It looks like 2014 just might be The Year of Penny, as 'Happy Endings' alum Casey Wilson has been tapped to star in the NBC single-camera comedy pilot 'Marry Me.'
The project is said to be in the vein of 'Mad About You,' and is centered around a young couple who get engaged, and quickly realize that it's harder than it looks. The premise should hit pretty close to home for Wilson and executive producer/writer David Caspe (former 'Happy Endings' creator/showrunner) who are engaged in real life.
Caspe wrote the pilot script, which will be directed by Seth Gordon. Gordon and Jamie Tarses will also serve as co-executive producers.
We got a good look at the way Wilson plays comedic relationship mishaps as Penny Hartz, so it will be nice to see her having found a man that will stick by her through all her shenanigans. This is some ah-MAH-zing news for those of us who are still mourning the loss of the gone-too-soon 'Happy Endings', and hopefully Wilson and Caspe will bring a little bit of that comedic magic over to 'Marry Me.' Now that's a happy ending.
This isn't Wilson's only pilot this season: NBC has also picked up the comedy 'Mason Twins,' for which Wilson serves as writer/producer with her longtime writing partner June Diane Raphael.