The series, premiering Thursday at 10 p.m., features Levy and Leggero, whose friendship dates back nearly 20 years, watching the classic episodes separately and remotely (hence the “Couches” in the show’s title).
In each episode, they’re joined by one of their comedian friends (including JB Smoove, Whitney Cummings and “SNL’s” Chris Redd) as all three add humorous (sometimes caustic) commentary as the onscreen couples decide which of three houses they’ll eventually buy.
The premiere features home buyers LM (with blue hair) and Casey (rocking a unique mustache) searching for a house in Austin, Texas: she wants a “mid-century modern” that reminds her of “Mad Men”; he wants a look that says “industrial brutalism.”
“The couples’ dynamics are always an added bonus, and that’s 50 percent of why we love it,” says Leggero, 46. “You can always tell from the beginning that the guy is not going to get what he wants. It’s pretty clear that whatever the woman picks is going to be what they both choose.”