Sunday, November 26, 2006

ABC Sitcom Pilot Review: Big Day - Premieres November 28th

Big Day

Big Day - Tuesdays at 9:00PM ET/PT on ABC
Premieres November 28th at 9:00PM ET/PT

Each season, the show "24" tackles one very, very bad day in the life of a special agent in charge of national security. Starting November 28 ABC will also present one very, very bad day in someone's life... a young couple's wedding day in the beautiful backyard of a family home. And while no one is defusing a nuclear bomb - they're arguing about when the salad is going to be served - the stakes (as anyone who has been through a wedding knows) are just as high.

"Big Day" tells the stories you don't see on the wedding video -- the father who sits his daughter down on the morning of her big day and tells her he really doesn't think she should marry this guy; the bitter bridesmaid older sister who sleeps with the best man and accidentally drinks his contact lenses, which he left in a glass of water on the nightstand, blinding him for the rest of the proceedings; the groomsman who's secretly in love with the groom; the tightly wound mother of the bride who intimidates the nervous wedding planner into changing the salad (the bride's choice, Caesar, is just so tacky!).

Cast: Marla Sokoloff as Alice and Josh Cooke as Danny - the blushing bride and groom -- Wendie Malick as Jane, Kurt Fuller as Steve, Miriam Shor as Becca, Stephen Rannazzisi as Skobo and the hilariously nervous Stephnie Weir as Lorna.

Read our review of the pilot episode here.

Discuss the show after you watch it on Tuesday on our message board.

Related Links:

  • ABC.com Official Site
  • TV.com
  • epguides.com
  • Internet Movie Database
  • Wikipedia
  • Big Day Photo Gallery

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