFrank PinesJuly 20, 2011 (2011-07-20)10070.79[8]
Georgia’s new man, Brian, is perfect in every way – almost too perfect. Georgia begs Jo to find Brian on Facebook, convinced the social networking site will reveal at least some of his flaws. Unable to learn anything, Georgia begins to wonder if she finally found the guy of her dreams. Meanwhile, Aunt Honey believes that Jo’s math student, Mikey, is madly in love with Jo. When Mikey schedules a tutoring session for Saturday night, Jo is convinced that Aunt Honey was right. Although the evening doesn’t go quite as planned, Jo realizes that Mikey’s computer skills might come in handy in helping her investigate Brian. Abandoning all thoughts of tutoring, Jo and Mikey team up to learn the true identity of Georgia’s mysterious man.
5"Know When to Fold 'Em"Leonard R. Garner, Jr.Kirk J. RudellJuly 27, 2011 (2011-07-27)10020.55[9]
Georgia tries to leave work so she can film her first commercial. Jo becomes attracted to a coworker named Doug (Nathan Parsons) who acts like a caveman.
6"Mo' Honey, Mo' Problems"Ted WassBenjamin Oren & Melissa Sadoff OrenAugust 3, 2011 (2011-08-03)10090.70[10]
Georgia and Jo find one of Aunt Honey's bank statements and find it only has 42 cents in it. Suddenly Georgia and Jo notice stupid spending Aunt Honey does. Aunt Honey is throwing a party and Georgia and Jo try to raise as much money as possible. It turns out Aunt Honey just transferred her money into a bank in Barbados so she won't have to pay taxes.
7"There's a Place for Us"Leonard R. Garner, Jr.Jennifer WeinerAugust 3, 2011 (2011-08-03)10030.57[10]
Georgia and Jo try to get into a private nightclub located in a dry cleaning establishment.
8"R-E-S-P-E-C-T"Ted WassTricia Victoria JohnsonAugust 3, 2011 (2011-08-03)10100.69[10]
Georgia puts on a showcase to try to catch some media attention, but Aunt Honey makes her feel like she's not good enough to put it on. Jo gets her hair straightened for the first time and gets a lot more attention.
9"Foot in the Door"Ted WassGreg SchafferAugust 3, 2011 (2011-08-03)10050.55[10]
Aunt Honey helps Georgia get her first big break on a primetime television show but Georgia turns out to be an extra. While there Georgia ends up frustrating the director (Regan Burns) and the show's star (Garcelle Beauvais).
10"The Popular Chicks"Ted WassAnnabel OakesAugust 10, 2011 (2011-08-10)10080.73[11]
Georgia boasts to a rival about having good concert tickets to see Jason Derülo, but her bragging is based on a lie. So Georgia and Jo do all they can to get tickets.
11"It's Not Easy Being Green"Steve ZuckermanJennifer WeinerAugust 17, 2011 (2011-08-17)10110.74[12]
On the date, Georgia and Jo falsely inform the two farmers that they grow their own produce in their apartment and invite them to dinner. In order to keep up with their charade for a second date, Georgia and Jo plant different types of produce in the apartment as well as purchase a goat to make it seem like they make their own cheese – but can they keep it up, and are the two farmers worth all the effort?
12"Locked Up, A Broad"Steve ZuckermanKirk J. RudellAugust 17, 2011 (2011-08-17)10120.59[12]
Georgia’s in trouble after defying Aunt Honey and borrowing one of her dresses to wear in an upcoming audition. As soon as Georgia puts on the dress, it gets caught in a desk chair. She enlists Jo to help, but with her clumsy ways, Jo only makes things worse. Realizing they cannot call Aunt Honey, the girls have no other choice but to call Lewis to their rescue.

References[change | change source]

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  2. Andreeva, Nellie (March 7, 2011). "ABC Family Expands Schedule To 3 Nights Of Original Programming". Deadline.com. Retrieved March 9, 2011.
  3. Nellie Andreeva (31 January 2011). "ABC Family Greenlights 3 New Series - One Comedy And Two Dramas". Deadline.com. Retrieved 3 February 2011.
  4. "Loretta Devine Cast in THE GREAT STATE OF GEORGIA". Daemon's TV. February 22, 2011. Retrieved March 9, 2011.
  5. Porter, Rick (February 22, 2011). "Kiefer Sutherland locked in for 'Touch'; 'Firefly's' Alan Tudyk headed to 'Suburgatory'". Zap2it. Retrieved March 9, 2011.
  6. Seidman, Robert (July 7, 2011). "Updated: Cable Ratings: 'Royal Pains' 'Necessary Roughness' a One-Two Punch for USA + 'Franklin & Bash,' 'Challenge Rivals' & Much More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 8, 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  7. Seidman, Robert (July 14, 2011). "Update Cable Ratings: 'Royal Pains' 'Necessary Roughness'; World Cup Lead + 'Franklin & Bash,' 'ESPYs' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 14, 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  8. Seidman, Robert (July 21, 2011). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Storage Wars,' 'Royal Pains' 'Necessary Roughness'; + 'Franklin & Bash,' 'Rosanne's Nuts' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 21, 2011.
  9. Seidman, Robert (July 28, 2011). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Storage Wars,' 'Royal Pains,' 'Necessary Roughness' Top Night + 'Franking & Bash,' 'Hot in Cleveland' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Seidman, Robert (July 14, 2011). "Update Cable Ratings: 'Royal Pains' 'Necessary Roughness'; World Cup Lead + 'Franklin & Bash,' 'ESPYs' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 15, 2011.
  11. Seidman, Robert (August 11, 2011). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Storage Wars' Wins Again + 'Royal Pains,' 'Necessary Roughness,' 'Challenge Rivals,' 'Rescue Me,' 'Hot in Cleveland' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved August 11, 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  12. 12.0 12.1 Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Royal Pains" Tops Viewers List By The Futon Critic Staff, August 18, 2011

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