If you’re like us, you didn’t mind seeing Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, and Sean Hayes make their exit from primetime. Their departure was, to be polite, long overdue — and the series finale’s drawn out, melodramatic plotlines didn’t make Will & Grace‘s death very painless. So we’re not sure how we feel about already being inundated on Lifetime – during our marathon Golden Girls viewings, to boot – with promo spots for McCormack’s upcoming Love Spring International.
For better or worse, Eric is using his star power just to promote the show; as executive producer, he won’t be appearing on camera. Love Spring, a faux reality show about a professional dating service, is Reno 911 meets The Office, sprinkled with some Arrested Development. We’ll have our TiVo set for the June 5 premiere, certainly, if only to see how the character Burke plays into the gay stereotype.
(Interestingly, Love Spring‘s website is plastered with ads from online dating service PerfectMatch.com. How’s that for product placement?)
Love Spring International [Lifetime]