David Arquette Has Been Cast In Ellen DeGeneres’ New Comedy ‘The Smart One’ With Portia De Rossi


A few weeks ago we heard about the new comedy from Ellen DeGeneres starring her wife, Portia de Rossi. Yesterday we learned that David Arquette, the former hubby of Courtney Cox, will be making his prime time return playing opposite Portia. David has done a lot of TV work and a lot people know him as the Scream star, but he hasn’t had a regular role in a prominent series for a while. He and Portia will be two of the lead stars of the new series, The Smart One, about two sisters, one smart and one well, less smart. David will be playing the role of Candy, the pretty sister’s, husband. What do you think of this casting?

The new ABC pilot follows sisters Jude and Candy (played by de Rossi and Akerman, respectively) who couldn’t be more different. While Jude was always considered the smart one, her dumb sister Candy has done pretty well for herself, from being a local beauty queen to becoming the mayor of a major city (before you ask how a ditz can become mayor, ask yourself how a ditz can become a Vice Presidential candidate). Now down on her luck, Jude is forced to go work with her bubbly but clueless mayoral sibling. Arquette joins the pilot as Buddy, Candy’s husband. Candy and Buddy. Sounds like the perfect couple.

I’m happy to see David A back on the screen, I’ve always been a fan of his. I am also a big Portia fan, so I am very keen to see their chemistry together on screen. I really loved Portia on Arrested Development and Better Off Ted so I think no matter what her character is, she’ll pull it off and it will be another great show. What do you think of the casting with David Arquette?

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  • Jess

    Not to be nitpicky but I think David is playing Buddy not Candy.

    • @ Jess – Thanks… He is playing Candy’s husband… pretty sure that’s what I wrote :) I’ll check

    • Ava

      You phrased it oddly… so it was confusing.

  • rOXy

    I sincerely hope this is the beginning of an upswing for David, because let’s face it, the man has been on the rocks for awhile and it does show.