New comedy 'Mixology' debuts on ABC

Sandy Kenyon previews the show that can be seen on Wednesday's on ABC 7
February 26, 2014 2:08:47 PM PST
The writers behind "The Hangover" are trying out their skills for the small screen in a new comedy that debuts Wednesday night: "Mixology".

Just as "Mixology" is the art of combining different types of alcohol to create the perfect drink, so is the new sitcom by that name, that puts ten different performers in one Manhattan bar.

"It's kind of like a cool, sexy, swanky, hip kind of bar that everyone wants to be at. It's filled with young, good looking people and then me. It's like good looking people, and then I'm there," said Andrew Santino, who plays 'Bruce'.

'Bruce' and 'Cal' take their pal out after he's been dumped by his long-time girlfriend to get him back in the habit of dating again.

The entire season, 13 shows, takes place over the course of one night.

"It's not like a slapstick comedy. It's grounded in reality," said Santino.

The new show was created by the writers of "The Hangover", who have imported their brand of raunchy comedy from the big screen to the less permissive world of network TV.

"Even stuff that we thought was pushing the envelope too far, as an actor you're like, 'Oh that will never make it', and a lot of stuff made it," said Santino.

"I think the show is fun loving and the girls are just as crude as the guys," said Vanessa Lengies, 'Kacey'.

Which is just fine with Vanessa.

"Mixology is definitely the edgiest thing I've ever done to date and coming off "Glee" which you know is high school based: song and dance, colorful, and Mixology is very much young adult," she said.

By the way, the scenes from the pilot were shot in a real bar owned by former Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria.

When the network picked up the series, the interior of the bar was re-created in a soundstage.

"Mixology" airs at 9:30 p.m. Eastern on ABC.