Brian Austin Green|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Mike Tollin|
|Camera setup||Single camera|
|Running time||44 minutes|
FremantleMedia North America
|Original release||November 10, 2012– January 19, 2013|
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. It was created by Darin Moiselle and Josh Lobis. Despite positive reviews, TBS officially cancelled the series on January 22, 2013, after a single season, due to low ratings.
The series follows four friends who, despite their ups and downs, spend their spare time performing in a wedding band.
- Brian Austin Green as Tommy
- Harold Perrineau as Stevie
- Derek Miller as Barry Wilson
- Peter Cambor as Eddie Wilson
- Jenny Wade as Rachel
- Kathryn Fiore as Det. Ingrid Wilson
- Melora Hardin as Roxie Rutherford
- Skyler Day as Catherine
The project first appeared on the development slate at TBS in May 2010. 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.
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. Kathryn Fiore and Jenny Wade were then cast, with Fiore playing Ingrid and Wade playing Rachel. Melora Hardin was the last actor cast in the series, she plays the role of Roxie Rutherford.
On May 11, 2011, TBS ordered The Wedding Band to series with a 10-episode order. Guest stars set to appear in season one include: Megan Fox, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kurtwood Smith, Donald Faison, Ashley Williams and Molly Sims.
On January 22, 2013, Wedding Band was canceled by TBS, citing poor ratings.
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|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|1||"Pilot"||Bryan Gordon||Josh Lobis & Darin Moiselle||November 10, 2012||1.84|
|2||"I Love College"||Michael Patrick Jann||James Eagan||November 17, 2012||1.24|
|3||"Don't Forget About Me"||Jennifer Getzinger||Elizabeth Tippet||November 24, 2012||1.12|
|4||"Time of My Life"||Adam Davidson||Matt Pyken||December 1, 2012||1.41|
|5||"Get Down on It"||Kevin Dowling||Bridget Bedard||December 8, 2012||1.06|
|6||"We Are Family"||Paul Holahan||Alan R. Cohen & Alan Freedland||December 15, 2012||1.03|
|7||"I Don't Wanna Grow Up"||Phil Traill||Alan R. Cohen & Alan Freedland||December 22, 2012||1.29|
|8||"99 Problems"||Andrew Fleming||Josh Lobis & Darin Moiselle||January 5, 2013||0.94|
|9||"Personal Universe"||Peter Lauer||Harley Peyton||January 12, 2013||1.02|
|10||"End of the World As We Know It"||Timothy Busfield||Josh Lobis & Darin Moiselle||January 19, 2013||1.12|
Wedding Band received mixed reviews on Metacritic with a score of 61 out of 100 based on 12 critics' reviews. Robert Lloyd of the Los Angeles Times said: "'Wedding Band' plays too long but has a good beat". 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." In The New York Times, Neil Genzlinger stated that "Here are two things you don’t see very often: an hourlong television comedy and a scripted sitcom on Saturday night that is worth watching!"
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|Australia||Network Ten||December 5, 2012||Wednesday - 7:30pm|
|United Kingdom||5*||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|
|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|
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