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With all of the new good looking boy meets good looking girl television shows being added to your already jam-packed TV schedule (no judgement), you may be wondering: How the hell do I tell these shows apart? While it’s clear networks are taking a deeper dive into the chaotic world of dating and the struggles that come with it (thank you, technology), we’re giving you a breakdown of TV’s newest rom-coms to help you decide which one is for you. Because, let’s be honest, you won’t watch them all to decide. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
Take a look at network TV’s newest rom-coms to find out which ones tickle your rom-com enthusiast fancy.
Selfie (ABC, Tuesdays at 8 Et)
Watch if you like: Confessions of a Shopaholic
The show tells the story of Eliza (Karen Gillan), a self-absorbed, social media-obsessed millennial who »
- Taylor Ferber
Eliza Dooley has no real friends. And frankly, it’s not hard to figure out why.
In ABC’s new comedy Selfie, Eliza (Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan) is a narcissistic, social media-obsessed pharmaceutical sales rep, who considers her present-day Insta-fame redemption for those awkward, friendless teenage years.
But as Eliza observes in the first few minutes of Tuesday’s premiere, “Being friended is not the same thing as having friends.” It’s a lesson she learns the hard way, after she tosses her cookies twice en route to a business trip — upon learning that her co-worker boyfriend is, in fact, »
You’ve seen the basic story of Selfie before—it’s the modern-day My Fair Lady. Karen Gillan plays an updated, self-absorbed, Instagram-obsessed Eliza while John Cho serves as the titular Henry. Along with Selfie, fall’s TV lineup has seen a surge in the rom-com sitcom, including NBC’s A to Z and ABC’s other romantic endeavor, Manhattan Love Story. It would seem love is in the air… just not about Selfie. EW’s Esther Zuckerman and Kat Ward discuss whether the show can be saved from itself.
Esther: I will admit that on first watch—perhaps because »
- EW staff
I posted my review of ABC's "Selfie" yesterday. Now it's your turn. For those of you watched tonight — or who watched the slightly longer, more annoying cut of the pilot on Hulu a few weeks ago — what did you think? Did you find all the social media jokes cutting edge or played out? Did you instantly despise Eliza, or did you like her? How do you feel about Karen Gillan's American accent, in terms of both realism and comedy? Do you like John Cho? Did the twee ukelele version of "Bad Romance" during the makeunder make you cringe or want to sing along? And will you watch again? Have at it. »
- Alan Sepinwall
The word "selfie" continues to have its moment. The new ABC sitcom Selfie, from executive producers Julie Anne Robinson and Emily Kapnek, centers on social media-obsessed Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan), who learns from self-image expert Henry Higgs (John Cho) to put down her smartphone and communicate with people face-to-face once in a while. Here are five things to know about the series. Read more Fall TV: Tim Goodman Ranks 10 New Shows, From Best to "Heinous" 1. Broadway fans will be happy. The show is a modern take on My Fair Lady, the musical
- Ryan Gajewski
Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)
TV show dates: September 30, 2014 -- Tbd
Series status: Has not been cancelled
TV show description:
This comedy series is based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. It follows Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan) -- a "social media superstar." She has 263,000 followers who hang on to her every post, tweet, and selfie. However, after a mishap on a worktrip goes viral, she realizes that being "instafamous" isn't all it's cracked up to be. Being friended is not the same as having real friends.
Frantic, Eliza enlists her co-worker, marketing guru Henry Higgs (John Cho), to help 'rebrand' her self-obsessed reputation and teach her how to connect with people in the real world. At first, »
Don’t let the title fool you! 'Selfie' is equal parts endearing and charming, with an extra dash of lighthearted fun.
Every TV fan knows that Fall is the most overwhelming season of the year. Why? One very simple reason: Too many shows and too little time. So we at ETonline are reviewing each and every one of the new fall TV shows to bring you our reviews on the good, the bad, the adorable and the just plain horrible.
When It Airs: Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.
The Biggest Stars: From Emily Kapnek, aka the witty woman who brought you Suburgatory, Selfie stars Guardians of the Galaxy's Karen Gillan as Eliza Dooley. You'll also find John Cho, the man who introduced us to the term "Milf" in all those American Pie movies, and Allyn Rachel, the girl from literally every single commercial ever, in this laugh-out-loud »
Based on Pygmalion and My Fair Lady, Selfie follows Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan) as she comes to learn that there is more to life than social media. Helping her along on her journey of self discovery and manners is Henry Higenbottam (John Cho), who works with Eliza, and who is a master of rebranding (she, naturally, works in sales). The series is created by Suburgatory's Emily Kapnek, who gives it her trademark fast-paced style. Hit the jump to see if this ABC comedy deserves a spot on your DVR. Selfie has been heavily promoted by ABC for months, replaying the same unfunny clips over and over again. Early word for those who had seen the pilot was that there was very little to redeem it. But then there's Karen Gillan and John Cho. I truly could not imagine any two other actors who would have convinced me to sit through Selfie's pilot. »
- Allison Keene
Selfie is to Pygmalion what Clueless is to Emma. At least, that's what the show wishes it were. And it's trying, and there are glimmers on tonight's premiere of it almost getting there — but Eliza Dooley (get it??????) is not quite Cher Horowitz. Yet.Doctor Who's Karen Gillan stars as Eliza, vapid and social-media-obsessed, though still recovering from being called "most butt" in her yearbook. The constant Instagramming and hashtagging is a way to compensate for how insecure and lonely she is, a point the show hammers home over and over; earning "likes" is not the same thing as being liked, though I'm not sure that any living human has truly confused the two. If one has, I'm not sure I want to watch a show about him or her. John Cho is Henry Higgs, her slightly uptight colleague who prioritizes polite conversation over texting or whatever dumb crap »
- Margaret Lyons
Not sure what to watch on TV this evening? Don't worry -- we've got you covered. Every day, we here at Moviefone will share our picks for the shows we think are worth watching tonight. Be prepared! Here's what's on TV Tuesday, September 30:
"Selfie" (ABC, 8 p.m.)
"Manhattan Love Story" (ABC, 8:30)
This new comedy follows a new couple as they begin their relationship. We can also hear their (very differing) inner monologues throughout their dates.
"New Girl" (Fox, 9 p.m.)
Catch Up On "New Girl" Now »
- Alana Altmann
"I started off in comedy actually, so it's kind of like a return to that for me," Gillan tells TVGuide.com in the video below. "I like doing an American accent."
On the new series, premiering Tuesday at 8/7c on ABC, the actress gets to flex those comedy muscles as Eliza Dooley, a young Los Angeles-area woman who has tons of social media followers but "doesn't really know how to connect with people in real life," she says.
Fall TV 2014 popularity contest: Which new shows won you over?
Eliza soon asks her coworker Henry (John Cho), a marketing guru, to "make Eliza a more acceptable human being," Cho says.
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- Kate Stanhope
ABC's new comedy, Selfie centers around Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan), an unattractive and unpopular girl growing up--who was voted "Most Butt" (as in ugly)--decides enough is enough. She makes herself over and compensates years of ostracism by becoming a social media maven. But, after spending years carefully crafting herself into someone who is all style and no substance, she gets a wake-up call. Unable to hide her ugly reality behind upbeat status updates or carefully orchestrated pics, Eliza is stripped bare (almost), covered in panic pudding (vomit) and utterly exposed to the type of ridicule she doles out on a regular basis.
When in need of an actual friend, not followers, she realizes it's time to recreate and rebrand herself. Eliza turns to a co-worker and marketing genius, Henry (John Cho), to help her become more likable. »
Selfie ABC Premieres: Sept. 30 Airs: Tuesdays at 8pm Et/Pt Who’s In It? Karen Gillan, John Cho, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Allyn Rachel, David Harewood What’s It All About? Eliza Dooley (Gillan) is a superficial social-media superstar pharmaceutical sales rep who spends lots of time making sure her lipstick matches her thong. Henry (Cho) is a workaholic marketing whiz who bemoans the kids these days with their Facebooks and such. Also, Henry has a wisecracking bearded best friend. After a major embarrassment on an airplane makes Eliza a laughingstock, she enlists Henry to help her repackage her image into “a respected … Continue reading →
- Ryan Berenz
Even in the era of Walter White, Don Draper and the gang from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," broadcast network executives are still obsessed with the idea of likable and admirable heroes, especially when it comes to comedy. You'll occasionally find your questionable morality in network dramas like "Scandal" and "The Good Wife," but sitcom protagonists tend to have their rough edges sanded off as quickly and artlessly as possible. One new network comedy debuting this week illustrates why the suits tend to freak out about likability, while another demonstrates the pitfalls of trying to tone down bad behavior. ABC's "Selfie" (Tuesday at 8 p.m.) features a heroine so obnoxious that one wishes the network had stepped in to soften her up, while NBC's "Bad Judge" (Thursday at 9 p.m.) stripped away many of its heroine's most questionable traits from the original pilot and didn't bother replacing them with anything worth watching for. »
- Alan Sepinwall
Actor Kal Penn, who took a break from Hollywood to work for the Obama administration, is returning to politics — sort of. Penn is joining the ABC/Univision joint venture Fusion as a special correspondent for its midterm election coverage. Watch more John Cho, Kal Penn Promise Holiday Cheer in 'A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas' Penn will contribute to Fusion's live primetime program Midterm Mayhem: The Ultimate Political Smackdown, which Fusion says "will apply the high-minded and thoughtful analysis usually associated with professional wrestling to the heart-stopping, pulse-pounding spectacle of the upcoming midterm election." The
- Hilary Lewis
A few days ago we heard a rumour suggesting that William Shatner is wanted for a cameo as James T. Kirk in the upcoming third instalment of Paramount’s rebooted Star Trek franchise, and while Shatner subsequently took to Twitter to deny the speculation, he has now admitted that he has been approached by producer J.J. Abrams with a view to returning in his signature role in what will be the 50th anniversary of the sci-fi series. Speaking at Mashville Wizard World Comic-Con yesterday, Shatner admitted that he’d had a phonecall from Abrams to sound out his interest in a cameo in Star Trek 3:
“So [Abrams] calls and says ‘I’m calling, Bill, because the director of the Star Trek movie, the next one, has had an idea where you might be involved in it. So I am calling to see if you would be interested.’ I said ‘Oh, »
- Gary Collinson
In the latest Fmtv’s Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys has a look at the recently announced Deadpool movie – possibly starring Ryan Reynolds – William Shatner’s invovlement in Robert Orci’s Star Trek 3, the latest update on the Power Rangers movie, Ridley Scott talks on Prometheus 2 And Blade Runner 2, Jeremy Renner teases a Hawkeye appearance in Captain America 3 and much, much more…
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…will star Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) alongside regular cast members Chris Evans (Steve Rogers), Anthony Mackie (Falcon) and Sebastian Stan (The Winter Soldier). He will next be seen in Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (official synopsis time…), the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When »
- Oliver Davis
Last year, Sleepy Hollow started out really strong in the ratings but the numbers fell significantly over the course of the season. Fox is really struggling so they renewed it. But will the numbers continue to fall this year? Will Sleepy Hollow be renewed for a third year or will it be cancelled? Stay tuned!
A supernatural police drama, Sleepy Hollow follows Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), a patriot who was killed 230 years ago. He finds himself resurrected in modern day and partners with a female police lieutenant. Unfortunately, the Headless Horseman has also returned. The cast includes Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, Clancy Brown, John Cho, and Richard Cetrone.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- »
Back in July, the Us dubbing voice cast was revealed for Studio Ghibli’s latest work, The Tale Of Princess Kayuga. Now we can see (or rather hear) their efforts in action with the latest American trailer for the film.Princess Kaguya is based on Japan’s oldest recorded narrative, The Tale Of The Bamboo Cutter. In the yarn, a man finds a tiny girl inside the stalk of a bamboo. Deciding with his wife to raise her as their own, they see her become a beautiful young woman who attracts the interest of many suitors. But she hides a secret that might affect her life... The trailer's lovely, putting the film's impressionistic art vibe front and centre.Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata took on directorial duties for this one, which features the likes of Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, James Marsden, Beau Bridges, Dean Cain »
This visually splendid, hand-drawn folktale retelling features English voice-work from Chloe Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, Daniel Dae Kim, James Marsden, Oliver Platt, John Cho, George Segal, Dean Cain and Darren Criss. While Ghibli films are best seen in their native language, the voicers do a fine job in this story of a girl the size of a thumb who, raised by a bamboo cutter, blossoms into a coveted princess and must choose a suitable husband. "Kaguya" delicately blends animated whimsy with classical storytelling, returning Takahata to the form of "Grave of the Fireflies" (1988) -- though that's a much more melancholy film. GKIDs distributes the film stateside on October 17. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
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