James Van Der Beek may have found himself a new sitcom to be a part of, but sitcoms are lonely without co-stars to have fun with! Friends With Better Lives, the CBS comedy from Dana Klein, has room for five more stars after Van Der Beek; so let’s start filling up some of those empty spaces. For instance, we could cast Brooklyn Decker in one of the parts and I’m quite certain nobody would complain. After all, she’s a model with a body that just won’t quit. That’s not everybody’s cup of tea, but it works for me. Plus, she was hilarious on The League, so it stands to reason she could be funny on this new pilot.
As reported by Deadline, Decker will be playing one of six 30-something friends who all tend to think the others have it way better than they do. It’s a concept that sounds like it would just be a bunch of whiny adults complaining about how their lives sucks while everyone else is doing just peachy. That would get annoying super fast. But Decker is said to be playing Jules, a former model – just like Decker – discovered in a mall when she was 13, who is very open minded and legitimately wishes the best for everyone. It sounds like she might actually be happy for her friends despite her ill-conceived perception of her own misfortune.
The pilot is being directed by James Burrows and will hopefully do for Van Der Beek’s career what Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23 couldn’t. Of course, it has to be picked up first and, quite frankly, I don’t know if this concept is something anyone would really want to see. Then again I never thought The Big Bang Theory would find an audience and look what happened with that. Sometimes you just can’t predict what’s going to be popular.