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Bent is an American romantic comedy television series that ran on NBC from March 21 to April 4, 2012. The series was created by Tad Quill (Samantha Who?, Dirty Sexy Money, Perfect Couples, Spin City, Scrubs) and stars Amanda Peet (Jack & Jill, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Togetherness) as Alex, a recently divorced lawyer and David Walton (Perfect Couples, New Girl, About a Boy) as Pete, the irresponsible general contractor hired to remodel her kitchen.
An irresponsible womanizer, Pete is trying to rebuild his contracting career after ruining it with his gambling addiction and promiscuous ways. The highly strung Alex, whose husband was sent to prison for insider trading, is trying to maintain a busy work schedule while raising her 8-year-old daughter Charlie (Joey King). Aware of his reputation with women, Alex insists she will fire Pete if he presents any problems. Other cast members include Alex’s flirty sister Screwsie (Margo Harshman, The Big Bang Theory, NCIS), Pete’s aspiring actor father Walt (Jeffrey Tambor, Arrested Development, The Good Wife, Transparent), Charlie’s babysitter Simone (Susan Park, 1600 Penn, Fargo) and Pete’s contractor crew (J.B. Smoove, Jesse Plemons, and Pasha D. Lychnikoff).
On May 11, 2012, NBC cancelled the sitcom. Unbelievable.