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6 items from 2011


Friends with Benefits: New NBC Sitcom; Cancel or Keep It?

23 August 2011 2:34 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

A couple weeks ago, the peacock network finally started airing their new Friends with Benefits sitcom. The pilot for the TV show was developed for ABC but they passed on the series and NBC picked it up. Now that the show's debuted, is the alphabet network regretting their decision or will the sitcom flop and be quickly cancelled?

Friends with Benefits revolves around a group of friends who live in Chicago and their relationships are complicated to say the least. Ben Lewis (Ryan Hansen) is on the hunt for the perfect woman who can meet his impossibly high standards. His best friend, Doctor Sara Maxwell (Danneel Harris), just wants a compatible man and to raise a family with him. They end up turning to each other for both moral and physical support as they wait for their mates to come along. Others in the cast include Zach Cregger, »

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Friends with Benefits: NBC Series to Air Saturdays Fridays

10 June 2011 11:55 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

It's been more than a year since NBC officially announced their Friends with Benefits sitcom. They've kept it on the back burner for the whole season, choosing to air under-performing shows like The Paul Reiser Show, Perfect Couples, and Love Bites first. Clearly, they have no faith in the project. If you needed any more proof, the peacock has now chosen to burn off episodes of the sitcom on little-watched Fridays starting in August.

Friends with Benefits revolves around a group of twenty-somethings who try to navigate through the often confusing world of dating. The sitcom stars Ryan Hansen, Danneel Harris, Zach Cregger, Andre Holland and Jessica Lucas.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that installments of Friends with Benefits would be burned off in pairs at 8pm on Saturday nights, beginning June 25th. A day later, NBC changed their scheduling and decided to keep »

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Danneel Harris, Ryan Hansen comedy 'Friends With Benefits' to air in the summer

9 June 2011 12:30 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

We weren't sure this series would ever see the light of day, but NBC has finally set an air date for its sitcom "Friends With Benefits." Perhaps unfortunately timed given the highly publicized upcoming film of the same name, the series is set to begin airing with back-to-back episodes on Saturday, June 25.

If the network's lack of confidence in the series wasn't made obvious by its delayed premiere (it was supposed to launch midseason), the Saturday night time slot and back-to-back "burn-off" airing schedule speaks volumes. 13 episodes will air.

Starring "One Tree Hill's" Danneel Ackles, (formerly Danneel Harris) and Ryan Hansen of "Party Down" and "Veronica Mars" fame, the show follows a group of friends as they navigate the treacherous modern dating world.

Ackles plays Sara Maxwell, a successful doctor who eases sexual frustration with her best friend, Ben (Hansen), while she searches for "the one" rom-com style.

Also starring are Jessica Lucas, »

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IFC Whitest Kids U' Know's take on the Civil War (Videos)

11 May 2011 8:15 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

IFC is home to the Whitest Kids U'Know, featuring troupe members Timmy Williams, Trevor Moore, Sam Brown, Zach Cregger and Darren Trumeter. Check out the first 4 chapters of The Whitest Kids U' Know's epic saga, The Civil Wars on Drugs, now at http://www.ifc.com/wkuk/civil-war-drugs/. We have one posted below. Meet Trevor. The son of a wealthy Virginian, there was little that Trevor ever wanted for. His father's efforts to make a man out of him were met with disaster. All that changed the day he met a slave named Bob, who got him high. Empowered by this newfound gift from nature, Trevor became a pioneer for freedom, even going so far as clothing himself in the flag that »

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Two The Whitest Kids U' Know Season 5 Clips

28 March 2011 2:29 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The award-winning debauched comedy troupe, The Whitest Kids U Know, returns to IFC this spring with ten all-new 30-minute episodes premiering on Friday, April 15 at 10:30 Pm Et/Pt. We have two new clips from the season debut below.

Click to watch Old Folks Home!

Click to watch Squirrel!

In the past four seasons, The Whitest Kids U Know has built up a devoted and fervent following while also impressing the critics - Entertainment Weekly hailed it as "bizarre, edgy, and hilarious," while the San Francisco Chronicle enthused "Wkuk wallows frequently in potty-mouth humor and somehow makes it seem almost sophisticated." The series pushes sketch comedy to a whole new level of depraved genius and this farewell season ups the ante like never before.

This season, Trevor Moore, Zach Cregger, Sam Brown, Darren Trumeter and Timmy Williams are providing sardonic cracks on politics, gender, suburbia, and sex while featuring some of their most creative, »

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Ryan Hansen cast in NBC comedy pilot -- but what about his other NBC show?

23 February 2011 3:43 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Ryan Hansen, whom you may know from "Party Down" and "Veronica Mars," has been cast in a comedy pilot at NBC.

The show is called "Lovelives," and it's about a couple "and their challenges of love and infidelity," Deadline reports. Hansen will play half of the couple, a college professor named Tim.

So why are we writing about Hansen's casting here instead of in our daily rundown of pilot news? Because he's already in another NBC show: "Friends With Benefits," which NBC picked up last spring but has yet to put on its schedule. Officially, "Lovelives" is in second position to "Friends With Benefits" for Hansen, which means that should "Fwb" somehow get a second season, "Lovelives" would have to recast Hansen's part.

But when people attached to current shows start accepting pilot offers, that's usually not a good sign.

"Friends With Benefits" also stars Jessica Lucas ("Melrose Place"), Danneel Harris »

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