Fall TV season: Watch sneak previews of CBS' '2 Broke Girls,' 'How to Be a Gentleman' [Video]
CBS unveiled its fall schedule Wednesday at its upfront presentation in New York, announcing a pair of comedies -- Michael Patrick King and Whitney Cummings' comedy "2 Broke Girls" and "How to Be a Gentleman," starring Kevin Dillon, Dave Foley and Mary Lynn Rasjkub -- about unlikely friends living and toiling together.
In "2 Broke Girls," scrappy, hard-working Max (Kat Dennings) meets up with down-on-her-luck trust fund baby Caroline (Beth Behrs) at the diner where they're both waiting tables. They become friends, move in together and hatch a business idea -- built on cupcakes!
The comedy comes from "Sex and the City" alum Michael Patrick King and stand-up comedian Whitney Cummings ("Chelsea Lately") and co-stars Garrett Morris, Jonathan Kite and Matthew Moy. It'll air on Mondays after "How I Met Your Mother" and before the high-profile, reworked "Two and a Half Men" with Ashton Kutcher taking over for the deposed Charlie Sheen.
The "Odd Couple"-esque "How to Be a Gentleman," inspired by the book of the same name, follows a fussy etiquette columnist and a rough-around-the-edges personal trainer. The refined writer, under threat of unemployment, hires the bad-boy lug to teach him about being a manly man. Hilarity ensues?
David Hornsby plays the fastidious Felix-like character, and Dillon stars as his ripped and rude Oscar. Foley, Rhys Darby and Rasjkub also star. Executive producers include Hornsby ("It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia") and Adam Chase ("Friends"). It will be paired on Thursday nights with "Big Bang Theory."
-- T.L. Stanley