Based on the best-selling book by Kyle Smith, "Love Monkey
" revolves around Tom Farrell (Tom Cavanagh
), a 30-something up and coming single record executive who's navigating the tumultuous and highly amusing waters of work and dating in New York City with the help of his buddies.
Tom's got it all until he gets fired from his job and dumped by his girlfriend, all in the same day. Fortunately, Tom's friends help him keep his life in full swing: Mike (Jason Priestley
), his buddy who happens to be married to his pregnant sister, Karen (Katherine LaNasa); Shooter (Larenz Tate
), his street-wise friend with money; Jake (Christopher Wiehl), a handsome former baseball player turned sports writer; and Bran (Judy Greer
), his platonic girl friend who always tells it to him straight. With their help and support, Tom finds a new record company to call home and a new woman, Julia Hixon (Ivana Milicevic), to fixate on. It's a brand new Tom -- which is to say, it's the same old Tom.
In the premiere, Tom is having a very bad day. First, he gets dumped by his beautiful girlfriend and then he gets fired from the job he loves. Determined to start his own label, Tom pursues teen prodigy Wayne and realizes that sometimes sticking to your own convictions isn't always easy. Meanwhile, Tom meets Julia, an A&R rep who loves good music just as much as he does.
"Love Monkey" kicks off Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 10 pm on CBS.