Groupon Gets a Sitcom
CBS greenlights terrible-sounding, poorly-named show.
Web2Carz Contributing Writer
Published: May 23rd, 2012
roupon: it's great for when you want to try out a restaurant you haven't eaten at before and finding deals on liposuction and laser hair removal. Groupon: it's a bad premise for a TV show. Hear that, CBS? Apparently not. The network has approved a sitcom titled Friend Me, which is about two guys who work at Groupon.
How are they going to write an entire season without completely ripping off "The Office"?
If we rolled our eyes harder, they might fall out of our heads. But let's be serious here. First of all, the show's title: Friend Me? Do the writers and creators know that Groupon isn't Facebook? But more importantly WHY on Earth would there need to ever be a television show about the discount-2-for-1-low-priced-coupon company? And how are they going to write an entire season of it without completely ripping off The Office?
And if that information alone isn't enough to convince you of the show's inevitable cancellation, it's from the producers of Two and a Half Men and stars McLovin' (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) from Superbad.