Review: Rutherford Falls : Pop Culture Happy Hour The Peacock sitcom Rutherford Falls, which follows a conflict over a historical statue in a small town, is notable for a few reasons, besides its timely topic. It's the latest project from Mike Schur and it marks Ed Helms' return to TV. But it also centers several Native American characters (played by Jana Schmieding and Michael Greyeyes), boasts what NBCUniversal claims is "one of the largest Indigenous writer's rooms on television," and is led by co-creator Sierra Teller Ornelas, who is the first Native American showrunner of a television comedy.

'Rutherford Falls' Finds A Historic Mix Of Comedy And Representation

'Rutherford Falls' Finds A Historic Mix Of Comedy And Representation

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Jana Schmieding and Ed Helms star in Rutherford Falls. Colleen Hayes/Peacock hide caption

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Jana Schmieding and Ed Helms star in Rutherford Falls.

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The Peacock sitcom Rutherford Falls, which follows a conflict over a historical statue in a small town, is notable for a few reasons, besides its timely topic. It's the latest project from Mike Schur and it marks Ed Helms' return to TV. But it also centers several Native American characters (played by Jana Schmieding and Michael Greyeyes), boasts what NBCUniversal claims is "one of the largest Indigenous writer's rooms on television," and is led by co-creator Sierra Teller Ornelas, who is the first Native American showrunner of a television comedy.

The audio was produced by Candice Lim and edited by Mike Katzif.