NBC Schedule Scoop: The Paul Reiser Show In, Perfect Couples Out!

NBC is dumping Perfect Couples for Paul Reiser.

The Peacock announced that the long-delayed Paul Reiser Show will replace the low-rated Couples on Thursday at 8:30 beginning April 14.

The single camera comedy is loosely based on Reiser’s life post-Mad About You. Per the show’s official description, “It’s been a few years since his 
hit TV series went off the air. Since then, he’s been enjoying the quiet
life at home with his lovely wife, Claire [Amy Landecker], and kids and generally minding his own business, writing and
producing television but enjoying life out of the spotlight. Getting him
into trouble — and into adventures — are a group of new “friends,”
most of which he didn’t choose since they’re the husbands of his wife’s
friends and the dads of his kids’ classmates.”

In light of this development, Perfect Couples has been downgraded from “a long-shot” to “essentially canceled” on TVLine’s Renewal Scorecard. It’s too bad. The show was just starting to grow on me.