‘Downward Dog’ keeps getting better with every episode and the upcoming installment is my favorite one yet. It’s also the episode ‘Galavant’ fans have been anxiously awaiting. Cue the collective squee!
Timothy Omundson (‘Galavant,’ ‘Psych,’ ‘Supernatural’) guest stars as Eric, a debonair and accomplished gentleman/adventurer/dog trainer who has Nan smitten at first sight. She is so impressed by how he seems to have everything in his life under control, especially his stunning dog, Hunter. Nan is wowed by Eric’s various achievements and Martin is similarly awe-struck by Hunter’s skills. He feels self-conscious around a canine peer who has “brains and brawn.” While Nan and Martin get to know the perfect pair, they begin questioning themselves and what they want from life. Do they want to be like Eric and Hunter? Or are they perfect just the way they are?
Show-runners Kat Likkel and John Hoberg have a wonderful story about how Omundson’s guesting gig came about. They also share some of the ‘Galavant’ easter eggs hidden in the episode. (Hint: take a close look at Eric’s website when Nan does a little research on her potential beau.) I’ll post a podcast of our conversation after the episode airs. It’s too spoilery to share beforehand, but our enlightening and entertaining chat will be worth the wait. (You may want to subscribe to my Talk TV with Tiffany YouTube page (here) to receive alerts when new videos and podcasts post.)
Omundson does such a brilliant job in this episode! He makes you laugh and tugs on your heartstrings. He has great chemistry with Allison Tolman (and Hunter for that matter.) You’ll see that there’s so much love about “Acceptance” when the episode airs Tuesday, June 6 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Now for some goodies! Enjoy a slideshow of stellar episode photos and fun behind-the-scenes images, along with ABC’s official synopsis below.
NAN TAKES MARTIN TO A DOG TRAINER WHOM SHE IS INTERESTED IN DATING,
ON ‘DOWNWARD DOG’
Timothy Omundson Guest Stars
“The Full Package” – Nan meets Eric, (guest star Timothy Odmundson) an attractive dog owner who appears to be the older, more successful version of Jason, and enlists his help with Martin, secretly hoping to score a date. But when Martin spends time with Eric’s well-trained dog, it thrusts Martin into a crisis of self-confidence, on “Downward Dog,” TUESDAY, JUNE 6 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.
“Downward Dog” stars Allison Tolman as Nan, Lucas Neff (“Raising Hope”) as Jason, Nan’s ex-boyfriend; Kirby Howell-Baptiste (“Love”) as Jenn, Nan’s best friend and co-worker; and Barry Rothbart (“The Wolf of Wall Street”) as Kevin, Nan’s boss.
Guest starring Timothy Omundson as Eric, Christophe Parker as Dan and Ned as Martin.
“The Full Package” is written by Daisy Gardner and directed by John Fortenberry.
UPDATE (June 5, 2017)
Here’s a sneak peek from the episode!
— Downward Dog (@downwarddog_abc) June 5, 2017
Are you excited to see Omundson on ‘Downward Dog’? Do you think Eric and Nan will hit it off? Are you getting a delightful dose of ‘Galavant’ deja vu? Share your thoughts below!
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