Whitney Cummings is making the move from “Chelsea Lately” and Comedy Central Roasts to network television in “Whitney” for NBC. The half hour sitcom focuses on a modern relationship between Alex (Chis D’Elia) and Whitney (Cummings) as they avoid the institute of marriage and fight to keep their spark alive.

Joining Cummings and D’Elia are Maulik Pancholy, Zoe Lister-Jones, Dan O’Brien and Rhea Seehorn. The half hour sitcom is directed by Andy Ackerman, previously of “Seinfeld” and “The New Adventures of Old Christine.”

“Whitney” will air Thursday’s at 9:30 PM, right after “The Office.”

“Trying to get a new comedy hit is a priority for us,” says NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt. “And there is no better comedy lead-in than “The Office.”

Will you keep your TV’s tuned to “Whitney” on Thursday nights? 

Posted by:Sophie Schillaci