Elisha Cuthbert of "24" fame stars in the new ABC comedy series "Happy Endings," which premieres on Wednesday, Aprl 13, and sees her playing Alex, a woman who leaves her fiance Dave at the altar before their wedding.
The program shows how the split affects the couple and their friends, including housewife Jane (Eliza Coupe from "Scrubs") and her husband Brad (Damon Wayans, Jr.), gay friend Max (Adam Pally) and Penny (Casey Wilson from "Saturday Night Live"), who has trouble finding the right guy herself.
"Alex is kind of just I think at a place in her life where she's kind of rediscovering," Cuthbert, 28, said in an interview provided by ABC. "It's not a mid-life crisis, it's a little bit before the mid-life crisis where it's like, she thought she had everything put together but really did not."
"I feel like the reasons why she sort of pulls away from the long relationship, is like, 'I don't want this to fail so if I've going to do this, I gotta do it whole-heartedly and make mature decisions,' the Canadian-born actress said. "I can relate to that too. I think we all kind of go, 'Am I on the right career path? Am I with the right guy? Is this relationship going anywhere? Can I see myself having children?'"
Zachary Knight, who appeared on the short-lived ABC sci-fi show "FlashForward," plays Dave on "Happy Endings."
On "24," FOX's hit spy series that ran between 2001 and 2010, Cuthbert played the daughter of Kiefer Sutherland's character, Jack Bauer. She also appeared in movies such as "Old School" in 2003 and "The Girl Next Door" in 2004. She also starred in the crime series "The Forgotten" with Christian Slater between 2009 and 2010.
The series premiere of "Happy Endings" and an additional episode will air on ABC between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET. Check out a sneak peek video below.