Maya Zach ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff
The smart, funny, and sassy online sitcom Husbands has just been picked up for its third season. Husbands follows the story of two men, Cheeks (Brad Bell) and Brady (Sean Hemeon), who get married on a drunken whim and decide to stay together to prove that same-sex marriage is just as legitimate as a marriage between a man and a woman.
The writing is intelligent, the dialogue is sharp, and the humor is crisp. When Cheeks is introduced to Brady’s family in the third season, a secret is uncovered. A secret that no one saw coming, least of all Cheeks: Brady was previously engaged to a woman named Claudia (Amy Acker) before he accepted that he was gay. Amy Acker, Beth Grant, Seth Green, and Michael Hogan join the already fantastic cast of Husbands in its third season. With the new season comes an amazing opportunity, Husbands has been picked up by CW Seed (Link: http://www.cwtv.com/cw-video/cw-seed-preview ).
The CW is expanding their demographic with their new digital content to capture a wider audience and provide a broader selection of shows, including comedies and game shows, which are new to the network. The CW has noticed the trend in internet viewing and has decided to focus some of their attention on producing original content for the internet. In the world of the Internet, this is definitely a step in the right direction. As long as Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Warehouse 13) and Brad Bell, the creators and executive producers, are given free creative license, the partnership with CW can only help the show. Husbands will have the chance to reach a much broader audience with CW Seed’s publicity. And if you’re concerned about the show being censored, don’t be. Check out this trailer (Link: http://www.cwtv.com/cw-video/cw-seed-preview/husbands-preview/?play=cae03086-9f28-4ab5-84cc-391fef7d6e7a ) and you’ll see what I mean. The content doesn’t seem to have been influenced in the slightest. Husbands returns for a six-episode third season on August 15.