NEW ABC COMEDY "BETTER WITH YOU" INTRODUCES THREE DIFFERENT COUPLES
IN A SINGLE FAMILY AT VARIOUS STAGES IN THEIR ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS,
PREMIERES SEPTEMBER 22 ON ABC
From "Friends" producer Shana Goldberg-Meehan comes "Better with You," a comedy about a family with three different couples at various stages in their romantic relationships, premiering WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. There's Maddie, a lawyer, and Ben, a hotel manager, two career-oriented people who are head-over-heels in love. Both in their 30s, they've been together for nine years but never felt the need to get married. Then there's Mia, Maddie's younger sister, a free spirit and creator of a paperless web invitation company who is in a very passionate seven-and-a-half-week-old relationship with Casey, a musician in an avant-garde metal band. Last but not least, there are the girls' parents, Vicky and Joel, who've been married for 35 years. Like Mia, they've adopted a carpe diem sort of philosophy, and at this stage in their lives don't feel the need to take things too seriously. Note: This program will repeat Fri., Sept. 24 at 8:30 p.m., ET.
In the premiere episode, "Pilot," Mia invites Maddie and Ben to meet Casey, and they think they're meeting just another in a long line of boyfriends. But Maddie realizes how serious things actually are when Mia and Casey excitedly announce that they're engaged. Surprised by the news, Maddie feels like her little sister has leapfrogged over her -- jumping ahead of her in some major, life-changing way -- and sees the light it shines on her own life choices. But reluctant to be a negative voice, she resolves to be supportive and let her parents, the critical Vicky and Joel, be the ones to object when the time comes. But when Mia tells them that she and Casey are getting married, Vicky and Joel greet the news with celebration, much to Mia's delight and Maddie's surprise. Things get even more complicated for Maddie when it turns out that Casey has shared something with Ben but not with her, that Mia is pregnant! Maddie and Ben have been together a long time, and the relationship they have works, but they'll come to learn that there may be value in Mia and Casey's impulsiveness and spontaneity. And both sisters could surely learn something about relationships from their long-married parents.
"Better with You" stars JoAnna Garcia as Mia, Jennifer Finnigan as Maddie, Josh Cooke as Ben, Jake Lacy as Casey, with Kurt Fuller as Joel and Debra Jo Rupp as Vicky.
Guest starring in "Pilot" are Tiya Sircar as Reena and Jerrika Hinton as saleswoman. The episode was written by Shana Goldberg-Meehan and directed by James Burrows.
"Better with You" is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Silver and Gold Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The series is created by Shana Goldberg-Meehan and executive-produced by Goldberg-Meehan and Greg Malins ("How I Met Your Mother," "Friends," "Will & Grace"). The series is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HD format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a PG parental guideline. For more information on "Better with You" please visit ABC.com.