Mixed Signals Preview: New Fox Relationship Comedy Coming Spring 2011

Set to premiere sometime next spring (2011) is Fox’s new comedy series Mixed Signals. The show centers on a group of friends struggling with having grown-up relationships and maintaining their friendships.

I’ll be honest. Upon reading for the description of the series (below), I was a bit “meh” on the premise. Then I watched the clips (further down). Both were funny but the second one actually made me laugh out loud.

Among the cast of Mixed Signals is David Denman, whom Office fans will remember from his role as Pam’s once-fiancé Roy. Also starring in this series is a girl who’s no stranger to Fox. Liza Lapira played Ivy (Topher’s brainy and often underappreciated assistant) in Dollhouse.

MIXED SIGNALS is a new comedy series about three longtime friends and their attempts to reconcile the irreconcilable: to balance their relationships with their need for freedom. The series reveals how friendships and romances enhance – and further complicate – the lives of men and the women who love them.ETHAN (Kris Marshall, HUMAN TARGET, My Family) is the perpetual bachelor. He loves women, and when he’s in, he’s all in – at least for three weeks. Charming, genuine and hopelessly independent, Ethan is finding out that as he gets older, the pool of women who are willing to take things day by day is rapidly evaporating. ADAM (Nelson Franklin, The Office, I Love You Man) recently moved in with his girlfriend, CALLIE (Alexandra Breckenridge, FAMILY GUY), and is learning how vastly different “she comes over a lot” and “she lives with me” really are. Adam is discovering there isn’t much “me” time any more, there’s only “us” time. MIKE (David Denman, The Office) is a married lawyer still trying to figure out the male-female dynamic. He wants nothing more than to be a good family man to his wife, LISA (Liza Lapira, Dexter, Dollhouse), and his infant son, but he’s also trying to carve out a little space for himself. Currently that space is in his car, where he watches action movies in 15-minute chunks while telling his wife he’s stuck in traffic.

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