Welcome to Sweden

2014, TV Show

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VIDEO: Welcome To Sweden: Gene Simmons

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Welcome To Sweden: Gene Simmons
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Length: 01:37
Posted: 9/18/2014

Gene talks about how funny he thought the script was. watch

VIDEO: Amy Poehler Interview

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Amy Poehler Interview
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Length: 07:34
Posted: 9/18/2014

Executive Producer and guest star Amy Poehler talks Welcome to Sweden. watch

VIDEO: Welcome To Sweden

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Welcome To Sweden
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Length: 04:07
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Bruce Evans (Greg Poehler) and Emma Wiik (Josephine Bornebusch, Swedish hit drama "Solsidan") seem to be the perfect couple. He is a successful money manager to the stars, living his life in New York with Emma, the sweet woman from Sweden whom he loves and adores. A rare combination of intelligent, funny, kind and beautiful, Emma believes she has finally found her true soul mate. So when she makes the life-changing decision to move back to her native Stockholm to accept a prestigious banking job after being with Bruce for a year, she is surprised and thrilled that he agrees to move with her to begin a new life together. Moving halfway around the world with a new love is a huge step. With no job, friends or real clue about what he is getting himself into, Bruce is quick to face the many unique challenges and culture clashes that living in a foreign land presents. The most notable one is how to win over Emma's strange and very Swedish family, starting with her parents, Viveka (Lena Olin, "Chocolat") and Birger (Claes Mansson), whom they move in with. Viveka, who is a therapist, dearly loves her family but has difficulty showing it, especially to Emma, and much to Bruce's dismay, she harbors a dislike for him from day one. Birger, a retired sea captain, is a typical Swede - tall, kind and silent. Since his spoken English isn't very sharp, it only adds to the communication barriers. Emma's younger brother, Gustav (Christopher Wagelin), is a 28-year old mega-slacker who, for some reason, can do no wrong in his mother's eyes. Bengt (Per Svensson), Birger's younger brother, is an American-adoring rockabilly type who seems to live his life through Hollywood movies. As for Bruce's family, his dad, Wayne (Patrick Duffy, "Dallas"), is conservative by nature and resides in a small Midwestern town. Like Wayne, Bruce's adoring mother, Nancy (Illeana Douglas, "Grace of My Heart"), wants nothing but the best for her son, but has no understanding whatsoever of his decision to leave his happy life in New York. watch

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Watch My Show: Welcome to Sweden's Greg Poehler Answers Our Showrunner Survey

The NBC sitcom Welcome to Sweden couldn't get much more personal for Greg Poehler. Not only is it based on his life — he married a woman from Sweden and moved there — he also stars as, Bruce, a money manager to the stars who follows a woman to Stockholm (where much of the show was filmed). Then there's Poehler's sister, Amy, who serves as an executive producer and appears in multiple episodes.

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Welcome to Sweden Exclusive Sneak Peek: Amy Poehler Is A Real Douche

For Thursday's big Welcome to Sweden season finale, star Greg Poehler once again enlisted his sister, Parks and Rec's Amy Poehler, to play a douched-up version of herself. In this exclusive sneak preview of the first of two back-to-back episodes, Amy berates Bruce for wanting to return to his fiancé in Sweden. (Imagine if the passion and tenacity of Leslie Knope were used for evil instead of good.)

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Exclusive Sneak Peek: Patrick Duffy Heads to Sweden!

As if Bruce (Greg Poehler) wasn't already having a tough enough time fitting in, the culture clash gets even worse when his parents visit on Welcome to Sweden.

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Ask Matt: Robin Williams, Playing Approval Matrix, Comics and Arrow, and More

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: With the passing of the legendary TV talents Robin Williams and James Garner, don't you think it would be remiss if the upcoming Emmys didn't do a clips tribute to both of them? Awards shows have an unfortunate habit of dedicating chunks of time to a theme or subject that either makes no sense or ends up really boring. But these two gentlemen, who broke character boundaries and were excellent actors outside their niche personas, deserve special recognition. I just hope the producers of that upcoming show have the smarts to do something special, outside of the "In Memoriam" roll call. Your thoughts? — Karen

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NBC Renews Welcome to Sweden for Season 2

NBC is staying in Sweden.

Welcome to Sweden has been renewed for a second season, the network announced Monday.

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Season 1, Episode 9
Bruce returns to New York to work for Amy Poehler while pondering the future of his life in...
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Season 1, Episode 10
Bruce finds himself in a compromising position with Aubrey Plaza. Emma and Gustav do their...
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Premiered: July 10, 2014, on NBC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Comedy series following Bruce Evans, a celebrity accountant who moves to Sweden with his girlfriend, Emma, who is pursuing a prestigious banking position. Moving halfway around the world presents a series of unique adjustments for Bruce as he struggles to make friends and get to know Emma's family.

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