'Big Day's' Big Day: Nov. 28
ABC will pair comedy with 'Help Me Help You'LOS ANGELES --
The network says "Big Day," a show about the various calamities on the day of a young couple's wedding, on Tuesday, Nov. 28. It will air at 9 p.m. ET, pairing with "Help Me Help You" to form, as things stand now, the only block of comedies on ABC's schedule. (The network hasn't announced its plans for 8 p.m. Tuesdays once "Dancing with the Stars" ends; it's possible returning sitcoms "George Lopez" and "According to Jim" could fill that hour.)
ABC had originally planned to air "The Knights of Prosperity" at 9 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Oct. 17. Earlier this week, however, the network decided to hold off on the show, possibly until midseason, so it can give "Knights" a better marketing push. After its premiere, "Big Day" will likely have the advantage of airing new episodes against what are likely to be post-sweeps repeats on other networks.
The show stars Marla Sokoloff ("The Practice") and Josh Cooke ("Four Kings") as a couple about to be married. Told more or less in real time, a la "24," it will follow the minor and major crises of the wedding day: including the father of the bride's (Kurt Fuller, "Desperate Housewives") doubts about his future son-in-law, an ex-boyfriend still carrying a torch for the bride and a battle between mother (Wendie Malick, "Just Shoot Me") and daughter over what kind of salad to serve.
Miriam Shor ("Inside Schwartz"), Stephen Rannazzisi and Stephnie Weir ("MADtv") also star. Former "King of Queens" executive producers (and married couple) Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa created the show.