'Best Friends Forever': Not your average comedy


The first thing viewers need to know about the new NBC show "Best Friends Forever" is it's completely different than any single-camera comedy on network TV. It offers neither the cadence nor tone programs like "The Office" or "Modern Family" have preconditioned us to expect. And there's nothing wrong with that.The program begins as Lennon (Lennon Parham) is dumped by her husband. Completely distraught, she moves to New York to live with her best friend Jessica (Jessica St. Clair) and her boyfriend Joe (Luka Jones). The emotionally fragile Lennon needs all the support she can get from Jessica. The conflict comes in as Joe struggles to figure out how he's going to survive within this new dynamic.As for the actual pilot episode, Jessica and Joe are planning something they call "Lazy Sunday," which involves watching sports and eating food that's likely very bad for you. Given Lennon's recent woes, Jessica tries to make things...



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