You Me Her: a "polyromantic comedy" debuts March 22 on Audience Network
On Tuesday March 22, DirecTV's Audience Network will begin airing You Me Her, which it describes as a "polyromantic comedy" about a couple who open their relationship. They each hire the same sex worker, and then all three fall in love.
Ten 30-minute episodes have already been filmed. The IMDB description:
What begins as an impulsive "date" between suburban husband Jack and neophyte escort Izzy, spins into a whirlwind three-way sexual affair including Jack's wife Emma, whose been keeping secrets of her own. Over a span of just 10 days, their "arrangement" breaks free of its financial bonds to become something else entirely: A real romance, with real stakes, involving three real people, confronting viewers with the compelling question: What if your best, truest, happiest life looked nothing like you thought it would? Would you be brave enough to live it?
According to DirecTV,
You Me Her was created by John Scott Shepherd who will serve as the executive producer and showrunner. The 10-episode comedy draws its inspiration from a Playboy Magazine article “Sugar on Top” by John H. Richardson. It will center on the complex dealings and interactions of a group of individuals involved in a three-way relationship.
The Movie Box calls it
...a new original comedy series about a suburban married couple flirting with the idea of having a polyamorous relationship.
Greg Poehler (brother of comedian Amy Poehler, and the former star/creator of the sitcom "Welcome to Sweden") plays Jack, a sexually frustrated family man who pays an escort (Rookie Blue's Priscilla Faia) to sleep with him. Feeling ashamed, he confesses his one-night affair to his wife, Emma (Fargo's Rachel Blanchard).
Fearing his marriage might be over, Jack is shocked to learn that Emma didn't hire a divorce lawyer, but instead has gone out and hired that same female escort to start her own sexual affair. It creates an unusual situation where they must have an honest and candid conversation about turning their marriage into an open relationship with a third partner.
Created and written by John Scott Shepherd (NBC's Save Me) and directed by Emmy-nominated TV helmer Nisha Ganatra (Transparent), the 10-episode series also stars Jennifer Spence (Continuum), Melanie Papalia (Suits), and Kevin O'Grady (This Means War).
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Does anybody know more? I'm told that the show is featured in the March 7–20 print issue of TV Guide, page 12, but that is not (yet) online.
DirecTV calls the show its "Answer to the Modern RomCom." It will air Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Audience Network is available on DirecTV and U-verse TV, as well as online.
Anyone who watches it, can you report what you think? Post here in the comments, or email me at alan7388 (at) gmail.com. Thanks!
P.S.: NBC's upcoming "polyamory dramedy" Love, Sex and Neighbors also ought to be showing up sometime. Last November the Hollywood news and PR sheet Deadline TV announced,
Polyamory Dramedy Produced By Adam Shankman In Works At NBC
In Love, Sex And Neighbors, when a fresh-faced, traditional-values couple moves to Orange County [CA], they discover that the parents at their kids’ school are experimenting with polyamory. The one-hour dramedy, written/executive produced by [Gail] Gilchriest, follows four families at the forefront of a quiet revolution in the way everyday people live and love.
Googling finds me nothing about it since then. Does anyone have inside knowledge?