She never took it personally. Nearly a decade has passed since HBO canceled Lisa Kudrow's Emmy-nominated, cult-hit comedy The Comeback — a prickly satire on Hollywood neediness — but now, in a startling mea culpa, the cable channel is reviving the series for another season. Kudrow calls the rebirth "crazy and miraculous," but you won't find her sitting around feeling vindicated.
Marry Me? How about Live with Me first?
Now that Jake (Ken Marino) and Annie (Casey Wilson) are engaged, he's finally moving in with her on Tuesday's episode (9/8c, NBC). It sounds great — except Annie doesn't like having her new fiancé all up in her ...
Ironic that in a fall season where so many new romantic comedies are fighting for our attention, and maybe even our affection, I'm still waiting to fall in love. Maybe it's the Goldilocks syndrome of being necessarily picky: one's too gimmicky (Manhattan Love Story), one's too generic (A to Z), one's too self-consciously trendy (Selfie), none seems just right.
Last of the batch to arrive, and thankfully not the least, NBC's brash and hyper-verbal farce Marry Me (Tuesday, 9/8c) is at least worth falling in "like" with, especially if your own heart was broken by ABC's cancellation of Happy Endings a year or so ago. That show's executive producer, David Caspe, has cast the funniest female from that ensemble (Saturday Night Live veteran Casey Wilson) — who happens to be his real-life bride — as the maddening Annie, who's her own worst enemy when it comes to her six-year romance with the long-suffering Jake (an endearingly droll Ken Marino).