NBC’s “Undateable” kicks off its second season soon, and the cast was on hand with our own Shira Lazar at this year’s South by Southwest festival to give us the scoop.
“It’s not a show about a bunch of people out dating people,” creator Bill Lawrence is quick to clarify. “We kind of hope it’s like ‘Cheers’ a little bit.”
Similar to that Boston-based classic, “Undateable” centers on a group of friends who spend much of their time in the same bar.
There’s also singing. “Way too much singing for a sitcom,” according to Lawrence. (If you haven’t already watched the above interview, 1:30 – 2:00 is a beautiful, or beautifully annoying if you’re Chris D’Elia, musical breakdown.)
Keeping with the theme of dating, the conversation turned to Reddit. A popular ongoing thread on the massive “front page of the Internet” is about redditors’ worst dating experiences. D’Elia and the rest of “Undateable” took turns reading out the worst of the worst.
We won’t spoil it. But one of the worst involves human scabs that may or may not have ended up in a date’s soup. Undateable indeed.