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Ron Funches on Fighting His "Adorable" Image

Sure, Ron Funches is an undeniably likable comedy teddy bear. But don’t get it twisted. “Oh, I’m sweet and nice. But don’t fuck with me.” Funches is having a great summer as his name is taking small strides toward household status, with his role on NBC’s new sitcom Undateable, the premiere of his Comedy Central Half Hour special, and being booked alongside a bunch of big names on Funny Or Die's upcoming Oddball Fest tour. I talked with Funches about TV, balancing standup with acting, and how fatherhood fosters toughness.

Bill Lawrence Sells a Show to NBC and a Show to TBS

Scrubs and Cougar Town creator Bill Lawrence sold two shows to different networks today. The first is Ground Floor, a workplace rom-com for TBS that he co-created with Greg Malins (How I Met Your Mother). The show stars Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect), Briga Heelan (Cougar Town), John C. McGinley (Scrubs), James Earl, Rene Gube (writer for Up All Night), and stand-up Rory Scovel (Zach Stone). Deadline reports that the cable network has picked up the show for a 10-episode first season, set to debut in 2014.

Lawrence's second sitcom sale of the day is Undateable to NBC. Lawrence is only serving as executive producer on Undateable; the show [...]

NBC Announces Summer Premieres for New Sitcoms 'Welcome to Sweden', 'Working the Engels', and 'Undateable'

Summer is traditionally not the best time of year for broadcast networks to launch new scripted shows, but NBC is doing so anyway. The Peacock Network announced today that three of its new sitcoms will be debuting this summer. Here are their premiere dates:

  • Thurs., May 29th at 9pm: Undateable, a comedy about a guy trying to turn a group of losers nicknamed "The Undateables" into romantically successful people. Created by Adam Sztykiel (Due Date), produced by Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Cougar Town), and starring Chris D'Elia (Whitney) and standups Ron Funches and Brent Morin.
  • Thurs., July 10th at 9pm: Welcome to Sweden, an English-language Swedish comedy [...]

Chris D’Elia, Ron Funches, and More Are Promoting NBC's 'Undateable' on the Road

Comedy Central's Broad City isn't the only show implementing a live tour into its promotional plans. According to Deadline, the midseason NBC series Undateable — created by Adam Sztykiel and executive produced by Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence — is also taking to the road next month on a multi-city tour. Lawrence will serve as the live show's host while cast members Chris D'Elia, Brent Morin, Ron Funches, and Rick Glassman each perform standup sets. They'll also incorporate humor from the TV show, which follows a cool guy who tries to teach a group of "undateable" guys how to turn their love lives around.

"Since it’s so [...]