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Relationships are rarely pretty, and Tad Quill has written about some messy ones on shows such as Scrubs, Spin City and last year's Perfect Couples. But things start out even messier for the unlikely couple on Bent, Quill's new NBC comedy (premiering tonight at 9/8c) about a type-A lawyer and single mom (Amanda Peet) and her womanizing, laid-back contractor (David Walton). Joey King plays Peet's wise-beyond-her-years daughter, while Jeffrey Tambor is Walton's unemployed father. Quill took time to answer our showrunner survey in the hopes that viewers will get Bent.
Blink and you might miss Bent, NBC's new romantic comedy, which premieres Wednesday at 9/8c. Although the series will only be on for three weeks of back-to-back new episodes, Bent actually deserves a closer look. The comedy, from Scrubs writer Tad Quill, follows a newly divorced, high-strung single mother (Amanda Peet) and the lackadaisical ladies' man she hires to re-do her kitchen (David Walton).
So what makes this half-hour comedy worth the investment? Here are five reasons to check out Bent: