The New Comedies You’re Going to Be Watching (or Angrily Turning Off) on NBC This Fall

The NBC fall comedy lineup is out, and the only thing that’s going to make you truly wig out 30 Rock’s midseason start. However, considering that Tina Fey probably doesn’t want to bring a 2-week-old infant to work, Whitney Cumming’s Whitney will be rounding out the Thursday lineup until the Girlie Show gang returns. Check out all of the new comedies after the jump, and start scheduling your spare time accordingly.

Whitney, Thursdays at 9:30pm

Whitney Cummings stars as, well, Whitney Cummings, one half of a couple with Glory Daze’s Chris D’Elia, who together stare down the barrel of nuptial bliss as all of their friends get married. Rounding out the cast is The Other Guys’ Zoe Lister-Jones and The Starter Wife’s Rhea Seehorn as Whitney’s crew of sardonic friends. Andy Ackerman of Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine and most recently Perfect Couples, will executive producer, and directed the pilot.

Up All Night, Wednesdays at 8

In a new sitcom from SNL and Parks and Rec scribe Emily Spivey, Reagan (Christina Applegate) returns to work post-baby while Chris (Will Arnett) becomes a stay at home dad. Meanwhile, Reagan’s boss Ava (Maya Rudolph) and hipster assistant Brian (James Pumphrey) remind Reagan of a time before all of her clothes were constantly covered in baby vom. Lorne Michaels will produce.

Free Agents, Wednesdays at 8:30pm

The Simpsons’ Hank Azaria and Hung’s Kathryn Hahn star as Alex and Helen, two P.R. execs, who’s working relationship is excellent until they drunkenly sleep together. Sounds like a recipe for more boning! Or a disaster, one of the two. Also starring Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s Anthony Head and comedian Natasha Leggero.

Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea

Laura Prepon stars as bartender Chelsea in a sitcom based on Chelsea Handler’s book of the same name. Handler also appears as Sloane, Chelsea’s judgmental born-again sister, who I very much hope is based entirely on a real person. Parks and Rec’s Natalie Morales and Chelsea Lately’s Jo Koy rounds out the sass-tastic cast.

Best Friends Forever

Picked up along with Bent for a six-episode run, Jessica (In the Motherhood’s Jessica St. Clair) flees to her best friend’s house in the wake of her husband filing for divorce. Pal Lennon (Accidentally On Purpose’s Lennon Parham) stars to bond with her bestie all over again, which begins to isolate Lennon’s boyfriend Joe (Happy Ending’s Adam Pally, who I assume they’ll have to recast seeing as how Happy Endings got picked back up).


Alex (Amanda Peet) and Pete (Perfect Couples’ David Walton) star as a single lawyer and the bad boy contractor hired remodel her house, who find themselves nailing more than drywall. That’s terrible; I’m sorry. Arrested Development’s Jeffrey Tambor co-stars as Pete’s out-of-work actor father Walt.

The New Comedies You’re Going to Be Watching (or […]