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Wedding Band

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Genre  Comedy drama
Original language(s)  English
Country of origin  United States
No. of seasons  1
Created by  Darin Moiselle Josh Lobis
Starring  Brian Austin Green Peter Cambor Jenny Wade Derek Miller Kathryn Fiore Harold Perrineau Melora Hardin

Wedding Band is an American comedy drama series starring Brian Austin Green, Harold Perrineau, Peter Cambor and Derek Miller. The series ran on TBS from November 10, 2012 to January 19, 2013 at 10 pm EST. It was created by Darin Moiselle and Josh Lobis. On January 22, 2013, TBS officially cancelled the series after one season due to low ratings.

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Synopsis

The series follows four friends who, despite their ups and downs, spend their spare time performing in a wedding band.

Cast

  • Brian Austin Green as Tommy
  • Harold Perrineau as Stevie
  • Derek Miller as Barry Wilson
  • Peter Cambor as Eddie Wilson
  • Jenny Wade as Rachel
  • Kathryn Fiore as Det. Ingrid Wilson
  • Melora Hardin as Roxie Rutherford
  • Skyler Day as Catherine
  • Development and production

    The project first appeared on the development slate at TBS in May 2010. On October 20, 2010, TBS placed a pilot order on The Wedding Band, written by Darin Moiselle and Josh Lobis, who also serve as executive producers alongside Mike Tollin.

    Casting announcements began in December 2010, with Brian Austin Green, Peter Cambor, Derek Miller and Harold Perrineau first cast; Green playing the role of Tommy; Cambor playing the role of Eddie; Miller playing Barry; and Perrineau in the role of Stevie. Kathryn Fiore and Jenny Wade were then cast, with Fiore playing Ingrid and Wade playing Rachel. Melora Hardin was the last actor cast in the series, she plays the role of Roxie Rutherford.

    On May 11, 2011, TBS ordered The Wedding Band to series with a 10-episode order. Guest stars set to appear in season one include: Megan Fox, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kurtwood Smith, Donald Faison, Ashley Williams and Molly Sims.

    On January 22, 2013, Wedding Band was canceled by TBS, citing poor ratings.

    Critical reception

    Wedding Band received mixed reviews on Metacritic with a score of 61 out of 100 based on 12 critics' reviews. Robert Lloyd of the Los Angeles Times said: "'Wedding Band' plays too long but has a good beat". In the Daily News, David Hinckley Smith stated the "jokes flow nicely, the music is fun, and the pop culture references will make almost everyone smile." In The New York Times, Neil Genzlinger stated that "Here are two things you don’t see very often: an hourlong television comedy and a scripted sitcom on Saturday night that is worth watching!"

    References

    Wedding Band Wikipedia


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