A to Z: Romantic Comedy Will Follow an 8-Month Timeline

By Rachel Cruz | 3 years ago
A to Z: Romantic Comedy Will Follow an 8-Month Timeline
Rashida Jones at the 2007 Fox Television Upfronts. May 17, 2007. Wikimedia Commons/Arnold Gatilao.

NBC’s upcoming comedy “A to Z” is set to air on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at 9:30 p.m. The show is a romantic comedy that traces the relationship between Andrew (Ben Feldman) and Zelda (Cristin Milioti). In the 2014 press tour for members of the Television Critics Association (TCA), NBC said that the show would be following an eight-month timeline in the first season. Read further to learn more about the latest from “A to Z.”

Ben Queen, one of the executive producers of “A to Z,” revealed that the show would follow exactly eight months and three weeks of the relationship, as published on TV Line. Given the specifics and the fact that the show’s title has a beginning (A) and an end (Z), it sort of suggests that the love story is doomed from the start. So will there be a break-up after the season is over?

“There will be an ending in terms of an ending, meaning a change. Relationships change all the time whether it means relationships end, they go to the next level, there’s moving, there’s kids, there’s other people. Our hope is that to put that ticking clock on it will help people to invest in whatever that moment is, whatever that change is,” said Rashida Jones, who is no stranger to romantic stories, having starred in a couple of TV shows and movies about it herself. Jones, the actress, is one of the creators of  “A to Z” and works behind the scenes as an executive producer.

The producers clarified with the press that “A to Z” is not an anthology. They won’t be introducing a new couple to feature in the second season, should it manage to get picked up for more episodes. There will be other aspects to the story that will be explored in the course of the season, as Andrew and Zelda navigate into their relationship, and the title provides the show with a structure. It’s definitely not meant to imply a conclusion.

The show will also do time jumps, and there will be stories involving other characters played by supporting cast like Henry Zebrowski (“The Wolf of Wallstreet”) and Lenora Crichlow (“Being Human”).

NBC has posted a photo of the Feldman and Milioti from the TCA press tour on their Twitter account.

And that’s the latest update on “A to Z,” which will premiere on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at 9:30 p.m. on NBC. For more on this show, follow Movie News Guide (MNG).

Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/Arnold Gatilao



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