Friend Me

Friend Me is an unaired American television comedy series about the real-life deal-of-the-day website coupon service company Groupon. The series, created by writers Alan Kirschenbaum and Ajay Sahgal, was to have been produced by CBS Television Studios but subsequently never aired after Kirschenbaum's suicide.[1] It was confirmed as canceled on July 29, 2013, and there is no plan to burn off the series.[2][3]

Friend Me
Created by
Directed byPamela Fryman
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers
  • Ajay Sahgal
  • Alan Kirschenbaum
  • Eric Tannenbaum
  • Kim Tannenbaum
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production companies
Original networkCBS


The series follows two twenty-something guys who move to Los Angeles to start their new lives working at Groupon. While one is determined to recreate himself in the new city, the other clings to their old group of friends in Bloomington, Indiana.



CBS placed a series order in May 2012.[10] The series was expected to premiere as a midseason entry during the 2012–13 television season.[11] However, on December 6, 2012, CBS revealed that its midseason schedule did not include the series.[12] The series would be the last project for co-creator Alan Kirschenbaum, who committed suicide on October 26, 2012.[13]


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  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 13, 2012). "CBS Picks Up Four New Drama Series & Two Comedies: Is A 'CSI' Spinoff Going Away?". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 13, 2012.
  11. ^ Owen, Rob. "'Two and a Half Men' on the move in CBS fall schedule". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Archived from the original on May 20, 2012. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
  12. ^ O'Connell, Michael (December 6, 2012). "CBS Midseason Schedule Samples 'Golden Boy' in 'Vegas' Spot Before Friday Move". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 6, 2012.
  13. ^ "Alan Kirschenbaum, Co-Creator of Yes, Dear and Friend Me, Dead at 51". TV Guide. October 28, 2012.