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NBC wants more of 'Whitney'

NBC is looking to stay in the “Whitney” business.

The peacock network ordered five additional scripts for the show’s second year.  Though the show is derided by many haters, it must be doing something right.

The series, which stars Whitney Cummings, had been greenlit for a 13-episode second year and scheduled for Fridays. It was bumped before its early October return.

“Whitney” eventually landed on Wednesdays beginning next week. It will take over the slot of “Animal Practice,” which was recently canceled by the network.

The network originally ordered 13 episodes. Other Wednesday night series “Guys With Kids” and “Chicago Fire” have received orders for extra scripts.

“Whitney” features a fictionalized version of Cummings, and the trials and tribulations living with her boyfriend.

Cummings also now has a weekly talk show on the E! Network, “Love You, Mean It With Whitney Cummings.” The show premieres Nov. 28 at 10:30 p.m. following “The Soup.”

Here is a preview of that show, in which she insults "Twilight's" Kristen Stewart:

 http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/11/08/whitney-cummings-kristen-stewart/

Cummings also co-created CBS’ “2 Broke Girls.”

I thought this clip from “Whitney” was pretty funny, and have found her boyfriend/ fiancée/ whatever Alex Miller (played by Chris D’Elia) pretty likeable:

http://www.hulu.com/watch/342584?from=fb_share


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Written by: KurtK26
Nov 8th, 2012, 11:17 am

Anonymous

Message Posted On Nov 9th, 2012, 5:50 pm
Im on the "Whitney is funny, 2 broke girls is a steaming pile" side of the fence.
saffronsghost

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Message Posted On Nov 9th, 2012, 4:39 pm

Agree completely, lord.  Except I'm sure it hasn't gotten better, the whole idea was bad to begin with.

lordkinbote

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Message Posted On Nov 8th, 2012, 2:15 pm

That scene was a bit humorous, but I watched the first episode of the series and it was seriously painful.  Maybe it's gotten better but it was horribly unfunny and had no desire to watch it any further.  I do like "2 Broke Girls" though and I knew Whitney Cummings was funny, I just didn't understand why a show with her, based on her was so unfunny.

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