ABC’s Rom-Com ‘Manhattan Love Story’ Filming on the Bowery Today

Posted on: August 5th, 2014 at 9:22 am by
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Expect the Haddad’s trucks to line the Bowery and spill into the streets of Little Italy today. “No Parking” signs indicate as much, alerting neighbors to the big budget production of Manhattan Love Story, a new ABC romantic comedy that’ll be sure to bore.

The program was created and written by Jeff Lowell, and stars Analeigh Tipton, Jake McDorman, Nicolas Wright, Jade Catta-Preta, Chloe Wepper, and Kurt Fuller.

Here is a brief synopsis from the ABC website:

Have you ever wondered what your date was thinking?  This romantic comedy exposes the differences between men and women through the unfiltered thoughts, and often contradictory actions, of a new couple who have just begun dating.

Apparently the pilot didn’t do so hot with critics during previews, though. Deadline has it that during a Q&A with creator Jeff Lowell, one critic bemoaned the “overdone gender dynamics” and asked whether viewers will need to sit through the tired “We get to hear the characters’ thoughts gimmick” for the whole show.

Series premiere of Manhattan Love Story is September 30 at 8:30pm on ABC.

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