ABC has firmed up its midseason scheduling plans. With Super Fun Night only getting a Back 4 order, the network will try out another new comedy series, Mixology, in the Wednesday 9:30 PM slot behind Modern Family. The high-concept series, which takes place at a bar over the course of one night and features a 10-member core cast, will premiere on February 26. ABC previously used flagship Modern Family to launch another single-camera young ensemble comedy, Happy Endings, which recently ended its run. Meanwhile, Suburgatory will return to its original Tuesday 8:30 PM slot where it was so successful in its first season, launching Season 3 on January 15 to succeed departing Back In The Game.
I’ve added to the Vanessa Lengies Fan Gallery with the 2 stills out so far from Mixology.
The original Season 3 finale saw Meg riding off into the sunset with Chris (Milo Ventimiglia), much to her parents’ disapproval. But the unfinished epilogue aimed to give closure to the Pryors by checking up on them three years later.
In the epilogue, we see a long-haired Meg on a bus headed to Woodstock, having not spoken to her parents or returned home since leaving with Chris. After a couple of fellow hippie travelers inquire about the purpose of her trip, Meg reveals that she’s planning to attend Woodstock with her friend, Sam (Arlen Escarpeta), who has just graduated from Berkeley. We also discover that she’ll be staying in New York with her best friend Roxanne (Vanessa Lengies), who is now married to Luke (Jamie Elman) and has a baby. Younger sister Patty (Sarah Ramos) is attending college at Harvard’s sister school, Radcliffe.
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Fox’s Glee will be a little less sweet next season now that Vanessa Lengies, who plays Sugar, has landed a regular role on the midseason ABC sitcom Mixology. “Getting to play Sugar Motta was one of the biggest opportunities of my life, and I met some of the most fantastic people, but I was being hired per episode,” Lengies says about why she made the switch. “I loved getting to be there and dancing around, but I didn’t really have much of an opportunity to act.”
On Mixology, Lengies will play a bubbly waitress named Kacey. “For an actress who really hasn’t gotten to act for two years, it was like letting a wild dog out of its cage,” says the elated star, who received congratulations from Glee pals Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale and Heather Morris.
And since Mixology doesn’t debut until 2014, Lengies hopes she’ll be able to give Sugar a proper send-off next fall. Her exit pitch: “I would love to have them introduce a time machine and reveal that Sugar was a visitor from the future.”
I’ve added the first photo to the gallery from Vanessa’s new show, Mixology.
Less than a week before Disney bass is set to present its new fall wares to Madison Avenue buyers, ABC has picked up a comedy starring James Caan, two projects from David Zabel and Ryan Seacrest Production’s first scripted effort Mixology. They will join returning series including Modern Family, The Middle, Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy on the network’s 2013-14 schedule.
Logline: A high-concept single-camera comedy from the writers behind The Hangover set in the world of a sexy Manhattan bar chronicling the exploits of singles in search of love — all over the course of one night.
Cast: Kate Simses, Ginger Gonzaga Mercedes Masohn, Blake Lee, Andrew Santino, Adam Campbell, Vanessa Lengies (1st position over Fox’s Glee), Craig Frank, Alexis Carra, Sarah Bolger, Adan Canto
Team: W/EP Jon Lucas, Scott Moore (The Hangover); EP Nina Wass, Ryan Seacrest; D Larry Charles
Studio: ABC Studios, Ryan Seacrest Productions
ABC is adding some Sugar to its Mixology.
Glee‘s Vanessa Lengies has been cast as a lead in the Alphabet Net’s comedy pilot, which is set in a sexy Manhattan bar, our sister site Deadline reports.
The high-concept, single-camera project follows five single guys and five single girls as they look for love over the course of an evening. Lengies will play Kacey, a personal trainer by day/waitress by night who has an incredibly upbeat outlook on life.
In addition, Adam Campbell (Touch, Wedding Band) and Craig Frank (Up All Night, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries web series) have been cast as two of the other romance seekers. Campbell’s Ron is an Internet wunderkind in debt following the demise of his startup, and Frank’s Cal is a hot, dumb hunk of masculinity.
In addition to playing Glee‘s self-diagnosed say-anything gal, Lengies’ TV credits include HawthoRNe, Castle and Rules of Engagement.