The “Less Than Perfect” sitcom star and comedian is returning to television with a new sitcom. It’s set in New York City. It’s called “Poseurs.” And it’s about two girls pretending to be lesbians.
Yes, it’s all true. And it’s coming to The CW in an effort to compete with the other two female-led (and wildly successful) sitcoms on CBS and FOX.
Here’s the scoop: Sara Rue is writing, co-producing and starring in the new show, and it’s set up with somewhat of a controversial premise. Rue, who plays Lucy, is bending the rules when fiancée moves out of their fancy New York co-op apartment and her friend from college moves in. Since the building is geared to house young couples and doesn’t technically allow roommates, Rue and her friend–who is fresh out of rehab, by the way–are faking a domestic partnership so they won’t have to move.
These are all components we’ve seen before onscreen, but never put together in this manner. We all laughed with Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock in “The Proposal” as well as Adam Sandler and Kevin James in “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.” Plus, part of the premise roots from the current successful female-led sitcoms on The CW’s competing networks: the “odd couple” duo of a rich heiress and a Brooklyn hard worker on CBS’ “2 Broke Girls” move in together and make fun of their love-hate relationship and lack of money in New York every Monday; Zooey Deschanel is awkwardly, yet adorably, out of her element when she moves in with three guys after breaking off a long-term relationship. By “borrowing” these ideas from other networks, The CW hopes to reinvigorate the network’s comedy sector with Rue’s new show.
From what little information has been released, I’m guessing the script will be littered with one-liners poking at yuppies, lesbians and recovering addicts. Hopefully it won’t actually be as dangerously bad as it sounds.
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