NEW YORK, NY – The premiere episode of IFC’s new horror-comedy series Stan Against Evil attracted critical acclaim and 679,000 total viewers, including 318,000 adults 18-49, across a back-to-back Halloween Night sneak and its November 2 premiere. In addition, the premiere night audience grew by 71 percent in total views and 78 percent in adults 18-49 within three days, notable time-shifting activity for a new series.
New episodes of Stan Against Evil air on Wednesday nights on IFC at 10 p.m. Viewers can also stream the series on VOD and across IFC and AMC’s digital platforms - IFC.com, AMC.com, mobile apps, Apple TV and Roku apps. Episodes are available on these platforms the day after they premiere on-air.
Stan Against Evil stars John C. McGinley (Scrubs) and Janet Varney (You’re The Worst), and follows Stan Miller (McGinley), a perpetually disgruntled former sheriff of a small New England town who was forced into retirement. Stan has trouble relinquishing his authority to Evie Barret (Varney), his tough and beautiful replacement, but they form an unlikely alliance when both begin to realize things are not quite right in their quaint New England town. Together, they valiantly fight a plague of unleashed demons that have been haunting the town, which just happens to be built on the site of a massive 17th century witch burning.
Stan Against Evil is created and executive produced by Dana Gould (The Simpsons, Parks and Recreation), with Tom Lassally (Silicon Valley) also serving as executive producer. Radical Media (What Happened, Miss Simone?, MARS) produces the series with Frank Scherma and Justin Wilkes executive producing. In addition to his lead role as Stan, John C. McGinley also serves as a producer. Deborah Baker Jr. and Nate Mooney co-star.