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Megan Park Wins Vacant 'Undateables' Role

 

Megan Park

 

NBC is hoping that the third time is the charm.

Megan Park, known for her role on 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager,' has won a lead role in the upcoming NBC sitcom 'Undateable.' Park is also the third young, blonde actor to have been cast as this character, before the show even debuted. 

Following the first table-read for 'Undateable,' one of the four main cast members, Aly Michalka, exited the project for creative reasons. Michalka, best known for her roles in 'Easy A' and 'Hellcats,' was slated to play a friend of one of the undateable male characters, working at the same bar alongside him. Following Michalka's exit, NBC went into scramble-mode and brought in Briga Heelan to play the Aly Michalka and Briga Heelanrole--however they could only involve Heelan as a guest star, seeing as how Heelan was already attached to the TBS pilot 'Ground Floor.' It would seem that things didn't work out, as now Heelan and Michalka are both on the side-lines and Megan Park is in. 

Written by Adam Sztykiel based on the book by Ellen Rakieten & Anne Coyle, 'Undateable' is described by NBC as a "bromantic comedy" rather than a romantic one, starring Chris D’Elia ('Whitney,' 'Workaholics') and Brent Morin ('Chelsea Lately'). The bromance of 'Undateable' occurs between Danny (D'Elia) and Justin (Morin) when they bond over the fact that they both repel the opposite sex.

Park will play Nicki (the character was initially named Maddie), the eternally optimistic young waitress who is a recent transplant to Detroit from a small town in the Upper Peninsula.  She’s treated like a little sister by all the regulars at Justin’s bar, but Justin secretly has feelings for her. Here's hoping Park is the last actor to have to step into Nicki's shoes.

Park will also be appearing in the upcoming Daniel Radcliffe feature, 'The F Word.' 




Details
Show:
- Undateable (2014)
Person:
- Megan Park
- Alyson Michalka
- Briga Heelan
Network:
- NBC

Written by: bad_subject
Aug 16th, 2013, 11:16 am

Images courtesy of NBC

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Message Posted On Sep 21st, 2014, 8:43 am

Yes ANONYMOUS, Briga Heelan did play the role inthe first season but in the last episode she took a job in another city and was not coming back. As for the picture, it is her from when she was a modeling.

But I too am confused as there are several article on this site that say Briga Heelan can't do both shows. Some of these where released even after the first season of both shows had concluded with her playing a role in both. Even this article has said that the role was RE-cast before the first episode of Undateable had gone to air, but it had not at all. The people wrighting these articles need to FACT CHECK the sources before publishing there articles.

But as it stands for now, Briga Heelan will not be returning in the 2nd season of Undatable but will be back in Ground Floor.

Anonymous

Message Posted On Jul 3rd, 2014, 5:55 pm
Briga Heelan has been playing this role (Nikki) during the first season of Undateable. Also, as far as I can tell, the picture you're using for her on this site is of some other girl, because that really does not look like Ms. Heelan.
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