'Galavant' Premieres January 4 on ABC With Back-to-Back Episodes, John Stamos Guest Stars

Galavant premieres Sunday on ABC.
Screenwriter/executive producer Dan Fogelman unites with Broadway and Hollywood award-winning musical team—composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater for ABC's new comedy series Galavant. Once upon a time, the dashing hero, Galavant (Joshua Sasse), lost the love of his life, Madalena (Mallory Jansen), to the evil King Richard (Timothy Omundson). Now, our fallen hero is ready to take revenge and restore his “happily ever after.” But it won’t be without a few twists and turns along the way. Galavant will premiere on Sunday, January 4 at 3 p.m. ET/PT with two back-to-back 30 minute episodes.

“Pilot” (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) – When heroic, charming and handsome Sir Galavant loses his true love, the beautiful Madalena, to evil King Richard’s wealth and power, he falls into a deep and drunken despair. Just as our hero hits rock bottom, Princess Isabella shows up with a quest to save her kingdom, defeat the despicable King Richard, and provide an opportunity for Galavant to reclaim Madalena. Galavant is off to become a hero again and strike a blow for true love…but first, Galavant has to fit into his old hero pants.

John Stamos guest stars in Sunday's second episode.
“Joust Friends” (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET) – Galavant enters a jousting tournament against a boastful rival, Sir Jean Hamm (guest star John Stamos, General Hospital), to test his return to heroic form (and win some much-needed traveling money and a really nice rooster). But it quickly becomes clear that Galavant is a long shot to win. Meanwhile, King Richard asks Gareth to help him become a bit more macho so that Madalena won’t despise him quite so much.

Galavant stars Joshua Sasse as Galavant, Timothy Omundson as King Richard, Vinnie Jones as Gareth, Mallory Jansen as Madalena, Karen David as Isabella and Luke Youngblood as Sid.

Joshua Sasse stars as Galavant.
“Pilot” and “Joust Friends” were both written by Dan Fogelman and directed by Chris Koch. “Pilot” guest stars are Ben Presley as Jester, Darren Evans as Chef, Stanley Townsend as King of Valencia and Genevieve Allenbury as Queen of Valencia. “Joust Friends” guest stars are Ben Presley as Jester, Darren Evans as Chef, Stanley Townsend as King of Valencia, Genevieve Allenbury as Queen of Valencia, Michal Jibson as Joustmaster and John Stamos as Sir Jean Hamm.

Galavant was written by Dan Fogelman, who also serves as executive producer. Executive producers are Alan Menken, Glenn Slater and Chris Koch. The pilot of Galavant was directed by Chris Koch. Abbey C Studios Ltd. produces Galavant for ABC Studios.

The eight episode series will run through Sunday nights in January.

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