The show is being described as a relationship comedy about “modern relationships that focuses on human nature and social construction using documentary elements and appearances from experts to help the characters understand the biological basis of their behavior.”
If you don’t remember the book or simply didn’t read it, I recommend checking out its most helpful Amazon reviews, as they contain enlightening lines like:
Whitney Cummings has yet to prove herself as a television actor who can bring in a network audience (though she’s done quite well as a co-creator), so maybe all she’s needed is the freedom of cable. Maybe. I guess we’ll see when HBO asks the eternal question: Is A Full Season Order Necessary?