Christopher Mintz-Plasse, best known for his role in Superbad as “McLovin,” is set to star in the new CBS comedy Friend Me.
Created by Alan Kirschenbaum and Ajay Sahgal, and produced by Two and a Half Men’s Eric and Kim Tannenbaum, the show will center around two childhood friends in their twenties who relocate from their home town of Bloomington, Indiana to Los Angeles to work at Groupon.
Mintz-Plasse will star as Evan and Nicolas Braun will co-star as Rob. Together the two will play polar opposite characters; Evan a shut-in and Rob ready to explore the LA party scene with storylines following Evan attempting to get Rob out of his shell. The show will also co-star Outsourced’s Parvesh Cheena.
The already skeptical premise of a show centered on Mintz-Plasse and Braun trying to sell half-off sushi and yoga classes has many critics and bloggers talking. How is a show based off of an internet coupon site going to be entertaining, they ask.
But the actors work well together and given their already notable chemistry in the upcoming comedy feature Get a Job (which Mintz-Plasse and Braun both happen to co-star in) audiences have much to anticipate. Be sure to check out the Friend Me pilot airing on CBS this fall.
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