Friday Night Lights' Minka Kelly Joins CBS Comedy Pilot - Featured

Minka Kelly might not be on 'Friday Night Lights' anymore but she is keeping busy. She has just signed on to star in the pilot for a new CBS comedy, 'True Love.' It comes from Matt Tarses of 'Scrubs.' It's about four close friends in New York City and their relationships.


I know, I know, everyone is going to say "hey, that sounds a lot like 'Friends,' doesn't it?" But is that really fair? There are just so many plots that a TV show can have before it starts to seem like they're copying it. I remember when a lot of 'Friends' clones popped up after that show became a hit, but that was more about the timing of those new shows. It's all about the writing and the cast and the direction and all of those elements, not that it's about single people living in Manhattan.


Besides, 'Friends' ended years ago. How much longer will we compare new shows to it?


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Feb 9, 2010 7:00PM EST

"It's about four close friends in New York City and their relationships."
Lost me at that point.

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Feb 9, 2010 8:43PM EST

If you really want to get down to it, 'Friends' copied 'Seinfeld' yet both of those shows are good in their own right, acknowledging the fact that Seinfeld is the greatest sitcom of all time. I won't say that this show sounds like it's copying 'Friends', but it sounds like every other sitcom involving a group of friends where they hang out in an apartment or a coffee shop but unlike Seinfeld won't have the witty dialogue that maintains a show about nothing. Also, you can't have a show about relationships: Relationships are a fact of life and as we learned from Coupling, relationships on television end at death or at childbirth, the latter being more easily integrated into a comedy. And like most relationship shows, everyone will pair up with someone else, which is why 'Coupling' ended and why 'Friends' got bad and why "How I Met Your Mother" has been dragging its feet for the last season. How about a group of friends who fight zombies or perform international espionage, anything would be better than a stupid relationship comedy that are already overpopulating the networks.

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Feb 10, 2010 10:13AM EST

I actually think it sounds a lot like how i met your mother really but I guess it depends on how they work it. The name is a bit weird though for a second I thought it was a reality show.

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