Episodes: 22 (half-hour)
TV show dates: August 8, 2012 — April 11, 2013
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Matthew Perry, John Cho, Laura Benanti, Suzy Nakamura, Julie White, Brett Gelman, and Tyler James Williams.
TV show description:
This comedy follows Ryan King (Matthew Perry), a recent widower and sports talk radio host who’s eager to get back to work after the loss of his wife.
Ryan’s alpha-male boss and best friend, Steven (John Cho), is an ill-equipped and less-than-evolved male. He mandates that Ryan attend grief counseling before returning to the air. Stephen then struggles to provide support as Ryan learns to cope with his grief.
A reluctant Ryan finds himself in a support group for “life change,” where he meets an oddball cast of characters, all with their own backstories that are filled with varying degrees of loss.
On his very first visit, Ryan convinces the group to deviate from their normal session and starts a tournament-style competition (March Sadness!) to find out whose story is the worst. Ryan’s total lack of interest in “the healing process” proves distracting and he soon butts heads with the type-A, by-the-books group leader, Lauren (Laura Benanti).