Will you say "I do" to Marry Me? Or do you have cold feet?
Now that the NBC rom-com has premiered, we want to know ...
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).
Happy endings do happen! Shortly after the cancellation of the ABC comedy Happy Endings, star Casey Wilson married show creator David Caspe. Now he's given her the coolest wedding present ever — a new television series! Wilson and one-time Happy guest Ken Marino (Party Down) star as Annie and Jake, a newly engaged couple we already want to spend the rest of our lives with. NBC apparently agrees: It's given the show the plum post-Voice time slot...
If you call Marry Me, NBC's new sitcom, Happy Endings: The Year of Penny, Casey Wilson isn't going to stop you.
"It's flattering. I loved doing the show and I'm so happy that people who watched Happy Endings loved it so much," Wilson tells TVGuide.com. "There weren't a lot of them!"
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On Marry Me (premieres Tuesday, 9/8c), Wilson plays Annie, who unknowingly ruins her longtime boyfriend Jake's (Ken Marino) proposal by going on a hysterical tirade while he's on bended knee — not to mention with ...
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