Whitney is an American sitcom that premiered on NBC on September 22, 2011, where it aired in the 9:30 pm (E/P)/8:30 pm (C) Thursday night timeslot. The show stars Whitney Cummings and is based on her real-life experience and her comedy routines. On September 25, 2011, the pilot of Whitney was multipurposed on various NBC Universal networks, including Oxygen, E!, Style, and Bravo; it last aired on E!.
NBC moved the series to Wednesday beginning January 11, 2012. On May 11, 2012, NBC renewed the series for a second season, which was to premiere on October 19, 2012. On October 8, 2012, the premiere date for Whitney was delayed by NBC to give it proper marketing. On October 18, 2012, NBC announced it would air the season 2 premiere of Whitney on November 14, 2012.
The series follows Whitney Cummings, as she portrays a fictionalized version of herself, and her very supportive live-in boyfriend, Alex. Even though the two have decided that they will not commit to marriage, she does question how committed they are in their 3-year relationship and tries to go as far to prove a point. She begins to fear what she sees as "relationship boredom" and worries what will happen next that could possibly end their relationship. Because of what she sees and hears around her involving other relationships, she uses unconventional methods to keep the romantic flames glowing with Alex, often seeking the help of her close friends. The sitcom is set in Chicago.
- Whitney Cummings as Whitney Cummings, a photographer, and Alex's live-in girlfriend.
- Chris D'Elia as Alex Miller, developer of the "Mendeavors" website that helps men gain life skills and accomplish various tasks.
- Rhea Seehorn as Roxanne Harris, an over-the-top divorcee and Whitney's friend who later becomes her boss.
- Zoe Lister-Jones as Lily Dixon, a close friend of Whitney's and ex-fiancée of Neal.
- Dan O'Brien as Mark Murphy, Alex's best friend and a former Chicago police officer who now owns Low Bar.
- Maulik Pancholy (Season 1) as Neal, Lily's ex-fiancée and a friend of Alex. After Alex and Whitney see him on a date with a man, he comes out as bisexual. Pancholy did not return to the series after the first season due to him returning to NBC's 30 Rock.
- Tone Bell (Season 2) as Reginald "R.J." José, Alex's long-time high friend from high school, and a bartender at Low Bar, the gang's new hangout.