Ira & Abby
Ira Black, 33, is brilliant, neurotic, Jewish and has so many issues he can't fit them into 12 years of analysis. He can't finish his dissertation, he can't commit to his longtime girlfriend, and he's incapable of making a decision, even if it's just what to order at the diner. Abby Willoughby, 30, is a free spirit who's better at solving her friends' problems at the gym than selling memberships. When the two meet, the impossible happens: they fall in love, meet each other's parents and decide to get married, all in a few breathless hours. And life is good, until Ira finds out that Abby is a divorcee--two times over. Despite even more therapy, Ira can't help but feel that their marriage was built on a lie. They divorce quietly, while cracks grow wider in their parents' marriages. Ira's gorgeous analyst mother Arlene starts a secret liaison with Abby's charming voiceover artist father Michael, while Abby's mother Lynne wonders why she's no longer attractive to her husband and Ira's father Sy pretends not to notice. Ira soon realizes he's miserable without Abby. He asks her forgiveness and they marry again, this time making more realistic vows. But Ira's jealousy issues and Abby's free-floating tendencies lead him to reconnect with his ex-girlfriend. When Abby finds out about their parents' infidelities, the three couples converge for a group therapy with eight therapists. Ira and Abby ultimately realize that they were meant to be together. But divorced. Because marriage just isn't for them.
Chris Messina, Jennifer Westfeldt, Frances Conroy, Fred Willard, Robert Klein, Judith Light, Jason Alexander, Darrell Hammond, Chris Parnell, Donna Murphy, Peter Hirsch, Ilana Levine, Maddie Corman, Kali Rocha, Jon Hamm, Brad Bellamy, Marylouise Burke, Ramon Rodriguez, Kevin Sussman, David Margulies, Spiro Malas, Michael McGrath, Malachy McCourt, Mordechi Rosenfeld, Ed Blank, Jennifer Albano, Matthew Del Negro, Ken Barnett, Gregory Jbara, Robert Bagnell, Robert Levine, Asa Somers, Hayden Adams, B.D. Wong