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Elisha fine with Friends comparison

The cast of new comedy Happy Endings have confessed they've learned to deal with comparisons to hit show Friends.

Like Friends, Happy Endings follows a group of twenty-somethings, and opens with a bride backing out of her wedding at the last minute.

But 24's Elisha Cuthbert, who plays Alex in the series, insisted there was an up-side to critics pointing out similarities.

"It can be a good thing," she said. "In the early stages a lot of people will go, 'oh it's another show trying to be Friends', and there's other people who will go, 'oh my God, this is great, this is my new Friends'."

Her co-star Adam Pally, who plays Max, said he was "honoured" by the comparison.

"It's an honour any time you can be likened to a show like that, that ran for so long and was really terrific," he laughed.

"I mean those actors are amazing, that writing was great. So any time we get that comparison I just feel totally honoured."

:: Happy Endings airs on E4 at 9.30pm on Thursdays.

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