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4 Reasons Why Free Agents Is an Anti-Romantic Comedy

Free Agents, Hank Azaria and Kathryn Hahn

Free Agents starts where most romantic comedies end — in bed.

In the opening moments of the new NBC sitcom — based on the British series of the same name — co-workers Alex (Hank Azaria), recently divorced, and Helen (Kathryn Hahn), whose fiancé died, are struggling with postcoital etiquette after their one-night stand, which, to hear the stars tell it, lets you know right off the bat that this is not your average love story.

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In fact, they call it an "anti-romantic comedy." Oh, don't worry, there'll be flirting, dates and hook-ups, but at its core, Free Agents will not have you swooning over "aww"-worthy moments. Here's why:

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NBC Picks Up Four Comedies, Renews Chuck for Fifth and Final Season

Hank Azaria, Chelsea Handler

NBC has ordered four more comedies, including projects from Chelsea Handler, Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet. In addition, the network has picked up Chuck for a fifth and final season, and has canceled The Event, Law & Order: Los Angeles and Outsourced.

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Based on Handler's best-selling book, Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea (which TVGuide.com had spotlighted as one of its 11 Promising Pilots) centers on an outspoken, sexually aggressive young woman (Laura Prepon) who works in a bar, where she drinks away its profits, avoids her eccentric father (Lenny Clarke) and goes ...
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NBC Signs Kathryn Hahn for Free Agents

Kathryn Hahn

Kathryn Hahn will star opposite Hank Azaria in NBC's Free Agents pilot, TVGuide.com has learned.

Based on the UK comedy of the same name, the show centers on two colleagues — one who just... read more

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