Producer Thomas has hope for 'Cupid'

March 29, 2009 at 1:24 PM

LOS ANGELES, March 29 (UPI) -- Producer Rob Thomas says he is hopeful his second attempt at a U.S. TV situation comedy called "Cupid" will be a success.

Thomas, who was behind the 1998 "Cupid" series that was canceled, said the current TV climate bodes well for his incarnation of the ABC comedy, The Boston Globe reported Sunday.

"I feel like this is a better time for romantic comedy, a better time to be on ABC," he said.

Thomas said his previous "Cupid" show, which was canceled after 15 episodes, failed primarily because of its time slot opposite "Walker, Texas Ranger."

"We were a show about being single and 30 on Saturdays at 10 on a network that really didn't know what it wanted to be," he said of the failed sitcom, which starred Jeremy Piven and Paula Marshall.

Both series follow a man who is convinced he is Cupid, the Roman god of love, and his psychologist, who is convinced he is simply crazy.

The Globe said actor Bobby Cannavale will take over Piven's role as the potentially insane lead, while actress Sarah Paulson will assume Marshall's psychologist role for Tuesday night's premiere episode.

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