How I'd love it if any of this season's dismal new wave of romantic comedies, all vying to be the next How I Met Your Mother, made me LOL. Sadly, I'm more inclined to search for a "cringe" emoticon, especially where ABC's two new Tuesday night entries are concerned.
The less objectionable is Selfie (8/7c), a strained attempt to update Pygmalion to the Instagram era, but coming off more like My Fair Lucy — because this Eliza Doolittle, here called Eliza Dooley (Doctor Who's Karen Gillan), is silly and vapid beyond belief or tolerance.
I'll be the first to admit I didn't love the pilot of ABC's Manhattan Love Story. In fact, you could even say I was disappointed. A show about dating, set in New York City is totally up my alley. But months after watching the less-than-stellar pilot, I got an opportunity to watch the show's third episode, while also voicing my concerns — mostly about the heavy use of voiceover — to the creator Jeff Lowell. I came out of both my conversation and the screening pleasantly surprised.
Where is the love? On TV! A guide to fall's new romantic comedies
Love is in the air this season. The new fall lineup has no fewer than four romantic comedies. But they're not all merely "boy meets girl" stories — though there's plenty of déjà vu. Here is our handy guide to help you navigate TV's detours of the heart.
Seinfeld's Estelle Harris and comedian Natasha Leggero have landed multi-episode arcs on NBC's new comedy Are You There, Chelsea?, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Based on Chelsea Handler's best-selling book, the series revolves around a youthful, opinionated and sexually aggressive Chelsea (Laura Prepon) who works at a bar and drinks away all its profits.
Valderrama to appear on Are You There, Chelsea? with former That '70s Show co-star
Leggero, who frequently appears on the Chelsea Lately roundtable, will portray...