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As Crain's reported today, a sitcom based on Groupon was picked up by CBS and we should look forward to a pilot sometime soon. The show will be named "Friend Me", which has nothing - absolutely nothing to do with Facebook.
The comedy will star Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Nicholas Braun, likely shot on the CBS Radford Lot in Los Angeles also takes place in LA. Entertainment Weekly has published the "rather extensive logline":
“Twentysomething best friends, Evan and Rob, move from their hometown of Bloomington, Ind., to Los Angeles to begin their exciting new lives working at Groupon. Evan is having trouble breaking his old slothful habits and rather than go out after work to explore L.A. and meet new people, prefers to play online poker with his buddies back home. Rob has different plans and is determined to drag Evan, kicking and screaming, along with him.”
This sounds great and we're sure CBS will bank on this tech office angle especially with producing that Twitter-centric sitcom with Ashton Kutcher... or was it William Shatner? Anywhoo, the one fatal flaw we see right off the bat is that there's no mention of the Groupon Cat. If CBS knows what's good for them there will have to be a sassy office cat. Fact.
· CBS Gives Green Light to Groupon Citcom [Crain's]