NTSF:SD:SUV:: Thursdays at 12:15a ET/PT
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NTSF:SD:SUV::, also known as the National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego: Sport Utility Vehicle::, is a clandestine team of government agents working together to protect San Diego from numerous terrorist threats coming in daily from such evil countries as Mexico, Canada, Guam and more. This team of highly trained operatives has only one job: saving your ass so you can drive your Prius and see your movies in 3-D without worrying about living in a country run by no-good terrorists. As with many other acronym-ed police procedurals that dominate the airwaves, NTSF:SD:SUV::'s season of 15-minute episodes is ripped from the headlines and full of suspense, action, drama, cliffhangers, yelling, passionate love-making, more yelling, death and plenty of pregnant pauses. NTSF:SD:SUV:: is created by Paul Scheer and stars Scheer, Rebecca Romijn, Rob Riggle, Kate Mulgrew, Brandon Johnson, June Diane Raphael, Martin Starr and S.A.M., the first sentient robot on television. Guest stars include Jeff Goldblum, Jerry O'Connell, Gabrielle Union, Adam Scott, JK Simmons, Wilmer Valderama, Moon Bloodgood and many more. Also, in their first role, a fleet of gas-guzzling SUVs with full accessories and leather packages. NTSF:SD:SUV:: is produced by Abominable Pictures, Inc. Paul Scheer and Jonathan Stern are executive producers. Curtis Gwinn is co-executive producer. Series premieres Thursday, July 21 at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim.

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Episodes: Season One

7/21/11 : One Cabeza, Two Cabeza, Three Cabeza... DEAD! :: A new alcoholic energy drink is killing University of San Diego Students. NTSF must team up with the Food and Drug Administration, despite their mutual mistrust, to follow a lead.

7/28/11 : The Birthday Party that was Neither :: Each member of NTSF gets a mysterious call from a person who claims they have secret information about them. Unbeknownst to the other members, they each must bring a million dollars to a warehouse, leaving Kove alone at NTSF HQ. When the caller is finally revealed, the team gets a blast from the past.

8/4/11 : Exes and Oh-No's! :: Trent discovers one of his ex-wives has undergone a sex change AND is trying to steal a San Diego national treasure. Now he must navigate Kove's jealously and stop his ex before he falls in love with her -- I mean him -- Ugh... IT again. Plus, no one has read Piper's book for book club and the meeting is tonight!

8/11/11 : The Risky Business of Being Alone in Your Home. :: Trent is suspended from NTSF and his old nemesis, wheelchair bound Agent Van Damme, replaces him. While Trent is home alone he must fend off terrorists intent on killing him while his defenses are down. Meanwhile, Van Damme becomes the golden boy of NTSF. But something isn't right about this new guy.

8/18/11 : Dolphinnegan's Wake :: A dolphin serial killer is on the loose and the NTSF don't have any leads until Trent visits the deadliest dolphin serial killer in captivity to get a lead on this new killer... before Sam and Jessie are it's next victims.

8/25/11 : Tijuana, We've Got A Problem :: A stripper-astronaut steals the space shuttle plans and sells them to Mexico. Now NTSF must go into Mexico and stop the evil President Felipe Calderon before they beat the U.S.A. in the space race.

9/1/11 : Full Hauser :: An international terrorist who avoids NTSF capture by staying out if their jurisdiction is finally corned on a cruise ship... or is he? Trent goes rogue and pretends he's taking the NTSF team on vacation in a ruse to bust this evil man in international waters. But there's a kink when Piper brings her fiancee on the cruise without informing him of her secret identity.

9/8/11 : Up Periscope. Down with San Diego :: Cody and Sam are captured by Japanese Soldiers who have been lost at sea for 70 years after losing their way to Pearl Harbor. Now the NTSF must find them and stop their long-delayed attack on San Diego.

9/15/11 : Cause for ConCERN :: A particle accelerator malfunction sends Trent into an alternate universe where NTSF is a peaceful organization and terrorism is extinct. Now Trent and his parallel-world doppleganger must restore the time line and the natural order of violence.

9/22/11 : Piper Doesn't Live Here Anymore :: Piper's brainwashed alter ego, Isabelle Gareth, a highly trained assasin, is activated after receiving a "special" birthday gift. Now she's hunting down all her NTSF teammates. Meanwhile, in the outside world, Jessie's finally given the appreciation she deserves by a model photographer... but does he have ulterior motives?

  • Paul Scheer
  • Martin Starr
  • Brandon Johnson
  • Rebecca Romijn
  • June Diane Raphael
  • Kate Mulgrew
  • Sentient Automated Machine
  • Curtis Gwinn
  • Jonathan Stern
Paul Scheer
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If David Caruso had a Baby with Jack Bauer (of 24) and he only watched Jerry Bruckheimer films, it would produce Trent.

Paul Scheer is an actor, writer, and comedian who is quickly establishing himself as one of today's go-to comic actors in film and television. He recently wrapped production on the Lionsgate comedy Rapturepalooza opposite Anna Kendrick and John Francis Daley and Dimension Films' thriller Piranha 3DD in which he reprises his role from last year's cult hit Pirhana 3D. Scheer will next be seen starring in the new Adult Swim comedy NTSF:SD:SUV::, which he also created, co-wrote and executive produced. The series about clandestine team of government agents working together to protect San Diego from daily terrorist threats premieres July 21st.

This fall Scheer will also been seen on FX's The League which will returns for its third season this September. He is best known for his work on MTV's hit sketch comedy series, Human Giant, which he also co-created and wrote alongside Aziz Ansari and Rob Huebel. Scheer recurs on NBC's Emmy nominated comedy 30 Rock, as Donny, the head page. His other recent memborablee guest-starring appearances include: Parks and Recreation, Happy Endings, Party Down, Childrens Hospital, The Sarah Silverman Program, Reno 911, and on the HBO series, Funny or Die Presents, in the short films Designated Driver and Death Hunt both of which he also co-wrote. Scheer can be seen telling the Knock-Knock Joke of the Day alongside Jack Mcbrayer on the wildly popular kid's series Yo Gabba Gabba.

In addition he's appeared in scene stealing roles on the big screen in Bride Wars, Year One, and School for Scoundrels. LA Weekly named Scheer one of the most interesting people of 2010 and he has been on Variety's "Comics to Watch" list as well as AP Magazine's "Favorite Comedians" list.

Scheer is married to actress and screenwriter June Diane Raphael and you can see him perform weekly at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater in Los Angeles.

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Martin Starr
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The head of NTSF communications, amazing at his job but always under appreciated and sh*t-upon by NTSF. Nothing he does is good enough. His enemy is S.A.M., a robot with whom he shares communication duties and who always steals his thunder.

Well known for his roles in the cult classics Freaks and Geeks and Party Down, Martin Starr's film roles include Adventureland, Knocked Up, Superbad, Walk Hard, Incredible Hulk and Truth About Lying. Starr can be seen as a regular on the new series NTSF:SD:SUV:: for Adult Swim and in a recurring role on their series Childrens Hospital. Martin is currently shooting a lead role in the feature film Save the Date and next appears in A Good Old Fashion Orgy for Samuel Goldwyn.

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Alphonse (Brandon Johnson)
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Trent's partner, part Alaskan and half Eskimo, he hates San Diego but he can't go back to Alaska. He uses his Eskimo skills to read the earth for clues.

Brandon Johnson got his start at the world famous Second City Theater in Chicago. He was part of the Second City touring company until moving to Los Angeles, where he now is a regular performer at UCB. Brandon's recent television credits include FX's The League, Comedy Central's Nick Swardson's Pretend Time, Aziz Ansari's Comedy Central special (as DJ Ol' Youngin), Nick Kroll's Comedy Central special, HBO's Funny Or Die Presents and Adult Swim's Childrens Hospital. He has also contributed voices to HBO's Life and Times of Tim.

Brandon is a frequent contributor on FunnyOrDie.com's in-house "Exclusive" original sketches, most notably "Young Hillary Clinton" and "Whoreders." He has also produced, wrote and acted in shorts for Atom.com and CollegeHumor.com.

His recent film credits include Funny People, Get Him to the Greek and the soon to be released High Road.

Look for Brandon in the upcoming Adult Swim Show NTSF:SD:SUV:: this summer. The cast includes: Martin Starr, Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael, Rebecca Romijn, and Kate Mulgrew.

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Jessie (Rebecca Romijn)
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Lab Tech. She is the incredibly gorgeous lab tech who is super nerdy. Dressed in the sexiest outfits, everyone treats her like she's the ugly duckling and she totally believes it herself.

Rebecca Romijn continues to maintain her leading lady status in Hollywood with roles in a number of prominent film and television projects. She recently wrapped production on the Tyler Perry romantic comedy Good Deeds. She stars opposite Tyler and Thandie Newton in the film which hits theatres February 2012. Romijn will next be seen starring in the new Adult Swim comedy NTSF:SD:SUV:: oppsite Paul Scheer, Martin Starr and Rob Riggle. The show premieres Thursday, July 21st.

Romijn most recently co-starred for two seasons on the Emmy nominated ABC comedy series Ugly Betty. Romijn played 'Alexis Meade,' formerly known as 'Alex Meade,' the presumed dead brother of current MODE Magazine editor 'Daniel' (Eric Mabius). In its debut season, the show won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy and the Writers Guild Award for Best New Series.

Previously, she starred in the blockbuster hits X-Men, X2, as well as X3: The Last Stand. In this trio of films she played villainess 'Mystique,' opposite Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry. She recently reprised this role for a cameo in X-Men: First Class. However, it was her role in Brian De Palma's Femme Fatale opposite Antonio Banderas that won her critical acclaim. In this film noir thriller, Romijn plays a woman attempting to go straight, while being haunted by her shady con-woman past. The Los Angeles Times said of her performance, "Not since Sissy Spacek burned up the screen in "Carrie" has a De Palma woman held the screen as forcefully as Rebecca Romijn." Other film credits include, The Punisher, Godsend, Rollerball, Simone, Lies and Alibis, Man About Town and most recently, Lake City.

Romijn previously starred on the WB series Pepper Dennis. She began crossing over from the fashion world to TV with memorable appearances on the hit television shows Friends and Just Shoot Me, as well as hosting MTV's House of Style.

She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, actor Jerry O'Connell and their twin daughters.

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Piper (June Diane Raphael)
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Trent's other partner, in the mold of Sydney Bristow, is strong but emotional. Sometimes she cries after she kills. She's obsessed with keeping the secret of her double life as a barista from her fiancee.

One of the comedy world's most impressive talents, June Diane Raphael, is translating her successful sketch and improv comedy background to the big screen. Raphael broke into the comedy scene with the lauded two-woman sketch comedy show, Rode Hard and Put Away Wet, alongside Casey Wilson. Raphael and Wilson performed the show at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in New York. Rode Hard was also chosen as an official selection of the 2005 HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, CO. Together, the pair was named Best Comedic Duo at the 2005 Emerging Comics of New York (ECNY) Awards.

June is currently in production on Ass Backwards directed by Chris Nelson, written by and starring June Diane Raphael and Casey Wilson. In addition, Raphael previously completed NTSF:SD:SUV:: for Adult Swim, created by Paul Scheer.

Raphael's feature acting credits include: New Line's Going the Distance, opposite Drew Barrymore and Justin Long; Harold Ramis' comedy Year One, opposite Jack Black and Michael Cera; and Ryan Piers Williams' drama American Tragic, opposite Emmy® winner America Ferrera and Oscar®-nominated actress Melissa Leo. Raphael previously worked with producer Judd Apatow on the comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Raphael is also a skilled dramatic actress, having worked with Oscar®- nominated director, David Fincher, on the thriller Zodiac with Oscar® nominees Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey Jr.

Raphael continues to perform at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in addition to working in television in Los Angeles. She has also cemented her place in comedy on Happy Endings, Party Down, Players, In the Motherhood, MTV's Human Giant and HBO's Flight of the Conchords.

June is currently re-writing You Complete Us for Endgame Entertainment and Offspring Entertainment with her writing partner Casey Wilson. Prior to writing Ass Backwards, June co-wrote the hit comedy Bride Wars, which starred Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway. The female-led comedy has grossed over $96 million at the box office.

Raised in Long Island, NY, Raphael graduated from New York University and is truly making a name for herself with her authentic and innovative comedic style.

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Kove (Kate Mulgrew)
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The head of NTSF, she's tough as nails. She was married to Trent twice and they're currently divorced. She has an obsession with teen fiction and pop culture.

Internationally recognized as Captain Janeway, the first female captain of the Starship Enterprise in Star Trek: Voyager (Golden Satellite and Saturn awards), Mulgrew's career spans film, television, and the stage. Classically trained, she received a Golden Globe nomination at the age of 23 when she portrayed Mrs. Columbo, the wife of the famous detective. Other notable television appearances include Kate Loves A Mystery, Cheers, Murphy Brown, St. Elsewhere, Ryan's Hope and The Black Donnellys. Film roles include Throw Momma from the Train, Star Trek: Nemesis, A Stranger is Watching, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins and The Response. Mulgrew has toured throughout the United States as Katherine Hepburn in her stage play, Tea at Five, for which she was nominated for Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel awards. Other theater credits include Equus, The American Dream, The Sandbox, Iphigenia 2.0 (for which she won an Obie), Our Leading Lady, Black Comedy, and Titus Andronicus, all in New York. She performed in The Exonerated in London and regionally in The Royal Family, The Film Society, What the Butler Saw, Hedda Gabler, Measure for Measure, The Real Thing, Another Part Of The Forest, Major Barbara and Antony and Cleopatra. She is currently shooting Warehouse 13 for Syfy.

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S.A.M. Sentinent Automated Machine. S.A.M. is a robot that is logical and demur, think Hal from 2001. He shares communication duties with Sam. Not yet linked to the internet, he must use computers and phones like regular humans. He steals Sam's thunder to make himself look better.

S.A.M. is voiced by Peter Serafinowicz.

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Curtis Gwinn
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Curtis Gwinn comes out of the Upright Citizens Brigade community where he's performed and been teaching for more than 8 years. Curtis co-created, wrote, produced, and starred in Adult Swim's live-action sci-fi comedy series FAT GUY STUCK IN INTERNET. He has written for Comedy Central's THE MAN SHOW, MTV's HUMAN GIANT, Fox Searchlight Animation Studio, and THE ONION. Curtis starred in Comedy Central's STRAIGHT PLAN FOR THE GAY MAN and has appeared on LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN, co-starred opposite Rob Corddry in the feature-length film BLACKBALLED: THE BOBBY DUKES STORY, and appeared in TWISTED FORTUNE, starring Charlie Murphy. Most recently Curtis wrote for and starred in E!'s sketch show pilot TV WASTELAND, wrote the MTV pilot DEATH VALLEY, and wrote for Comedy Central's sketch show pilot THIS SHOW WILL GET YOU HIGH. He co-wrote and co-executive produced the Adult Swim pilot HOT PACKAGE. Most recently Curtis was a supervising producer for IFC's THE GRID and an EP on Paul Scheer's upcoming Adult Swim series NTSF:SD:SUV::.

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Jonathan Stern
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Jonathan Stern made his first foray into feature films as line producer of Daytrippers, which went on to international acclaim after its success at the Cannes Film Festival. As a producer, Stern's indie features include the suspense-thriller Oxygen, starring Adrien Brody and Maura Tierney; the psychological-thriller Mexico City (directed by Richard Shepard); Scotland, PA, which premiered at Sundance and stars Christopher Walken; The Vagina Monologues for HBO; the political drama Confess, which premiered in competition at The Hamptons Film Festival; the comedy-drama Diggers, which premiered at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival and stars Paul Rudd; and David Wain's The Ten, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007 and stars Jessica Alba, Paul Rudd, Liev Schreiber, Oliver Platt, Gretchen Mol, Rob Corddry, Famke Janssen, Adam Brody and Winona Ryder. Stern produces and occasionally writes and directs the Webby & Streamy Award-winning Web series Wainy Days, created by David Wain. Stern produced two Web series created by A.D. Miles, Horrible People, and, for Atom.com, Hot Sluts. Stern produced the pilot for the new Louis C.K. series premiering this summer on FX and is currently in production on the second season of Funny or Die Presents for HBO. Stern recently completed shooting the new Adult Swim series, NTSF:SD:SUV:: (National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego: Sport Utility Vehicle), which he executive produces and writes, and, upcoming, is executive producing the pilot Garfunkle & Oates for HBO. In print, Stern is a contributor to Esquire, Glamour, McSweeneys and The New Yorker.

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