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).