Bye-bye, Rules of Engagement?
CBS has given pilot orders to three more comedies, including one starring Rules' Patrick Warburton, TVGuide.com has learned.
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Seriously, what the headline says. Because the powers-that-be clearly don't get how delightful this new rom-com is, or they wouldn't be burning off all six episodes with three weeks of back-to-back airings. Much like last season's Perfect Couples (ironically also from executive producer Tad Quill and co-starring David Walton), Bent has a charm that is seemingly lost on the network happier with things like...
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:
She's an uptight lawyer and single mom getting over an ugly divorce. He's a laid-back construction worker recovering from degrading sex with an ex. These two totally different people are drawn together by more than just her need for a new kitchen.
And that's the premise ofBent, NBC's new romantic comedy premiering on Wednesday, March 21 at 9/8c. In the half-hour comedy, from Scrubs writer Tad Quill, Amanda Peet stars as Alex, a woman who hires Peter (David Walton) and his misfit crew to re-model her kitchen as part of her attempt to re-model her life after her...