Real-life married couple Ben Lewis and Blake Lee are turning their true love story into television!
CBS is developing a new multi-camera sitcom inspired by and starring Lee and Lewis, two actors who first met in 2010 and have now been married for six years after a beautiful wedding in 2016.
The series, titled Married With Friends, is "an ensemble show about a millennial friend group navigating life, friendship, and romantic relationships (or lack thereof) with Arthur and Bo - a gay, married couple played by Lee and Lewis - as the glue that holds them all together," according to a description from Deadline.
The show will be written by Julia Meltzer with In the Dark creator Corinne Kingsbury supervising. Kingsbury previously worked together with Lewis on the multi-camera comedy Fam, which Kingsbury created and Lewis starred in.
Lee and Lewis met at the premiere for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Lewis appeared in the movie as "Other Scott," and Lee was attending as a friend of Aubrey Plaza, who is in the film. They bumped into each other in the bathroom, and afterward, Lee told his friend "I just met the man I'm going to marry - at the urinal."
Lewis has appeared in movies like The High Note, and has had roles in many TV shows from Degrassi, to Suits, to Chasing Life. He also starred as William Clayton in the CW superhero show Arrow. Lee appeared in Parks and Recreation as Derek before being in other TV shows like Mixology, Wisdom of the Crowd, and Cruel Summer.
In 2020, the two starred opposite each other in The Christmas Setup, Hallmark's first holiday film featuring an LGBTQ+ lead storyline. In the movie, Lewis plays a man heading home to Milwaukee to see his family for Christmas. When he gets there, he finds that his mom (Fran Drescher) is playing matchmaker, setting him up with his old high school friend and crush, Patrick (Lee).
Lee and Lewis recently celebrated their six-year wedding anniversary. What a wonderful way to celebrate that event!
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