Wedding Band

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Wedding Band
Wedding Band TBS.jpg
Genre Comedy drama
Created by Darin Moiselle
Josh Lobis
Starring Brian Austin Green
Peter Cambor
Jenny Wade
Derek Miller
Kathryn Fiore
Harold Perrineau
Melora Hardin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Production
Executive producer(s) Mike Tollin
Camera setup Single camera
Running time 44 minutes
Production company(s) Tollin Productions
FremantleMedia North America
Distributor FremantleMedia Enterprises
Broadcast
Original channel TBS
Original run November 10, 2012 (2012-11-10) – January 19, 2013 (2013-01-19)
External links
Website

Wedding Band is an American comedy drama series starring Brian Austin Green, Harold Perrineau, Peter Cambor and Derek Miller. The series ran on TBS from November 10, 2012 to January 19, 2013 at 10 pm EST.[1] It was created by Darin Moiselle and Josh Lobis. On January 22, 2013, TBS officially cancelled the series after one season due to low ratings.[2]

Synopsis[edit]

The series follows four friends who, despite their ups and downs, spend their spare time performing in a wedding band.

Cast[edit]

Development and production[edit]

The project first appeared on the development slate at TBS in May 2010.[3] On October 20, 2010, TBS placed a pilot order on The Wedding Band, written by Darin Moiselle and Josh Lobis, who also serve as executive producers alongside Mike Tollin.[4]

Casting announcements began in December 2010, with Brian Austin Green, Peter Cambor, Derek Miller and Harold Perrineau first cast; Green playing the role of Tommy; Cambor playing the role of Eddie; Miller playing Barry; and Perrineau in the role of Stevie.[5] Kathryn Fiore and Jenny Wade were then cast, with Fiore playing Ingrid and Wade playing Rachel.[6] Melora Hardin was the last actor cast in the series, she plays the role of Roxie Rutherford.[7]

On May 11, 2011, TBS ordered The Wedding Band to series with a 10-episode order.[8] Guest stars set to appear in season one include: Megan Fox, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kurtwood Smith, Donald Faison, Ashley Williams and Molly Sims.[9]

On January 22, 2013, Wedding Band was canceled by TBS, citing poor ratings.[10]

Critical reception[edit]

Wedding Band received mixed reviews on Metacritic with a score of 61 out of 100 based on 12 critics' reviews.[11] Robert Lloyd of the Los Angeles Times said: "'Wedding Band' plays too long but has a good beat".[12] In the Daily News, David Hinckley Smith stated the "jokes flow nicely, the music is fun, and the pop culture references will make almost everyone smile."[13] David Wiegand of the San Francisco Chronicle described the show as "[not] funny, but worse, it's not interesting. The characters are dull, the performances off the mark at virtually every level, and the writing is flatter than a deflated implant".[14]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Timeslot Originally aired DVD release date
Season premiere Series finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 10 Saturday 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 pm
November 10, 2012 (2012-11-10) January 19, 2013 (2013-01-19)[15] June 11, 2013[16] TBA February 6, 2013

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
1 "Pilot" Bryan Gordon Josh Lobis & Darin Moiselle November 10, 2012 (2012-11-10) 1.84[17]
2 "I Love College" Michael Patrick Jann James Eagan November 17, 2012 (2012-11-17) 1.24[18]
3 "Don't Forget About Me" Jennifer Getzinger Elizabeth Tippet November 24, 2012 (2012-11-24) 1.12[19]
4 "Time of My Life" Adam Davidson Matt Pyken December 1, 2012 (2012-12-01) 1.41[20]
5 "Get Down on It" Kevin Dowling Bridget Bedard December 8, 2012 (2012-12-08) 1.06[21]
6 "We Are Family" Paul Holahan Alan R. Cohen & Alan Freedland December 15, 2012 (2012-12-15) 1.03[22]
7 "I Don't Wanna Grow Up" Phil Traill Alan R. Cohen & Alan Freedland December 22, 2012 (2012-12-22) 1.29[23]
8 "99 Problems" Andrew Fleming Josh Lobis & Darin Moiselle January 5, 2013 (2013-01-05)[15] 0.94[24]
9 "Personal Universe" Peter Lauer Harley Peyton January 12, 2013 (2013-01-12)[15] 1.02[24]
10 "End of the World As We Know It" Timothy Busfield Josh Lobis & Darin Moiselle January 19, 2013 (2013-01-19)[15] 1.12[24]

International broadcasts[edit]

Country Network(s) Series premiere Timeslot
 Australia Network Ten December 5, 2012 Wednesday - 7:30pm
 United Kingdom 5*[25] 22 March 2013 Friday 22.00
 Canada MuchMore November 10, 2012 Saturday - 10pm EST
 Ireland TV3 January 4 2013 Fridays - 11:10pm
 Portugal TVSéries December 18, 2012 Tuesdays - 9:15pm
 Turkey CNBC-e 2013
 Slovenia Planet TV February 9, 2013 Saturdays - 8:50pm CET
 India Comedy Central India February 24, 2013 Sunday - 10:00pm IST
 Lithuania TV3 July 1, 2013 Monday - 10:00pm IST
 Israel Hot (Israel) 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TBS Announces Premiere Date for New Original Comedy Series 'Wedding Band' - Saturday, Nov. 10, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)". The Futon Critic. August 27, 2012. Retrieved October 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ "'The Wedding Band' Canceled by TBS". TV By the Number. Retrieved January 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Breaking News - Top Talent Chooses TNT and Tbs". TheFutonCritic.com. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "TBS Picks Up Two More Hourlong Pilots". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  5. ^ "Breaking News - Brian Austin Green and Harold Perrineau To Star in TBS Pilot of 'The Wedding Band'". TheFutonCritic.com. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "CASTING ROUNDUP: Two Board 2 HBO Series As Recurring, Two Join TBS Pilot". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  7. ^ "Breaking News - Development Update: January 17-18". TheFutonCritic.com. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "TBS To Order Pilot 'Wedding Band' To Series, Pass On 'Brain Trust' & 'Hound Dogs'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  9. ^ Barrett, Annie (2011-11-11). "TBS comedy The Wedding Band announces guest stars | Inside TV | EW.com". Insidetv.ew.com. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  10. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (January 22, 2013). "TBS Cancels 'Wedding Band' After One Season (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 22, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Wedding Band: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  12. ^ Lloyd, R (2012-11-10). "Review: 'Wedding Band' plays too long but has a good beat". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  13. ^ Smith, DH (2012-11-09). "TV review: ‘Wedding Band’". Daily News. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  14. ^ Weigand, D (2012-11-09). "'Wedding Band' review: Comedy falls flat". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  15. ^ a b c d "Wedding Band - Listings". Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  16. ^ "Wedding Band DVD news: Announcement for Wedding Band - The Complete Series". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  17. ^ Saturday's Cable Ratings: ESPN Tops Charts with College Football Doubleheader
  18. ^ Saturday's Cable Ratings: College Football, "Matchmaker Santa" Top Charts
  19. ^ "Ratings - Saturday's Cable Ratings: Nickelodeon's "Victorious" Leads Pack in Total Viewers". TheFutonCritic.com. 2012-11-24. Retrieved 2013-01-23. 
  20. ^ "Ratings - Saturday's Cable Ratings: College Football, "Wedding Band" Top Demos". TheFutonCritic.com. 2012-12-01. Retrieved 2013-01-23. 
  21. ^ "Ratings - Saturday's Cable Ratings: ESPN Tops Charts with Heisman Trophy Presentation". TheFutonCritic.com. 2012-12-08. Retrieved 2013-01-23. 
  22. ^ "thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2012/12/18/saturdays-cable-ratings-victorious-babys-first-christmas-top-viewers-849314/cable_20121215/". Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  23. ^ "Ratings - Saturday's Cable Ratings: Special "Monday Night Football" Finale Tops Charts". TheFutonCritic.com. 2012-12-22. Retrieved 2013-01-23. 
  24. ^ a b c "Wedding Band on TBS ratings | canceled + renewed TV shows". TV Series Finale. Retrieved 2013-01-23. 
  25. ^ Munn, Patrick (September 28, 2012). "5* Acquires UK Rights To TBS’s Dramedy Series ‘Wedding Band’". TVWise. Retrieved September 28, 2012. 

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