Premiering tonight on NBC, Best Friends Forever, is a hot, new sitcom about old friends, new beginnings and awkward situations, brought to us by executive producer Scot Armstrong (Old School, Hangover 2). If you like to laugh and you want to see the child actor who will be the next big thing, trust us and tune in for the series premiere Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 8:30/7:30c on your local NBC affiliate.
Jessica St. Clair (“Bridesmaids”) and Lennon Parham (“Accidentally on Purpose”) star as Jessica and Lennon, best friends who live on opposite sides of the country with the men in their lives. When Jessica is overnighted divorce papers, Lennon convinces her to return home to Brooklyn and back into the apartment they used to share. It doesn’t take long for the girls to fall into old habits: movie marathons and late night girl talk sessions – none of which is good news for Lennon’s live-in boyfriend, Joe (Luka Jones, Upright Citizens Brigade). Joe tries to be understanding but begins to feel like a stranger in his own home. Meanwhile, Jessica is trying to get used to her new single life. Will she have to start buying matching sets of underwear again? Also, reconnecting with old friends like Rav (Stephen Schneider, “Happy Endings”), who may or may not have feelings for her, is more complicated than she thought. All of Jessica’s new efforts are met with the critique of the friends’ precocious nine-year-old neighbor, Queenetta (Daija Owens), who is not at all shy about doling out advice on their life choices.
Daija Owens, 8, is a native of Los Angeles, who’s had a knack for performing since a young age. Since Daija was three, she’s expressed herself by being unintentionally comical. Her funny facial expressions have always piqued the curiosity of her family who never know what she will do next to make them laugh.
Owens began her acting career at age six when she landed a role in her grade-school production of “The Wizard of Oz,” in which she played one of the Munchkins. When she’s not acting, Daija enjoys spending time with her two older brothers and her sister, making new outfits for her dolls and playing with her friends. This talented newcomer is represented by Pamela Fisher at Abrams Artists Agency.
Best Friends Forever is produced by Universal Television and American Work, Inc. Along with Armstrong, St. Clair, Parham, Alexa Junge (“Friends,” “United States of Tara”), former child star Fred Savage (“Party Down”) and Ravi Nandan are executive producers. Donick Cary is consulting producer, while Keith Raskin serves as producer on the series.