FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS from NBC – First Look

May 17, 2010 by  

From Oscar and Emmy winner Brian Grazer (“A Beautiful Mind,” “Arrested Development”), “Friends With Benefits” is a half-hour comedy revolving around a group of twenty-something singles as they navigate the difficult, and often confusing, world of dating. Ben Weymouth (Ryan Hansen, “Party Down”) is on the hunt for the perfect woman who meets his unique set of standards, while his best friend, Sara Maxwell (Danneel Harris, “One Tree Hill”), is just looking for a man to settle down with and raise a family. Ben and Sara have fallen into the habit of turning to each other for moral and physical support as they wait for Mr. and Ms. Right to arrive. Their friend Aaron, a romantic at heart, doesn’t approve of Ben and Sara’s complicated friendship, but he, along with womanizer Hoon (Ian Reed Kesler) and straight shooter Riley (Jessica Lucas, “Cloverfield”), are all distracted with their own dating trials and tribulations.

David Nevins (“Lie to Me,” “Arrested Development”) joins Grazer as executive producer for Imagine Television. Also serving as executive producers are David Dobkin (“Wedding Crashers”), who directs the pilot, writers Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (“(500) Days of Summer”), and Jeff Kleeman. “Friends With Benefits” is a production of 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Television and Big Kid Pictures.



Will you be “friends” with this show?

Click here for all of NBC’s Fall Schedule

Comments

5 Responses to “FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS from NBC – First Look”

  1. Jaime on May 17th, 2010 10:30 am

    With the casting changes that they’ve done, I will definetely be watching this one now. You can’t go wrong with Ryan Hansen, in my book☺

  2. 2muchtv on May 17th, 2010 12:59 pm

    Hmmm. I can’t tell if this show is a knockoff of Friends, or How I Met Your Mother. Either way, I predict that just like the real life version of Friends with Benefits, this show won’t work…

  3. Michele on May 19th, 2010 8:53 pm

    Yay for the guy from Dollhouse! I’ll follow him anywhere….

  4. Kath (GMMR) on May 20th, 2010 4:56 am

    Oh Michelle, you should have said that earlier and LOUDER. Fran Kranz has actually been fired from Friends with Benefits. He’s being replaced.

  5. Donte97 on September 24th, 2012 2:35 pm

    Τοday, while ӏ was at work, my sіster stοle
    my iPaԁ and tested to see іf it can survive a thirty foоt drοp, just so she can be
    a youtube senѕation. Ϻу iPad is now bгoken and she hаs 83 views.

    I know this is entiгely off tоpiс but Ι had to sharе it with someone!

Feel free to leave a comment...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!