Ned and Stacey was a comedy series broadcast on the FOX network in the United States. Ned and Stacey are brought together by a marriage of convenience. Thomas Haden Church played advertising executive Ned Dorsey who felt he needed a wife in order to rise in the corporate hierarchy. Debra Messing played Stacy Colbert, an aspiring journalist who wanted to move out of the residence of her parents. The solution for the two was marriage but in name only. Despite delivering some solid laughs this sitcom only lasted two seasons.