Vanessa Lachey In, Meaghan Rath Out In NBC Comedy People Are Talking

Vanessa Lachey People Are Talking

This recast should get people talking. Or not.

Vanessa Lachey (Dads) has replaced Meaghan Rath (Being Human) as Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s wife in NBC’s new fall comedy People Are Talking, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Rath had a good reason for bowing out: Her other pilot, Fox’s The Guide to Surviving Life, was also ordered to series (and was in first position to Talking).

People Are Talking, which will air Fridays at 8:30/7:30c this fall, follows two diverse couples (Tone Bell and Bresha Webb play the other duo) who are both neighbors and best friends. As they go through life side-by-side, they can’t help but analyze and obsess about everything. From topics like sex and race, to the fact that the trusted new babysitter might just be a porn star, nothing is out of bounds for this wildly outspoken foursome.

Lachey most recently had a starring role in the NBC’s ill-fated comedy pilot Not Safe For Work.

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  1. Patrick says:

    This works. Rath seems too young to be married to MPG. I think that might be a little jarring to viewers, unless that were part of the joke.

  2. Mare says:

    No offense to Vanessa but Meaghan made that ad shine. I’ve lost interest now.

  3. Steven says:

    Either way the show will be gone by 2016.

  4. Simon says:

    That’s great news as the trailer for that show looked horrible and Meaghan Rath deserves so much better than that. Let’s hope her Fox comedy is more promising.

    • Wordsmith says:

      I agree. I really want more Meaghan Rath on my TV, but I’d prefer it to be in a show I’d actually watch.

  5. Drew says:

    Rath is great. Wherever she lands, I hope she is able to shine. She was wasted on Secrets and Lies.

  6. Rolfe says:

    Is this a step up or down from TRL?

  7. Ally Oop says:

    The title of this is awful. The premise is boring. I’m out. NBC is gonna flunk out again in the comedy department this upcoming season. Maybe only Hot & Bothered will live to see another season.

  8. tsevca says:

    I think both shows will crash, but People are talking seem to have better chances to me. I wouldn´t do that if I were her.