For reasons unexplained, (almost) every network tried to push a cutsie, rom-com series on us this Fall. We now have a bloodbath of will-they/won’t-they cancelled series (spoiler alert: they never will). There’s just one standout that hasn’t been axed and with good reason, Marry Me on NBC.
The show is legitimately funny, part of the reason why it may be working. The shows that have already been cancelled seemed to have been trying to shove these unlikely cute couples down our throats with little-to-no thought going into making us laugh (too much “rom” not enough “com”). David Caspe, behind Marry Me, has been down the comedy road before with Happy Endings, a cult series that had undertones of romantics but heavily leaning comedy.
David’s wife may be familiar — it’s Casey Wilson who plays Annie. As the story goes, the show is loosely based on their own lives. Oh, and Ken Marino!
She show has been picked up for five additional episodes, bringing us 18 in total (hey, like a real series!) that we’ll welcome with open arms.
Seriously, if you aren’t watching this show yet, catch up now.