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What if it was all different?
Fleishman Is In Trouble is the story of recently divorced 41-year-old “Toby Fleishman” (Jesse Eisenberg), who dives into the brave new world of app-based dating with the kind of success he never had dating in his youth, before he got married at the tail end of medical school. But just at the start of his first summer of sexual freedom, his ex-wife, “Rachel” (Claire Danes), disappears, leaving him with 11-year-old “Hannah” (Meara Mahoney Gross) and 9-year-old “Solly” (Maxim Swinton) and no hint of where she is or whether she plans to return. As he balances parenting, the return of old friends “Libby” (Lizzy Caplan) and “Seth” (Adam Brody), a potential promotion at the hospital that is a long time coming — and all the eligible women that Manhattan has to offer — he realizes that he’ll never be able to figure out what happened to “Rachel” until he can finally face what happened to their marriage in the first place.
The eight-episode series was created for television by Taffy Brodesser-Akner, who adapts from her acclaimed novel and executive produces alongside Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Susannah Grant. Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton (Little Miss Sunshine, Battle of the Sexes) also executive produce as well as direct multiple episodes across the series. Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini serve as additional executive producers on the multiple episodes they directed.
Fleishman Is In Trouble is produced by ABC Signature.
Toby won’t let Rachel’s inconsiderate (and early) drop-off stop him from keeping a date with a woman he’s met online. Written by Taffy Brodesser-Akner; directed by Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton.
Toby tries to navigate the childcare crisis that Rachel left for him and learns of a new opportunity at work. Written by Taffy Brodesser-Akner; directed by Alice Wu.
Toby meets Rachel. Written by Mike Goldbach; directed by Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton.
Toby investigates Rachel’s disappearance. Libby invites him on a trip to New Jersey. Written by Taffy Brodesser-Akner; directed by Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini.
Toby uses every resource he has — from a night out with Seth to a visit to the American Museum of Natural History — to combat his loneliness. Written by Taffy Brodesser-Akner; directed by Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini.
Toby tries to move on. Karen Cooper’s case comes to a head. Toby, Seth and Libby attend a reunion party. Libby reflects on her past. Written by Taffy Brodesser-Akner; directed by Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini.
Libby learns of previously unknown dimensions to the Fleishman divorce. Written by Taffy Brodesser-Akner; directed by Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton.
Seth throws a party. Written by Taffy Brodesser-Akner; directed by Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini.
Modern love is complicated.
Inside Look: Shooting In The City That Never Sleeps with Jessie Eisenberg and Claire Danes
Nothing beats summer in the city. Jesse Eisenberg, Claire Danes, and the rest of the Fleishman Is In Trouble team dish on the magic of shooting in the city that never sleeps in this Inside Look.
Inside Look: Taffy Brodesser-Akner Explains How She Brought Her Book To TV
Meet the woman who started it all: Taffy Brodesser-Akner. The author and showrunner of Fleishman Is In Trouble sits down with her cast to discuss the process of bringing her debut novel to the screen in this Inside Look.
Based on the New York Times bestseller, FX’s Fleishman Is In Trouble stars Jesse Eisenberg, Claire Danes, Lizzy Caplan, and Adam Brody.