Coming to NBC this fall is Whitney Cummings new comedy series Whitney, which will fill the gap left by the recently cancelled Outsourced. From the preview video we have to share with you, the series looks funny but how will this multi-camera comedy do alongside NBC Thursday night veteran series Community, Parks & Recreation, and The Office?
I’m not against shows filmed before a live audience, however there does seem to be a sharper contrast between multi-camera comedies and single camera comedies when they air next to one another. For example, I thought ABC’s Better With You was an awkward fit between The Middle and Modern Family for that reason. So, while I happen to think Whitney Cummings is one of the funnier female comedians out there right now and I'm eager to see how she does with her own show, watching the video clip (below) has me wondering if Thursday night is the right place for this new series.
Below is NBC’s synopsis for the series and further down is a clip from the show.
A hilarious look at modern love, Whitney is a new multi-camera comedy series about Whitney (Whitney Cummings, Chelsea Lately) and Alex (Chris D’Elia, Glory Daze), a happily unmarried couple. Together for five years, the duo is in no rush to get hitched. However, after attending yet another one of their friends’ weddings, Whitney realizes that she and Alex are dangerously close to relationship boredom. Determined not to let that happen, Whitney consults her close circle of opinionated girlfriends -- including Lily (Zoe Lister-Jones, The Other Guys) and Roxanne (Rhea Seehorn, The Starter Wife) -- and then snaps into action. A few awkward sexy costumes and one botched seductive evening later, the couple ends up in the emergency room. Even so, Whitney and Alex realize that while their relationship might not be perfect on paper, they really do love each other -- and that works for them.
Whitney will begin airing Thursdays at 9:30/8:30c on NBC this Fall 2011.
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