Better Together

BETTER TOGETHER is the only new comedy that ABC is offering right off the bat this fall (out of three new ones) and on a scale of 1-3, based on what I’ve seen so far, it ranks as not my favorite.  Joanna Garcia is Mia and Jennifer Finnigan is Maddie and they are sisters who share everything.  Maddie is currently dating her long-term boyfriend Ben (Josh Cooke) and they have no plans to marry.  Mia and Casey (Jake Lacy) have known each other 8 weeks, and they’re further down the aisle than Maddie and Ben will ever be.  Debra Jo Rupp and Kurt Fuller round out the cast as the parents of the girls.

I can’t put my finger on what exactly it was that I didn’t love about what I’ve seen so far, but I don’t know that this will be one of my favorites in the fall.

Follow the jump for the show’s official trailer, a gallery of images (some of which might be slightly spoilery), and ABC’s official description!

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Here’s ABC’s official description:

Maddie and Ben have been dating for nine years. They know each other inside and out, a relationship marked by contentment and affection, seeing their commitment to one another as a “valid life choice,” something they proclaim often – and often loudly. Maddie’s younger sister, Mia, has been dating Casey for seven weeks. With a shared c’est la vie attitude, Mia and Casey are smitten with each other, and thrilled to explore the oh so many things they don’t know about each other yet. But when they announce they’re getting married and having a baby, it’s news that throws Maddie for a loop. Surprisingly, the girls’ parents, Vicky and Joel, couldn’t be more pleased. Married 35 years, they have recently adopted a carpe diem sort of philosophy, rather like Mia’s, maybe because they’re getting older and lost a good portion of their savings when the economy tanked. With three very different relationships tightly intertwined in one family, will it be free thinkers vs. over-thinkers, or will each couple begin to see things a little bit differently?

“Better Together” stars JoAnna Garcia as Mia, Jennifer Finnigan as Maddie, Josh Cooke as Ben, Jake Lacy as Casey, with Kurt Fuller as Joel and Debra Jo Rupp as Vicky.

The series is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Silver and Gold Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Shana Goldberg-Meehan is executive producer and writer. The pilot was directed by James Burrows.