'Bless This Mess' star JT Neal shares how people relate to the show's idea of wanting to 'get away'

In an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide, the show's star JT Neal talks about the audience reaction to the plot and why they find it so relatable.


                            'Bless This Mess' star JT Neal shares how people relate to the show's idea of wanting to 'get away'

'Bless This Mess' is a new single-camera comedy that recently premiered on ABC. The series follows the married couple Rio (Lake Bell) and Mike (Dax Shepard) as they decide to move from big city New York to rural Nebraska. 

They quit their jobs and move from skyscraper to farmhouse and finally realize that the simple life they wanted is not so easy as planned. The series follows their journey as they are faced with unexpected challenges as farmers. 

(Back L-R) Melvin Mar, Elizabeth Meriwether, Lennon Parham, JT Neal (Front L-R) Ed Begley Jr., Lake Bell, Dax Shepard and Pam Grier of the television show 'Bless This Mess' speaks during the ABC segment of the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on February 05, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Getty Images)

The series stars Lake Bell as Rio, Dax Shepard as Mike, Ed Begley Jr. as Rudy, Pam Grier as Constance and JT Neal as Jacob. Neal has previously appeared in Netflix's 'Sierra  Burgess Is A Loser'. 

In an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), Neal talks about the audience's reaction to the plot and on what grounds he thinks 'Bless This Mess' will be different from 'New Girl'. 

The show has an interesting premise about people moving back to farms instead of the other way around. So starting off Neal talks about the audience reaction to the new plot and premise. "I noticed that a lot of people seem to enjoy the premise and plot. Because I think everyone can relate that they want to get away. Like I just said there's so much kind of unrest in the world right now. I think people want that sense of release or they can just kind of step away from it and not be on their phone not be inundated with bad news or good news, you know, just to kind of take a break for a little while and get back to themselves." 

Continuing JT Neal reveals on what grounds he thinks 'Bless This Mess' will be different from 'New Girl'. "Well, I think 'New Girl' has a very different kind of situation and scenario because I feel like Jess already kind of knows herself and you know, she goes through this turmoil, but she quickly adapts to the situation, but in Bless this Mess, I think it's different because Mike and Rio are so vastly out of their element. So you see a little more struggle with them being out of their element on 'Bless This Mess.' 

'Bless This Mess' airs every Tuesday on ABC. Check your local listings for more information. 

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