Pop's new scripted comedy Nightcap is a laugh-at-itself, satirical look at the late-night TV landscape, set behind the scenes of the fictitious talk show Nightcap With Jimmy. Every week, A-list celebrities stop by as they would on any real-life talk show - only this time, viewers get an exaggerated look at the hilarity backstage.
Insanity, absurdity and urgency reign, and it's up to head talent booker Staci to wrangle both her dysfunctional staff and the myriad of stars who bring their quirks, diva demands and peculiar antics to the set.
The crew adjusts to its new studio next to Dr. Oz's; the network sends a new staff member, Davis Maxfield, to do the exact same job as Staci; Davis tells Staci to bump actress Julianna Margulies in favor of a YouTube "unboxing'' star.
Staci is caught being a horrible person by Juju Chang's hidden camera show; desperate to prove she's a good person, Staci gets herself in too deep when Brooke Shields pressures her and Kelly Rutherford to take part in a dangerous drinking game.
Actress Julianne Moore shadows Staci to prepare for a role in an independent film; Staci goes on an awkward lunch date with Donny Deutsch; Todd consults Barbara Corcoran and Dr. Oz about donating his body fat to Jimmy for a cosmetic procedure.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson arrives with his personal guru and inadvertently enlists the Nightcap staff to join what seems like a cult. Michael Strahan disappoints Davis when he'd rather talk history than football. Staci and Penny fight over Ross Mathews' fake affection when he propositions both to be his pansexual beard.
Penny is missing so Staci goes to check on her. Davis dupes Jimmy's longtime nemesis, Cedric the Entertainer into making an appearance on Nightcap. Regularly scheduled guests Rachel Bloom and Naked Cowboy make elaborate bets on whether Penny is alive or dead.
Debra Messing fills in at the last minute and gets too close for Staci's comfort,arranging a "girls spa day" for the two in her dressing room. Davis has his hands full with Brendan Fraser, who wants to try his hand at musical comedy and debut a very offensive song on Nightcap.
There's more chaos backstage than normal when Jimmy's new girlfriend Christie Brinkley demands he quit Nightcap. Bethenny Frankel is saving her voice for a speaking engagement and forces Penny to do her dirty work. David Hasselhoff spends the day telling embarrassing stories about his nephew, Nightcap's own hair and makeup guru, Marcus.
Staci pitches a movie to director J.J. Abrams; Penny begs Staci to save the show; Staci offers up TV show host Rachael Ray as an appealing new love interest for fame-hungry Christie Brinkley; actor Mark Hamill shows up to discuss Staci's new film.