Big Lake is an American television sitcom created by Lew Morton, Adam McKay and Will Ferrell about a disgraced banking hotshot who lost his job and all his money and who has to move back in with his parents in his hometown of Big Lake, Pennsylvania and repay them the money he owes.
There he reunites with his childhood friend and his favourite high school teacher and each week the three come up with new money making schemes, although due to the ridiculous nature of them, they tend to fail and go horribly wrong every time.
The series aired in the USA on Comedy Central from 17 August to 14 September, 2010. There are 10 half-hour episodes in one season.
Big Lake premiered in South Africa on TopTV's Top One channel on Monday 15 August 2011, at 18h30. New episodes broadcast weekly.
From Will Ferrell and Adam McKay - the people who brought you The Other Guys, Talladega Nights and Anchorman - comes Big Lake, a sitcom that proves you can go home again - you just have to sleep on the couch.
Josh (Chris Gethard) loses his big city banking job and has to move back home to his parents' house in Big Lake, Pennsylvania.
He reunites with Glenn (Horatio Sanz), his childhood best friend who's fresh out of minimum security prison, and their favourite high school teacher Mr. Chris Henkel (Chris Parnell), all the while dealing with a Dad (James Rebhorn) who's trying to kick him out of the house, a Mom (Deborah Rush) who may be taking too many diet pills and a seemingly dorky 13-year-old brother (Dylan Blue) who's secretly running a small criminal empire.
Josh needs to find a new job and move off his parents' couch. But right now he and his friends are too busy with iguanas, fighting bears, Serbian death metal enthusiasts, the Hooded Beast and, of course, Lee Harvey Osworld.
Big Lake is produced by Gary Sanchez Productions and distributed by Debmar-Mercury.