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CBS Picks Up Groupon TV Sitcom for Next Season

This time of year is when we find out which of our favorite shows will be returning for another season. However, we also get to hear about the new shows that will be hitting our screens in the not so distant future and yesterday CBS revealed that it's just picked up a TV show with a techie twist.

Popular daily deals site Groupon is coming to our TV screens next season in the form of a new TV show called Friend Me. Starring Christopher Mintz-Plasse (also known as 'McLovin' from Superbad) and Nicholas Braun (Red State). The series sees Minstz-Plasse and Braun play two young guys who move from Indiana to Los Angeles to work at Groupon. 

According to Vanity Fair, Groupon didn't have anything to do with the pilot for the show and it's not yet clear if the company will take an interest now that it's been picked up. CBS was also the network behind Sh*t My Dad Says, which was based on the hugely popular Twitter feed of the same name. The network picked up a total of six new shows for next season. Among them is Elementary, a modern-day reimagining of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. The series will see Lucy Liu play Watson to Johnny Lee Miller's Sherlock against the backdrop of New York City. 

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  • drwho1
    Please CBS stop this before it fails miserably.
    Oh well, there always other Networks or my DVD Library.
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  • The fake shows in 30 Rock are better than this!
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  • freggo
    A TV show based on a failing Advertising company; yeah... great idea !
    /sarcasm
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  • nukemaster
    wildrThe fake shows in 30 Rock are better than this!Or...

    Wormhole X-treme.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0pAqqHoL2c
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  • SmileyTPB1
    That scraping sound you hear is the bottom of the barrel.
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  • gm0n3y
    Looks awful, but probably not any worse than all of the reality shows out there.
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  • jakjawagon
    Elementary, a modern-day reimagining of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. The series will see Lucy Liu play Watson to Johnny Lee Miller's Sherlock against the backdrop of New York City.

    Will never be as good as the Cumberbatch version.
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  • Tesla1483
    wildrThe fake shows in 30 Rock are better than this!
    Someone needs to greenlight "Bitch Hunter" starring Will Ferrell
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