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March 23rd, 2008 under Craig Bierko

Fox is giving us two extra Easter eggs tonight by airing not one but two episodes of Unhitched at 8:30p and 9:30p!!! If you have never seen this show, you are missing out one of the funniest shows of the season. Unhitched is created by the two idiots (Fox’s words not mine) who did Something About Mary and Dumb and Dumber, The Farrelly Brothers, and it stars the hysterically funny and extremely talkented Craig Bierko.

Dating in your 20s is like going to the farmers’ market – if you get there early, there’s plenty of fruit, all ripe, juicy and yours for the taking. But dating in your 30s is like getting there at closing time. The remaining fruit has been sitting in the sun all day. It’s been dropped, squeezed and handled by a thousand different people. UNHITCHED follows a group of newly single friends living in Boston and learning the painful lessons of starting over in their 30s. They’d all love to get remarried, if they could just find their true loves. JACK “GATOR” GATELY (Craig Bierko) is a charismatic, optimistic guy who never expected to be single again. But now that he is, he’s determined to make the best of it until he finds “the one.” Joining Gator in bachelorhood redux are his best friends: thrice-divorced TOMMY (Johnny Sneed), the founder and brewmaster of an upstart microbrewery, who has a voracious appetite for food, beer and women; and DR. FREDDY SAHGAL (Shaun Majumder), a successful surgeon who can execute a triple bypass in his sleep, but is all thumbs when it comes to the opposite sex. Rounding out the group is KATE (Rashida Jones), a smart, successful attorney who handled all three of the boys’ divorces. Having just turned 30, Kate finds herself dumped after a seven-year engagement and reluctantly joins the guys in negotiating the treacherous waters of dating. With Kate owning the brownstone next to Gator’s, this pair, over time, may find that “the one” is just a brick wall away.

Here is what Craig Bierko, who also just launched the daring and original Bathing with Bierko webseries, told me about the show that has me hitched since the first minute I saw it!

SOW: So besides cleaning up in the tub, you have the only non-animated show on Fox Sundays at 9:30p called Unhitched? For my readers who might not have seen the show can you tell them a little about it and your character?
Craig: Unhitched is executive produced by the Farelly Brothers and it’s their first foray into network television. The show is about three divorced guys in their thirties, reentering the dating scene. It’s a whole new world for them and, of course, they’re older now. My character’s name is Jack “Gator” Gately and, on my first date after my wife leaves me, I, um, get raped by an orangutan. I’ll leave it at that. You’ll have to download the pilot from iTunes for further research. Better yet, watch the show Sunday nights at 9:30pm on Fox.

SOW: What is like working with the Farrerlly brothers?
Craig: They’re a great combination of being down to earth and outrageously hilarious – basically two guys you want to hang out with. I really enjoy working with them because, aside from being genuine and kind, they absolutely know what they’re doing. It’s a pleasure to work with nice people who know precisely what they want and how to get it. Makes my job much easier.

SOW: How much of the show is like your life? Like dating a woman who has a monkey or extra skin that looks like a shrimp?
Craig: I’m happy to say that I’ve never been sexually compromised by a monkey and my girlfriend has only the necessary amount of skin – she somehow ended up with just the perfect amount.

SOW: What is coming up on Unhitched?
Craig: Mayhem. You’ll see some things you’ve certainly never seen on television before. And it’s hilarious.

SOW: Will anyone from Unhitched be coming over to your house and take a bath with you in front of the cameras?
Craig: That’s a good idea. Maybe I’ll wash the cast. A few of them could use it. I’m not naming names, but it’s Johnny Sneed.

So tune into Unhitched tonight on Fox at 8:30 and 9:30p and prepared to laugh your extra skin off and if you dirty your pants because you laughed so hard make sure to watch Bathing with Bierko while you clean yourself up!!!


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