TV shows and films about alien abductions usually break their characters into two specific camps: the true believers and the skeptics. But TBS’ new comedy, People Of Earth, takes a decidedly fresh approach. Created by playwright David Jenkins and produced by Parks And Rec and The Office co-creator Greg Daniels, the first episode of People Of Earth follows investigative reporter Ozzie Graham (Daily Show alum Wyatt Cenac) as he looks into a group of alien abduction survivors (sorry, experiencers). A skeptic at first, Ozzie begins to occupy a space in the middle of the divide after realizing that a routine car accident wasn’t as it seems. Was it aliens? Something else? Ozzie has questions and, in the typical fashion of Daniels’ other works, a collection of quirky characters by his side.
Intrigued? Here’s a brief glimpse at the funniest moments from the series premiere.
When we first meet our protagonist, Ozzie, he’s constantly having weird dreams.
He didn’t seem too happy about his latest assignment, either. And hearing about the different aliens only fueled his skepticism.