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Skylar Astin says he's heard "Ground Floor" described as "a sitcom, office-place version of 'Downton Abbey,'" and that's fine with him.

In "Scrubs" and "Cougar Town" producer Bill Lawrence's new TBS comedy premiering Thursday (Nov. 14), "Pitch Perfect" co-star Astin plays Brody, an ambitious banker surprised to discover his one-night stand Jenny (Briga Heelan) is on his workplace's custodial staff. After some hesitancy, they decide to pursue a full-fledged romance, despite others' skepticism.

"I think we have something that all the really successful sitcoms that came before us had," Astin tells reporters during a conference call. "That's just a genuine, simple story that has heart, yet keeps people laughing for 30 minutes.

"Comedy keeps you laughing and heart keeps you watching, so I think we have something you can watch while you're folding laundry or putting your kids to bed. I think you'll enjoy investing in these characters."

Heelan is enjoying investing in hers, »

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