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Friday, May 10, 2013

Guess Who Moved to LA and Got Everyone there to Love Him as Much as We Do?

Posted by Temple Lentz on Fri, May 10, 2013 at 1:59 PM

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Beloved Portland stand-up comedian Ron Funches' sitcom just got picked up, everyone. And it really and truly couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Seriously, there is no one on Earth nicer than Ron Funches.

But Ron didn't get cast on a sitcom because he's nice (well, maybe, how the fuck would I know). He got cast because he's damn funny. Getting cast was great, getting picked up is even better. Hopefully the sitcom's good, too.

This Fall, look for Ron Funches on NBC's Undateable. Here's the network's description:

When confident slacker Danny Beeman (Chris D’Elia, “Whitney,” ”Glory Daze”) takes Justin (comedian Brent Morin) on as a roommate, Danny unwittingly inherits Justin’s group of romantically challenged friends. Seeing himself as the ultimate player, Danny decides to teach the crew (who he dubs “The Undateables”) everything he knows about “the game of love.” For their first lesson, Danny takes the guys to an event hosted by his sister, Leslie (Bianca Kajlich, “Rules of Engagement”), who is a single mom with dating difficulties of her own. At first, Danny’s advice seems to pay off big-time: The shy guy talks to a girl, the no-filter dude learns it’s never OK to ask a woman when she’s due, and his nebbish roommate, Justin, goes home with a mystery woman. It’s not until the next day that they figure out it was Leslie! Talk about a bunch who just can’t get lucky! From the executive producers of “Cougar Town” comes a hilarious new comedy about the “do’s,” “don’ts” and “duhs” of dating. From Emmy-nominated executive producer Bill Lawrence (“Scrubs,” “Cougar Town”), Jeff Ingold and executive producer/writer Adam Sztykiel (“Due Date”) “Undateable” is a production of Warner Bros. Television and Doozer Productions. Scott Ellis (“Guys with Kids”) directs the pilot episode.

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