NBC’s comedy Undatable steps into hilarious waters previously occupied by 30 Rock, Will & Grace, ER and even Gimme A Break! as they perform tonight’s special 60-minute episode live! The comedic thespians will perform tonight’s scrips twice, once at 9pm ET and then again at 9pm PT, so fans on each coast may see some different moments.
And the producers of the show are really packing in the famous faces into tonight’s episode; music superstar Ed Sheeran has just been announced as a guest-star, after prior press releases teased a “a super popular Grammy Award-nominated musician” joining the fun. Sheeran joins previously announced guest stars including: Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn, Christa Miller, Kate Walsh, Minnie Driver, Victoria Justice and Dr. Drew.
Fans of the show are encouraged to to be social and the #UndateableLive hashtag.
In case you weren’t one of the 4.5 million people who watched the show last week and are wondering, “What is Undatable?” It’s a comedy from Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Spin City, Cougar Town, Clone High) and Adam Sztykiel (Due Date, Made of Honor), about a group of close-knit friends living in Detroit, helping each other figure out their lives. Now it’s all making sense why the list of the guest stars is like a Scrubs reunion … everyone is thanking Bill Lawrence for their fat residuals!
The show centers around mismatched roommates Danny Burton (Chris D’Elia, Whitney) and Justin Kearney (Brent Morin), and their group of oddball friends including Danny’s sister, Leslie (Rules of Engagement‘s Bianca Kajlich), Shelly (Ron Funches), Burski (Rick Glassman), Brett (David Fynn, from Game of Thrones) and new waitress Candace (played by Good Luck Charlie‘s Bridgit Mendler), who quickly becomes like a little sister to the gang. They all spend most of their time at Justin’s bar, solving each other’s problems over beers. Basically they sound like losers and there’s a funny silver lining for people without drive or motivation, it’s alcoholism. Cheers!
What do you think of Undatable Live? Do you hope the actors do well, or screw up royally? And, if they do f@#$ up, do you hope they do it in your time zone?