Peter Iovino
EW Staff
October 03, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Life As We Know It

TV Show
Current Status
In Season
run date
Sean Faris, Jon Foster, Chris Lowell, Kelly Osbourne, D.B. Sweeney
Jeff Judah, Gabe Sachs

We gave it a D-

STARRING Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas, Christina Hendricks
WRITTEN BY Ian Deitchman, Kristin Rusk Robinson
DIRECTED BY Greg Berlanti

After their mutual best friends die in a car accident, two perpetual singletons (Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel) — who once went on a blind date from hell — are drafted to raise the couple’s orphaned infant daughter and live together in their friends’ Atlanta house. As a result, the mismatched pair slowly begin to reevaluate their feelings for each other — with some laughs along the way.

Knocked Up and 27 Dresses already proved that Heigl can shine in romantic comedies, but the charismatic performance of former Las Vegas star Duhamel may be the film’s biggest surprise. ”Everybody walks out saying, ‘We know Katie is a star, but we’ve never seen Josh in this way,’?” says director Greg Berlanti, creator of TV’s Everwood and Eli Stone and one of the writers behind next summer’s Green Lantern. ”He’s kind of a throwback — he’s really big and macho, but he can also play the emotion.”

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