Rebel Wilson's Comedy Super Fun Night Gets Pilot Greenlight From ABC
Since showing us how funny she was in her small but memorable role in Bridesmaids, Rebel Wilson's fame continues to grow. Next week, we'll see her starring alongside Anna Kendrick in Pitch Perfect, and if things go well for her comedy pilot Super Fun Night, we might see her on ABC eventually.
Earlier this year, CBS gave Rebel Wilson's Super Fun Night a pilot order. At the time, it was set up as a multi-camera comedy written by and starring Wilson, who would play one of three nerdy female friends looking to have an amazing Friday night each week. Months later, after CBS had passed on the pilot, it was looking like ABC was going to pick it up, with plans to re-pilot the project, which would be produced by Conan O'Brien. The latest update on the project comes from Deadline and says ABC has given the pilot the official greenlight, and that 30 Rock veteran John Riggi is on board as showrunner.
At ABC, the pilot will be a single-camera comedy, which should make it a much better fit at the network, which has had more success with that format than with the multi-camera comedies in recent years. The premise for the pilot will remain the same in its focus on three girls looking for a "super fun night," but Wilson's two co-stars will be recast. Jenny Slate and Edi Pattersion were originally set to play the two friends. We'll have to keep an ear out for casting news to see who will be joining Wilson.
From the sound of it, Super Fun Night might have paired well with 2 Broke Girls at CBS, but as I'm more a fan of the single-camera comedies, I'm glad things are working out for the project at ABC. Hopefully it'll make it to series. With Wilson's success in film, it would be great to get a weekly dose of her humor.
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