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Romedy Now to air comedy series ‘Friends with Better Lives’ from 1 April

MUMBAI: English entertainment channel Romedy Now will launch its new sitcom ‘Friends with Better Lives’ (FWBL) on 1 April at 11 pm, hours after its US world premiere.

The comedy series from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution is the successor of the iconic show ‘How I Met Your Mother’ which culminates its nine-year run on US network CBS this month.

Times Television Network English Entertainment Channels CEO Ajay Trigunayat had earlier told TelevisionPost.com that one of the big properties being cultivated by the network is the TV show ‘Friends With Better Lives’ which kicks off on 1 April and will air every Monday at 9 pm.

“Romedy Now is clearly the number one English general entertainment channel today with a whopping 84 per cent lead over its nearest competitor (TAM, 15-34 AB, 8 Metros, Wk 10-11 ’14). We are really pleased to launch this fantastic and very funny ensemble comedy in India, FWBL just hours after its world premiere in the US.”

‘Friends with Better Lives’ is a romantic comedy about six friends at different stages in their lives – married, divorced, newly engaged and single; who are outwardly happy, but secretly questioning if their friends have it better. When it comes to relationships, these six friends are finding it a challenge to look at each other without wondering who really has the better life?

Created by Dana Klein, the show’s executive producers are Klein, Aaron Kaplan and Dave Hemingson.

The show boasts a popular ensemble cast featuring Kevin Connolly (Bobby), Majandra Delfino (Andi), Zoe Lister-Jones (Kate), Brooklyn Decker (Jules), Rick Donald (Lowell) and James Van Der Beek (Will).

Andi and Bobby are happily married with a toddler and another baby on the way, but at times long for the days when they had less responsibility and more fun. Will is newly single and preaching the bachelor lifestyle, but still pining for his ex-wife; Jules and Lowell are high on their passionate new relationship and Kate has a successful career but may have a breakdown when she finds out her last remaining single friend, Jules, just got engaged.

This will be the fourth series launch on Romedy Now, joining ‘Witches of East End’, ‘Kitchen Confidential’ and ‘Ally McBeal’, which all launched in January this year.