ByJess O'Kane, writer at
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Jess O'Kane

Although Rom-Coms may not be the biggest box office draws anymore, it seems that in TV Land our addiction to streamlined beautiful people falling in love is still going strong.

At least, that's what you could take from the Fall schedule, which shows multiple new Rom-Coms in the pipeline.

Here's our guide to the ones to watch.


Marry Me (NBC)

Marry Me stars Casey Wilson and Ken Marino as long-term partners trying to decide whether to embark on a journey into the hellish abyss that is marriage. It's created by Wilson's husband David Caspe, of Happy Endings fame.

Faced with proposals gone awry and a string of other unfortunate coincidences, Annie and Jake find themselves destined to be together whether they can get it together or not.

Premieres: October 14

Manhattan Love Story

Peter (Jake McDorman) is a committed douche with a penchant for openly perving and no faith in relationships, while Dana (Analeigh Tipton) is a jittery Manic Pixie Dream Girl straight outta Georgia. (And a knock-off Meg Ryan, apparently).

When they go on a blind date, it turns into a predictably cutesy outing in life lessons and "growing." But that said, there's some pretty amusing interior monologues, and with the benefit of a few episodes these two may just become likeable.

Premieres: September 30

A to Z

Basically How I Met Your Mother in reverse, A to Z stars the actual mother in question, Cristin Milioti as Zelda, a lawyer with no time to be thinking about men. Enter Andrew, who works at a dating site and takes to gently stalking her over the internet in order to prove that romance isn't dead. In the eight month span that follows, we're treated to a "real" relationship...although I don't think it's quite Blue Valentine.

Premieres: October 2

(Source: Columbia Daily Herald)


Which new Rom-Com will you be watching?


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