It might not be Happy Endings, but it's close. Fans of that canceled sitcom can take solace in creator David Caspe's follow-up, the freshman NBC comedy Marry Me. Caspe's real-life wife (and Happy Endings alum) Casey Wilson is back, and the jokes come just as rapid-fire. But where Happy Endings had an ensemble cast, this time there's a couple at the heart of the comedy: Wilson and Ken Marino play Annie and Jake, a couple experiencing the bumpy road towards marriage. Caspe filled out our TV Guide Magazine showrunner survey to explain why Marry Me is worth the engagement.
TV Guide Magazine: I've got room in my life to watch just one more show. Why should it be yours?
David Caspe: It shouldn't. It should probably be The Wire or Eastbound & Down. Or Million Dollar Listing. But if you've gotten through all of those, please give us a try.
TV Guide Magazine: Who should be watching?
Caspe: Men and women [age] 18-49.
TV Guide Magazine: What happens if we don't watch your show?
Caspe: We get canceled and I probably get divorced.
TV Guide Magazine: What's the best thing anyone has said or written about your show?
Caspe: "It's on!"
TV Guide Magazine: What's the worst thing?
Caspe: "I don't like Marry Me."
TV Guide Magazine: Who was right?
Caspe: Both of them. The customer's always right.
TV Guide Magazine: What's an alternate title for your show?
Caspe: Comedians in Apartments Getting Coffee (and Eating Guacamole)
TV Guide Magazine: Give us an equation for your show.
Caspe: Married minus the "ied" plus Kyle-XY minus the "Kyle" and the "X" plus Rescue Me minus "Rescue"... meets Everybody Loves Raymond.
TV Guide Magazine: Come up with a premise for the spin-off.
Caspe: We Need to Talk About the Kevins
TV Guide Magazine: What credit of yours would you like to forget?
Caspe: I'm not very proud of a showrunner interview I did for TV Guide Magazine.
TV Guide Magazine: Tell me one thing about your cast.
Caspe: Every one of them suffers from dry skin.
TV Guide Magazine: What other series would you most like to be an executive producer on?
Caspe: Red Shoe Diaries or Emmanuelle In Space.
TV Guide Magazine: Let's scare the network. Tell us an idea that didn't make it on to the screen.
Caspe: Jake's ex-girlfriend falls in love with a bridge. (Please immediately go watch Married to the Eiffel Tower.)
TV Guide Magazine: Finish this sentence: "If you like _______, you'll love our show."
TV Guide Magazine: Pick another show and start a fake feud.
Caspe: Hey dudes from Lockup on MSNBC: Bring it! Also, New Year's Eve With Carson Daly: we can count, too!
TV Guide Magazine: With what show would you like to do a crossover episode?
Caspe: Lockup and New Year's Eve with Carson Daly. Well!
TV Guide Magazine: How will your show change the face of TV as we know it?
Marry Me airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on NBC.