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SUPER FUN NIGHT: What You Need to Know About the New ABC Series

October 2, 2013 by  

There are approximately one million new shows debuting this season*, and it’s going to get difficult to keep track of them all.

To help you out, for every new show, I’m going to basically create a hub of info on the day of the premiere — pilot photos, my quick take on the pilot (or what I’ve seen so far), what’s been written about it so far, and when you can watch it.



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SUPER FUN NIGHT - "Super Fun Night" stars Rebel Wilson ("Pitch Perfect," "Bridesmaids") as Kimmie, Lauren Ash ("Lars and the Real Girl") as Marika, Liza Lapira ("Don't Trust the B-in Apt. 23") as Helen-Alice, Kelen Coleman ("The Newsroom") as Felicity and Kevin Bishop ("Star Stories") as Richard. "Super Fun Night" was written and co-executive produced by Rebel Wilson. Executive producers are Conan O'Brien, David Kissinger and director John Riggi ("30 Rock"). "Super Fun Night" is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Conaco and Warner Bros. Television. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)KEVIN BISHOP, KELEN COLEMAN, LIZA LAPIRA, REBEL WILSON, LAUREN ASH

*Maybe not scientifically correct. But close enough.

ABC’s description: “For the last 13 years, Kimmie Boubier and her two best friends and roommates, Helen-Alice and Marika, have lived a sheltered life. Instead of going out on the weekends, they’ve had a standing date every Friday night. So while everyone around them is getting married and moving on (most painfully, at least to Kimmie, her younger sister, who just got engaged), all they have is each other and their “Super Fun Night” tradition.

That is, until junior attorney Kimmie gets a big promotion at her NYC law firm. Kimmie’s moving on up at work (literally, to the 28th floor). There’s her “frenemy” Kendall, a rival lawyer she’s known since college. They’ll clash on the job and after hours. She also meets handsome British attorney Richard Royce, the son of the firm’s senior partner, who she thinks might be attracted to her, especially after he mentions that he likes girls with a “bit of chunk.” It seems that suddenly Kimmie’s whole life is opening up, but Helen-Alice and Marika are worried she’ll leave them behind. Can Kimmie convince them that life isn’t just for the pretty and the popular, and that it’s time these three friends put themselves out there? And maybe even get a date? Future adventures will find the BFFs attempting a group date with some guys in their apartment building, and putting an end to “Cookie Prom.” Kimmie will face off with Kendall in a dueling piano “sing off,” and grow closer to Richard as they form a special friendship.”

My take: After I saw the pilot, I originally was just going to write “no.” Then, ABC made the ridiculous move of airing episode 2 before episode 1, so I gave episode 2 a shot, hoping it would be better…or at least there was some sort of understandable reason to swap it. Instead, episode 2 clearly feels like the second episode of a series (and the characters reference things that happened in the yet-to-air first episode), and more alarmingly, it wasn’t any better of a show. On the positive side, if you want to hear Rebel Wilson sing, at least you’ll get that if you tune into the pilot.

And the links to catch up on:

SUPER FUN NIGHT premieres tonight at 9:30 PM on ABC.

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