Premiering tomorrow night, Marry Me centers on Annie (Casey Wilson) and Jake (Ken Marino), a couple who’ve been together for six years but still haven’t made the trip down the aisle. Annie believes Jake just doesn’t want to commit, but unfortunately Jake’s recent marriage proposal ended up in disaster.
Will Jake finally get down on one knee and pop the question, and will any kind of proposal satisfy Annie’s expectations? Writer David Caspe (who’s married to Wilson and worked with her on Happy Endings), director Seth Gordon (The Goldbergs) and producer Jamie Tarses (Men at Work) have all played a part in nurturing the project, whose success will partly hinge on the chemistry between Wilson and Marino.
“It’s going to be more of a show about a couple and their friends and parents versus a show about a wedding,” said Wilson, who also co-penned the 2009 Anne Hathaway/Kate Hudson comedy Bride Wars. “It’s not super girly – it’s kind of about a relationship that I think everyone can hopefully relate to.”
In the video clip below, Casey Wilson talks about how a portion of Marry Me is inspired by her union with Caspe (he also penned the 2012 Adam Sandler comedy That’s My Boy).
Marry Me, co-starring Tim Meadows, John Gemberling, and Sarah Wright Olsen, premieres Tuesday, October 14 (9 pm et/pt) on NBC.
You’re in for a wild (yet adorable) ride! #MarryMe