As we mourn the loss of shows like Community, we can begin to celebrate the new hopefully-hilarious arrivals. NBC released trailers to three of its new comedies this week. NBC shook things up when it announced a slew of cancellations last week as well as a large handful of pickups like Ellen DeGeneres’ One Big Happy and Will Ferrell’s Mission Control. The network begins another effort to find new tentpole series to replace The Office, 30 Rock and exiting Parks and Recreation.
One show coming to NBC this fall is A To Z, a romantic comedy executive produced by Rashida Jones (who will star in Steve Carell’s police comedy Angie Tribeca on TBS) stars Cristin Milioti (HIMYM) about an online dating company that details the “A to Z’s” of a relationship.
Casey Wilson and Ken Marino star in Marry Me, another romantic comedy about a complicated engagement. When Jake (Marino) is about to ask Annie (Wilson) to marry him, she chastises him for not being able to commit. Instead of looking back on a messy proposal, the two decide to postpone the engagement until they can do it right. The two comedic actors are joined by Sarah Wright, John Gemberling, Tymberlee Hill and Saturday Night Live alum Tim Meadows.
Bad Judge stars Kate Walsh as a judge in the San Bernardino Criminal Court system. When she’s off the bench, however, she lives a messy personal life that contradicts her role as a representative of the California judicial system. The comedy, in addition to Mission Control starring Krysten Ritter, comes from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions.