Episodes: 38 (half-hour)
TV show dates: September 22, 2011 — March 27, 2013
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Whitney Cummings, Chris D’Elia, Zoe Lister-Jones, Maulik Pancholy, Rhea Seehorn, and Dan O’Brien.
TV show description:
This multi-camera revolves around Whitney (Whitney Cummings) and Alex (Chris D’Elia), a happily unmarried couple. She’s a smart, free-thinking photographer and the product of a divorced home. He’s an easygoing, smart guy who sold his Internet company. They’ve been together for three years but the pair are in no rush to tie the knot, a set-up that gets a mixed response from their friends.
Lily (Zoe Lister-Jones) is a romantic idealist who loves being in love and unapologetically wants to get married to her “perfect man,” Neal (Maulik Pancholy). He’s a real modern day Renaissance man — a sensitive and cool guy who knows a little bit about everything.
Roxanne (Rhea Seehorn) is a recent divorcee who is practical, cynical and dreading being single again. She’s not afraid to speak her mind, but has not given up on love completely. Lily and Roxanne’s opposing points of view only exacerbate Whitney’s own complicated outlook on relationships.
Whitney and Alex’s next-door neighbor, Mark (Dan O’Brien), is a police officer and total bachelor. He claims to be the ultimate player, but mostly likes to talk a good game.
At the end of the day, Whitney and Alex try to have a relationship on their own terms — in a world that expects a much more traditional approach.
Episode #38 — Cake, Cake, Cake
During a casual stroll in the park, Alex and Whitney stumble upon Whitney’s therapist eating a full cake by herself. At the bar, Mark notices that RJ is in a great mood, and the gang soon discovers that RJ is dating someone who he really seems to like. RJ refuses to reveal the identity of his new girlfriend, but his offer to hook Mark up on a blind date makes Roxanne jealous.
The next day, Whitney meets with her therapist, Dr. Price, and admits that she saw her in the park eating cake. Dr. Price immediately becomes defensive and quits on the spot. Back at the bar, Mark brings his date to meet the gang. Roxanne’s jealousy makes her bitter and rude to Mark’s date, and Lily advises her to be nice.
Meanwhile, Whitney complains about her weird therapist and Alex assures her that she doesn’t really have any problems anymore. Alex says that, from now on, he’ll act as Whitney’s therapist. Eventually, he convinces Whitney that she’s actually happy now. Whitney decides to invite Dr. Price over to make friends and eat cake, and Whitney and Alex realize that they’re incredibly happy.
Mark finally talks to Roxanne about her behavior in the bar. He tells Roxanne that he’s only going on dates because Roxanne won’t go out with him, and he’s tired of wasting time waiting for her. The next day, Roxanne finds Mark in the park and confesses that she’s afraid to be in a healthy relationship. Mark and Roxanne finally share a kiss, and she can’t contain her excitement.
First aired: March 27, 2013
What do you think? Do you like the Whitney TV series? Are you sorry that it’s been cancelled?
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