Fall TV 2014 Trend: Rom-Coms Boost

By Rachel Cruz | 3 years ago
Fall TV 2014 Trend: Rom-Coms Boost
Analeigh Tipton at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. Sept 2011. Wikimedia Commons.

It was the movie industry that gave birth to romantic comedies or “rom-coms” in the 1990s. Television, this fall, is keeping its spirit alive with some of the season’s offering.  Which Fall TV 2014 shows will make you fall in love with love all over again? Find out in the details below.

NBC’s “A to Z” will chart the love story between two people who are complete opposites. The show has a quirky but slightly different take on romance because it’s the guy who believes in it and the girl is the cynic. “A to Z” top bills Cristin Milioti and Ben Feldman, who are joined by the usual best-friend sidekicks common in rom-coms. You can read our advance pilot recap of the series here.

NBC will also have “Marry Me,” a story about a long-time couple who has decided to take the next step into their relationship. But the two cannot get their engagement the right way, as something always botches the preparations. As in classic rom-coms, they will have to deal with a series of mistakes and mishaps before finally getting it right. “Marry Me” will star Casey Wilson and Ken Marino, and it’s loosely based on Wilson’s engagement to show creator David Caspe.

ABC’s “Manhattan Love Story” features another pair of opposites who go on a bad first date with each other. Peter, played by Jake McDorman, is the classic douche; while Dana, played by Analeigh Tipton, is the typical small-town girl. The two decide to give their relationship another chance, despite the first date disaster, showing viewers how their love story will blossom.

The other romantic comedy from ABC is “Selfie” with a pilot episode already available online, ahead of its network broadcast. The show is a modern adaptation to “My Fair Lady,” featuring Irish actress Karen Gillan and John Cho in the lead roles. “Selfie” will explore the transformation of Eliza from a self-absorbed character into someone an established guy like Henry (Cho) would eventually fall in love with.

And there you have it for Fall TV 2014, which will bring four different love stories to the small screen in the spirit of classic romantic comedies. Have you set your heart on any of these shows already? Keep checking Movie News Guide (MNG) for show updates.

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Rachel will watch any TV show once to see if it's worth following. She watches 55 to 60 American, British and Canadian TV shows on any regular week. Glued to TV, she has not seen the world outside in a while. :P