Whitney is an American sitcom that is set to premiere on NBC on September 22, 2011, where it will air at the 9:30 pm (E/P)/8:30 pm (C) Thursday night timeslot. The show will star Whitney Cummings (based on her real-life experience and her comedy routines), who will also serve as the executive producer, creator and writer with Scott Stuber, Quan Phung and Betsy Thomas for Universal Media Studios.
SynopsisThe series follows the titular character, an opinionated woman and her very-supportive live-in boyfriend. Even though the two have decided that they will not commit to marriage, she does question how committed they are in their 5-year relationship and tries to go as far to prove a point; she begins to fear what she sees as "relationship boredom" and worries what will happen next that could possibly end her relationship. Because of what she sees and hears around her involving other relationships, she decides to use unconventional methods to keep the romantic flames glowing with the help of her close friends.
Production notes This will be one of two sitcoms that Cummings will serve as co-creator and producer, as her Warner Bros. Television project for CBS, 2 Broke Girls was picked up at the same time as Whitney.
International broadcastsThe series has been picked up in Canada by CTV, where it will air on the same night as the NBC telecasts, but will be scheduled in different timeslots by region.
- Whitney Cummings as Whitney
- Chris D'Elia as Alex Green
- Jane Kaczmarek as Patti Morris, Whitney's mother.
- Maulik Pancholy as Neal
- Rhea Seehorn as Roxanne
- Zoe Lister-Jones as Lily
- Daniel G. O'Brien as Mark