The Knights of Prosperity is a comedy series that premiered on ABC in the US on Wednesday, January 3, 2007. It was created by Rob Burnett and Jon Beckerman, who also created the NBC comedy-drama Ed. The show follows a group of misfits—the titular Knights—who attempt to rob various celebrities, the first being Mick Jagger (Jagger was also credited as one of the executive producers, along with the creators and David Letterman). The series was made by Letterman's Worldwide Pants Incorporated and ABC Studios.
The series initially aired on Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. before being moved to 8:30. The series was pulled after airing nine episodes and then officially canceled by ABC. On August 8, after 5 months off the air, ABC broadcast two episodes and then pulled the sitcom once again. On August 17, 2007, the network made all 13 episodes available for viewing on ABC.com, but were later taken off.
Season 1 1. 1-1 03 Jan 07 Pilot 2. 1-2 10 Jan 07 Operation: Seduce Simone 3. 1-3 17 Jan 07 Operation: Fighting Shape 4. 1-4 24 Jan 07 Operation: Deliver the Case 5. 1-5 31 Jan 07 Operation: Ralph 6. 1-6 07 Feb 07 Operation: Caught on Tape 7. 1-7 14 Feb 07 Operation: Save Esperanza 8. 1-8 21 Feb 07 Operation: Panic Room 9. 1-9 28 Feb 07 Operation: Oswald Montecristo 10. 1-10 08 Aug 07 Operation: Rent Money 11. 1-11 08 Aug 07 Operation: Steal the Safe 12. 1-12 15 Aug 07 Operation: Open the Safe 13. 1-13 22 Aug 07 Operation: Romanocorp
Eugene Gurkin has dreamt of opening his own bar for years, but his dead-end job as a janitor won’t even fund a bottle of booze. In a serendipitous moment, he catches an episode of “E! News” and his passion is ignited. Soon Eugene recruits a group of average joes into his gang, The Knights of Prosperity, for a heist to finance their dreams. The initial target: rock icon Mick Jagger’s super-luxe Central Park West apartment.
Original Name: The Knights of Prosperity
Number of Seasons: 1
Number of Episodes: 13
Certification / MPAA Film Rating: TV-PG
Network(s): American Broadcasting Company
First Air Date: January 3, 2007
Last Air Date: August 22, 2007
Episode Runtime: 30 mins
Primary Year: 2007
Created by: Rob Burnett, Jon Beckerman
Production Companies: Touchstone Television, Worldwide Pants
Spoken Language(s): English
Origin Countries: United States of America
Season 1 — 13 Episodes — Air Date: January 3, 2007
Donal Logue as Eugene Gurkin
Josh Grisetti as Louis Plunk
Kevin Michael Richardson as Rockefeller Butts
Lenny Venito as Francis "Squatch" Scuacieri
Maz Jobrani as Gourishanker "Gary" Subramaniam
Sofia Vergara as Esperanza Villalobos
aired from: Jan 2007 to: Aug 2007 cancelled/ended 13 eps ABC (US) 30 min comedy
A janitor, to get money to open his own bar, plots with his friends to rob a celebrity's apartment.