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The Residuals

The Residuals Michael Paul Smith stars as aspiring actor Pete Hamilton, with Gillian Pensavalle cast as a softhearted casting associate named Valerie. Luke Kelly Clyne of Splitsider calls it "A fantastic series" and "Irresistably sharable." Media guru Paul Levinson says, "The acting is outstanding," with the cast displaying "impressive comedic talent."

The principal cast also includes Nick Costa as Pete's character-actor roommate, Kelly Warne as a high-strung actress who is self-conscious about her age, Mark Gessner as a powerful casting director with a short fuse, and James Tabeek as his loyal-to-a-fault assistant.

"THE RESIDUALS' is a comedy about surviving an environment of commercial actors who try way too hard to mask their nervousness with cockiness," says Smith, who wrote and directed the entire series. "When you put those personalities in the position of having to read a single pitch line as though it were Shakespeare, you have a very funny blend of reality and absurdity."

The cast of THE RESIDUALS has amassed numerous credits on TV, Film, Broadway, the Web and, of course, commercials. Featured in Season Two are: Horatio Sanz, Jenna Leigh Green, Michael Torpey, J. Julian Christopher,Patrick Jones, Emily Tarver, Alisha B. Woods, Allison Levering Wong, Benjamin Hey, Kathy Searle, Rocco Chierichella, Jeremy Redleaf, Dave Hanson, Ted O'Gorman, Tom Brown, Ian Sullivan, Brian Rhinehart, Kyle Hunt,Deborah Rayne, Haille Clarke, El Hay Revivo, and Carrie-Rachel Dean.

THE RESIDUALS is produced by Smith and Pensavalle through Take It Back Productions, and edited by Pensavalle. The director of photography is Emmy Award-winner Ed Caraballo. Script supervisor is Carrie-Rachel Dean. All episodes feature contemporary music from Rhymesayers Entertainment and Smalls Live.
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Season 2 of the hit web-comedy THE RESIDUALS will debut exclusively on BroadwayWorld on June, 16th. The show, from husband and wife team Michael Paul Smith and Gillian Pensavalle, takes a look at the funny, often times bizarre, world of commercial auditions. In addition to the entire first season cast returning, Season 2 will feature guest starsHoratio Sanz (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE), Jenna Leigh Green (WICKED, SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH), and Michael Torpey (LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON, hundreds of commercials).
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Season 2 of the hit web-comedy THE RESIDUALS will debut exclusively on BroadwayWorld on June, 16th. The show, from husband and wife teamMichaelPaul SmithandGillian Pensavalle, takes a look at the funny, often times bizarre, world of commercial auditions. In addition to the entire first season cast returning, Season 2 will feature guest starsHoratio Sanz(SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE),Jenna Leigh Green(WICKED, SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH), and Michael Torpey (LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON, hundreds of commercials).
BWW Blog: THE RESIDUALS' Worst Day of Shooting (and Why You'll Have Ones Like it)BWW Blog: THE RESIDUALS' Worst Day of Shooting (and Why You'll Have Ones Like it)
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It occurred to me recently that when Gillian and I talk about 'The Residuals', we naturally focus on the aspects of the process that we're most excited about. This is, I'm sure, as it should be. But if you're working on something and you find yourself mired in a valley rather than a peak, I don't want you to feel discouraged. That kind of stuff happens to us aplenty. Here's a recent example.
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Leading up to Season 2, THE RESIDUALS will roll out all new content, including Season 1 Commentary, new season teasers, a full trailer, and more, right here on BroadwayWorld. Below, tune in for a cast commentary of Episode 2, Season 1- 'Improv Skills a MUST'!
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Leading up to Season 2, THE RESIDUALS will roll out all new content, including Season 1 Commentary, new season teasers, a full trailer, and more, right here on BroadwayWorld. Below, tune in for a cast commentary of Episode 1, Season 1!
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In October, BroadwayWorld's webseries partner THE RESIDUALS completed a successful $20,000 KickStarter campaign to help fund their second season. Soon after, husband and wife co-creators Michael Paul Smith and Gillian Pensavalle began shooting Season Two; which will guest star SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE's Horatio Sanz and WICKED and SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH's Jenna Leigh Green. Currently, Pensavalle, who serves as the series' editor, is neck deep in footage, but she took some time earlier this week to update the show's supporters:
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November 19, 2014

After a successful KickStarter campaign, the hit web comedy THE RESIDUALS has wrapped on its second season, which will debut exclusively on BroadwayWorld early in 2015. The series, created by and starring husband and wife Michael Paul Smith and Gillian Pensavalle, focuses on the unusual world of auditioning for commercials. Season Two features all of the kooky characters from the first season, and will feature Broadway's Jenna Leigh Green (WICKED, TV's SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH), SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE's Horatio Sanz, and commercial icon Michael Torpey.
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October 2, 2014

With one fantastic season already on the interwebs, the show's husband and wife creators Michael Paul Smith and Gillian Pensavalle having been documenting their fundraising process throughout the last month here on BroadwayWorld. For their final blog installment, Mike is answering some questions that they have received through their KickStarter campaign. So, take it away MPS...
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THE RESIDUALS' KickStarter is currently 96% funded, but it's not there yet. So, check out their page and help push them over the top. Recently Gillian said, 'I feel like this is our George Bailey moment. Except that we won't be going to jail if we don't hit our goal. But the gratitude that George feels as his cousin is tallying up everyone's money is just about exactly how I feel.'
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The hysterical webseries, THE RESIDUALS, which will debut it's second season exclusively here on BroadwayWorld in 2015, is currently in the final two days of their Season Two KickStarter campaign. One of their KickStarter rewards, allows the contributor to select any song for creators Michael Paul Smith and Gillian Pensavalle to sing in a 'Dareoke.' For this one, they are singning 'Jackson' by Johnny Cash and June Carter. Check out the videos below, and there's still time to get your own Dareoke in before Tuesday night at 11:59pm.
STAGE TUBE: THE RESIDUALS Tell More Jokes to Thank KickStarter SupportersSTAGE TUBE: THE RESIDUALS Tell More Jokes to Thank KickStarter Supporters
September 30, 2014

For one of their KickStarter rewards, creators Michael Paul Smith and Gillian Pensavalle are thanking their supporters in a pretty unusual way. They are making videos for KickStarter contributors that include classic jokes from a 70-year-old joke book edited by Eddie Cantor. Now where else are you going to get that kind of 'Thank You?' And let's be honest, Gillian's reactions are just as funny as the jokes themselves. Check out some of these videos below.
STAGE TUBE: Who Said THE RESIDUALS' Mark Lyell Doesn't Have a Heart, or Two Kidneys?STAGE TUBE: Who Said THE RESIDUALS' Mark Lyell Doesn't Have a Heart, or Two Kidneys?
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In Season One of THE RESIDUALS, BroadwayWorld's newest webseries partnership, casting director Mark Lyell (SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Mark Gessner) might have come off as a little abrassive, and perhaps bi-polar. However, as the gang preps for Season Two, he is out to prove that he does in fact have a heart, and some other vital organs as well.
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Jenna Leigh Green has quite a history with witches. First she played the best friend of one on SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH, then she played one's sister, before taking over as one, in WICKED. Now Green is set to guest star on Season 2 of THE RESIDUALS, BroadwayWorld's newest webseries collaboration. And while she won't be playing a witch, she will be playing a character who could be described by a word that rhymes with 'witch.'
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In the tradition of SUBMISSIONS ONLY, BroadwayWorld is proud to announce that Season 2 of the critically-acclaimed comedy webseries THE RESIDUALS will premiere exclusively on BWW in early 2015. THE RESIDUALS' team is now in pre-production for its second season, featuring guest stars Horatio Sanz (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE), Jenna Leigh Green (SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH, Broadway's WICKED), and commercial acting legend Michael Torpey.
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When I first sat down to write Season Two of 'The Residuals,' the first question I had for myself was about the 'big picture.' Do we make this season about a big overall storyline, or do we abide by Larry David's 'Seinfeld' rule of, 'No hugging, no learning'?
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In the tradition of SUBMISSIONS ONLY, BroadwayWorld is proud to announce that Season 2 of the critically-acclaimed comedy webseries THE RESIDUALS will premiere exclusively on BWW in early 2015. THE RESIDUALS' team is now in pre-production for its second season, featuring guest stars Horatio Sanz (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE), Jenna Leigh Green (SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH, Broadway's WICKED), and commercial acting legend Michael Torpey.
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September 23, 2014

In preparation for THE RESIDUALS Season 2, which will be seen exclusively here on BroadwayWorld, we checked in with some of our beloved characters to see what they're up to during the hiatus. Here are the second set of three videos in nine-part teaser series. The final three teasers will be available next week.
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BroadwayWorld's newest webseries parternship THE RESIDUALS is in the middle of a month long KickStarter campaign to make their second season the best it can be. To help raise awareness for the campaign, the show's co-creator and star, Gillian Pensavalle, is reprising her old Monday night bar shift at Planet Rose in New York City (219 Avenue A Frnt 2, New York, New York 10009)!
BroadwayWorld Announces Partnership with Comedy Webseries THE RESIDUALSBroadwayWorld Announces Partnership with Comedy Webseries THE RESIDUALS
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In the tradition of SUBMISSIONS ONLY, BroadwayWorld is proud to announce that Season 2 of the critically-acclaimed comedy webseries THE RESIDUALS will premiere exclusively on BWW in early 2015. THE RESIDUALS' team is now in pre-production for its second season, featuring guest stars Horatio Sanz (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE), Jenna Leigh Green (SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH, Broadway's WICKED), and commercial acting legend Michael Torpey.
STAGE TUBE: THE RESIDUALS Thank KickStarter Supports with Personalized Eddie Cantor JokesSTAGE TUBE: THE RESIDUALS Thank KickStarter Supports with Personalized Eddie Cantor Jokes
September 18, 2014

If you are a regular reader of BroadwayWorld, you should know that the fantastic comedy webseries THE RESIDUALS is currently in pre-production for their second season exclusively here on BroadwayWorld. As part of their preparations, they are in the middle of a KickStarter campaign, and creators Michael Paul Smith and Gillian Pensavalle are thanking their supporters in a pretty unusual way. They are making videos for KickStarter contributors that include classic jokes from a 70-year-old joke book edited by Eddie Cantor. Now where else are you going to get that kind of 'Thank You?' And let's be honest, Gillian's reactions are just as funny as the jokes themselves.


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