Marry Me: More of an Ensemble Comedy Than a Couple Comedy

By Rachel Cruz | 3 years ago
Marry Me: More of an Ensemble Comedy Than a Couple Comedy
Casey Wilson in 2013

Slated to premiere on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on NBC, “Marry Me” comes from David Caspe, the creator of “Happy Endings,” and will star Casey Wilson, who also starred in the same show. The two share more than a working relationship together, as they are married in real life, and “Marry Me” is loosely based on their courtship. However, Caspe and Wilson insisted, speaking before a panel at the 2014 TV Press Tour with the Television Critics Association, that “Marry Me” will have some variations from their previous work or their life. Read further to learn more about this upcoming comedy.

“We’ll be doing general stories. Occasionally we’ll do stuff about the wedding. It’s not episode two is the dress and episode three is we need another dress,” said Caspe in front of TV scribes, as published on The Hollywood Reporter.

The show will have the essence of a typical romantic comedy, but it’s actually meant to be an ensemble series. It doesn’t just focus on one couple.

Wilson, who will play the role of Annie, will star alongside Ken Marino, who is cast as her boyfriend Jake. But they will also have the support of actors like Tim Meadows (“The Colbert Report”) and Dan Bucatinsky (“Scandal”), playing Annie’s gay dads. The rest of the cast includes Sarah Wright (“Mixology”), Tymberlee Hill (“Drunk History”) and John Gemberling (“Broad City”), who will all have their own storylines as well.

With Annie’s two dads, it sounds like the character bears some similarities with Penny, Wilson’s character from “Happy Endings.” Then again, the actress notes that while it may look that way, she thinks that Annie is slightly less desperate than Penny on “Marry Me.”

“Marry Me” also comes off as edgier than “Happy Endings,” and producers have noted that they are not sure how NBC is going to handle the multiple swear words and references that’s in the pilot. Guess we’ll have to find that out once the pilot premieres, right?

And that’s the latest on “Marry Me,” an upcoming romantic series that will start on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on NBC. Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates about this show.

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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