Air Date: Thursday, September 22, 2005
Time Slot: 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST on UPN
Episode Title: (#101) "Pilot"
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"Pilot" � While working at Love, Inc., a full-service dating consulting firm, Denise (Busy Philipps) is contacted by a former flame and is excited to rekindle their romance. However, her excitement is short lived after she learns that he is not interested in her, but only in her services as a professional matchmaker, on the series premiere of LOVE, INC., Thursday, Sept. 22 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on UPN. Rob Schiller directed the episode from a script by Adam Secunda.

Meanwhile, the staff of Love, Inc. works to help their boss, Clea (Holly Robinson Peete) find a mate after the demise of her nine-year marriage.

UPN's new comedy LOVE, INC. follows Denise Johnson, an energetic, pragmatic young woman, who takes pride in her success as a full-service dating consultant. Skilled at helping her clients find their seemingly unattainable soulmates, Denise continues to struggle with her inability to find her on true love. Guiding Denise in her successful career is her boss and founder of Love, Inc., Clea. After a failed marriage of nine years, Clea now finds herself thrust into the dating world once again. Making the hip busy offices run smoothly is Francine, who in addition to being an excellent wingwoman, has a great sense of style and encourages her clients to trust it. Rounding out the staff is Viviana, a quick-witted and sharp-tongued receptionist, and Barry, the wacky wingman who operates on a whole other level...and sometimes on a whole other planet.

These modern day matchmakers workaround the clock to bring single strangers together to make beautiful relationships, while they privately continue a personal journey to find their own love, whether it is by simple compatibility or chance.

Busy Philipps is best known for her work on the popular television shows "Dawson's Creek" and "Freaks and Geeks." Her other television credits include a guest appearances on "Malcolm in the Middle" and "Life As We Know It, " and the television movie "Anatomy of a Hate Crime." On the big screen, Philipps starred in "White Chicks" and the independent films "Home Room," "Mummy and Armadillo" and "The Smokers."

Vince Vieluf has appeared as a guest star on "ER," "Jesse," "Friends" and "CSI." In film, he has starred in "An American Werewolf in Paris"; "Clay Pigeons," with Vince Vaughn and Joaquin Phoenix; "Rat Race," with Seth Green; and "Pinked," with Rose McGowan. Most recently, Vieluf starred alongside Adam Brody in the skateboarder cult favorite "Grind" and will be seen in the feature film "Firewall," with Paul Bettany and Harrison Ford, later this year. On stage, his credits include "Cool Caps" and "The World of Wrestling" at the Actor�s Gang Theatre in Los Angeles.

Reagan Gomez-Preston moved to Los Angeles at the age of 14 and quickly landed her first job acting in the remake of "Freaky Friday," with Shelley Long. Gomez-Preston continued her career in television with a regular role on the long-running comedy series "The Parent 'Hood," opposite Robert Townsend. Her other television credits include "ER" and recurring roles on "That '70s Show," "JAG," and UPN�s ONE ON ONE. In film, she has starred in "Never Die Alone," with DMX, David Arquette and Michael Ealy; "Carmen," with Mekhi Phiffer and Mos Def; "Love Don�t Cost a Thing," with Nick Cannon; and "Beauty Shop," with Queen Latifah. Her other film credits include "New Jersey Drive," "Crooklyn," "Doing Hard Time" and "Tros' the Escort."

Ion Overman has appeared as a guest star on television shows, including "Strong Medicine," "CSI: Miami," "Without a Trace," "The Drew Carey Show" and "Shasta McNasty." In addition, she was a contract player on "Port Charles" and was a recurring guest star on "The L Word, " opposite Jennifer Beals. Overman�s theater work include roles in the stage productions of "Fools for Love," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and "Hurlyburly."

Holly Robinson Peete has had an illustrious career starring in lead roles on such long-running sitcoms as "Hangin� With Mr. Cooper," "For Your Love" and "Like Family." Her other television credits include a starring role in the hit series "21 Jump Street" and the television movies "The Jacksons: An American Dream," "Killers in the House" and "After All." In addition to her illustrious career, Robinson Peete has acquired numerous awards and honors for her philanthropic deeds, including The 1999 Women of Conscience Award, American Mentor Award, The Buddy Award (NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund), The Southern California Broadcaster's Association Community Service Award, The 2004 Gerald R. Ford People Helping People Award, The 2004 March of Dimes Healthy Babies, Healthy Futures Award, The 2004 USC Woman of Distinction Award, Anheuser Busch John E. Jacob Community Service Award, The Huntington Disease Society Distinguished Achievement Award and The 2004 Girls Inc. Mentor Award.

Adam Chase ("Friends"), Warren Littlefield ("Keen Eddie"), Mark Burg and Oren Koules ("Two and a Half Men") are executive producers. Andrew Secunda ("Late Night with Conan O�Brian") is the creator and co-executive producer. LOVE, INC. is produced by Chase TV, The Littlefield Company and Burg/Koules Television in association with Paramount Network Television.

Denise Johnson: Busy Philipps
Barry: Vince Vieluf
Francine: Regan Gomez-Preston
Viviana: Ion Overman
Clea Lavoy: Holly Robinson Peete
Brad: Zachary Knighton
Elana: Elana Finley
Gene: Eddie Shin
Handsome Bar Guy: Marco Sanchez
Jeff: Page Kennedy
Jenna: Elizabeth Atkins
Marcus: Victor Williams
Mike: Eric Winter
Female Client: Joy Leslie Hadnott


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