The Righteous Gemstones is a new comedy series from HBO starring John Goodman and Danny McBride. The narrative centres around a family of dysfunctional televangelists who make big money from spreading the word of god. But as they look to expand their preaching network, they make plenty of new enemies in rival churches, which leads to attempted blackmail.
The Righteous Gemstones Season 1 TV Preview
Eli, Jesse, Judy and Kelvin have made a great living out of their megachurches, becoming household names to churchgoers around the world. But with such stardom comes greed and jealousy, and before long there’s an attempt to bring down their empire by rival pastors.
The Righteous Gemstones is a satirical take on the real-life televangelists that have made a multi-million dollar business out of selling Christianity. It touches on the pitfalls that come with notoriety and celebrity status, along with the unsavoury relationship between money and religion.
Starring John Goodman (Roseanne), Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down), Stephen Adam DeVine (Modern Family) and Edi Patterson as Judy Gemstone, the much anticipated Righteous Gemstones series has arrived in Australia and using the information in this guide you won’t have to miss a key moment.
Where to Watch or Stream The Righteous Gemstones
HBO series, The Righteous Gemstones, first aired on Foxtel SHOWCASE and is now available on demand. Here in Australia, FOX SHOWCASE can be accessed via either Foxtel or Foxtel from Telstra. To watch on Foxtel with a Standard or HD TV, you have several choices, including subscribing to the Foxtel Plus pack to access over 50 channels of entertainment, drama, lifestyle, docos, reality and more. You also have the option to watch The Righteous Gemstones online using Foxtel Now, which currently have a 10 day free trial. Both choices include the option to stream programs free using the Foxtel Go app.
Alternatively, you can access Foxtel with Foxtel from Telstra. Foxtel from Telstra (including Foxtel Now from Telstra) offers the exact same programming as Foxtel, but is often available at reduced pricing or with no lock-in contract. With every Foxtel from Telstra package you can likewise stream The Righteous Gemstones free using the Foxtel Go app, and one of the devices in the table below. If you counld’t make it for the live airing of The Righteous Gemstones, you can still catch new episodes as they’re made available for replays. Plus, you can also watch more binge worthy shows from other drama channels, including BBC First, Binge, Universal Channel, and more. For a list of episodes and their air dates, see the TV schedule below.
Stream The Righteous Gemstones with BINGE
Every episode from every season of The Righteous Gemstones can also be watched with Australia’s newest streaming service, BINGE. BINGE is offering a 14 day free trial for new customers and will stream every season and every new episode of The Righteous Gemstones, in both SD and HD. You can stream your favourite shows using compatible mobile devices such select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers.
BINGE has no lock-in contract or equipment fees, which means you can cancel anytime if you’re no longer using it. BINGE will also provide on demand replays of new episodes that have just aired, as well as previous episodes and seasons. Other game changing features include Surprise Me, which allows users to skip through shows as if you were channel hopping for a more interesting way to come across new content. For full episode listings and on demand info, see the TV schedule below.
The Righteous Gemstones Season 1 Episode Listing
Each episode of Season 1 aired on Foxtel. Season 1 has 9 episodes in total. There is no The Righteous Gemstones TV show free to air coverage in Australia, it is exclusively available with Foxtel (Foxtel Now / Foxtel from Telstra) and BINGE. Here’s the TV and on demand schedule for season 1.
|S1 Episode 1||62 minutes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now / BINGE|
|S1 Episode 2||33 minutes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now / BINGE|
|S1 Episode 3||36 minutes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now / BINGE|
|S1 Episode 4||36 minutes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now / BINGE|
|S1 Episode 5||41 minutes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now / BINGE|
|S1 Episode 6||35 minutes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now / BINGE|
|S1 Episode 7||38 minutes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now / BINGE|
|S1 Episode 8||34 minutes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now / BINGE|
|S1 Episode 9||51 minutes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now / BINGE|
Mobile Device List (Foxtel and Foxtel from Telstra)
The following are the list of compatible mobile and internet connected devices for which you can stream His Dark Materials whether at home or on the go, with new apps and devices being added as they become available.
|PC/Mac||Yes||Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)|
|iOS Mobile Devices||Yes||Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)|
|Android Mobile Devices||Yes||Via native app (Android 5 and above)|
|Google Chromecast||Yes||Via casting (only on Multiroom service)|
|Apple TV||Yes||Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)|
|Smart TVs||Yes||Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)|
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The Righteous Gemstones season 1 has 9 episodes that will leave you wanting for more. Once you’ve caught them all you may wish to get your teeth into something in the same vein, so we’ve made a few suggestions below.
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