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Freeform Developing ‘Bad Dates’ Sitcom From “Veep” Star

Timothy Simons Will Executive Produce

Freeform just put a new comedy into development produced by “Veep” star Timothy Simons. called “Bad Dates,” which will showcase regular everyday people’s worst and most awkward dating experiences, reenacted. The proposed series is co-written by Derek Elliott and Jack Donaldson, who also have a CBS series in development called “The Whole Nine.” Simons, who plays Congressman Jonah Ryan on “Veep,” will serve as producer and will not appear on camera.

“Bad Dates” joins a growing slate of comedies in development at Freeform including “Brown Girls,” “Alone Together” and a late night show hosted by Iliza Shlesinger.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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