Do Not Disturb is an American television sitcom created by Craig M. Simon and Abraham Higginbotham and co-produced by Reveille Productions, Principato-Young Entertainment and Fox Television Studios, about the going-ons at a once-popular New York City hotel as seen through the eyes of its employees.
The series aired in the USA on FOX from 10-24 September, 2008. Although the network ordered 13 episodes, only six were made and only three aired before the show was cancelled.
Do Not Disturb premiered in South Africa on DStv's M-Net Series channel on Thursday 17 December 2009, at 20h00. There are six half-hour episodes in the series.
Fridays: 02h00, 08h00, 14h00
Do Not Disturb is a workplace comedy set at one of New York City's hottest and hippest hotels: The Inn.
Named one of the Big Apple's "10 Best Places to Stay," The Inn is just that - the "in" place to be, with its chic decor, stylish staff and celebrity clientele.
Behind the scenes, however, the upstairs/downstairs dynamic tells quite a different story.
The hotel's top-notch reputation and sophisticated look is due in large part to Neal (Jerry O'Connell) - at least in his opinion.
Although The Inn's charismatic owner R.J. (guest star Jon Polito) takes all the credit, Neal is the egotistical, hyper-stylish, detail-oriented general manager who will do whatever it takes to keep the hotel and its employees up to his standards.
Rhonda (Niecy Nash) is the head of Human Resources who also keeps Neal's demands in check. She's brash, fabulous and brutally honest and runs the HR department from her bullpen downstairs with a set of rules that are all her own.
Rhonda does her best to keep the back of the house in line and the front of the house out of trouble.
At the front desk handling check-in while wearing 6-inch Manolos is Nicole (Molly Stanton), an ageing model who is svelte, cynical and slightly starving.
Fresh from Nebraska is Jason (Brando Eaton), the naive bellman who would prefer to work behind-the-scenes but was hired to show off his chiseled face and perfect pecs at the front of the hotel.
The downstairs staff includes Molly (Jolene Purdy), a reservations clerk who dreams of pop-singer stardom as much as she craves to be part of the action upstairs; and Larry (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), the head of housekeeping who spends more time on the phone cleaning up his messes at home, than he does cleaning up after the guests upstairs.
Do Not Disturb, a 20th Century Fox Television production in association with Reveille, LLC and Principato-Young Productions, is written by Abraham Higginbotham and executive-produced by Howard Owens, Carolyn Bernstein, Paul Young, Peter Principato and Brian Dobbins.
Jason Bateman served as director of the pilot.