CBS’ Two Broke Girls—Sex And The City producer Michael Patrick King’s more modestly budgeted version of Manhattan single gal life, co-produced by comedian Whitney Cummings—has cast its first lead: Kat Dennings, she of Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist and equally infinite Tex Avery wolf-style comments, will play the “poor from birth” half of said broke girls, Max. She’ll share her struggles with the yet-to-be-cast Caroline, who hails from a wealthy family but ends up down on her luck and working with Max at the same Brooklyn diner, where the two hatch a plan to start their own business if they can ever get the capital together. This is New York, so we’re guessing it involves clothes, music, or selling Ecstasy.

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