In March, the Above Average channel debuted a trio of new series as part of its spring content lineup. It has now added a fourth with Swimming Lessons, an animated comedy about a middle-aged deadbeat who takes a job teaching beginners-level swimming.
Swimming Lessons‘ protagonist is Mr. James, who is “an inch away from rock bottom” after losing his job and his life. He moves back home and picks up four swimming students, each of whom is defined by his or her most dominant personality trait. There is a spoiled rich kid who is one step from Stewie Griffin, a train wreck named Dear Baby Jesus, a fat child who needs to get exercise before he has a heart attack, and a weirdo with voices in her head.
Swimming Lessons has picked up the Wednesday slot previously occupied by the three-episode Idiots Guide To Smart People. Swimming Lessons is slotted in for three episodes of its own, though if the quality of its debut is any indication, it deserves to be around for several more.