Undateable

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Undateable
Genre Comedy
Created by Adam Sztykiel
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setup Multi-camera
Production company(s)
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original airing May 29, 2014 (2014-05-29)
External links
Official website

Undateable is an upcoming American comedy television series. It is expected to air midseason on NBC as part of the 2013–14 American television season and is slated to premiere on May 29, 2014.[1][2] The multi-camera comedy was created by Adam Sztykiel and is based on the book Undateable: 311 Things Guys Do That Guarantee They Won't Be Dating Or Having Sex by Ellen Rakieten and Anne Coyle.[3][4][5]

Premise[edit]

When Danny agrees to let Justin move in with him, he doesn't realize that he will inherit Justin's friends in the deal. Danny nicknames the romantically challenged group "The Undateables" and, believing he is the ultimate player, sets out to teach them all he knows about "the game of love".

Cast[edit]

Development and production[edit]

NBC purchased the script from Bill Lawrence in October 2012.[6][5] Casting for the pilot began in early 2013, with Brent Morin and Rick Glassman being cast in February and Biana Kailich and Chris D'Ella being cast in March.[7][8][9][10] Matthew Kilkas has also cast in March as Brett, Justin's gay friend.[11] Aly Michalka was originally cast as Maddie, a waitress in Justin's bar and Justin's love interest, but she left the show in April 2013 and was replaced with Briga Heelan in a guest star role as the similar character Nicki.[12][13]

In May 2013, NBC placed a series order for Undateable.[14] After the series was ordered, Matthew Wilkas left and was replaced with David Fynn in the role of Brett.[15] When both Undatable and Ground Floor, which stars Heelan, were picked up as series, Megan Park was cast to replace Heelan in the Nicki role.[16] However, by September of that year, the producers were able to arrange the schedules of the two shows so that Heelan could appear on Undateable as Nicki on a recurring basis, and she replaced Park.[17]

In March 2014, Lawrence, Morin, Glassman, Funches, and D’Elia launched an 8-city comedy tour to promote the show.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NBC Reveals Its 2013-14 Primetime Schedule". The Futon Critic. May 12, 2013. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (March 25, 2014). "NBC Announces Summer Premiere Dates for 'Crossbones', 'Undateable', 'The Night Shift', 'Taxi Brooklyn' & More". Zap2it. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ Goldberg, Lesley; Rose, Lacey (May 10, 2013). "NBC Series Orders: 'Chicago Fire' Spinoff, 'Ironside' Remake, 'Undateable'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (May 10, 2013). "NBC Orders 'Undateable,' 'Ironside,' 'Chicago PD'; Cancels 'Go On'". Variety. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (October 12, 2012). "'Undateable' Comedy From Adam Sztykiel & Bill Lawrence Lands At NBC With Penalty". Deadline.com. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ Rose, Lacey. "'Cougar Town's' Bill Lawrence Sells 'Undateable' Comedy to NBC". The Live Feed. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (20 February 2013). "NBC's Bill Lawrence Comedy 'Undateable' Casts Lead". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (20 February 2013). "att Craven Joins ABC Pilot ‘The Returned’, Duo Cast In NBC Pilot ‘Undateable’". Deadline.com. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Bianca Kajlich & Aly Michalka To Co-Star In NBC Comedy Pilot ‘Undateable’". Deadline.com. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  10. ^ Kasperowicz, Leslie (3 March 2013). "Whitney's Chris D'Elia Joins NBC's Undateable Pilot". Cinemablend. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (21 March 2013). "NBC Pilot ‘Undateable’ Adds Actor". Deadline.com. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  12. ^ Ausiello, Michael (9 April 2013). "Pilot Scoop: Hellcats' Aly Michalka Out, Cougar Town's Briga Heelan In on NBC's Undateable". TV LINE. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  13. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (9 April 2013). "Aly Michalka Exits NBC Pilot ‘Undateable’, Briga Heelan Expected To Replace Her". Deadline.com. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  14. ^ Rice, Lynette (10 May 2013). "NBC orders new comedy from 'Cougar Town' creator Bill Lawrence". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  15. ^ "David Fynn Joins NBC’s ‘Undateable’; Valarie Pettiford To Recur On ‘True Blood’". Deadline.com. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  16. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (16 August 2013). "Megan Park Lands Vacant Regular Role On NBC Comedy Series ‘Undateable’". Deadline.com. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  17. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (5 September 2013). "Briga Heelan Back On NBC Comedy ‘Undateable’ As Recurring". Deadline.com. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  18. ^ Juul, Matthew (21 February 2014). "Cast of NBC's 'Undateable' coming to Boston on March 3". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 

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