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New comedies for your viewing pleasure (hopefully)...

There are a few new sitcoms coming out starring some well-known actors, or at least actors you’ll know by face if not by name.

Not out on New Zealand screens yet, you’ll have to go online to check them out.

Us & Them

Based on an award-winning BBC series and starring Emmy Award nominee Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel, US & THEM is a new single-camera ensemble comedy about a young couple, whose path to happily-ever-after is complicated by the screwed-up circus of people closest to them.

People want this show to be good because people (including this person) like Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel. In fact I love them quite a lot, but I don’t see this show going too far.

Friends with Better Lives

It’s got E from Entourage and that chick from that Roswell show, and James van Der Beek aka Dawson’s Creek. It has some good moments and I have chuckled out loud a couple times, so I’m excited to see where it goes.

But with a show set up with a married couple, and engaged couple and two singles, I don’t see much development with the plot.


Another new comedy with well known actors people like who should be more famous. Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi star as two childhood friends whose annoying dads  (Martin Mull and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Peter Riegert) move in with them.