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NBC Orders Casey Wilson-Ken Marino Comedy 'Marry Me' to Series

NBC has picked up its first new comedy from this year's batch of pilots. According to THR, the network has picked up Happy Endings creator David Caspe's pilot Marry Me starring Casey Wilson and Ken Marino as a couple "who get engaged but realize getting married is harder than it looks." Tim Meadows, Sarah Wright, John Gemberling, and Tymberlee Hill are also set to star in the series, with Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal) also set in a guest role. Marry Me joins Mr. Robinson, Tooken, and Working the Engels as NBC's newly added comedy pilots; for more on this year's crop of potential new shows, check out our [...]

Ken Marino Joins Casey Wilson in David Caspe's NBC Pilot 'Marry Me'

Casey Wilson has found her onscreen fiancé. TV Line reports that Ken Marino has signed on to star opposite Wilson in Marry Me, creator David Caspe's (Happy Endings creator and Wilson's real-life fiancé) upcoming pilot for NBC that follows a newly engaged couple. Marino appeared in a handful of shows last year including Burning Love, Children's Hospital, Drunk History, and Eastbound & Down. Marry Me will make Marino's first starring role on a major network comedy since he was a regular on the short-lived NBC series Leap of Faith back in 2002.

Fred Savage to Direct His First Movie, Written by the Creator of 'Happy Endings'

Wonder Years star-turned-sitcom director Fred Savage is making the jump to directing movies. THR reports that he's in talks to direct a "Bridesmaids-esque comedy" called Ladies Night, starring Charlize Theron and written by Happy Endings creator David Caspe. The movie follows a woman who, frustrated with her boyfriend's unwillingness to commit, sets out to have one last night out with her friends before moving to New York. This is one of two comedies Charlize Theron is currently working on, along with Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West. Fred Savage has developed into a very talented and sought-after sitcom director over the past [...]

Tonight's Happy Endings Season Finale Isn't Really the Season Finale

Here's an odd bit of info from this lengthy and well-worth-reading interview with Happy Endings creator David Caspe over at Vulture: tonight's season finale is not actually the last new episode of the season. There's one more that's still to air "sometime in the next month or so." It's "sort of a stand-alone episode" and will have "no effect on any serialized type of storytelling." That's weird, but I'll take it.

'Happy Endings' Alums Land Comedy Central Pilot Order

According to THR, David Caspe has landed yet another pilot order, this time on Comedy Central. Caspe has reunited with Happy Endings alums Matthew and Daniel Libman for a single-cam pilot called Duty starring Gil Ozeri, who most recently appeared on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. According to the report, Duty follows "Kyle, a former football star who loses everything and is forced to start anew by moving back to his hometown and taking a job on the local police force opposite his childhood best friend, Lonnie (Ozeri)." Mike O'Gorman (The Awesomes, Ugly Americans) will play Kyle while newcomer Laura Steinel will play Kyle's former flame Jamie. The Libman brothers — [...]

Casey Wilson to Star in NBC Pilot Written by 'Happy Endings' Creator David Caspe

Casey Wilson has been cast in a new NBC pilot that will see her collaborating with Happy Endings creator David Caspe once again. THR reports that Wilson has been cast as one of the leads in Caspe's comedy pilot, Marry Me, which will be in contention for the 2014-15 TV season. Marry Me follows a couple, Annie and Jake, who get engaged but realized getting married is harder than it looks. Wilson will playing Annie, described as "pretty and emotional." The role of Jake, described as "cute and logical" has yet to be cast. Seth Gordon (Identity Thief, Horribles Bosses) is signed on to direct the pilot.

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Things Might Happen Next Season on 'Happy Endings'

Happy Endings is a wildly funny show but for better or worse, things don't really happen. Namely, romantic relationships aren't really sustained, other than, of course, the one between Brad and his shirt-dress. In a recent interview, showrunners David Caspe and Jonathan Groff alluded to the fact that this might change. Caspe: "We're going to have Penny to actually try and have a relationship." And apparently Max won't be super excited about this. Caspe explained: "We're breaking a story right now where Max is not all that comfortable with Penny's new boyfriend." Boyfriend! That implies multiple episodes. Year of Penny!  The other focus will be on the whole Alex [...]

'Happy Endings' Creator David Caspe Sells a Comedy to CBS

David Caspe, creator of ABC's critically-acclaimed but canceled comedy Happy Endings, has a pilot for a multi-camera comedy to CBS, THR reports. Called Cuz-Bros, the pilot was co-created by Caspe and Community writer Erik Sommers, and it follows a cool ladies' man who runs into trouble when his gross cousin needs to stay with him. Cuz-Bros is the second comedy pilot David Caspe has sold this season after Marry Me, which he co-created with Happy Endings star and his fiancé Casey Wilson for NBC. Wilson is starring in Marry Me alongside Ken Marino.

NBC Orders a Comedy Pilot from 'Happy Endings' Creator David Caspe

Cult hit ABC sitcom Happy Endings may be off the air, but the show's creator/showrunner, David Caspe, is developing a new show. NBC has given a pilot order to Marry Me, a new comedy created by Caspe, Deadline reports. Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, Identity Thief) is set to direct the half-hour single-camera comedy that is said to be in the vein of Mad About You. Marry Me follows a young couple who get engaged but find preparing to get married to be harder than they had thought. This is the second comedy pilot NBC has ordered for the 2014-15 season following the Will Ferrell-produced Kate Walsh vehicle [...]

David Caspe on Happy Endings' Love Triangle

"You know I think we would do it for the sake of comedy, as long as it gets us the comedy that we like. I personally don’t want the show to turn into something too soapy. I think that sometimes these things end up where it all becomes about relationships and people arguing about who is getting together and stuff like that. It loses a bit of the funny and sort of melodramatic in certain spots. I just don’t know if that’s what’s most fun about our show. There’s inherent comedy in all of those sort of fucked up love triangles. I would do it for the sake of that [...]