Actors from busted NBC pilot grow ‘Bitter’ online


Disappointment is something every actor learns quickly comes with the territory. But for the cast of “Downwardly Mobile,” a sitcom starring Roseanne that NBC passed on for the 2012-13 season, rejection is just the premise for their next project.

Five supporting “Mobile” thespians have banded together for “Bitter, Party of 5,” their own YouTube talk show that starts with them huddled around a phone to purportedly find out whether the show was getting picked up or not. As if none of them have agents who can find out for them, they decide to call NBC Entertainment chief Robert Greenblatt’s office, where an assistant tells them they didn’t make the cut. Sadness ensues.

So now the Failed Five press on with “Bitter,” where they interview celebrities like Rachael Harris and Stephen Root. No doubt an agent will see them do this very soon, ABC stations will cancel “The View” to make room for “Bitter,” will which will restore them to the greatness NBC denied them.

The “Bitter” bunch are Jason Antoon, Mary Birdsong, Greg Cromer, Tricia O’Kelley and
Romy Rosemont. Maybe Roseanne was busy.

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