Allyn Rachel and Patrick Carlyle's Couple Time series to FOX
By April MacIntyre Aug 16, 2012, 20:15 GMT
Upright Citizens' Brigade members (UCB) and NYU Tisch school graduates Allyn Rachel and her real-life partner Patrick Carlyle have struck paydirt with their clever webseries-turned-television series to be developed for FOX.
Deadline reported that their digital series Couple Time caught the eye of Ellen DeGeneres, who brought the pitch to the network based on her love of the premise, real couples doing everyday things, and the quiet hilarity in these under-the-radar intimate moments.
FOX snapped up Couple Time, the webseries that was created by Rachel and Carlyle to capture "silly stuff couples talk about, not the XXX stuff they sometimes do when alone!"
Baltimore native Rachel and Oregon native Carlyle are a long-term couple who both went to New York University, and came to Los Angeles together in 2008. In some of the Couple Time webseries, their cat Rambo has some unscripted off-camera meowing lines.
Rachel has since starred in several high profile national commercials, including Vegas.com, MetLife, eBay, Toyota, Triscuit and McDonalds. She will guest star this season on Showtime's "Weeds" and she recently guest starred on "Workaholics" for MTV.
Carlyle has starred in several independent films and guest-starred on smallscreen series "Without a Trace."
Deadline reports CAA-repped Rachel and Carlyle serving as supervising producers. DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production is producing the comedy along with Warner Bros. TV.