Manhattan Love Story

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Manhattan Love Story
Genre Comedy
Created by Jeff Lowell
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s)
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
Original channel ABC
Picture format
Original run September 30, 2014 (2014-09-30)  – present
External links
Official website

Manhattan Love Story is an American romantic comedy television series that was created by Jeff Lowell. He also serves as an executive producer alongside Peter Traugott, Robin Schwartz, Rachel Kaplan, and Jon Liebman for ABC Studios.[1] The series debuted ABC during the 2014–15 television season as a Tuesday night entry, airing at 8:30 PM Eastern/7:30 PM Central.[2]


The series chronicles the journey of a new couple and the questions they are actually thinking about from the moment they begin a relationship.


  • Analeigh Tipton as Dana: a young woman, from a small town, living in New York determined to succeed in both business and love.
  • Jake McDorman as Peter: a native New Yorker, who tends to date his way throughout the city.
  • Nicolas Wright as David: Peter's brother and Amy's husband, who loves his wife and money, even if she is the one who must manage it.
  • Jade Catta-Preta as Amy: David's wife and Dana's college roommate.
  • Chloe Wepper as Chloe: Peter and David's half-sister.
  • Kurt Fuller as William: Peter, David, and Chloe's father, who owns the company in which his children work.


Manhattan Love Story has received mixed to negative reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds a rating of 29%, based on 41 reviews, with an average rating of 4.8/10. The site's consensus reads, "Saddled with a worn setup and offensively bad jokes, Manhattan Love Story isn't very lovable."[3] On Metacritic, the show has a score of 41 out of 100, based on 23 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[4]


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(in millions)
1 "Pilot" Michael Fresco Jeff Lowell September 30, 2014 (2014-09-30) 4.70[5]
2 "In the Mix, On the Books, and In the Freezer"[6] Michael Fresco Jeff Lowell October 7, 2014 (2014-10-07)
3 "Gay or British?"[7] Peter Lauer Sue Paige October 14, 2014 (2014-10-14)
4 "It's Complicated"[8] October 21, 2014 (2014-10-21)


No. Title Air date Rating/share
DVR Viewers
Total viewers
1 "Pilot" September 30, 2014 (2014-09-30) 1.5/5[5] 4.70[5] N/A N/A N/A N/A
2 "In the Mix, On the Books, and In the Freezer" October 7, 2014 (2014-10-07) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
3 "Gay or British?" October 14, 2014 (2014-10-14) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
4 "It's Complicated" October 21, 2014 (2014-10-21) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A


  1. ^ "ABC Unveils 2014-15 Primetime Schedule". The Futon Critic. May 13, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ Lavin, Gary (May 13, 2014). "ABC courts women with fall schedule". USA Today. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Manhattan Love Story: Season 1 (2014)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Manhattan Love Story: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c Bibel, Sara (October 1, 2014). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'Selfie', 'Manhattan Love Story', 'The Voice', 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.', 'New Girl' & 'Forever' Adjusted Up; 'Chicago Fire' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 1, 2014. 
  6. ^ "(#102) "In the Mix, On the Books, and In the Freezer"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  7. ^ "(#103) "Gay or British?"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Shows A-Z - manhattan love story on abc". The Futon Critic. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 

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