Successful People is the story of Laura and Chet, a songwriting duo in their tenth year of trying to make it, as they encounter a world full of Successful People.
A single-camera comedy set in Los Angeles, Successful People, explores the ideas of achievement vs. contentment, if goals should have expiration dates, and what lengths someone will go to to get what they want. Each episode takes a different type of “successful person” and examines the impact they have on Laura and Chet as they work to achieve their dream. Is there a set path to success? Do they even really want it? Are successful people just assholes? Whatever the case, they start to realize they may not become the one thing they’ve always wanted to be: Successful People.
Successful People | S1:E1 | While at a networking event, Laura (Theresa Ryan) and Chet (Artie O'Daly), an unsuccessful songwriting duo, meet a young, successful songwriter (Matthew Bohrer) who reignites Laura's passion for her dream.
Successful People | S1:E6 | Laura (Theresa Ryan) and Chet (Artie O'Daly) crash a red carpet in an attempt to get their picture in Us Weekly, and discover a former fellow songwriter (Emilie Erskine) working the event.
Successful People | S1:E7 | After their failure at the red carpet, Chet (Artie O'Daly) tells Laura (Theresa Ryan) he's ready to give up, when they run into a high school acquaintance who's never worked a day in her life (Lisa Linke).