By Mandi Bierly
Updated July 29, 2020 at 06:55 PM EDT
Credit: Chris Hatcher/PR Photos
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Image Credit: Chris Hatcher/PR PhotosAfter starring in CBS’ Worst Week and ABC’s Romantically Challenged, Kyle Bornheimer has replaced Kyle Howard in the NBC comedy Perfect Couples, due to Howard’s potential scheduling conflict with TBS’ My Boys. This was met with resounding cheers around PopWatch HQ, not because we don’t like Howard, but because we’ve been fans of Bornheimer since at least 2007, when EW highlighted his “30-second career” (including commercials for Geico, Staples, Imodium, Stanley, and Sprint). Will Perfect Couples finally be the vehicle that gives him a 30-minute career? Let’s look again at NBC’s description of the show, which follows the misadventures of three couples:

“Dave [Bornheimer] and Julia (Christine Woods, FlashForward) are the relatable, normal couple, but Julia’s hope of remaining the cool, low-maintenance chick is tested by Dave’s attempts to keep both his wife and his needy best friend Vance (Dave Walton, NBC’s 100 Questions) equally happy. Vance, along with the neurotic Amy (Mary Elizabeth Ellis, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), are the high-passion, high-drama couple who bring out the best and worst in each other. The third duo features Rex (Hayes MacArthur, She’s Out of My League), a reformed party guy, and his wife, Leigh (Olivia Munn, Attack of the Show), who considers herself as the group’s mother hen. Believing that they are relationship experts, Rex and Leigh have attended every class and seminar on relationships — and regard themselves as the ‘perfect couple.’”

What do you think? I’m a big fan of Ellis, and Munn has buzz. If the writing’s tight…


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