Santa Clarita Diet (2017–2019)
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So Then a Bat or A Monkey 

Joel and Sheila's marriage gets a jumpstart when Sheila debuts a truly killer new personality and an anything goes menu. And they used to be so normal.


Ruben Fleischer


Victor Fresco, Victor Fresco (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Drew Barrymore ... Sheila Hammond
Timothy Olyphant ... Joel Hammond
Liv Hewson ... Abby Hammond
Skyler Gisondo ... Eric Bemis
Ricardo Chavira ... Dan Palmer
Mary Elizabeth Ellis ... Lisa Palmer
Richard T. Jones ... Rick
Joy Osmanski ... Alondra
Nathan Fillion ... Gary West
Andy Richter ... Carl Coby
Patricia Belcher ... Roberta
Nia Renee Hill Nia Renee Hill ... Leslie
Scott Beehner ... Bill
Terry Walters ... Mia
Bernadette Balagtas ... Casey


Joel and Sheila are living an ordinary life as realtors when Sheila suddenly becomes ill and no longer has a pulse. With the help of their neighbor, they determine she is the Z-word: a zombie. But Sheila feels better than ever until an encounter with a pushy coworker leads to a new diet. Written by Amanda the Amazing

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Comedy | Horror


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Release Date:

3 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Though Rite Aid is mentioned several times in the show, Joel (Timothy Olyphant) is seen shopping at Saugus Drugs & Hallmark, a real pharmacy on Bouquet Canyon Road in Santa Clarita. See more »


When Joel and Abby are in the kitchen drinking orange juice after they both faint, the bottle of juice moves on the counter between edits. See more »


[first lines]
Sheila Hammond: [laying in bed] Joel...
Joel: Shh. No words, my love.
Sheila Hammond: I'm sorry, babe, I'm just not really a "pound one out" kind of gal.
Joel: I know, and that's great. You like romance and lavender candles, and a massage with essential oils, and a wonderful meal but not too heavy.
Sheila Hammond: You're making fun of me. No. I'm only saying that sometimes, maybe even now, we might try...
Joel: Humping? Like that rescue dog did to that little girl at the Rite Aid?
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Performed by Marian Hill
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Love it. Love ALL of it!
5 April 2019 | by betbull8See all my reviews

I love Drew Berrymore (Shelia Hammond), so I'll pretty much watch anything she's in, so I had no expectations. When I watched this episode I immediately loved it. I loved all the stars in it. I loved all the jokes, cause I'm cheesy like that, and I love the idea.

As a working mom there is always a LOT on your plate, but add in needing to find food in a very difficult way, is such a wonderful set up! I also love the chemistry between Drew (Shelia) and Timothy (Joel)! Way to go, everyone!

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