NBC announced their new fall shows over the weekend and fortunate reporters got to screen clips and some shows in full during the network's Upfronts ceremonies held in New York City. Though I have not returned to the wormy, mealy Big Apple to attend such an event, I was still granted the opportunity to take a look at what's to come in order to offer you my five cents. But if you don't want to just take my word for it, take a look at the clips below and judge for yourselves.
Perfect Couples depicts the mid-season misadventures of three engaging couples as they struggle to find out what makes the ideal relationship...and how to maintain it through humorous trial-and-error. The series explores young couples that are comprised of Kyle Howard and Christine Woods, David Walton and improv genius Mary Elizabeth Ellis, and Hayes MacArthur and Olivia Munn as they subtly compete for the "perfect" relationship without destroying each other, and their friendship, in the process. Execs from Friends and 30 Rock helm this show, with direction from The New Adventures of Old Christine's Andy Ackerman. Thankfully this smart comedy is being held until the mid-season, when it has a real shot at finding an audience and a marketing campaign instead of getting lost in the rifraff craziness of the full push.
Thankfully for NBC, it's returning Thursday night comedies are still as strong as ever, so the network has something on which to fall back! Disagree with any of my assessments? Leave your thoughts in the comments!