"Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life," formerly known as "The Guide to Surviving Life," is a comedy series premiering on FOX in 2016.

Wouldn't it be great to have a friend who has made all the mistakes in life there are to make, and then tells you exactly where he went wrong, so you don't have to? This comedy explores what we all go through on our way to figuring out what life is all about.

Cooper Barrett (Jack Cutmore-Scott, "Kingsman: The Secret Service") still doesn't have the job he wants; he's accidently fallen in love with his across-the-hall neighbor, Kelly Bishop (Meaghan Rath, "Being Human"); one of his roommates, Neal (Charlie Saxton, "Betas," "Hung"), just can't seem to dump his bodybuilder girlfriend; his other roommate, Barry (James Earl, "Ground Floor," "Glee"), is a "loveable jackass" who can't stop getting into trouble; and his 40-year-old brother, Josh (Justin Bartha, "The New Normal," "The Hangover" franchise), a married father of two, is constantly popping in to come hang with the fellas.

The one thing they do have is each other. As Cooper struggles to survive each of life's many challenges — a night in jail, an inappropriate text he never should have sent, an ill-advised household pet — he will guide us through the often-messy, always-hilarious ordeal, so that our lives don't have to be nearly the entertaining disaster that Cooper's is turning out to be.

The cast includes Jack Cutmore-Scott as Cooper, Meaghan Rath as Kelly, James Earl as Barry, Charlie Saxton as Neal, Justin Bartha as Josh, and Liza Lapira as Leslie.

"Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life" is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and The Jackal Group with Jay Lacopo, Gail Berman, Bill Callahan and James Griffiths serving as executive producers. The pilot was written by Lacopo and directed by Griffiths.

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Network: FOX
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: January 3, 2016
Seasons: 1
Production Companies:
20th Century Fox Television
The Jackal Group

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