By Michael Gioia
18 Oct 2013
Mikaela Feely-Lehmann, last seen in Stay at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Cyrano on Broadway, stars as Kate. The series regulars also include Kay Copeland ("Blue Bloods") as Kate's OCD, suburban-mom best friend Elizabeth; Keith Rubin (Upright Citizen's Brigade) as Kate's neurotic-yet-charming boss Lester; Elaine Barrow (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn) as Kate's grandmother; Nick Ryan (The Shallot at Manhattan Repertory Theatre) as Kate's ex-boyfriend Jared; and Megan Lynch (Upright Citizen's Brigade) as Kate's grad-school archnemesis and Manhattan socialite Avery.
"The show truly captures what it means to be a 20-something from a fresh perspective and captures the ripe comic territory of online dating," said McGaughey in a statement.
Through Indiegogo, "Rom.Dot.Com" raised $4,845 in February 2013 and donated $485 to Make-a-Wish Foundation. Pre-production began in November 2012, and the series filmed in New York in March and April 2013.
Inspired by an actual Craigslist ad, "Rom.Dot.Com," according to press notes, "is an 'unromantic' comedy web series about an unemployed 20-something journalist living in her kooky and marriage-minded grandmother's basement who succumbs to taking the only writing job she can find: ghostwriting online dating profiles."
A new episode of Season One will debut every Monday at noon. For more information, visit RomDotComSeries.com.
Watch the first episode below: