E4 Acquires UK Rights To NBC’s ‘Marry Me’

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E4 has closed a deal with Sony Pictures Television to acquire the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to NBC’s comedy series Marry Me, TVWise has learned.

Marry Me follows Annie (Casey Wilson) and Jake (Ken Marino) who, six years ago, bonded over their mutual love of nachos and they’ve been inseparable ever since. Now, after returning from a romantic two-week island vacation, Jake’s all set to pop the question. Before he can ask, though, Annie lets loose on Jake for his inability to commit. She was expecting him to “put a ring on it” in paradise and now Jake’s perfect proposal is ruined and so Jake and Annie decide to hold off on the engagement until they can do it right.

The comedy series, which recently received a 5 episode back order from NBC, was created by David Caspe, who previously created ABC’s cult comedy series Happy Endings – which also aired in the UK on E4. In addition to Casey Wilson and Ken Marino, Marry Me also stars Sarah Wright, John Gemberling, Tymberlee Hill and Tim Meadows. Sony Pictures Television and FanFare Productions are producing, with David Caspe, Jamie Tarses and Seth Gordon serving as executive producers.

Marry Me is was one of the hottest comedies from the Fall season and becomes the first broadcast comedy series that a UK broadcaster has acquired out of the LA Screenings. For its part, Marry Me is the latest addition to an already strong roster of US comedy series on E4, joining the likes of The Big Bang Theory, New Girl, The Mindy Project and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It will premiere on E4 in early 2015.

TVWise’s Acquisitions Scorecard has been updated with this new information.