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STORY


           Basically I’m a babysitter – except the babies are rich assholes who shoot dope and drink their millions away...

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STORY


           Basically I’m a babysitter – except the babies are rich assholes who shoot dope and drink their millions away...

 

Companion Overview

FORMAT: HALF-HOUR // SINGLE CAMERA // COMEDY

 

 

 

PILOT LOGLINE

When NBA superstar Jay “J-Train” Tyrell is arrested for soliciting drugs and prostitution, he hires sober companion Nick Foster to keep him on the straight and narrow. Can Nick help this star shine again or will he slide into relapse and irrelevance?


pilot synopsis   //   RUNTIME: 26 MIN

Disgraced NBA superstar Jay “J Train” Tyrell has lost everything. After being arrested at the Red Roof Inn with drugs, guns and transvestite prostitutes, his career and life are on the outs. Suspended from the NBA, Jay has become the poster child for the overpaid, prima donna professional athlete. Enter Nick Foster, a sober companion to the stars. He’s hired by Jay’s agents to keep him out of trouble and get him back on track. Most days consist of AA meetings, working out, and daily visits to Jay’s many girlfriends. However, today is 24 hours before Jay’s big court hearing and things are starting to heat up. Will Jay keep his nose clean or will he be derailed by lady drama, his ego and the glare of the unforgiving spotlight? Nick is Jay’s last line of defense between relapse and redemption.

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Season 1 Summary

The show Companion follows the fascinating and dysfunctional world of Nick Foster, a sober coach who makes his living keeping the rich and famous on the straight and narrow. Babysitting A-list addicts and boozy B-listers may seem like an easy gig, but for Nick it’s anything but that. From dragging a pop diva out of a crackhouse on tour to barricading a movie star in their hotel room to prevent them scoring dope, the job is always interesting. Each episode follows a day-in-the-life of a new client in varying stages of recovery with Nick by their side trying to keep them on the wagon. Companion is a unique look at life in Lalaland, where celebrity and sobriety are lifestyle staples.

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WTF


WTF is a Sober Companion?

WTF


WTF is a Sober Companion?

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We’ve all seen that photo in US Weekly...

The hot young actor fresh out of rehab clutching a Starbucks in one hand, signing autographs with the other. But you may not give a second glance to the person by their side. That shadow trailing silently is their “sober companion”. And their job is to lure the star away to a late-night spa in Koreatown instead of going to the VIP room at 1Oak. Often employed by affluent, newly sober addicts, a sober companion is a “recovery coach” that provides one-on-one assistance to A-list junkies, boozy B-listers, and pill-popping politicians struggling to maintain their careers. Companions often times are hired at the insistence of the Justice System, Hollywood Studios or Professional Sports Franchises that can’t afford to have their big stars out on a bender. Most days are spent taking clients to AA meetings, the gym and running “interference” from bad influences like groupies that want to party. High-priced baby-sitters? Maybe. But tell that to the Companion that has to chain a padlock on a bedroom door to keep their client from going out to score heroin or has to rescue their client from a crackhouse or Las Vegas brothel. For these high-profile addicts with money to burn, a Companion is their “personal sobriety trainer” and they’re the only stopgap between going back to rehab and real life.