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'Bent's' Amanda Peet, David Walton Talk Characters' Complicated Chemistry (Video)

  On NBC’s new romantic comedy series,  Bent ,  Amanda Peet  and  David Walton’s characters are indescribably drawn to each other, but come from two very different worlds. Pete (Walton) is a smooth talking contractor with a loose view on life. Alex (Peet) is a Type-A personality lawyer who’s picking herself up after divorcing an incarcerated husband, becoming a single mother, and buying a new home. Read More... //

Bent (NBC) “Pilot” Episode 1

Bent  "Pilot" Episode 1  airs Wednesday, March 21 on NBC (9:30 – 10:00 p.m. ET). Show Summary:  "Bent" is a romantic comedy  about a womanizing, surfer dude contractor and his beautiful, no-nonsense, type-A client, who work together to remodel each other’s lives as they renovate her Venice, California home. Read More... //  

NBC Announces ‘Community’ Return and Spring Premiere Dates For New Comedies

NBC has finally announced the return of  Community  to the 8pm Thursday schedule starting March 15. In addition, it also announced the premiere dates for the new comedies "Bent" (March 21) and "Best Friends Forever" (April 4), as well as the comedic hidden-camera series "Betty White’s Off Their Rockers " (April 4). Bent  will premiere on Wednesday , March 21 (9-9:30 p.m. ET) followed by a second episode (9:30-10 p.m. ET). The series will continue with original back-to-back one-hour blocks onWednesday, March 28 and April 4 (9-9:30 p.m. ET and 9:30-10 p.m. ET both nights). Following the season finales of " Whitney " and "Are You There, Chelsea ," "Betty White’s Off Their Rockers" premieres on Wednesday, April 4 (8-8:30 p.m. ET) followed by "Best Friends Forever" which also debuts on Wednesday, April 4 (8:30-9 p.m. ET). Read More... //  

Bent Adds Brother & Sisters, Curb Your Enthusiasm Alums

Brothers & Sisters alum Matt Letscher and Curb Your Enthusiasm 's J.B. Smoove have joined the NBC midseason comedy, Bent , has learned exclusively. From Scrubs writer Tad Quill , Bent follows Alex ( Amanda Peet ), a high-strung single mother who hires a laid-back womanizing construction worker, Pete ( David Walton ), to... //

NBC's 2011-12 new comedies, first impressions: Old school vs. new school

Most of the new comedies NBC ordered for next season look like the comedies that have aired on the network in recent years: They're laugh track-free, single-camera shows in the vein of "30 Rock" or "Community."But not all of them. The fall show "Whitney" and the midseason series "Are You There Vodka? It's Me Chelsea" care cut from the old-school sitcom mold -- a live audience you can hear laughing, multiple cameras and setup-punchline rhythms reminiscent of shows from NBC's comedy heyday in the '80s and '90s. Formal differences aside, though, what matters with any comedy is whether it's funny. Here are our first impressions of NBC's comedy offerings for 2011-12.The fall comedies:"Free Agents" (watch clips)The show is based on a British series about two co-workers (Hank Azaria and Kathryn Hahn), both of whom are coming off failed relationships, who sleep together, regret it to varying degrees and then try to figure out what their... //

'Bent': Amanda Peet is not broken on NBC

Coming to NBC midseason is "Bent," a Tad Quill ("Scrubs," "Spin City") penned romantic comedy about the most unlikely of pairings.Amanda Peet stars as Alex, a no nonsense lawyer who is recently divorced and raising her 8-year-old daughter with a jailed ex-husband. When she decides to remodel her kitchen, Pete (David Walton) comes strutting into her life and begins to break down her walls (both literally and figuratively, we presume). He's a beach bum, a womanizer and exactly the type of man that would typically repulse Alex. Joining Peet and Walton are Jeffrey Tambor, Margo Harshman and the adorable Joey King. Craig Zisk of "Nurse Jackie" and "Weeds" directs as we watch two people who are "bent, but not broken." ... //