Hulu continues to expand its programming, launching the new parody The Hotwives of Orlando plus bringing back the teen drama East Los High and Seth Meyers' animated superhero comedy The Awesomes for additional seasons. Also returning: The Western farce Quick Draw, starring John Lehr (10 Items or Less) as a Harvard grad practicing criminology and forensics in the Wild West town of Great Bend, Kan. Lehr and Nancy Hower, who executive produce with Keith Raskin, filled out our TV Guide Magazine showrunner survey to explain why we should saddle up to Quick Draw.
TV Guide Magazine: I've got room in my life to watch just one more show. Why should it be yours?John Lehr and Nancy Hower: We are like a comfy blanket you wrap yourself up in on a rainy night while sitting in the fetal position, weeping. Except we're a comedy!
TV Guide Magazine: Who should be watching?
Lehr and Hower: Anyone who owns a pair of assless chaps or wishes they did. Any Harvard graduate.
TV Guide Magazine: What happens if we don't watch your show?
Lehr and Hower: What happens when you don't smell a beautiful flower? Nothing. You just continue on never knowing the sweetness you missed. Oblivious.
TV Guide Magazine: What's the best thing anyone has said or written about your show?
Lehr and Hower: The best thing was from the Hulu exec: "We'd like to pick it up."
TV Guide Magazine: What's the worst thing?
Lehr and Hower: If the same person says: "We aren't picking up a third season."
TV Guide Magazine: Who was right?
Lehr and Hower: Well it's the same person so this question is confusing.
TV Guide Magazine: What's an alternate title for your show?
Lehr and Hower: The Creative Content of this Show Will Be So Entertaining That You Just May Purchase Any Products Advertised In Connection With It Although There Is No Direct Proof that Advertising Actually Works. (Quick Draw seemed catchier.)
TV Guide Magazine: Give us an equation for your show.
Lehr and Hower: If x = WKRP in Cincinnati; y = Bonanza (minus season three); and z = Deadliest Catch divided by Urban Cowboy plus Blackadder, then:
Quick Draw = 3x4+17y3 - 18 (33 - 12z4)
Every Mel Gibson Movie
TV Guide Magazine: Come up with a premise for the spin-off.
Lehr and Hower: When Undertaker Vernon Shank (Bob Clendenin) embalms the corpse of a murderous outlaw, a mysterious gas is released giving Shank superhuman powers. Shank vows to walk the Great Plains and use his powers for good.
TV Guide Magazine: What credit of yours would you like to forget?
Lehr and Hower: News Weasels on E! for John. Nancy directed commercials for the Weather Channel.
TV Guide Magazine: Tell me one thing about your cast.
Lehr and Hower: Bob Clendenin made the mistake of playing a practical joke on Allison Dunbar last season, and we are deeply afraid for his safety.
TV Guide Magazine: What other series would you most like to be an executive producer on?
Lehr and Hower: Any CNN special hosted by Soledad O'Brien for John, and The Sopranos for Nancy; she's from Jersey.
TV Guide Magazine: Let's scare the network. Tell us an idea that didn't make it on to the screen.
Lehr and Hower: Tough News — The entire town of Great Bend all contract cancer on the same day and slowly die over the remainder of the season.
TV Guide Magazine: Finish this sentence: "If you like _______, you'll love our show."
Lehr and Hower: "If you like iambic pentameter, you'll love our show."
TV Guide Magazine: Pick another show, any show, to start a fake feud with.
Lehr and Hower: Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. Since we are using their sets, we wish they had built them a little better.
TV Guide Magazine: What other show would you like to do a crossover episode with — and how would that go?
Lehr and Hower: The Walking Dead for Nancy. Steven Yuen goes back in time to fight zombies, but is forced to work on the railroad instead. Keeping up with the Kardashians for John. The two shows are remarkably similar. Besides, he already has a relationship with Bruce Jenner, who was one of the celebrities when John hosted I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!
TV Guide Magazine: How will your show change the face of TV as we know it?
Lehr and Hower: Good point.
Season 2 of Quick Draw is now streaming on Hulu.