I’m the first to admit I really don’t pay attention to a new show until the ratings come in, but I’m sure there are others out there who have opinions on premiere episode changes this late in the process.
Here’s the ABC press release:
REBECCA AND PERRY DISCOVER THERE’S A HIGH PRICE TO PAY FOR BEING THEMSELVES AS THEY VENTURE OUT INTO THE DATING WORLD, ON THE PREMIERE OF ABC’S “ROMANTICALLY CHALLENGED,” MONDAY, APRIL 19
The Ensemble Comedy Marks Return to Television for Alyssa Milano
Alyssa Milano stars in “Romantically Challenged,” an ensemble comedy about four friends trying to find love and happiness while navigating their way through today’s tricky world of dating, premiering MONDAY, APRIL 19 (9:32-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“Don’t Be Yourself” – After Rebecca learns about her ex-husband’s impending wedding, she decides to jump headfirst into the dating pool. But the crew get her so worked up that, when it comes time to the actual date, she becomes flustered and ends up saying some ridiculous things about herself. Meanwhile Perry meets a girl he thinks is perfect – until he finds out she likes to be talked dirty to during their romantic encounters, so Lisa takes it upon herself to coach Perry through Dirty Talk 101; and Rebecca enlists struggling and unpublished writer Shawn to help her son, Justin, write a story for his high school English class, on “Romantically Challenged,” MONDAY, APRIL 19 (9:32-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Note: This episode replaces “Rebecca’s One Night Stand,” which has not been rescheduled.
“Romantically Challenged” stars Alyssa Milano as Rebecca, Kyle Bornheimer as Perry, Josh Lawson as Shawn and Kelly Stables as Lisa.
Guest starring is Israel Broussard as Justin, Mark Deklin as Doug, Dorian Brown as Marika, Valorie Hubbard as Mrs. Gordon and Nicole Pettis as cooking teacher.
“Don’t Be Yourself” was written by Ricky Blitt and directed by James Burrows.
“Romantically Challenged” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,D,L parental guideline.