Congratulations to Casey Wilson and Ken Marino, stars of the new NBC sitcom, Marry Me, which just got ordered from pilot to series overnight, in advance of next week’s network Upfronts presentation to advertisers.
The sitcom is a semi-autobiographical take from David Caspe, engaged to Wilson in real life. Stars Wilson and Marino play Annie and Jake, who met six years previously and despite being in love, have decided to put off an engagement until they can pull off the wedding proposal just right. Hijinx ensue? Also in the cast of Marry Me: Sarah Wright, John Gemberling, Tymberlee Hill and Tim Meadows.
Writer David Caspe (“Happy Endings”) and director Seth Gordon (“The Goldbergs”) serve as executive producer with Jamie Tarses (“Men at Work”). Marry Me is a production of Sony Pictures Television and FanFare Productions.
Expect more series pickups and/or cancellation notices coming out of NBC HQ today.
Already picked up to series by NBC as sitcoms for fall/midseason 2014-2015:
UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT: 13 episodes (previously titled Tooken), starring Ellie Kemper, about a woman who escapes a cult and starts over in NYC. Singlecam from writers/executive producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, produced by Universal Television and Little Stranger, Inc. Also EP: David Miner.
MR ROBINSON: 6 episodes, starring Craig Robinson, about a new music teacher in a middle school in the city. Singlecam from 3 Arts Entertainment, Deedle-Dee Productions and Universal Television. Also in the cast: Amanda Lund, Amandla Stenberg, Ben Koldyke, Jean Smart and Larenz Tate. Created/EP credit for Owen Ellickson. Also EPs: Mark Cullen, Howard Klein, Mark Schulman, Rob Cullen.
The series also represents continued happy endings for each of the comedians and comedic actors from ABC’s aborted sitcom, Happy Endings.
Damon Wayans Jr. found out Tuesday he’d been upped from recurring to regular character on the upcoming fourth season of FOX’s New Girl. Adam Pally became a fixture this past season on FOX’s The Mindy Project. And Eliza Coupe has a new series of her own coming up on USA called Benched.