A to Z isn't perfect, but like any new relationship, it can turn into something long-lasting and amazing. The NBC rom-com — starring Ben Feldman and Cristin Milioti as opposite-attracts couple Andrew and Zelda, who may or may not break up after eight months, narrator Katey Sagal teases — deserves more love (and eyeballs) than it's currently getting. Here are five reasons why you should commit now.
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A to Z creator Ben Queen won't share what will happen to Andrew and Zelda after eight months on his new NBC comedy, but he can guarantee one thing.
"I can promise she won't die," Queen tells TVGuide.com. "Cristin [Milioti] is a delight. I want to keep her around."
Milioti — who is "very flattered" by the outrage at her How I Met Your Mother fate — plays Zelda, the "Z" to Andrew's (Ben Feldman) "A" on the comedy (premieres Thursday, 9:30/8:30c). She's a tough-as-nails lawyer who doesn't believe in love. He's a heart-on-his-sleeve hopeless romantic who sings Celine Dion in the car and is convinced that he saw Zelda in a silver dress at a party two years ago. "They will date for eight months, three weeks, five days and one hour," omniscient narrator Katey Sagal tells us. "This television program is the comprehensive account of their relationship from A to Z."
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