Sam Oliver's parents were always easy on him, letting him skate through life as a slacker. On his 21st birthday he found out why. His parents sold his soul to the Devil.

Before Sam was born, his father was stricken with a fatal illness. Satan approached Sam's parents with a deal. He would heal his father if they sold him their first born child's soul. On his 21st birthday that child would have to work for him. No matter how much they tried to never have kids, they did. Now Sam must become the new Reaper, collecting escaped souls and returning them back to Hell.

(l to r: Nikki Reed (from unaired pilot), Bret Harrison, Tyler Labine, Ray Wise)

Episode Info

Prev: 2x13 -- The Devil & Sam Oliver (May/26/2009)

Thanks to the scroll that Nina brought back from Hell, Sam learns the incantation he needs to challenge the Devil to a contest to free his soul. All Sam has to do now is find something he's good at. Meanwhile, Ben's grandmother insists that Nina undergo an exorcism, or he'll be banished from the Gonzalez family forever.

Available Episodes

May 20, 2008
Season 1 episode 18

The Leak
May 13, 2008
Season 1 episode 17

Greg, Schmeg
May 06, 2008
Season 1 episode 16

Coming to Grips
Apr 29, 2008
Season 1 episode 15

Apr 22, 2008
Season 1 episode 14

Acid Queen
Mar 27, 2008
Season 1 episode 13

Mar 20, 2008
Season 1 episode 12

Bret HarrisonBret Harrison
As Sam Oliver
Tyler LabineTyler Labine
As Bert "Sock" Wysocki
Rick GonzalezRick Gonzalez
As Ben Gonzalez
Missy PeregrymMissy Peregrym
As Andi Prendergast
Andrew AirlieAndrew Airlie
As John Oliver
Donavon StinsonDonavon Stinson
As Ted Gallagher
Ray WiseRay Wise
As The Devil
Valarie Rae MillerValarie Rae Miller
As Josie (S01)



Reviews: 2
A Standout Show For The Fall!Rating: 8 likes, 0 dislikes

I'm a big Kevin Smith fan so naturally when I found out he directed the pilot, I already knew I was going to watch it regardless of anything else about the show. The premise seemed alright but who cares, Kevin Smith directed the pilot, I was in before I read the premise. Fortunately the pilot was actually quite good! It was funny, interesting, and actually a little heartfelt. The dialog was good, nothing outstanding like it would have been if Kevin actually wrote the script, but it still rather good. The basic plot isn't that deep, kid's parent sell his soul to the devil, he becomes the reaper. That's about all there is to it but that's all there needs to be. The casting was perfect, Bret Harrison (The Loop) just has a natural ability for comedy as does the character's main sidekick, Tyler Labine (Antitrust, Invasion). The love interest for Sam was brilliantly cast (Nikki Reed - The OC). She had great chemistry with Bret and just generally fit into the show extremely well. Unfortunately, I use the term "had" because the role has been recast to Missy Peregrym. We'll see if she can pull the role off as well as Nikki or not. Overall the show was great, well written (despite the lack of Kevin Smith's hand on the script), very funny, and just generally well done. Read more

Review posted on Friday, July 27th 2007 at 7:10 am


Reviews: 6
Rating: 0 likes, 1 dislikes

I love this show.The plot may seem like Dead Like Me, and hell, there may even be an actress who plays an important role in both. But this does not mean this show is anything like it, except that I love it, and it is really a great show. This show may also seem like it should be dark and disturbing, but, like the CW's other shows [think Buffy and Angel] it isn't. Instead, this show gets lighter as it goes on, or so I would like to believe. Read more

Review posted on Sunday, November 30th 2008 at 4:44 am

2 reviews available
2x13: The Devil & Sam Oliver recap: The gang arrives at work to find new greeter Mary Pat relentlessly, cheerfully, greeting everyone. They ignore her request for a group hug and go the locker room, where Sam admits that he hasn’t been able to find Tony to translate the scroll that Nina got from Mr. Oliver in Hell... read more.

2x12: Business Casualty recap: Sam is alone hunting an escaped soul because Sock and Ben are busy getting food. Equipped with a bicycle horn, Sam goes into the asylum but the soul knocks him out and straps him to a bed. As the soul sharpens its blades behind a curtain, the Devil appears and asks Sam how it’s going. Sam asks for his help and the Devil reluctantly hands over the bed’s control unit before departing, but promises he has something important to tell Sam later... read more.

2x11: To Sprong, With Love recap: Sock and Andi are arm-wrestling at the bar while Sam, Nina, and Ben watch. A man comes up and hits on Nina, who tells him to leave. He goes away, but another man, Xavier, tries as well and can’t seem to take no as an answer. They finally get rid of him but Nina claims she doesn’t know why guys are suddenly hitting on her. Sock wins for the first time ever against Andi and dances his special victory dance... read more.

2x7: The Good Soil recap: Sam and Ben are having breakfast at Sock’s house. Sam figures he can get Andi back but Ben suggests that might not be realistic. Sock comes in and asks where Kristen is, and Ben directs him to where she’s taking a shower. Despite the fact he’s bringing shower coffee, Kristen tells him to get out. She warns him that her father will go ballistic if he learns that they’re dating. Sock assures her that the fathers of all the girls loved him... read more.

2x6: Underbelly recap: Sam and Sock at the Work Bench watching videos of Japanese bug fighting matches. When Sock goes to get some snacks, the Devil arrives with a video camera and starts taking footage of Sam. He then switches to a tape of a man running from a mine entrance, then being pulled back by a giant tentacle. The Devil explains the tentacle belongs to Mordecai Nash, an escaped soul that in life lured unsuspecting victims into his silver mine outside Dove Hollow. Now he's using his Hell-born powers to kill more people. The Devil orders Sam to Dove Hollow but assures him it'll be an easy assignment and he could even take his friends. He even gives Sam a particularly useful vessel: a hand grenade. All Sam has to do is throw it from a distance. Sam accepts the Devil's assurances that it should be a piece of cake... read more.
Recurring Guests

Christine Willes as DMV Demon (16 eps)
Jenny Wade as Nina (11 eps)
Ken Marino as Tony (9 eps)
Allison Hossack as Mrs. Oliver (7 eps)
Michael Ian Black as Steve (6 eps)
Eriko Tamura as Kristen (6 eps)
Armie Hammer as Morgan (5 eps)
Pesi Daruwalla as Older Customer (5 eps)
Colby Johannson as Greg (4 eps)
Sean Patrick Thomas as Alan Townsend (4 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Horror/Supernatural
Status: Canceled
Network: CW ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 25, 2007
Ended: May 26, 2009
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