Love, Inc. (TV series)
|Created by||Andrew Secunda|
Holly Robinson Peete
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||22|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Chase TV
The Littlefield Company
Paramount Network Television
|Original run||September 22, 2005– May 11, 2006|
Love, Inc. is an American sitcom that began airing on UPN on September 22, 2005 until May 11, 2006. In its first and only season, it was aired right after Everybody Hates Chris. It was created by Andrew Secunda a former writer at Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Saturday TV Funhouse, who performs frequently at the UCB Theatre. Love, Inc. was based on an article written by Elana Berkowitz in The New York Times. It was one of the many sitcoms canceled due to The WB and UPN becoming the The CW network.
Every episode title (except the pilot episode) references the name of a television show (e.g. Three's Company, Living Single). The shows title was also inspired by a Canadian Dance music act of the same name. The shows original title was Wing Woman.
A group of savvy matchmakers at a full-service dating consulting firm help single men and women present the best image possible to just the right prospects, while they all continue to grapple with their own romantic struggles and entanglements.
The staff of Love, Inc. takes pride in their success as full-service dating consultants. Leading the team is owner and founder of Love, Inc., Clea (Holly Robinson Peete). After her marriage of nine years falls apart, she now finds herself thrust into the dating world once again. Denise Johnson (Busy Philipps), an energetic, pragmatic, young woman who helps Clea make the company a success, is skilled at helping her clients find their seemingly unattainable soulmates, yet struggles with her inability to find true love. Making the hip busy offices run smoothly is Francine (Reagan Gomez-Preston), who in addition to being an excellent wingwoman, has a great sense of fashion style and encourages her clients to trust it. Rounding out the staff is Viviana (Ion Overman), a quick-witted and sharp tongued receptionist, and Barry (Vince Vieluf), a wingman whose quirky ways and comments always stun everyone. The original pilot starred Shannen Doherty, who was not cast in the production version of the show.
These modern day wingwomen and wingmen work day and night to bring desperately seeking singles together to make beautiful relationships. Privately, they continue to find their own love; by simple compatibility or chance.
|1||2005-2006||22||September 22, 2005||May 11, 2006||2.6||#141|
- Busy Philipps — Denise Johnson
- Reagan Gomez-Preston — Francine
- Vince Vieluf — Barry
- Ion Overman — Viviana
- Holly Robinson Peete — Clea
Shannen Doherty was originally going to be a part of the show but then she was dropped after UPN picked up the pilot for the show.