If you love US comedy then you’ll be happy with the news that NBC have announced the premiere of three new shows as well as the return of an old favourite.
Bent (March 21) and Best Friends Forever (April 4), alongside comedic hidden-camera series Betty White’s Off Their Rockers (April 4), will commence a new spring lineup, while Community, starring Chevy Chase, will return to the Thursday schedule starting March 15, after a successful first season.
Bent is a romantic comedy about a womanizing, surfer dude contractor and his beautiful, no-nonsense, type-A client, who work together to remodel each other’s lives as they renovate her Venice, California home. The recently divorced Alex (Amanda Peet, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip) is a high-strung lawyer who is raising her young daughter, Charlie (Joey King, “Ramona and Beezus”) as a single mom. She downsizes into a smaller house and hires charismatic Pete (David Walton, Perfect Couples), a free-spirited ladies’ man and recovering gambling addict who desperately needs this gig with Alex to jumpstart his life – and prove that he is no longer a screw-up.
Best Friends Forever is a new comedy about old friends, new beginnings and awkward situations. Jessica St. Clair (Bridesmaids) and Lennon Parham (Accidentally on Purpose) star as Jessica and Lennon, best friends who live on opposite sides of the country with the men in their lives. When Jessica is served divorce papers, Lennon convinces her to return home to Brooklyn and back into the apartment they used to share. Soon, the girls fall into old habits: movie marathons and late-night, girl-talk sessions – none of which is good news for Lennon’s live-in boyfriend, Joe (Luka Jones, Upright Citizens Brigade).
After a strong sneak-peek debut in January, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers takes senior stereotypes and blows them out of the water with a cast of sassy septuagenarians who are hip, sexy and ready to party. America’s favorite comedy sweetheart (Betty White) sends a fearless band of senior citizens to the streets to pull shockingly hilarious pranks on the younger generation in this outrageously funny “hidden camera” show.