After a grueling bidding war, NBC won and started to create the pilot episode of a half-hour show loosely based on and starring Sarah Silverman as a woman readjusting to the single life after a 10 year live-in relationship.
The untitled show, which came from Century Fox TV and Imagine TV, is a single-camera comedy and also the pet project of Imagine’s principal, Ron Howard.
Silverman co-wrote the script for the TV spot with Dan Sterling (“King of the Hill,”) and Jon Schroeder (“Bob’s Burgers”), who acted as writers/producers for Silverman’s self-titled series on Comedy Central. Silverman, Howard, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo are signed on the executive produce, as well as Schroeder serving as co-executive producer.
NBC now houses three outstanding female comedians known for their raunchy standup: Silverman, Whitney Cummings, creator and star of the breakout hit, “Whitney,” and Chelsea Handler, who is behind the midseason series, “Are You There Vodka, it’s Me Chelsea,” starring Laura Prepon and comedian Jo Koy.
Check out some stand-up from Silverman here, courtesy of YouTube:
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