NBC's 'Marry Me' has found their other half in Ken Marino. The 'Party Down' alum has been cast opposite Casey Wilson in the new comedy pilot from 'Happy Endings' creator David Caspe.
Marino's wacky sense of humor, which has been honed on irreverant comedies like 'Children's Hospital' and 'Eastbound and Down,' is a welcome addition to the single-camera comedy series. 'Marry Me' has been compared to a modern 'Mad About You,' centering on a newly engaged couple, Annie and Jake, (Wilson and Marino), who, after dating for six years, realize that being betrothed is a lot harder than it seems.
Marino's Jake is described as funny (it is a comedy, after all), but also a bit of a mama's boy (uh-oh) and has settled into his cubicle life a little too well. Apparently Jake comes from a broken family too, which might not bode well to his commitment level further down the line (granted, if the pilot is picked up to series).
The script was penned by Caspe, who has expertise in the engagement area: he and 'Happy Endings' alum, Wilson, are engaged in real life. Aw.
The casting of Marino is also a 'Happy Endings' reunion of sorts. The 'Burning Love' star guest-starred on the now-defunct ABC sitcom, in which he played Dave's (Zachary Knighton) shrink, and also a love interest for Wilson's Penny. Another aw.