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NBC ordered the Undateable TV series over a year ago but it's taken them this long to air it -- despite the fact that their Thursday schedule had poor ratings all season. That certainly doesn't sound like a vote of confidence for this new comedy. Will it be quietly cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned!
Undateable follows a group of single friends who are trying to figure out the fine art of relationships. The cast includes Chris D'Elia, Brent Morin, Ron Funches, Rick Glassman, David Fynn, and Bianca Kajlich.
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Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)
TV show dates: May 29, 2014 -- Tbd
Series status: Has not been cancelled
TV show description:
This comedy series revolves around a group of friends who are close to finding a relationship but aren't quite there yet. Whether it's due to a lack of style, the wrong job or even just a bad haircut, everyone goes through a time in their lives when they're undateable.
Danny Burton (Chris D'Elia) is confident, attractive and impervious to outside opinions. On the cusp of turning 30, Danny decides to help out his new roommate, Justin Kearney (Brent Morin), the owner of an unsuccessful bar and a chronic overthinker.
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NBC's new comedy "Undateable" debuts on NBC on Thursday night, introducing primetime audiences to a host of fresh comedy faces.
In the sitcom, actor/stand-up comedian Brent Morin (in his first series TV role) dons khakis and button up shirts (and occasionally, bicycle shorts) to play Justin, a bar owner, with some personal dating quirks. He quickly becomes roommates with Chris D'Elia's leather-jacket wearing Danny, a man who has no trouble getting ladies, but a lot of trouble keeping them.
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I interviewed "Undateable" executive producer Bill Lawrence and Adam Sztykiel at a noisy bar in Pasadena shortly before a press conference in mid-April. Going back and transcribing the 35-minute interview is bittersweet. At the time, Lawrence had two shows in limbo -- TBS' "Cougar Town" and Fox's newly premiered "Surviving Jack," which he EPed along with creators Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker. While Lawrence wasn't directly involved with "Enlisted," he has a close relationship with "Enlisted" and "Cougar Town" creator Kevin Biegel, whose comedy was newly shelved. Since that time, "Enlisted" and "Surviving Jack" were both cancelled. "Cougar Town" was renewed for a final season on TBS. At the time, Lawrence also wasn't feeling especially confident about "Undateable." The multi-cam sitcom, which features Chris D'Elia as seemingly cocksure ladies man Danny, who mentors the less confident Justin (Brent Morin) and his group of allegedly "undateable" friends. "Undateable" had been »
- Daniel Fienberg
Bill Lawrence is among the smartest producers in TV comedy today, but even smart people make mistakes — sometimes, the same mistakes. Five years ago, Lawrence (who had previously created "Spin City" and "Scrubs") gave us "Cougar Town," a sitcom with an awful title and an awful premise to match. No one much wanted to watch Courteney Cox work her way through a series of interchangeable hot guys in their 20s, and by the middle of the first season, Lawrence and Kevin Biegel had dropped the idea in favor of one that was much lower-concept, but also much more entertaining: just let the very funny people in the cast be funny together. By that point, the title and the memory of those early episodes had proven too big a barrier for (re)entry for many viewers, but "Cougar Town" has been one of TV's better comedies for most of its run, »
- Alan Sepinwall
For 10 months, they've been pictures on the side of milk cartons, but... "Crossbones" lives! "Undateable" lives! "The Night Shift" lives! NBC announced six scripted additions to its already busy summer slate on Wednesday (March 26) and if you were looking for premiere dates for all of the mysteriously vanished shows the network unveiled last May, we've found them! In all, NBC will be airing six original scripted shows this summer, the most for any broadcast network in more than 20 years, so NBC says. [By my count, ABC's summer schedule will include five original scripted shows.] Once again: Never say that there's nothing to watch on TV in the summer. On to those premieres... [Note that NBC previously announced premiere dates for "Last Comic Standing" (Thursday, May 22), "American Ninja Warrior" (Monday, May 26) and "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday, May 27).] Up first on the scripted front is "The Night Shift," airing Tuesdays at 10 p.m. starting on May 27, when it'll likely get a solid bump from the "Agt" premiere. Eoin Macken stars as a renegade doctor working the late »
- Daniel Fienberg
NBC has rounded out its summer schedule, and it's going to include a lot more original scripted series than in years past.
The network will roll out six scripted shows -- two dramas, three comedies and an "action-comedy" cop show -- and one new unscripted show to go along with returning series "America's Got Talent," "American Ninja Warrior" and "Last Comic Standing."
The full summer schedule (all times Eastern/Pacific):
Thursday, May 22
9 p.m. "Last Comic Standing" (two hours)
Tuesday, May 27
8 p.m. "America's Got Talent" (two hours)
10 p.m. "The Night Shift"
Thursday, May 29
9 p.m. "Undateable" (back-to-back episodes each week)
Friday, May 30
10 p.m. "Crossbones"
Wednesday, June 25
10 p.m. "Taxi Brooklyn"
Thursday, July 10
9 p.m. "Welcome to Sweden"
9:30 p.m. "Working the Engels"
Tuesday, July 22
8 p.m. "Food Fighters"
The new shows:
"The Night Shift" follows the doctors and nurses who work the overnight hours at a San Antonio hospital. »
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