NBC is launching the new comedy series, You, Me and the Apocalypse. Many actors in the stellar cast are well recognized. Rob Lowe plays a spacey, cigarette smoking priest (Father Jude), and The Office’s Jenna Fischer plays librarian Rhonda MacNeil — who’s serving time in jail. What do the priest and convict have in common? They – and a handful of other equally eclectic people – have survived a comet’s collision with Earth.
The most outrageous survivor is Leanne Parkins, a convict who befriends Rhonda in prison. When the comet hits, the two escape together to the dismay of Rhonda. Leanne is a white supremacist who wears a swastika tattoo on her forehead. When on the lam, driving a pickup truck, Leanne says to Rhonda, “This is gonna’ be fun — like Driving Miss Daisy but without all that civil rights bulls–t.” Leanne is played by Megan Mullally who is best known for her role as the glamorous Karen Walker on Will & Grace. You might say she looks a little different here. You, Me And The Apocalypse airs Thursdays at 8pm on NBC.