Ben Rappaport To Play The Lead In USA’s Comedy Pilot ‘Love Is Dead’

EXCLUSIVE: Ben Rappaport, who toplined NBC’s comedy series Outsourced, is set as the lead in USA‘s single-camera comedy pilot Love Is Dead. Written and executive produced by Zev Borow (Chuck) based on the award-winning French short film of the same name, Love Is Dead is a comedic exploration of modern romance in reverse, break-up first. It is set at an agency that specializes in breaking up romantic relationships on behalf of those who are willing to pay to not be around when it happens. It centers on Alex (Rappaport) who, after he’s dumped by a representative of the agency, vows to find out what it is, specifically, that’s wrong with him — by taking a job at the company. Lorene Scafaria is directing the pilot, with Universal Cable Prods and Gaumont International Television producing. Rappaport is with Gersh, Invictus Entertainment and Rick Genow; Scafaria is with CAA and Joy Gorman.

Comments (9)

  • Big fan of Zev, Ben and the idea. Hope USA picks up both pilots.

    Comment by Zachary — Tuesday August 20, 2013 @ 10:42am PDT  
  • Ah this sounds awesome

    Comment by Alex — Tuesday August 20, 2013 @ 11:42am PDT  
  • Ben’s really talented and while looking forward to his multi-episode arc on The Good Wife, a big congratulations to him on this. USA’s foray into comedy shall hopefully be successful.

    Comment by Alex S — Tuesday August 20, 2013 @ 12:17pm PDT  
  • He was a great find on Outsourced (a show that could’ve been much better as it had a great idea and a very good cast). Hopefully this will turn out better for Ben than the last time he had a show based on a “foreign language” film.

    Comment by BD — Tuesday August 20, 2013 @ 12:31pm PDT  
  • Great news. Looking forward to it c

    Comment by Joel G — Tuesday August 20, 2013 @ 2:58pm PDT  
  • I am very happy to know that my CMAI-picinic tee shirt with Ben’s autograph on it continues to increase in value. I may have to frame it as he becomes a superstar!!!

    Comment by Mark Eramo — Tuesday August 20, 2013 @ 3:14pm PDT  
  • He was great on Outsourced (which was also a great show). He definitely deserves a good role.

    Comment by DryedMangoez — Tuesday August 20, 2013 @ 4:05pm PDT  
  • Great news! Love Ben and this show sounds very cute!

    Comment by rose — Tuesday August 20, 2013 @ 4:06pm PDT  
  • single-cam yuck!

    Comment by Anonymous — Monday September 2, 2013 @ 7:22pm PDT  
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