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How I Met Your Mother fans know Sarah Chalke as Stella Zinman, the cute dermatologist Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) came thisclose to marrying in Season 3. (She ended up breaking his heart in Season 4's premiere.) Now she's on a new sitcom, Mad Love (CBS, Mondays, 8:30 p.m. ET), that's appearing in the time slot following HIMYM. Sadly, Chalke is playing a much blander character in this one.
Mad Love is a romantic comedy about two young, attractive New Yorkers (Chalke and American Pie's Jason Biggs) who meet and quickly fall for each other at the top of the Empire State building. Too bad, then, that his best friend (Tyler Labine) and her best friend (Judy Greer) instantly loathe each other. Both couples produce sparks. In the first case, it's sparks of love. In the second, it's all about sarcasm-fueled hatred, and quips born of pure vitriol.
It's a sad state of affairs when the most interesting part of a romantic comedy is the caustic exchanges between instant enemies. Valentine's Day deserves better!