So, do you like want to hear some ah-mazing news? Yes? Great, because I have some! Casey Wilson and Ken Marino are teaming up for a new fall show on NBC called Marry Me. As someone who peed her pants laughing during both Happy Endings and Burning Love, this is the best news ever. EVER! Especially in light of the fact that Trophy Wife got canceled last week and I’ve spent the past few days mourning the state of television.
You want to know what doesn’t go over well when you’re out at night? Ordering a drink and then turning to the stranger next to you and saying, “Ugh, the state of television right now, am I right or am I right or am I trapped inside the pilot episode of Sean Saves the World? Blech!” You want to know what doesn’t go over well when you’re home alone with your DVR? Challenging your DVR to record new episodes of Happy Endings that don’t exist. “Just make it happen,” I yell at the machine, “and while you’re at it, learn how to DVR more than two things at once.”
While we don’t know much about Marry Me at the moment, we do know that it’s about Casey Wilson and Ken Marino’s relationship as a couple. They’re in love, but they’re also totally in dysfunction. And there’s nothing more hilarious than a dysfunctional relationship. (If and only if the show is thirty minutes long. If the show is an hour long, there’s nothing more depressing than a dysfunctional relationship.)
Even though I normally get annoyed when actors play the same character in different shows, I would be lying if I didn’t say that I’m real excited to see that Casey’s Marry Me character has Penny’s essence. I would also be lying if I didn’t say that I hope that Ken Marino’s a fireman in the show. It would just be a fun inside joke for those of us who did free PR for Burning Love for the past year or two.
Not sold yet on this show? Well, watch the trailer. And if you’re still not sold after that, then you’re probably the kind of person who thinks Katherine Heigl’s new show looks good — and not like a rip-off of Scandal. And yeah, that’s an insult. The worst one in the world.