Whitney adds new regular


Whitney. One name that strikes fear into the hearts of the Twitterverse and anyone subjected to such crap. Alas, NBC loves to torture us.

The series has added a new regular for the forthcoming second season. Tone Bell, who won NBC's Stand Up for Diversity Program, has signed (his soul away) on board, reports the Hollywood Reporter.

Bell will play RJ, a bartender at Whitney (Cummings, gag) and Alex's (Chris D'Elia) local hot spot. RJ is an effortlessly cool, rock solid and confident guy - but not cocky. A "guy's guy," he is divorced but optimistic and patient about finding the right lady to fill the void. And to RJ, chivalry still exists.


I hope he rents and avoids buying. Whitney (the show, not the person) is a train waiting to derail. Still, hopefully he can make some money before the show collapses. 

Bell won the Stand Up for Diversity Program in 2011. He has also appeared in two episodes of VH1's Single Ladies.

The series is being retooled, with a new showrunner in Wil Calhoun and recently it dumped regular Maulik Pancholy.

Whitney returns in its new time slot on Friday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. on NBC. That information right there should tell you what NBC thinks of the show. Leaving Thursday's Must See TV block for the Friday night graveyard?

RIP Whitney. You'll be missed (by the mockers).

- Whitney (2011)
- Whitney Cummings

Written by: Hamatosan
Sep 5th, 2012, 10:18 am


Message Posted On Sep 5th, 2012, 3:54 pm
P.S. It is 7:00pm here, in Eastern Time Zone-land, yet TV-Rage says my comment was posted on 8am. What country is this in? (rhetorical: Anon-land, obviously). ********* P.P.S. Sorry for the many, many spelling and grammar errors below.

Message Posted On Sep 5th, 2012, 3:50 pm
Still, I didn't get most of the references in this articles - though I confess to being on of five people in my demographic who are facebook and Twitter-less... Myself, I liked Whitney. Yes, it was exceedingly hair-brained, and is a far cry from, say Community, but it didn't take itself too seriously and brought occasional smiles. I'll still be tuning in. Then again, I have no F-ing standards!


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Message Posted On Sep 5th, 2012, 3:23 pm

Agreed with the last comment. If NBC hated the show, it would have just been canceled after the terrible ratings for season one. Personally, I think Whitney has a fan in a high NBC executive office, and that's why the show came back at all.


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Message Posted On Sep 5th, 2012, 2:07 pm

I don't think NBC hates this show. They seem to love craptacular sitcoms, apart from reality shows that's about the only thing they have left.

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