Ned has a great New York apartment but he needs someone to have on his arm at parties and business functions. Debra Messing stars as Stacey Colbert, a writer for the Village Voice who is desperately looking for an apartment so she can move out of her parents’ house.
After a confrontational date arranged by Stacey’s sister (Nadia Dajani), Ned and Stacey realize they each have something the other needs. Stacey is willing to do almost anything for an affordable view of Central Park, while Ned will rent her a room if she agrees to pose as his wife.
Ned and Stacey each get what they need from their arrangement, plus a little more than they bargained for.