Alyssa Milano is back in prime time tonight as newly divorced Rebecca in ABC’s Romantically Challenged. The sitcom focuses on a group of friends trying to find love while navigating the world of first dates, new relationships, and one-night stands. Something which Milano, 37, she has lots of experience with.
In the show, Milano’s character is a recently divorced single mother of a 16-year-old son. She married her high school sweetheart, who she’s trying to get over, and never really dating, so she’s not very good at it.
And even though Milano is a newleywed, she says she can still relate to teh awkward situations her character gets into while dating. “I’ve had many more years of the awkward dating situation than the marriage,” she said. Adding, “I have a good 15 years to tap into. I’m equally as geeky [as my character]. I was never good at dating. I would rather be anywhere in the world than on a first date. I avoided dating like you would not believe.”
She also thinks its something that viewers will relate to. “I think that her quirkiness and her geekyness really make her sympathetic, and I think that people will respond to that. Looking for love is such a universal thing that I think there is something in every episode that people will grasp onto as the series goes on. It’s not like she gets better at dating. With all of the characters there are romantic challenges they have to sort of go through, but they’re always able to lean on each other.”
You can see Milano in Romantically Challenged tonight on ABC at 9 pm.
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