Brighten your gloomy Thursday as the newest comedy sitcom will arrive to your TV screens from the “Scrubs” and “Cougar Town” producer Bill Lawrence! “Undateable” premieres on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 9 p.m. on NBC. Read on to find more about the details of NBC’s newest comedy sitcom, “Undateable.”
Entertainment Weekly (EW) reported that NBC ordered a 13-episode run for “Undateable.” It will join Lawrence’s two currently airing series alongside “Ground Floor” and “Cougar Town” starring Courtney Cox, which is slated to have its final and sixth season offering in 2015.
According to the official synopsis from NBC, “Undateable” follows the story of a “player” who is set on helping out his new roomie and his “Undateable” posse in having successful relationships. Does the story sound familiar? “Undateable” creator Adam Sztykiel had based the show on the book entitled “Undateable: 311 Things Guys Do That Guarantee They Won’t Be Dating Or Having Sex”, which was written by Ellen Rakieten and Anne Coyle.
“Undateable” begins with the story of Danny Beeman (Chris d’ Ella of “Whitney”) and his new roommate. The arrival of Justin Kearney (Brent Morin) turns Danny’s life around after learning that Justin’s friends have problems in the “dating” area. Danny sets his goal in helping Justin. Other members of his “Undateable” posee include Shelly (comedian Ron Funches), Burski (Rick Glassman) and Brett (David Fynn of “Game of Thrones”).
Starting on a quick pace, he introduces the oddballs with a member of his kin. Justin and the gang met with Leslie (Bianca Kajlich of “Rules of Engagement”), Danny’s recently divorced sister.
The show will continue on their quest on winning the complicated “Game of Love.”Also, Justin currently owns an unsuccessful bar, so do expect several “bro-lovin'” bonding moments over bottles of beer.
Even before airing, the show had experienced several changes over the show’s cast members. TV Line first reported that “Easy A” and “Hellcats” star Alyson Michalka will play the role of Justin’s love interest. Unfortunately, she backed out due to creative reasons. She was replaced by “Ground Floor” cast member Briga Heelan for the role of bartender Nicki. Heelan was also reported to leave her role to Megan Park until it was negotiated that Heelan’s character would be just a recurring part.
Also, Deadline posted that David Fynn also replaces the Matthew Wilkes former given role as Justin’s gay undateable friends, who has a problem for being picky.
Variety also got the chance to interview executive producer Bill Lawrence about the upcoming show. Lawrence shared being on the sideline is still the same as his previous works as a show creator.
He also pointed out several traits on being”undateable” is also present in both guys and gals. There will be a time in their lives that they will experience “insecurity, wardrobe choices, job situation and your “look.”
When asked about the prominence of his company, Lawrence considered that it as “the most satisfying thing.”
“I’ve reached a point in my career that the most satisfying thing is to get other talented writers through the system. Also, they are younger than I am, so they still have souls. I need that in my life.” Lawrence told in the Variety interview.
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